Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Taking a break

I've been taking a break from the Studio that is, but soon I will have to decide what the next step is. During the show in St. John's in November I realized I had saturized my market because I wasn't selling as well as in the past, and because I had so many people tell me they already owned my work. In Toronto, I think price was the overwhelming reason why I didn't leave the show a rich woman (my work generally starts at $90). So, I either have to come up with a lower priced item or/and design a new product that is just as intriguing as Felt. When you hand dye all your materials and hand make all your product it's hard to make something 'lower priced'. Remember what Julia Child says, "make no apologies". So I'm going to have to design a new product for 2010. In the meantime, it looks like I will have to get a job for awhile and maybe over the next year decide whether I should go back to school and get a teaching degree or become a Chef! David Rocco is helping me to decide on the latter. :)

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Boxing Day

Yesterday was beautiful. Just as it should be when there are no stores open and you can go for a walk in the woods for as long as you wish. Did I tell you I love winter? I love winter. Think I'll go back to that same spot today and make a plan for 2010.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Happy Holidays. Hope to see you again in the new year where I can only hope to do better! :)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


I am back from the One of a Kind Show in Toronto and all in all, it was pretty good. Mind you I didn't enjoy the success that my friend Shawn over at island sweet experienced, (well done Shawn!) but all in all it wasn't too bad either. I am neither rich nor poor. And honestly, what the heck else am I gonna do? It was my first time doing all 11 days and I'm not going to lie...it's hard work. Luckily my next door neighbour at the Show was a real treat. Thank you Vesna. And a big thank you to everyone who wished me luck, who bought my work and who just stopped to say they liked the work. Well, of course, it's always nicer if they buy but I guess that's why we go back! Thank you to everyone who has purchased my work and stay tuned for new work in 2010. I will write again soon. xxxb The photo is one of the entrance's to the CNE Direct Energy Building where the show took place. Beautiful.