We are the world's worst fabri - holics. We cannot resist buying fabric even though we already have enough to supply a fabric store for years. We are currently interviewing therapists to help us with this problem but we really need someone who understands and enables us. Want to apply for the job?
Yes, I am a gleek. But I used their song to illustrate how I feel about our merchandise. We can't stop believing in ourselves because we know our creations are wonderful. Now we just need the world to know too. So we will continue our quest for the right venue and stay energized and positive! Good luck to all those fellow-artisans out there with the same issues we have. Do not lose faith!
Okay, we aren't going to stop going to shows even though this one was a total bust. It seemed it was a total bust for everyone involved which was depressing. There were no people! So, Tina and I have just decided it was not the right venue for us and we are street people (of the fair variety!) Our display was lovely as you can see. Of course we changed it about 15 times. So I am not actually sure if what you are seeing is the final result or not......
Anyway, we will be doing another show next month at a park - much more our style. Hope to see you there!
So the Simi Valley Street Fair was a positive experience for us. We have decided that that is probably the best fit for our items. And Tina was amazing - she accosted passersby like a pro! She handed out all of the postcards for the Red Rabbit Show this weekend. Hopefully some of those people will come! We are busily restocking our shelves (so to speak) and hope to do at least a show a month over the summer. Things are coming together!
First let me state that I have my beloved Janome back in my arms again. And it only cost me $138.50! I could practically buy a new machine for the amount I have spent on old Jan. Oh well, it's worth it. But the biggest news is.....I sold a card! And it wasn't to Tina! It was actually to someone I don't know. Yes, truly amazing... I have pictured it here because it will not be on the website after today because it is mother's day related.
I am starting to get nervous about the Simi Valley Street Fair this weekend. It seems like there will be so many people and if even a tenth of them buy something, we won't have anything left for Red Rabbit on the 15th. But, selling out is a good thing and we could use the ego boost so I hope we do well! (That was probably the kiss of death...)
We met each other when our boys were in elementary school and discovered that we both had an insane addiction to fabric! As years went by and the material mounted, we decided to put our sewing skills and abundance of material to work and we started making reversible market totes. This has now expanded to children's clothing, aprons and hats. Karen has also now expanded to creating greeting cards from her personal artwork, which is amazing.