Monday, August 25, 2008

So much to do so little time

It has been one chaotic month in our household and my shop but I think we've finally adjusted to the changes that have been taking place. I began my shop on Etsy a month ago and it took off like a bottle rocket so we all scattered to ensure I could hold up to what I promise my customers in terms of service and items. My shop was built in the basement with custom cutting tables and work space, ample storage space and all types of nice touches to help me stay organized. It has truly cut back on time it took to make each piece as now I have everything at hand. To prevent boredom and loneliness I have the companionship of the television and the computer so that I can stay in contact with my customers while I am working.

Last week I was also approved to sell on a new venue due to open late fall so that will be fun to try something new.

LolliShops is a juried, online selling venue for talented artists, collectors of vintage and art supply vendors. LolliShops will appeal to those who love...
Elegant Whimsy
Romantic Inspirations
Fanciful Creations
... artists will enjoy setting up their own, customizable store fronts while LolliShops patrons enjoy feeling like a kid in a Candy Store!

My tutus and dresses are now being sold in six boutiques across the United States and are being used by several photographers. My favorite being Melissa Jones Photography in Columbus Ohio. She takes beautiful pictures, I could get lost in them for days!

We've also been busy busy with the garden and preparing our veggies for the winter which is always an exhausting venture. It seems most nights we are up until 2am getting work done but it helps us sleep deeply at night!

Caitlin is back in school, fifth grade this year and is already dreading going each morning, I sense a long year in the making.

Trinity is a monkey, climbing everything! We can not keep her off of or out of anything anymore so it's toddler chaos all day long. I wish I had her energy!

I'm looking forward to the weekend as my best friends and I are heading to Pittsburgh to enjoy the long weekend. We plan on doing some shopping at the Strip outdoor mall, a couple of other malls, and then hitting up the zoo on Monday. Kim, Marieta and I have all been working super hard this month so a break is in order! I've been told, no tulle allowed, so I'm not sure how I can handle not making a tutu for a few days. We'll see how that goes!