So I’ve been struggling, trying to figure out what is next for the shop. I’m not saying I’m quitting anytime soon. I’m just trying to figure out what’s my niche. What do YOU want to buy next? So this year has been a year of bringing back some old designs and rediscovering my creative side. Having the flood in NJ back in June really made me look at my stock and try to figure out a plan and direction. I’m thinking people have been pleased so far. I’m hoping so. We have several more weeks of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire left so stop by the shop and see what’s new (and old).
We’re working hard on getting product together for Norman in less than a month. The Burb is getting some maintenance work. Leather is being cut, stripped, beveled, sewn, riveted, snapped, strapped, dyed, braided, and glued (but not all at once!). We’ve got some new designs coming ( I admit I am a Star Wars fan so there may be an influence). Some new colors. Beyond that we are working on uploading videos on how to wear a halter and, how to wear our hooded short capes/cowls. So come visit us in Norman in April. If that’s too far, we will be at Spoutwood’s Festival again this year. That’s in May. Or maybe you want to sample some beer during Brewfest at Mt. Hope. Hope to see some of you!
We open in under 2 weeks. So what are we doing…
We’ve decided after 15 years here, and thirteen in this building, it’s time to update a few things. New product lines are coming as well as some projects that may cause me to let the minions run amuck unsupervised.
We have a new face in the booth. And by the way, that is a dungeon bait pin. She’s family and has 4 big “brothers” many of you have met plus several “uncles” on grounds. Make her feel welcome and buy something from her.
So I guess you will have to wait until a week from Saturday to see what we’ve been up to. Can’t wait!
So it’s a month to the Pennsylvania renaissance Faire opens on the first Saturday of August. I look forward to this every year as it is my home show; the show where the bug bit me to be part of this world. I have come a long way- intern, informistress, cart monkey, booth monkey, salesperson, booth owner, artisan. The road I walked to get here was pretty long and so not paved or easy to trek along. There were giant hills and major hollows; mud and stone; flood waters and snow; sunshine and rain. Yet here I am about to start down that road again to a show that lasts thirteen weekends. They are long days to get ready for but I do it with a smile. Old friends will return and new ones will be made. The smell of unworked leather hides inspires me to create pieces that will bring long memories for those who buy my wares. It’s a month til we open. Let me take a breath… and now I run with scissors as i attack those leather hides.
Pouches are available in different sizes and colors. Evrything from your basic black to pink, red, green, purple, and brown plus whatever great colors I have aquired. Stock is constantly changing so always inquire!
Soon to be a regular item in the shop. This was a special piece made for a fundraiser for a friend! Style may vary slightly but the backpack is 12″ high and 12″ wide with a 4″ gusset. Double pockets in front, adjustable shoulder straps, and a drawstring main pocket.