Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Going Bricks and Mortar!

Our town appears, at first glance, like a sleepy little New Jersey suburb but it also harbors a good deal of bustling creativity. To harness some of that creative goodness a local metalsmith has opened up a main street shop aimed at selling local, handmade goods. She also teaches silversmithing classes and plans on expanding what she can offer in the future. The shop is called Highland Spark and while it has very limited hours, right now, it is an exciting development for many reasons.

I took a big huge leap last week when I dropped off 20 of my very own creations for sale in her shop. I focused mostly on baby bibs (more on an evolving pattern for them later) but also threw in a few bags and pouches. I'm planning on sewing more for her shop (and possibly some others) to see where this venture leads. Wish me luck!



5 comments:

Drea said...

Good luck! Something Martha Stewart is going to be carrying your bags. (I meant that like "you will be more successful than her and she will bag your groceries" but now I prefer the concept that she will discover your bags and how cute they are and decide to carry them.)

Either way... good luck!

Erin Jane said...

Wow! That's great! Congratulations!! All your creations are so cute...I have a feeling this is just the beginning :)

Jill said...

Good luck! That is a dream! :) Your bag is just perfect. I love both the fabric choice and the style.

mama-pan | mary frances said...

congratulations, M! I am so excited for you--what a leap. I can speak from experience that your bibs are the very finest!

Little C and Little J said...

Thanks friends! Encouragement is like cold hard cash to me these days. It means so much to hear nice things.