Friday, November 8, 2013

The Preps Continue

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How was your week? So hard to believe November is upon us! That means Make It! Vancouver is less than a month away... 18 more sleeps until we hit the PNE Forum to set up in Booth #147. 

PNE Forum Floor Plan for Make It! Vancouver Nov2013
I know I'm organized, with lists for my lists, but the nerves are starting to creep in... I'm remembering to breath in *and* out, slooowwwly ~ it's under control... I think... Here's a quick update on what we've crossed off those lists thus far:
Inventory {still working every day to reach the quota I set for the 4 day event}
  • Shawls and Afghans ~ the higher price point items. I created a few of each as these are available year-round, crocheted upon request. A shawl, "Dark Victorian" ~lacy pineapple motifs in black~ and an afghan, as yet unnamed ~in a Tunisian stitch pattern with baby-soft pink and contrasting hot pink, orange & green~ are in the works.
  • The 2013 'Simply Elegant' Ornament Collection ~ Sold in varying sets of 3, this limited edition collection will only be available at the show Nov. 28 - Dec. 1 and by special order until January 31, 2014 {New designs are already on the pattern design board for the 2014 holiday season}. I still need to do some blocking & starching on these. They also need their silk ribbon hanging loops before they are packaged in a decorative storage box to gently keep them safe for many years to come.
  • Beaded Stitch Markers & Hook Reminders ~ Made special for crocheters {due to my own frustration at the lack of choices in available crochet markers}. These feature various sizes of removable clasps for fine, medium or chunky yarns. I also created a set of 2 markers to mark the 'right side/wrong side' of projects. A fantastic stocking stuffer gift for the yarnie on your list.

Beaded Crochet Stitch Markers. Sold in sets of 4. 
Hook Reminders. Sold individually or as sets for fine, medium or large hooks.

Hang Tag with attached Business Card. For larger items.

Booth Display ~ a few things to add but pretty much ready for the mock up here in The Studio.     
Hang Tags ~ good to go. 
Business Cards ~ check.     
Tool Box ~ stocked.
Signage ~
  • Banner ~ check.
  • 'Square' Table Card & Stickers ~ we will be accepting Visa & MasterCard at the show, as well as cash ~ all in the 'office box' with the card reader.
  • Price Lists ~ for the smaller items ~ need to do.
  • Product Care Cards ~ also need to do.

That's about it for this week... time to turn out the lamp In The Parlour & return to The Studio for a few more hours this evening. 

Remember to mark the show times on your calendar if you'll be in the beautiful city of Vancouver for the end of the month ~ take in the show, see some gorgeous scenery, experience some delectable cuisines and do some fantastic shopping ~ a great way to spend a weekend!!

Until next time... safe journeys... keep well... see you again, soon =)

*Photos by SD Jackson, PixAppeal Photography
and ccthompson