Tuesday, May 30, 2017
I have decided to have a clearance sale, and it's working. I have raised almost $300 this sales quarter for Dimitri!! SO excited!
Donate Directly to Dimitri Conde's Leukemia ALL Medical Fund HERE!!!
Also, I have sold off or will send off the rest of the home decor ornaments. This has greatly cleared up space in my inventory! I am sending the last 5 to Ariel Loh of TZARTISAN for the shop to raise funds for our tutorial book project!
Meanwhile I am packing up my house to be repaired and sold, live in temporary housing for a while, and then move into a new home. Obviously I will be closing up shop for several months, and focusing strictly on family and other crafts, such as Japanese Silk Embroidery!
My class is coming up June 9th/10th. I will be traveling to Oklahoma to learn under a certified Japanese Silk Embroidery instructor, Kathy Johnson. This is actually just a short drive away from me, and I am extremely excited for this opportunity.
That's all the notes for now. No new pieces, no new projects. Just a new job, cleaning house constantly, and trying to not spend money. Yeah, I know, ha ha.
Friday, May 12, 2017
So first to business.
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All new sales are going to Dimitri Conde's Leukemia ALL Medical Fund.
Dimitri is a child who is also on spectrum, and shared a class with my own son. His mom and I are good friends, and I immediately jumped on the opportunity to run their donation campaign.
Now for store notes:
I haven't had as much time as I'd like to work, but I have been working. With the new fundraising campaign, and the new job, and trying to sell my house, my work has gone to the back burner.
But I did manage to list all those pumpkin/goldenrod pieces, and I have made those two new kikus, of which i decided to scrap the one of them because I just didn't really like it.
I have continued the color scheme, with this two piece set, one of which will have a bira bira and one will have a shidare, kind of like the sister kanzashi set, though slightly bigger.
I have also got my new silk embroidery set in the mail!!! It's larger than I visualized, but that is not a complaint. I now have all the supplies for my piece, and tools- everything!!!! I am probably going to push classes back till June because I already have to work memorial day weekend on 6 hr shift. At a retail store, that is 6 hrs of intense work.
Not only that but I am currently working on selling my house, which will be a 3-4 month process.
And now I'm doing this fundraiser as well.
But as you can see in the top picture I am stocking up on certain supplies. I am expecting a mini-vacation soon where I hope to be able to work intensely on this set and a few other pieces, as to be completed by the end of May. Then I can focus on the personal end until the Japanese Silk Embroidery lesson in mid to late June.