The last week has been spent trying to complete a wholesale order. I'm almost there and as soon as I am, will post a pic of it all. It's taken me a lot longer than I anticipated and I'm going slightly loopy with sewing up loopy corsages !
I also managed to finish my christmas tree decoration samples. These have been sent off to a retailer who requested details of them, so I'll hopefully hear back sometime this week as to whether they are interested in placing an order.
Last night we went to a BBQ at a friends' house - she is a Phoenix Card agent and holds regular events at her house when the new catalogues come out. She very kindly asked me if I would be interested in going along to her new catalgoue preview with some of my goodies as she will have a captive audience. Of course, I said yes, so need to start getting myself a bit organised for September. I'm also taking a table at her son's school Christmas Fayre in November - so those 2 events along with the Charity Shopping event and my son's school Christmas Fayre mean I'm now pretty much booked for Christmas. Fingers crossed I can get enough stock together in time for them all !!
At the moment I'm reading "The Crafter's Companion" by Anna Torborg.
If you're a crafty type you really should read this book if you haven't already. It's full of "interviews" with crafters and gives details of their workspace, inspiration, things they like to create, as well a details of how to create one of their projects. I'm on about the 4th or 5th interview at the moment and the thing that strikes me the most is the fact that I could quite easily be reading about myself ! It's amazing how much I have in common with these ladies, from what they like to create, how and why they became crafters, their inspiration etc. The book also gives details of each contributor's blog - some of them are very well known in the crafty blog world and appear on numerous "favourite" blog lists, others are not so well known but are just as interesting. So, if you haven't already read this book - go get it. You'll enjoy reading it ... I promise !