Thursday, March 3, 2016

Store Updates and Upcoming Projects

The photos are complete!  Listings are up, and that means I did about 18 in a day.  10 for the bookmarks alone and another 8 for kanzashi pieces! 

Bookmarks came out awesome! I really hope they sell.  And I have already sold off one of the kanzashi, the denim blue kiku. 

I also just finished checking inventory for a very special project. 

Since our kickstarter has officially failed, we are moving on to the website to open our own store front where people can donate money to receive kanzashi made by the artisans in the group.  Truthfully we had many people donate and we still wish people to be able to recieve the rewards promised in the kickstarter.  There will also be a strictly donation feature, so that if you do not wish to recieve anything for donating, you don't have to.  All funding will go directly to the publication of the book.

I am making several pieces, including single flower hair sticks in a range of color choices, as well as large pieces like the Big Blue Beauty and the tutorial rose.  Bobby pins will also be available, but only because they have already been made. I have a TON of little orange and pink blossoms to put on bobby pins. I might make some in the other color selections, but no more of the pumpkin orange and coral. 

So far the different color hair stick selection will be white/ice blue, baby pink/coral, pumpkin orange/coral, pumpkin orange/goldenrod, black/china red, and midnight purple/tea green.  I want to incorporate as many color variations as i can, but without over-investing myself.  As it is i have to make five of those each.  YAY *sarcasm*, but it will be easier than making 30 of the same color combo. 

I am also trying to get that custom order out of the door as quickly as possible.  I have the first one thread wrapped, but not the second.  With my wrist acting up it has been difficult.  The first one was very difficult to finish.  But I have been resting the past few days focusing on updating things like listings, deviantART, and coordinating with Ariel, the team leader for TZARTISAN

Also on the docket, I get my insulin pump on Monday, March 7.  I am beyond elated.  As a diabetic, I have worried so much about food, weight management, injections 4-5x a day. Yeah  you read that right.  Sometimes it's 5 injections a day.  And I cant have all those needles and stuff around my autistic son, and it limits my activites. As it is I have signed up for a camping trip with my daughter for girl scouts, and I wouldn't be able to go if a) they didn't let me bring my own food and b) i was injecting insulin.  Its too unpredictable.  Too many things go wrong.

Ok, off the diabetes rant.  

But the point of that was, I will have an easier life overall, and hopefully I can get all these projects out the door in time. Ugh.

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