Friday, October 7, 2011
a different kind of busy
i'm not doing any craft fairs this fall. craft fairs bring in the bulk of your yearly income if you're a craftsperson. so i knew i had to be able to replace that income with something else. and it seems to be working. i'm selling exclusively wholesale to shops now (except for my etsy shop). i did my first trade show in halifax last winter and got enough orders to carry me into the summer. and now fortunately many of the all-year-round shops have placed fall orders. enough now to get through christmas. and then back to the halifax trade show...it's a different kind of busy this fall. other years, preparing to go to the toronto one of a kind show, i'd be working 16 hour days trying to make enough product to make that 11 day show worthwhile. this year the pace is much slower. i know how much product i need to make each day to get my order off in time, once i've done that, my time is free. much more balanced. much more calm.