Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Year (West Coast)

As 2009 comes to an end, it is time to reflect a bit around here.  Time seems to be moving at a record pace around here.  School and work seem to dictate most of our schedule, and the year is zooming by.  For Ethan, third grade is half over, and Katie is halfway through her first year of middle school.  First dance, check.  Cell phone, check.  So many things are just around the corner.

The upcoming year for me is already looking full.  Amy and I are heading to New York in May for our first Stationery Show.  From now until then we will have a lot of planning and prep work to do.  Fun and exciting.  We will be sharing a booth with some great letterpress gals.

My resolution for the next year is to try to slow it down a bit, and really enjoy the little things that can often go unnoticed.  What's yours?

P.S. Thanks to the gals over at etsystalker!  We were stalked!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Holiday Colors (Midwest)

A big thanks goes out to The Perfect Palette for featuring one of my cards on their blog this week. They highlighted the colors red and gingerbread. Lovely combination don't you think?

Saturday, December 05, 2009

New Shops (West Coast)

Saffron & Gennevieve

Atomic Garden

You can find Lucky Bee press in two more shops in the bay area this week. The first is in my neighborhood, Saffron and Genevieve. If you are in Santa Cruz, come by and check it out. The shop is a unique collection of furniture, and smaller items, both old and new. Perfect for gifts or doing something special for your home. The owner Colleen is an interior designer, and has amazing taste. The second new to us shop is Atomic Garden in Oakland. They have a unique mix of clothes and nik naks.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Success! (Midwest)

Last Saturday I participated in the only craft fair I have scheduled for this Holiday Season. It was probably one of my best fairs thus far.

I decided to limit the merchandise on my table and to restock often when things were sold. I also pre-wrapped products for instant gift giving.

I don't know if this was the reason for my stellar sales or if it was the beautiful sunny weather. Maybe the Craftacular folks promoted more this year? Maybe the economy is rallying? No matter. I was pleased to delete some inventory and to chat it up with shoppers and crafters.

This week and next I'm on deadlines for two new graphic design projects. So, I must post and run...