A few weeks back I inquired about some ad space in BustMagazine in hopes of driving more sales to my website. I signed up for the next 3 issues which means that I will be in their holiday issue as well! The issue won't be for sale for another week or so, but I was sent this issue last week!
Another thing I was excited about this week were buttons! Lots and lots of buttons! One of the JoAnn's is closing down to make way for a bigger store come February and they had most of their stuff 75% off. I love working with buttons, especially with my knit items, but as some of you know, they can be pretty pricey. Here's a glimpse at the stash I now have. All of these are large and measure 1-3 inches in diameter.
I often have customers come into the store, browse around, like what they see and then request a special order based on one of my existing pieces. Recently I've been commissioned to create specialty items for various establishments around town.
The first that lead this wave wasSouthtown Yoga Loft. Kristal, the studio's wonderful owner requested specialty jewelry items inspired by yoga and a line of yoga mat straps. Also in the works are a line of retro inspired aprons that will be for sale at Alamo Sweets and finally I am currently creating a line of tool cases for Alamo City Reeds. I played Oboe for about 10 years, so I'm kinda geeking out about flirting with the musician scene again.
Not gonna lie, these projects are definitely going to require some time management and dedication, but the cool thing is that they will allow me to expand my range on my items. Very excited!