Ash again. So far, the October/Halloween season seems to be doing us well. We've sold 5 masks in the last 3 weeks or so, and expect more soon. I'm half wondering if the whole 5 week custom mask thing is going to hurt our sales in the end, so some Etsy descriptions might have to be rewritten. Especially since we've been getting faster ;)
Yesterday, Aurelius came back into town and we had a group mask day for the first time in a few months. He designed an AWESOME logo! So we ordered new business cards, came up with a fantastic care sheet to include with shipped masks, and updated our banner/icon on Etsy. Things are coming together!
Vending wise, it looks like a lot of art fairs are happening in the area soon. However, what the junk, vending canopies (10x10 pop ups) sell for close to $300?! Whyyy. I found one used on craigslist but it sold before we could even take a look. And it was $65 and greeen! Sighz. If anyone is following this and has a canopy they want to sell TELL MEEEE. Us. Somehow. We're poor mask makers, haha.
Oh wait, ebay!
Okay hope is not lost.
In any case, we're taking things up a notch. Initially, FaerieWorlds 2011 was going to be our big vending adventure (haha that sounds cool, vending adventure... *dork*), but the more interest seems to be spiking, the more we want to get out there and vend as much as possible.
Next we just have to figure out how to get in touch with these local art shows, get a pop up table, and kick this business into overdrive.
...I'm not funny.