Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Future Is Bright

I thought that was an appropriate title, given what my post is about, today.  I've been contacted by a product rep who is interested in...

Yep.  You guessed it, the infamous "Rulasaurus."  I'm experimenting with some different base styles as part of an exclusive line for her to bring to exhibitions around the country.  Pretty cool. 

In the mean time, I've been working on a centerpiece for a holiday party, if you can believe that.  I was approached by a company to do an "industrial metals" theme and we came up with an art deco styled illuminated tower, much like you'd see in an old Superman comic. Here's a little teaser...just the top.

  And, it's going to move!  How 'bout them apples?  


Friday, August 3, 2012

Post Renegade

It seems as if every move we made during the last 6 weeks was geared toward the Renegade Craft Fair.

  We had a great time, met a lot of people and set up some pretty substantial future business.

So, we're excited about that.  And, since life in the village was kind of slow this week, we spent our time catching up on our online sales shipments.  The rhythm is working.  It's a bit tiring, but that's what happens when one tries to expand a business.  It'll probably be this way until we climb high enough up the food chain to actually hire people full time.  We're not quite there, but we're warming up to it.

One thing we really need to do is get our couch moved out.  We're expanding what up until now has been our gallery space into a book section.  A lot of people here in the village complain about the lack of book stores to satiate the need for some accompaniment to that cup of coffee.

Along with that, the website now has an expanded e-commerce section and better visuals that clearly show what we've got going on here at the store.