Hello everyone! Its been a while since I posted, I know. Let’s catch up, then talk about The June List! I hope everyone had a great spring. I did, and my shop at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire did as well. The best part? Seeing so many returning patrons from seasons past and from online interactions here too. Seriously, faire is my happy place. I also met some wonderful new patrons, made new friends and can’t wait to do it again next season.
So, you may have heard about the June List for special orders at Faire Ladies, Faire Lords shop this season. Every year it seems I’ve got more special orders incoming. I can’t help it, I really enjoy the work and knowing that my customers are getting something they want specifically makes me happy. What I’m doing is corralling all the work into a set block of time to keep me from derailing my studio production schedule. And, one of those blocks of time is the June List. There is also a December list, but that’s another whole blog post. 🙂
Another bit of news is that I’m working this summer with apprentices! I finally figured out how to use social media to recruit apprentice helpers that are super motivated about learning design skills and how to run a studio. These eager young folks are helping with cutting, stitching, and basic work duties to build their skills AND give me a helping hand fulfilling the orders on the June List. Win win. Be still my heart! I am being cautiously optimistic.
Last bit of news, if you’ve placed an order with me since end of March 2023 and it was a backorder or special order item – I’ve got you! We are cutting, we are sewing, we are making all the things. You probably already know who you are, but feel free to contact me to clarify info if you need it. I’m always happy to hear from you.
Its the beginning of my ‘summer break’ aka inventory build for Northern Faire coming in September. I am lurking here at home with my smoking hot husband, fuzzy doggo and the floofcat. Weekends I tend to my garden and hope for warmer weather. You can find me here via email, on Facebook, and more blog posts too.