Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Winter Market

December came and went quickly! My days were scheduled down to the minute, printing, sewing and filling orders with hardly time for anything else. I finished my big order for Crabtree and Evelyn a day ahead of schedule and relished the feeling of a few days off for Christmas. I want to send a huge THANK YOU to everyone who supported Willywaw this past year. My first full year in business was super and I was able to accomplish all that I set out to do. I learned a lot, was encouraged by my now loyal customers and have big plans for the coming year.

The Coastal Growers Market moved inside to the LaFayette Mill in Wickford for it's first winter season and I jumped on board, committing to every weekend until March 13th. I have a great corner stall and a full assortment of hand crafted goods. My t-shirts remain the most popular and herb sachets, tea towels and new pillow designs have been favorites as well. If you are in Rhode Island be sure to stop by. The market is filled with local growers, produce, artisans and goods.

January looks like a month of planning and learning Quickbooks with my new accountant, working on a strategy for the year and finding an affordable, large studio space to function in. I've started working on sketches and ideas for the Spring collection and continue to add goods to my Etsy site.