Hee-eeeey. So, I’ve basically quit blogging but somehow people are still subscribing – which is good but my direction has changed a bit from the DIY scene. I’ve been drawing, turning my drawings into repeat patterns, having them printed on fabric, and then sewing them up into tea towels and travel bags.
The etsy shop hasn’t been great so far, but I haven’t put as much work into it as I should be but, I kinda feel like my stuff looks better in person…? I also love to see people’s faces when they see the word “sharts” and then we usually have a good giggle. That exchange always warms my heart and that’s something I miss with internet sales. So, back in April, I had a couple beers and registered for Indie Craft Experience.
We were in Atlanta for five years and I went to lots of ICE events and always thought about doing it but was too scared. Thank goodness for a lil liquid courage…? I can’t say that I totally thought it all out completely – I mean, I planned every tiny little thing that had to do with the market but didn’t think about the fact that we were about to move back to Dallas. Like, three weeks after the market. So the Etsy shop has been closed since the market and I failed to capitalize on all the momentum I gained. It was still an amazing experience, one I will definitely revisit while back in Dallas (Rockwall to be exact) – but the indie art scene is just not the same here as it is in ATL. Whatever, I’ll figure it out but I wanted to kinda share bits and pieces of the journey with you and just share a general update on bullsh.
I made everything from price tags to packaging to labels and completely loved it. My inner control freak was twerking with glee.
I snapped almost the entire journey, I did have a small snafu with my phone and lost some stuff in the middle but this video is long already so you can thank Samsung for that one.
Here’s the video, and for those of you who recently subscribed and are hoping to get some DIY tutorials in your inbox, sorry bro, ain’t happenin’. We are waiting to close on a house so there will be some before and afters but – I Google everything just like you probably do so all the info I get is already on the internet and it’s just redundant to republish it and take credit.
I had an amazing time, discovered the most phenomenal pickles of my life, Doux South Pickles. I ate an entire jar on day one and half of a second jar on day two. SO GOOD. I also met the sweet peeps at Champaigne Paper and we did some trading. This print I snagged basically sums up my feels on the weekend.
I hid under my table near the end of the second day to kinda weep with happiness. I didn’t sell out or anything but I sold enough to say it was a very successful weekend and I was basically overwhelmed with gratitude.
Photo by Revelry Photo House
Photo by Revelry Photo House
So, that’s the haps lately and as soon as we get settled into the new place, I’ll be building an office in the new backyard and takin’ it to the next level. Kinda pumped.