RCF LA Show Recap and Link Love

It's no secret that I love Renegade Craft Fair. I participate in 2 to 5 per year, and honestly, I wish it was my everyday job. I get so energized being around other vendors and my customers - my day to day is pretty solitary in my home office. 2017 was not great for me and the enthusiasm of being at the shows surrounded by other artists, creatives and enthusiastic visitors got me out of a major funk.

And this show was no different! Below you'll find a selection of all the things I loved and bought. Sometimes I wonder why I do these shows because I end up spending all the money I make on all the other amazing things there. Treat yourself!

Image from Blonde Peacock

Image from Blonde Peacock

Blonde Peacock

I bought two of these jumpers and let me tell you, they look amazing and are ridiculously comfortable. Jumpsuits are my summer uniform and these are cute and affordable. I bought the feather print in navy blue and the mandala print in black. I'm probably going to order one in the dusty rose color, so pretty!

Image from sheisme

Image from sheisme

sheisme

These ladies were my booth mates and I'm so glad I was paired with them. They were so sweet and kind and SO TALENTED. I don't even wear earrings often and I had to splurge when I saw these. They are so quirky yet elegant and the witchiness definitely speaks to me. I feel powerful and gorgeous when I wear these. My friends who came by bought a bunch of jewelry from this vendor. Check them out, they have perfect accessories for summer.

Rather Keen

Rather Keen

Rather Keen

Pins! I love pins and Rather Keen has lots of bookish options. The artist is also super nice and we had a fun conversation. Check out his shop, he also does book covers.

I feel pretty cool for the summer thanks to these vendors. You can catch me next at Crafty Wonderland in Portland, RCF Seattle and Portland (if I get in), Urban Craft Uprising Summer, and Seattle Gift Show. I'll update as more shows come up. For the summer I will be sticking to the West Coast but I'll try to make the East Coast when the holidays come around.

Labor Day Sample Sale & Other News

It occurred to me that some people might want to try my perfumes but find the cost of trying before buying cumbersome. So I give you the $1 sample sale. Since it's Labor Day, and as we all know the entire point of Labor Day is to have sales (/sarcasm), I figured it was a good time to try this out. If successful I'll do more of these sample sales in the future.

I've been lazy and promise to do a full write up of all my California shows (spoiler: Unique USA is amazing and if it's in your city you need to do yourself a friggin' service and go). But East Coast, it is now your turn! I will be doing my first East Coast show in Brooklyn, New York on September 13 & 14 as part of Renegade Craft Fair. I'd love to meet you!

Lets see what else? My label printer broke so I have returned to the old days where I have to manually cut out and tape shipping labels which is a huge pain. Hopefully Dymo gets their act together and responds to my request for repair. I've also been working hard on some new perfumes and hope to get those out in time for the holidays. I guess that's it on the business front, summer is a more easy-going time of year. Hope it was wonderful for all of you!

 

Off to LA!

I'm off to LA tomorrow to participate in my first Renegade Craft Fair! I'm pretty nervous as it's the largest I've participated in... and I'm following it up with the same show in San Francisco the week after because I'm crazy.

It's been a joy making perfumes for you and talking to you on here, Facebook, and via email. I hope you have an amazing holiday... and maybe I'll see some of you over the next two weeks?!

Later.

Renegade Los Angeles - Dec. 14 & 15; Booth 148 Renegade San Francisco - Dec. 21 & 22; Booth 241

Holiday Schedule!

This holiday season I am participating in three craft fairs, two of which are out of state. That said, this year I'll be closing up shop while I am away. If you are interested in perfumed Christmas shopping, please note the dates below. If you are an international customer try to get your order in by mid-November to ensure your parcel gets to you on time.

Shop Closures:

November 27 - December 1

December 11- January 5

 

Find me in person:

November 28/29 - EtsyRain Handmade Holiday Show Seattle

December 14/15 - Renegade Craft Winter Market Los Angeles

December 21/22 - Renegade Craft Winter Market San Francisco

If you experience package loss or damage, please let me know no later than December 10 so I can get a replacement to you in time for Christmas! After that date I will be unable to send you a new package until I return in January, sorry in advance for the inconvenience.

Thank you all for being such amazing customers! I hope you have a great holiday season, whatever you celebrate!