Here’s what’s going on. Basically, among other things, I have to make about 800 of my coasters over the next couple of weeks.
I have two wholesale orders to fill. I make my coasters from scratch – from cutting the wood for the base, to creating (or fixing) the images, to the final coat of sealant. I totally love doing it but I’ve had to go into overdrive to meet demand of late. (this is sooooo not a complaint!).
If any of you are in the LA area please do stop by tomorrow (Sunday 7.10). But get there early when its cooler! My booth is F16 in the Antiques and Collectables Section and it would be terrific to meet you. I’ve been selling at the Rose Bowl for about a year and I’m bringing a couple of the pieces that I blogged about here recently with me this time along with my coasters and other things.
I’m very excited to have been accepted into the Unique LA craft show which is coming up July 30th and 31st. It looks like it’s going to be amazing! They even have contests about how well you’ve designed your booth or table. So, apparently my usual “table cloths and a pleasant demeanor” isn’t going to cut it this time. Plus they are anticipating 15,000 (yes that comma is in the right place) visitors over the two days. I’m gonna have to work my butt off to create enough inventory.
A really, really cool store in the Silver Lake area of LA is now stocking my coasters as well. If you’re in that part of town please do yourself a favor and check out Barkeeper – they have the most amazing inventory of vintage barware and accoutrements.
Aaaaand, of course, I’ve managed to schedule some big house fixing up projects at exactly the same time. My workroom is still in progress. The electricians are here rewiring the garage to make it into my ultimate workshop but at the moment there IS NO POWER!!! and the tile guys and plumbers come next week to rip out the bathroom.
So ACK! and Yay!!!!!!
Have a great weekend everyone.