Thursday, October 29, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

First Craft Show!

Well I got thru it!  And it was awesome!  I was at Lakewood United Methodist and even tho they put me and 2 other lovely ladies in a tiny room off the regular path of the show, i still feel it was a great experience!  Mostly, it was great visibility for me.  I realized before the show that I didn't have enough inventory, but i did have a cute table...for my first time and all.  I enjoyed hearing "oh these are so cute" and knowing it was because of my grandma's time with me that i could say "thank you so much!"  She taught me everything i know! 

I have to give a shout out to Elizabeth who got her butt up at the crack of dawn on a saturday and drove out with me to help me set up, and offered great advice and great humor to my day.  She's such a great friend!  I mean, who wants to sit around all day at a craft show?  That's love!

And my mom, bless her heart, had back surgery less than 2 weeks prior but got up there at lunchtime, brought us subway and sat with me the rest of the time.  It was a nice day, even tho it was tucked in a back room. I learned all the things i had done right...and the things i can do better.  But i would say the expectation actually was met.  How many times can we say that in life?
And a big thanks to Bethany and Patsi!  who loaned me their tables and the kick butt old luggage to display my beans.  They saved me!

I have had 2 orders come thru AFTER and BECAUSE OF the show.  I am planning on going to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in the woodlands the first weekend of december for a 2 day craft show. It's where we got married and i served on LifeTeen there so I think it'll be great to see some familiar faces and get some more visibility. 

I'm super pumped about how God is blessing the business this week!  I have 8 new orders in 3 days.  What a great "problem" to have, to find the time to fill them all.  Praise God!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A New Bean!

I'm so excited to offer a NEW style of bean!
This is a NEWSBOY cap.
Looks adorable on both boys and girls!
Stay tuned for some with a flower, but it's just too cute on it's own!

*for orders: email

I also have a similar style with a button embellishment on the side, with a flap over the trim/visor.


Sunday, October 4, 2009


I have to admit, i was tickled to see 2 of Crochet Away's beans on one adorable little noggin!
Thank you, Alice, for your Ella!