Although I'm spending more time than I should mooning around over the idea of making another log cabin pillow for the other impending auction (same fabrics but funkier this time, I think), the last couple of days have been focused on getting ready for a little trunk show I'm participating in tomorrow (with a brief twirl of anxiety this afternoon upon receiving an invite for a party one day before we're having my son's, & me with nary an interestingly handmade, ready to pop in the mail, rollerskating Transformer party invite in sight).
I decided to limit the number of shirt designs I take with me this time, & so I made a lot of robots & cupcakes. The down side is that surely I will miss out on a sale or two that would have loved the rocket or the sugar beet or etc, but the up side is that I printed these styles all the way up to grownup sizes, as is often requested. (Looking at this picture makes me want to make a shirt with a robot eating a cupcake.)
The show is in a house & I am one of 10 participants, so my space is limited. It's actually pleasantly freeing, having to pare down to only the amount of product that I can
cram nicely arrange on my small table, in the way that working within strict limits can be. I set up in my living room this afternoon to test things out, including my new bobby pin display, & I'm happy with the results. I'd been kicking around the idea of grouping the bobbies for a while (I've always sold them individually but they have a habit of taking over the entire table, plus having that much color choice stresses some people out), & I had so much fun putting the color combinations together that I can't believe I didn't try it sooner. I also think that my black elastic/pegboard display stand is pretty kicky.
Locals, come by & say hi tomorrow! I'll be there with the glitter dot line, some shirts, & a few little valentines, plus the rest of the place will be jam-packed with jewelry, photography, pottery, paper art, purses, & valentine's goodies. (Tonight at setup I was seriously eyeing Neille's excellent apple collage prints & Monica's tableful of interesting tiny plants set into lovely vintage planters.)
1511 NW 62nd St, 10-4! (In Ballard, just off 15th at 62nd.)
PS, thank you so much for all the comment love about the pincushion & the pillow! I am even more behind on email than usual, but I'm getting there!