- Distinct lack of money coming in!!
- Motivation can be a little less than during the busy times
- Distinct lack of money coming in!! (have I said that before??)
- Less stupid o'clock mornings (you already know my feelings about them!!)
- Time to do important stock checking and building up of new designs ready for when the season starts in April
- Time to book up all the fairs for the year and contact my suppliers to stock up with new paints and keyring blanks ready to create lots of new stock...
It is an annual situation for us crafters - lots of money going out during the quietest times before (hopefully) the floodgates turn and we see the fruits of our labours coming home to Mama!
Mind you, buying new paints for me has a great upside - that super exciting time when the big box arrives and I have new colours to play with! Sounds boring to normal people I know, but no-one has ever called me normal - so there!!
I am not being lazy though and still keeping my hand in with fairs - a couple a month for the first three months then come April, all hell breaks loose....
.... And I LOVE IT!!
Here's a sneak preview of a couple of new designs for 2011 based on the ever-popular themes of butterflies and realistic animals (they are not even on the website yet but will be shortly!)
|Butterfly Spray - shown in rainbow colour theme |
with other colour themes to come in this design
|Red Eye Tree Frog - not everyone's cup of tea but |
hey, you would be surprised just how popular frogs are!
Right, I'm off now to hide the cheque book and have a lie down to recover from the exertion of writing out all the cheques which went on their merry little way this morning!