If we didn’t have an annual studio open house I would probably never get my windows washed. The cleaner version of my work space only lasts a short time. But for one weekend a year, Bill and I return to our retail roots.
We enjoy visiting with friend and hearing their questions and comments about our work. They give us lots of good ideas! This year, we extended our hours to include Friday afternoon as well as Saturday. It helped spread out the traffic and I think made it easier for us to talk with just about everyone who came.
On Sunday, everything came down to make room for processing the willow harvest, which started Monday. The leaves are down and the window for good weather will close soon. So photographing products to post in my Etsy shop is on hold for a few days.
But as quickly as I can I will get more plant-dyed yarns and ecoprint scarves posted. Last year, my holiday sales season was cut short because of a family emergency. This year, I really need to make up for that.