I have an etsy store! It’s super new to the point where I feel like I shouldn’t even bother posting about it, but at the same time that’s part of why I have this blog in the first place. 😄 It’s super plain, I only have my name and two items posted at the moment. Admittedly I got off my butt about actually opening the shop because it was required for the craft fair I mentioned before so that’s good news and all, but I’m going to be busy posting new items, finishing up a few new designs, and working on potential product for the craft fair.
I’m really hoping that this momentum carries me forward. I can be really enthusiastic about new projects and stuff, but when it comes to follow through (especially when the work gets hard) I have a hard time keeping up the excitement.
I already know what I’m going to do for my logo and originally I was going to hire someone to draw it (and I still might) but I’ve decided to try playing around with a little bit of crafting and some photography. I got a nifty small photo tent to take pictures of my product and I’m going to see if I can make a logo from a photograph. I have to finish making my mascot, but once I get down to her it shouldn’t be hard, she’s partially done already. I’m still trying to decide on a name for her. I’m leaning towards Ami for pun reasons so if that doesn’t sit well someone stop me now. Ah well, back to the drawing board.
(For full effect read next sentence if the voice of Dr. Farnsworth)
Good news everyone!
There have been a few very positive developments lately. A local con has brought a talented artist to my door (all right, it’s my boyfriend’s door as I’m mooching off him for the time being, but she’s still in the area) and I’m looking into hiring her to do my logo! Kitsune is an artist that I’ve admired for years and have recently been given the pleasure of getting to know on a personal level. I can’t guarantee the fit of her art to my logo, but I thought I’d at least talk to her. This also gives me an excuse to check out Necronomicon, which I’ve been a bit curious about. I’m not going to be spending money on a ticket (can’t afford it anyway), but I figure I can ghost the room a bit or something. We’ll see.
Next on the list is the exciting local event that’s occurring at one of my favorite Ybor City stores, Tampa Upcycle. They may not carry the nicest yarns all the time, but I do love the recycle attitude they have. Not to mention, I scored a TON of really nice, vintage safety eyes for practically nothing! This December they’re going to hold a local craft fair and I’m hoping to get in as a vendor. I’ve got a lot of work to finish up before then if I want to be a vendor though. I have to finish setting up my etsy store (which I will absolutely link back here when it’s finished) and put up some nice pictures. It is juried so wish me luck on the selection committee!
As always in the world of Otakraft, I’m procrastinating a bit though and I really should get around to finishing up my keychain/cell strap patterns. I’m also hoping to make up some crochet jewelry and hair accessories to round my presentation out a bit. Maybe bang out a bag or two…
Things are getting busy, but I have every intention of keeping up with this blog to keep everyone informed. I’ll also be adding a tumblr or twitter and a facebook in the near future so you can look for updates there as well.
Well, I’m off to craft. Take care everyone!