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!
I realize I have slacked and not updated in a while. In my defense, this last year has been challenging. Between finally learning what the root cause of some recent health setbacks, the other half finally getting a job closer and moving in (combining two full households in the middle of my busy season with only 2 weeks notice is not easy!), and recent staff challenges and changes, things just had to be put on the back burner for a bit.
This coming year will be a challenge again as I start to work on stock for Norman with a frozen shoulder, a shop still not back in workable shape, and worries about who will work when and where; but it will happen. It always does. Life has a funny way of making sure the possibilities are there.
Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive,
effective, unstoppable determination.” Ralph Marston