So my blogging hasn’t gone as well as I thought it would but 2013 has been a challenging year. My fiber business has doubled in sales and I have met some amazing artisans this year who have brought joy to my life and renewed my faith in mankind. I finally left corporate America this fall and took some time to reevaluate life. Making yarn and knitting handmade items is where I want to be in life and I am so blessed to have the opportunity to fully explore these options.
This was my first year participating in a fiber festival which was held in Salida, CO and it was a great experience. 2013 is also the year I branched out to do a farmer’s market on my own which, although not financially successful, introduced me to some wonderful artisans and new markets. My big purchase for the year is a Great (Walking) Wheel which I love and is so cool to spin on. The business name is reaching my customer base and November sales are flowing quite well.
I will close out the year at the annual Artisan Holiday Boutique on December 7th & 8th. I have 2 weeks to make more hats and some mittens as my stock is running low. The St. Rose Annual craft fair was a lot of fun and I sold my first woven scarf to a nice person who gave it rave reviews. I also sold a wool/linen hat which was worn by a customer whose job takes them outdoors a lot. The hat was greatly appreciated now that it is snowing in Colorado.
Twitter is still my favorite method of communicating and I’m doing better with FB. We shall see if 2014 is the year that blogging rings true for me. Wishing you all in America a Happy Thanksgiving and I promise to write again before Christmas!