One of my goals for this summer is to see how many items I can produce in anticipation for the following year in terms of live events plus online sales. I have a feeling anyone who works in retail will say that sales are, in fact, IMPOSSIBLE to predict. That's probably true. But I like to think that as I approach the end of my 2nd year of business that some trends can be anticipated based on what's happened before. So the question is,
"how ready can I be?"
I was tempted to add "Reinvent The Wheel" to it, but restrained myself. There's enough on there as it is.
I finished these this morning.
The Office Lunch Sets sell sporadically in my Etsy store, but are strong sellers at the markets that I do.
I'm committed to be a vendor at 17 events between October and May, and I'm still considering looking for an additional holiday event to do if I find something that looks good for me.
YIKES! 17 events? I'd better get busy!
Also a strong seller from last season: the applique table runner, using the "Autumn Medley" Accuquilt die.
Here's the first of several that I'm planning to do.
The leaves and pumpkins are fused applique: I ironed the fusible to a scrap of fabric BEFORE running it through the Accuquilt, then I ironed the finished shape to the table runner top. I did a narrow zig zag stitch around the edges, then basted and quilted the whole thing.
I love doing applique, so I'm looking forward to making more of these table runners!