I've been on a bit of a blogging hiatus...not to say that I have ever been that consistent with blogging. But a few months ago, I though that I would start writing a new post every Monday. Turns out, it's really easy to put that off!
So, here I am, with updates.
First, I wanted to post a quick run-down of a couple of shows I will be doing this December (where did the year go?):
This is my first time doing this show, but I am very excited to participate! I'll be there between 10-4 on Saturday, along with lots of other great makers and artists. You can learn more about St. Mary's here: http://stmarysartcenter.org/about-us/ and get all the details about the Art Faire by clicking the link above.
Really pumped to participate in my first pop-up shop with our local museum. This is the Second Saturday at the Museum and attendees will have free access to the museum exhibits, as well as be able to tour the brand spankin' new Museum School and nab a few handmade holiday gifts. Stop by between 12-3 to check out the selection!
Now, on to some product development updates!
One thing that has easily been at the top of my majorly-want-to-do list for years is scarves. Seems simple enough, but finding just the right printers and resources for beautiful scarves that are economically priced has proven challenging. Well this year I have been really exploring my options and have designed a few digitally printed scarves that came out beautifully. One thing I have had to accept is that having quality fabric sourced and printed takes time, which means these babies have up to a 1 month lead time. That being said, I am hoping to launch a pre-order soon in the hopes that I can make enough profit to order extras and keep them in stock.
I have also been experimenting with hand printing my own textiles, which is spilling over into my scarf experiments. So this weekend was for dying and stamping a small collection of one-of-a-kind scarves that I plan to bring with me to holiday shows. The fabrics I have found are really special (and soft and drapey!), so I'm hoping these will, at the very least, allow me to experiment with a new technique and make something really beautiful to offer as the perfect holiday gift for your loved one(s). And I'm pretty happy with the results!