I’ve totally got this under control!
I’m on top of things now and will blog regularly!
Well, two back-to-back, two-day Halloween shows pretty much put the kabosh on that sense of togetherness.
I went into crazy manufacturing overdrive to have enough stock on hand and I still ended up running out of a few things (good problems!)
These Halloween shows are always a lot of fun and the creativity displayed by both the vendors and the attendees is always amazing and pretty inspiring.
There was a mix of my old standards like the Glowing Eye candle holders (you can see the tutorial for how to do them here)
I came up with the idea for these new, slatted “31” slatted signs at the very last minute (cause that’s how my mind works).
I did three variations and they sold out pretty quickly (there’s a fourth version of the same idea you can see in the basket of the picture above with the Trick or Treat cat)
I did, however, mange for once to think far enough ahead and sized them to fit in a USPS box (my creativity is only limited by box size I’ve discovered since I keep making things that are too much of a hassle to ship) so they will soon be available on Etsy
And, of course, I needed a few, themed wine charm sets for all those Halloween party throwers.
I only had time to grab some quick pics before the first show but you’ll see the idea.
I designed some covers for classic, Gothic horror novels
People actually requested coaster version of these which I ended up making for the second of the two shows.
I’d been toying with the idea of making T-shirts out of my funny, Gothic ad coaster designs but it just didn’t seem to be viable cost-wise. So I had some tote bags made featuring three of the designs and they seemed to go over well (although they might have gone over better if the second show hadn’t handed out free tote bags to EVERY. SINGLE. ATTENDEE…..argh!)
All in all it was an exhausting but great couple of weeks. And I’m very happy to, for the first time, have Halloween stuff designed and ready to go well in advance (I even have a few more ideas I want to try out). Now if Starbucks would just get that Pumpkin Spice Latte going I’d be all set.