|This week's 25 Coasters and tags|
I have taken all of my inventory from my Etsy shop to a local B&M co-op shop, Cabin 13, at Pioneer Park (Alaska Land to us Sourdoughs). The cabin contains all handmade items made here in Fairbanks by local artists. The artists staff the shop on a volunteer basis. Kinda like a Farmer's Market...you don't get paid for your time directly, only when something sells.
So, last week, I made them all in coffee fabrics. They are so cute! I like to use the heat resistant batting that is used in potholders for the coffee cozy. Not everyone does, but sometime you get a really hot cup of coffee and need something stronger than just cotton. So, this makes me feel like it is actually functional, not just pretty.
|Alaskan Coffee Cozies|
The Cabin 13 shop is a tourist attraction. Thus, I'm using all "Alaskan" fabrics to lure them in. I have moose, sled dogs, northern lights, Forget-Me-Not, Iris, and Loons. I'm hoping these sell well. But, who knows?
I've also made a few knitting needle cases with Alaska embroidered on the outside. I think it looks classy and will be a good seller. I hope. :) Regardless of the embroidery, I think they are fabulous fabrics!
All in all, things are good. I'm enjoying summer and working on new projects. I hope all is well with you. Carpe Diem!