|Posted on December 30, 2012 at 4:35 PM|
As usual I am so very slow on posting on my blog. I am not used to it actually. I post more on facebook than i do on my actual website www.facebook.com/iowahenna . Anyways. To recap the last couple months.
Sept was full with the Des Moines Ren Faire for the first three weekends. Then the Ames Octagon festival. Wrapping up Sept we did a craft show at the state fairgrounds.
Oct we only did the ren faire in Sioux City. It was very cold that weekend. Even our little mascot was okay with hiding in his kennel all day just to keep out of the cold.
Nov and Dec was when we started the craft shows. This was something new for us. We also added something new to our line, christmas ornaments. We were amazed at how fast they went. We started off with only 36 of three different sizes. In our first craft show in Nevada, we nearly sold out of them! So we added more for the other two craft shows. Again we nearly sold out. The other big thing was we also sent a bunch to our friend who owns Curio Collective in Lincoln, NE. We sold a bunch there too.
We wrapped up 2012 with a craft show in Council Bluffs. We sold a bunch more ornaments there too as well as a bunch of glitter tattoos.
2012 has been an amazing year for us. We had nearly every weekend booked with a show or craft show. It was so awesome to hear of repeat customers! We did an amazing amount of work this year. Each year just gets better and better.
For 2013 we have a lot in store for the store too. We will be adding a lot more ornaments which we will be working on in the next few months to sell at shows but mostly at the craft shows. We will be taking some examples of our custom work in hopes of getting some custom work done. We have more things we will be selling at the shows we go too that will all be hand painted!
There is so much in store for 2013 and only two months to work on it before we get busy with some parties and lots of after proms and then shows. These two months will fly by fast but we are so excited to get back to work and to see our old friends and of course new ones! Keep checking back to see if we add anything on here. But the best way to watch what we are up to is via facebook (cause we can upload photos on that any time even during a show).