Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The Grand-dale Shoppe today! I love that she just happened to have a booth painted the EXACT color purple that I use in my marketing. I love that ALL of the hooks, shelving, greenery and display items were ALL in one place in the mess that is my boxes of store items in the basement. I LOVE that I was able to manifest the $$ needed to take care of the rent right away. Everything is just working out perfectly for that shoppe - so I'm thinking that's a good sign! I left at about 2, and Dawn said there were already shoppers before 4! WHAHOO!
My other GRAND plan - I succeeded in coming up with an original TILA bead design. I've seen the various projects just coming out in the mags, and have been getting a few new colors of them every now and then, but just wasn't finding any of the new projects appealing. I just wanted to do something original. And without even planning it, TADA! Just happened to have TILA's, 11's, and 2 colors of 15's with me in all coordinating colors last night at bead group. I dumped out the TILA's intending to use them as accents for something completely different. Then I poured out the 15's - side by side - and an idea began to form.
I've decided to call this the LADY LOVE series - each color combo and different kit/pattern will be named after a special 'lady' in my life - starting with BELLA:
Pretty cool, huh? A few of the girls at bead group thought I should submit it to a magazine, but I think I'll keep this for teaching and selling my own kits and patterns. Once the magazines get their hands on the 'rights' - I can no longer call it my own. Kinda takes all the fun right out of it!
I had also hoped I'd be giving you the details after my interview with Pat at Crafty Retailer last week - but she still hasn't posted the finished product. Hopefully soon.
Peaceful beading, everyone. It's been a wonderfully beady summer so far....
Posted by coolmoon at 5:40 PM