Sunday, 22 April 2018
Getting The Stock & Stall Ready For The Season Ahead
The last few days & weeks have been devoted to preparation. Finding & ordering lovely new things. Unpacking and checking deliveries, which is always exciting!! Making new items for the coming season & testing out ideas for new ranges.
Unfortunately, with a lot of Fair Trade Clothing, size is an issue, a lot of the clothing items do come up on the small side. Extra Large is not very Large, and Small is very, very small. With this in mind, I have tried my best to get as many 'Free Size Items as I can, I want to be able to cater to the more voluptuous customer and have ordered XL/XXL & XXXL where ever possible (hoping that some of the lovely things I have purchased to sell may even fit me)!
So, to the first goal of my new blog. To reduce my body so it will fit into 'one size fits all' clothing. Today I ate my first grapefruit in approximately 15 years! Well, its a start.....
That said, having spent the last 15 years or so of my life as a big girl I have learned how to adapt and overcome. This is why I am a big fan of the Poncho. It will pretty much fit anyone, comes in many different weights of fabric, hides a multitude of sins and is comfortable to wear.
I have a few different styles and designs available and will be making them available to purchase online in the near future. If you can wait that long, just make a comment or send me an EMAIL and I will send you some photos.
I have also been making a lot of stock items and as I have a very short attention span as well as 'tangentitis' (prone to heading off on a tangent every 5 minutes). I spend my days flitting from one thing to another, to another, to another and so on.
Today I have mostly been playing with tumble stones. I have been experimenting with different ways of fixing my handmade wire pendant bails to different tumble stones and am quite pleased with the results so far. I use non tarnish silver plated artistic wire to make my bails.
This is one of my designs on a piece of Tigers Eye. I just need to pull it about a bit in a week or so, make sure the glue is up to the job. Once I am happy I will make an adjustable knotted cord to hang it on and it will be available to purchase.
Tiger eye is the birth stone for Gemini and is a warm stone with rich sunny, golden and brown colours.
I find it a hard one to resist picking up. It is said that it can help with boosting your strength of conviction, courage, self-esteem and confidence in your abilities. Which would make a lot of sense to me. Being self employed can be stressful at times and perhaps the Tigers Eye just offers me that boost at times when I need it.