Thursday, November 13, 2008

Busy Day in my studio!

It's been a busy, crazy day in my sewing room! I have gotten all the Grinch dresses ready for the shows. These are really cute, some have the "Grinch Stockings" and the word "Grinch" which I embroidered on them. So they are now ready to pack up and take to the first show, which is now just right around the corner! The twirl skirt sets are almost complete, I still have another six shirts to embroider, which I will do tomorrow.

I have completed my "teacup lights", and they turned out so pretty! I ordered some of the gorgeous Royal Doultan "Cameo Roses" pattern and a few other pretty ones from them, I will post pictures sometime in the next few days, after I have done all my other things first.

There will also be gorgeous vintage chenille Christmas Stockings, plus, of course, my Boutique Clothing line created from only the finest vintage chenille.

I must say at first, I was a bit concerned because of the economy, gas prices and the election, but things seem to be settling a bit! I checked gas prices in Virginia today and the lowest price I found, was a $1.85 a gallon! Can you believe that!! I honestly didn't think the price would ever fall below $2.00 a gallon!! I am hoping this will relieve some of the stress to everyone, especially with the holidays right around the corner. I am being very optimistic about the upcoming shows, and all the items for the website.

I sent out my first newsletter yesterday, using Constant Contact, I love this site, it was easy to do and their fees are very reasonable. If anyone wants info, just email me and I will be happy to give you all the information. I didn't realize I had so many email contacts, there were 691 to be exact! So doing the newsletter this way, was so much easier than the way I had done them in the past. I was able to add a coupon at the bottom, which they can print out and bring to the show, which I thought was wonderful!

Being a member of Shabby Lane Shops is so much fun! It's like a one big happy family. All of the members are truly wonderful and we all help and support each other without worrying about "the competition" between us, which to me, is absolutely wonderful! Catherine has created such a wonderful atmosphere for all us and I am most indebted to her. If you are looking for a great place to promote your website, then visit Shabby Lane Shops! Catherine is fantastic!

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