Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wooly Belle (Shops)

A couple of weeks ago I received an email from a very charming woman named Amanda. She has a yarn & craft shop not too far from me (relatively speaking) in Vinton, Virginia. I was very flattered to hear that she loved my patterns and would I be interested in selling them (and some finished items) through her shop?

*~ Um, yes. Yes, I would! ~*

Amanda is awesome and so encouraging- she left everything up to me and my tastes. It took a little procrastination and second guessing (most of my creative work does) but once I got a bit of momentum it all started to come together. Fortunately, my friend Greg was in the midst of working on my logo (as seen above; isn't it great? So purple-chairy. Perfect) so I could even send everything in with a logo-ed tag that made it look like I was a legitimate designer/crafter. Ahh, marketing myths. ;) 

So, without further blather from me, here's what I've created.... 

First: The Star Flower Garland (The Star Flower is a *free* pattern I've put here on the blog!)

Then: Owl Be Your Friend (the little version) I do have another one of these to make in a charcoal grey with yellow wings and an orangey beak. So the order isn't quite complete yet.

Also: The Bubbly Bauble Cowl

And Some: Coffee House Cowls (and Earwarmers!)

Of Course a Couple: Elegant Clutch (size Medium & Small) I made them smaller than the pattern calls for so they're more like pouches- perfect to stash crochet hooks in (oh yeah!).

And Perhaps Most Importantly: The Patterns!!!

Things That Are Rewarding No. 1: A box full of your finished items.

Things That Are Rewarding No. 2: Seeing your shop name on your logo on your tags on your finished item that you created from your brain.

Things That Are Rewarding No. 3: Printing a bunch of patterns that you haven't looked at since you wrote them in the first place. (It's interesting to see how my formatting has evolved since I first started. Newer stuff looks better. The newest even has a logo ON it. Whaaat.)

Things That Are Rewarding No. 4: Sending out a finished order and hoping that someone will love the stuff you've made as much as you do (maybe even more!).

I'm ridiculously excited!!
(In case you missed that part.)

For more information about Wooly Belle you can check out: 
by, ya know, clicking the link. (Internet Navigation 101)

And since you're checking out links, 
here's another great one that features:

Have a wonderful day!

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