I've taken it easy today, despite the fact that I have lamp and cushion orders to go out.
Back in full swing tomorrow I promise.
|I made a few of these, thinking they could end up in my shop, but I've none left!|
|The red one went out to a customer before Open Studios. I managed to snap this before the green one was gone too.|
Yesterday was the best day in terms of foot fall and sales, but the summer open is always more quiet than the Christmas one, so I'm thankful that anyone actually turned up!
As for the mugs, I almost sold out (OK I only made 25! and had to keep the samples back) but it was interesting to see which were the favourites. (Block and Parade equal first, then Moroccan Tile, which is the opposite to what I expected!) Plus lots of promises for Christmas purchases.
I actually managed to paint my boards this time (left over from trade show days) which I now use to cover the print table. I've been itching to paint one of the walls in our living room a turquoise blue, so this was a good way to try out the colour. It made a nice back drop for the mug shots too!
|Parade and a little ric rac|
|Moroccan Tile - it was supposed to be red, royal blue and bright turquoise!|
|Make your mind up time. With ric rac or without?|
My friend Becky Baur pushed me down the mug making path and I'm so grateful as I've been wanting to do it for years! (Her fox in the city series are gorgeous!) We had digital transfers made up and hand applied them ourselves one sunny Friday morning. Then Jo from downstairs fired them for us in her kiln. None of the colours (apart from the red/orange) came out like I expected and they are working out to be quite expensive if I ever want to wholesale them. But for now, I'm enjoying a new product and the chance to play around. So the rest will be up in my shop as soon as.....
Oh and the lampshades! The lovely lampshades.....still got tons left, sold many an ex display item and a few of the new. Look out for updates in my Lighting Shop soon.
Thanks to everyone who came along and made me smile! x
Tidy studio for now....let's see how long it lasts this time.