It is that time again! This month's winner of the Leather Bound Writing Journal is Thomas Hetrick of Phoenix AZ!
I am going into the last weekend of the Renaissance Festival here in AZ and so ready to get home to CO and back to my usual routine.
This has been a very interesting year, I should say "challenging"! It's become apparent that
I was going to have to make changes in regards to what I sell at my show booths in order to keep competitive. For those of you who will see me at CO, there will be some new additions. Yes, it seems I will be back in CO this year. Although I did put the shoppe up for sale last summer there was only a small interest from other parties and nothing that played out.
So, after much thought I came up with some fresh ideas and spoke with the craft coordinator here in AZ about items I would like to start carrying in my booth. She loved my ideas and agreed everything I proposed was a natural extension of my business. She thanked me for remaining true to the guidelines of all items in one's shoppe being crafted solely by the artist. I was informed that out of the 200+ merchants here I was one of six who still handcrafted every item in my shoppe. So, for all of you who've been inquiring for years I will now be adding accessory items such as fine writing instruments, bookmarks, book bags and other things. Now I will need to get the okay from the CO show, which I don't see being a problem.
Not much news other than that.
If any of you have ideas of items you would like to see me carry in my festival shoppes, email me with your suggestions. I would very much appreciate that!! Thank you!