For the past several years I have had the grand idea of selling my handmade costumes in Portland. Between Art School and a new baby it never manifested itself until now. Yay! I have the tails out now in a cute children's boutique, and have several more appointments in the next few days. Going around selling my goods is so NOT MY THING. I wish I could just hide out in my sewing closet making stuff and leave the marketing to someone else. I guess I am just shy, but once I have the hang of it I am sure it will be great fun. Having to bring my little tornado along with me will make things even more exciting. At least kids are the main focus of the businesses I will be going around too. Hey, maybe it will even help, add to the charm.
I have totally burned through my corduroy stash, but I can't wait to get sewing again soon (hides the credit card). I added polka dots to the new smaller tails and I think they look even better that way, more whimsical.
I decided to try and sell locally for a while rather then on my Etsy shop. I just feel like I am drowning in a sea of creative people on there and I don't know how anyone could possible find me. I have had heard such wonderful things from the folks here in Portland that It just makes more sense to focus locally for the moment. Plus with Halloween right around the corner this is my time of year baby.I don't want to count my chickens before they hatch as they say,so I will have to wait a few days to let you know where you can find my tails .
Wish me luck, I will get back to you soon.