Sunday, December 13, 2009
After my vacation at home I still had a few days off back in Chicago. I took ten monsters to a store called Kooky, on Southport. It is only open until December 24th so be sure to visit it soon! Yesterday one of my best friends, Nicole, sold monsters for me at the Red Apple Craft Fair, sponsered by the pre school she teaches at. It was a huge success! Nicole knows most of the kids and families so I know that that helped a lot. She said I was one of the most popular vendors there and you really can't ask for more. I worked like an elf this week, along with the help of my mom to create a large inventory and great display for the show. I was very pleased with the way it turned out but am enjoying this day off very much, drinking my coffee and watching You've Got Mail. This is a GREAT movie. I love it so much because her store is a fabulous little thing and that is exactly what I want. My own little store filled with hand made plush and story books. Here are some fun pictures of my last two weeks!
I ordered this sign at the end of last week and did expedited shipping to get it in time for the show. I think it turned out so cute and really brought everything together.
My mom was such a great help to me this week. She helped with the display and sewing some of my key chains and helping me transport everything to Nicole's place. I am really lucky to have the family that I do. They support me no matter what and more than that they believe that I can accomplish what I set out to do. They have never pushed me into something I didn't want to do or belittled my passion for the theatre and hand sewing monsters. They have always expressed awe and pride in everything. It's very comforting. Everyone close to me is really that way and they always suggest bigger and better things, other little things to make to add on to monster sales, kid's books etc. I have wonderful people in my life and I feel like I'm in a great place. I feel like I have definitely made up for a few weeks of the project in the last week. I made 10 sleepy time sets, 7 sock monsters and 6 keychains. I am going to try to get back on a regular schedule now that that show is over. Hopefully I can find more shows in the future to participate in as well.
Happy Holidays everyone!