So thru all this, I have neglected my blog, and failed to show what I have been working on. I haven't even shared my exciting news! A bit about that at the end of the post.
I have been working on my inventory for the holiday markets and craft bazaars! (Besides making aprons for my wholesale client, of course!) Actually I did a post about my new product earlier, just didn't say that it was to be my holiday line. The post was about how this idea came into being. You might want to check-it-out here.
Anyway, here is a preview of my new line of Christmas stockings. I don't know if I will sell it online this year, as they do take quite some time to make with all the handwork; I don't know if I will end up with enough inventory for both the holiday markets and my Etsy shop! We will see.
So, presenting . . . . hand embroidered and machine quilted Christmas Stockings! In various color combinations! Traditional Red & Green, currently popular Red and Teal, shabby chic Green and Pink, etc. With more color combinations to come!
|buttons, Venice lace, and bead embellishments|
And . . . these will be featured in a new venue (for me, that is). I auditioned for a juried holiday marketplace back in July and just received notification that I am accepted!! I have a reserved place in the New Hope Holiday Marketplace! It is a huge two day affair in November and is highly attended. My family and I have visited it nearly every year since I moved to the PNW. I tried out a couple of years back, but only got on the alternate list. Now I am confirmed, so overjoyed and, of course, busy!!
Tip of the day: Be sure that you share your most unique product, when auditioning for shows! That was my downfall a few years ago, when I shared product that was too much like everyone else's! Also, I presented myself , this time, as a textile artist, not just a crafter! That helped!
What color combinations would you like to see?
Are you preparing for holiday shows?
How is your progress coming along?