YOU MUST PET THE HATS! (Just Don’t Feed Them….)
This was the sign I made today for my hat tree at our show at E.A.S.T. It gave everyone permission to touch my work and loosen up a little too. Plus gave me a great intro into my Goblin Hat line with the little stories about my gobbly spooks. I think it really helped! I’m glad I did it.
I understand that most people are polite when they are shopping at any kind of show/event, but there’s no way to tell how truly different my work is by looks alone. It’s all in the touch. Creamy, luxurious, silky, snuggly – all are words that just aren’t enough to describe the dreamy feeling I strive for in my work.
Which is really frustrating when it comes to photography and writing descriptions. You can’t see in two-dimensional photography how soft something is, or even all the textural details and work. And I find that words are limiting too.
How do you describe something that is a tactile experience? Without sounding like a KY commercial? That is my challenge as I try to maintain an online store while we try to get ourselves moved before March. Up ’till this year, I’ve really relied on selling in person where it always makes a huge difference.
Speaking of moving, another house in the neighborhood we want to move into just became available. We want to go look at it. Four bedrooms, lots of space – I can’t wait to see it! I might just get to have a studio all to myself after all!! I was telling someone today it’s my dream to just open a cabinet and pull out the yarn I want, instead of having to unpack and re-pack a multitude of boxes and bags. It’s so close I can almost taste it!
It was a great show at E.A.S.T., by the way. Met some incredible people. Got to be a part of some awesome memories. I’m too tired to really write about it now, so I’ll save it for later.