A couple of months ago I chatted about getting more inventory into the Etsy shop. I had a pile of fabric, including some holiday colors, and things were lookin’ good. I even made a bunch of stuff, but if you’ve poked around the shop lately you know there’s not anything new. So what’s my deal?
I got accepted to three craft shows! And since these are the first events I’ve done since I hung up the ol’ jewelry-making tools, I had to start building THAT inventory from scratch. I only had four weeks to prep for the first one (which is November 1st!) so this has pretty much taken over my life. I’m not complaining, though; it’s been fun to spend a chunk of most workdays making new products. I’ve shared a couple of things on Instagram already, but today I have a better preview of what’s to come. SO EXCITED.
Aside from the pillows, I’ve been busting out reversible cloth napkins. I have a lot of patterns, including some pretty red and green for Christmas, but the rather dramatic one-of-a-kind set above is my FAVORITE. It wouldn’t be so limited if I had my way, but it looks like the chevrons are out of stock in that color and I don’t know when they’ll be back. Womp, womp.
I’m also introducing some non-fabric goodies that I whipped up for stocking stuffers. Ever since I made those epic napkins I’ve been in a pink zone, so I busted out some coordinating paint and dipped the ends of wooden spoons. So far they’re available in five other colors, too, including gold:
Also in the stocking stuffer category are glittery clothespins for hanging pictures or holiday cards (a bit o’ pink here, too):
And some non-sparkly options for those among us who don’t feel like blingin’ it up:
I will be getting everything online in the next week-ish (for real this time!) but if you’re local you can eyeball everything in person at one of the shows:
Vendor and Craft Fall Bazaar
Saturday, November 1st
Joliet Catholic Academy
TJ Vendor and Craft Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, November 15th
Thomas Jefferson Elementary School (Plainfield)
Holiday Arts Extravaganza
Saturday, December 6th
Streamwood High School
Have you been making holiday inventory yet? Do you have any shows coming up? Even if you’re not a maker, do you know of any awesome shows in your area? Who else can’t believe it’s time for this already?