Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Girls Night Out...

Friday night was so much fun! Over fifty ladies came for shopping, chatting and wine. The atmosphere was really relaxed and everyone shopped and just hung out. I always feel a little uncomfortable with those Tupperware type parties, but this was different. Ladies didn't have to sit through a sales pitch and they were able to focus on the items that interested them. There was , pampered chef, great handbags and gorgeous hand stamped necklaces.

I did learn some lessons - especially from watching the other sellers. The biggest was to have a mailing list available for people to sign (duh!). I tend to think so much about the designs and product, that the business side gets neglected. Something to think about! I also would bring more Jessiegirl inventory instead of taking individual orders. I look at the pictures and even though I had over 20 individual pieces, it looks a little sparse. Over all - it was a success and I can't wait for the next one!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Quick Post...

We are getting ready for our neighborhood craft night. My neighbor is going to have about five vendors at her house ranging from pampered chef to handmade items like mine. Lots of neighbors and friends are coming for wine, cheese and shopping. I am looking forward to it and really busy getting ready. Tried to take some shots of Jessie in new skirt designs - I really need to contact the photographer but here are the salvageable shots! These skirts will be in my etsy shop after Friday.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The leaves are falling...

I don't believe there is a more vibrant season then fall in New England. Last night was Halloween and I have to admit my kids wore store bought costumes. I have little interest in sewing up the costumes... I feel it's alot of effort for one night. This year Jessie was supergirl - I was just relieved she wasn't a princess again. At least Supergirl is out there saving the world! DJ was planning on going as Harry Potter, but when we were paying for the costume the sales lady commented that with his red hair he looked more like Ron Weasly! Perfect!

Here are some shots from today - My DH gave me the strangest look as I brought the chair outside...but he knows not to ask!