WHEW!!! My first holiday craft show season is behind me. What a relief! I had a blast at last weekend's Indie Garage Sale. It is always so much fun to spend the weekend meeting like-minded people, introducing new customers to my products and especially seeing repeat customers again! Once again, I partnered with my amazingly talented friend Amber of Tumblewool (www.tumblewool.com). She makes and sells handmade woolen goods - the most popular of which are her dryer balls. Man, those things fly off the shelves!
I have been in Central New York for almost 9 years now. That is so hard to believe! Becoming part of the crafting community and participating in local events has really strengthened the bond I feel with the area. A few years ago, that would have been difficult for me to admit! :) It blows my mind that such a small area could be packed with so many unique and creative people.
If you are a crafter or artisan, I stongly encourage you to try a local event or two. There is nothing cooler than meeting other people who have more talent and creativity in their pinkies than I do in my whole body! This is no exaggeration! At the sale this weekend, I bought what is now my new favorite piece of jewelry from Lorelei Eurto (www.loreleieurtojewelry.com). She is a local artisan who makes amazing beaded jewelry!
As for the rest of 2012, I am taking a much needed break. I have a few local orders to fulfill as well as new Etsy orders. During the winter, I will turn my focus to wholesaling. My goal is to have my products in two local stores by March. Yesssss!!!! I also plan to write more regular blog entries focused on how my family uses essential oils, tips to go green and save green and easy DIY projects!
Thank you, reader, for helping me start and grow my business in 2012. I am having a blast, and I can't wait to see what 2013 brings!
Happy Holidays to all!!