Well Its almost he end of January and I am so ready for it to be Spring Time Me and Winter are not close friends. Even if I do live in the Desert it gets Chilly here in the Valley of the Sun. Well sales this month have been to say the nice thing is well Crap !!!
I don't usually say the nice thing when it comes to my money and OR LACK OF IT.
I can understand being only a month away from Christmas, I know I'm strapped for cash so Its expected. Im hoping things pick up cause if not This mommas getting a J.O.B
Whats coming up for Julicia's Creations?? Well this next weekend Sat Feb 4th I will be at Artwerks Lateral in Glendale,AZ for the First Saturday Artwalk. Its a Great Organization that is trying to help local Artist be seen and heard. They Provide us artist Free space to set up our wares and do demonstrations of our medium so People can see how we do our stuff. They have every medium there from Watercolor,acrylic,Oil painters also Wood working artist turning wood there also a Ceramic artist that throws on a wheel, Glass artist, Photographers, Found object artist, Fiber Artists
Also there are lots of Jewelery Artist in all styles from Beaded, chainmaile, polymer, and Me with Leather
It has been a Great Thing for me to be part of this organization and I Am Very Blessed to have been includes this great group of folks, especially in these time to have an opportunity to set up your wares for folks to admire and purchase for no Fee is WONDERFUL! especially to starving artist out there. ( I'm not Starving Hubby has a Full time Job Thank God) To see more about his great Organization please hit on this link and you can see what I'm talking about.http://artwerkslateral58.com/
I'm also looking into other local events but as with everything its the Money thing that hurts. I am just to strapped for cash to do the Bigger Craft shows and SCARED to try (let's be honest) Its a hard thing to pay 200+ for a chance at selling you stuff and then have No sales UGGHH!!! Its disappointing when I just PAY 20-50$ for a spot and Barely make that amount so to pay more is just Not Smart right Now for me and My Family.
But I have invested in a New Sewing Machine (well not new its an Oldie but goodie from the 1950's)A Singer 201-2 I did this so I could do more products in my Leather work and be quicker about it. Hand sewing Leather is Hard work and very time consuming and Folks wont pay for my pain and time to do it especially when In the States you can buy a Leather wallet,cover,belt for such little money because of all the importing from china.
If folks would just shift how they shop we could save this country from be Financially Bankrupted. It is a hard thing to do especially when folks are trying to stretch their own dollar. It has to start at the top and I don't see that happening in my Lifetime.
ANYWAY back to my sewing machine I'm am so giddy about it, as you know or don't my first skill is as a Designer/Seamstress so I'm looking forward to trying it out in all my works. I CANT WAIT!!!
Also coming up My Prices In my Etsy & Zibbet shops are going up next week due to the prices going up in my Supplies. I do plan on having a Sale next week to celebrate Valentines So Keep an Eye out for it
Well I hope all have a Wonderful Day and