I have to tell you about my new adventure for the holidays. I have always had a vision of a pop up shop during the special seasons of the year. It would be in a barn or a greenhouse or something really unusual and with ambiance. I would invite all sorts of talented artisans from the local area to participate. We would arrange the shop like a boutique with items from all artisans mixed in amongst each other. Not separate stalls for each. All sales would be through one POS system and checks would be cut once week for each person. I knew it would be a hit.
Well I was notified of just that very thing happening here in town. Only it will be in a big storefront in our local mall. And the organizers are planning on arranging the shop just the way I would have, with antique furniture and props. I am so very excited. The organizers have done a fabulous job of laying this venture out and have most of the details already in the works. It will be just a two month commitment, November and December. And there is a level that I can choose where I will not have to put in work time. This was a big deciding factor, seeing how I cannot leave Dad alone. Of course I will try and arrange to be there once in a while for a little bit, because I don't want to miss out on all the fun.
How can we go wrong; Christmas time in a mall right at a main entrance. If I can't sell my things there, I might as well give this business up. Heh! Now, the big challenge is to sew my little hands off in the next two months. I have shut off my custom work for the rest of the year. I will only work on things for my doll lady as I can. She is rarely in a big hurry, and is so patient with me. So, this will work out too. It will feel so great to be sewing the things I love once again.
I will try and keep you updated on the progress and add some pictures. For now here is the info.
Johnson City, Ny
November and December 2014