HAPPY NEW YEAR!
And it started off real well for me and my business!
Months ago I sold my last Wrapsody, one that was my own that I never intended to sell. I had it at Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts as a sample, clearly marked "NOT FOR SALE! Custom Order Only!" I happened to be working one day when a woman came in and loved it so much she wanted it NOW! So….I reluctantly sold it, knowing I could make a similar one for myself once again (this will be my third one!)
So I set out to make another in browns and blacks for me, but a bag of blacks and dark greys jumped out at me from my stash, and I started using those colors instead. I make these rarely now, because they take an inordinate amount of time, HUGE quantities of yarns, and have a high price point. They sell, but slowly.
Just finished, I decided to wear it last night to a New Year's party at a neighbor's house. A young woman kept staring at me. She turned out to be the hosts' daughter. We finally got around to meeting and greeting and she asked about the vest. When I told her I made it - and sell them - she wanted her husband to see it. I had her try it on in the variety of ways it can be worn, and she fell in love. Long story short…..it's SOLD! I needed to wear it home (next door) because I had no coat, so it's still here, and I'm quite sure she'll contact me shortly to retrieve it. It will be my first sale of 2014, and that's a GOOD START!
Wishing all my friends, family, followers, and fans a very bright, happy, and healthy New Year!