I have to admit its a major challenge working on the business and working with the kids. Z is starting to show signs of frustration and anger with the arrival of V. Nothing too bad just the occasionally toss of a fruit or utensil. V is always congested. So, wearing her is the best option. We are finding that it is still possible to craft, we just have to adjust our schedules and reformat our craft room... like, bring in the TV so that we can catch up on our shows and still fabricate.
So, after the last show, I was wanting to figure out the price I should set on the Kimonos. I've set it at $30 but I am not sure if the price is right... The kimonos are made from either 100% cotton or 80/20 cotton/poly blended sweatshirts. They fit 10 mos to 3 yrs old boys and girls (depending on their size) Please comment below and tell me how much would you spend on a kids kimono.
Lulu and I started out working together which lead us to our union. Right from the start we began to think of what else can we do other than our jobs. I've always enjoyed running something on the side and it seemed that Lulu did as well. First, there was "Pink Peppercorns"; a personal chef catering business for people on the go... specifically lunches and the occasional dinner. Then, "Ginger J" was formed; women's jewellery. That stayed with us. We expanded into childrens things when we started to plan for kids. Sock monkeys joined the business then aprons, booties, and now clothing and hats for kids. It's been an evolution. Somethings didn't work, while others are still around. I think that this season, the "re-claim-ed" clothing and hats are going to be successful. Or at least I hope.
I love working craft shows. There is a certain type of people you always come across at a craft show... "of like mind". Creative, caring, driven and entrepreneurial crafters. They are quick to help out, offer suggestions and just chat. I must say that I really enjoy meeting other crafters and makers.
Had a great time at the brick works today selling our new stuff... the kimonos and hats and trying to sell the other things as well. Also, I got a chance to meet Shirley and Susan who run the website www.100milefinds.com. The hats, monkeys and jewellery went really well. The Kimonos were ignored for some reason. I will have to bring pictures of the clothing being worn.
Also, Lulu was with the two little ones at home on her own while I was at the show. It was a great day for both of us. Looking forward to the next craft show.
lulu & mika craft and make many beautiful items. Always creating and working together.