Tuesday, July 14, 2015

KANG Prep is underway!

I am doing all those last minute things that I need to do to get all prepped for the Kang Houston Fiber Fest this weekend.  I have about 40 more skeins to dye and errands to run in hopes to changing the booth around a bit.  I was not able to make any new bags for this show, I haven't found the time management skills needed to be able to sit at my sewing machine in several months.  I think the last time I did any sewing was for the Yellow Rose Fiber Fest, so bags are looking kind of sparse, but there are some cool fabrics left to buy.

I plan on finding the time to sew again so that I can have some cool designs/fabrics available at the DFW Yarn Crawl.  This year I will be set up in the JenningStreet Yarns shop on the south side of Fort Worth.   I am gonna try to have one dedicated day a week for all things Brazen, and that way each week I will set goals and keep creating for the shop so that I don't find myself having to dye 100 skeins of yarn in a week!  And then also fall short on the bag side.  So, If I dye 8-16 skeins a week, and make 4-8 bags a week, thats up to 64 skeins dyed and 32 bags sewn per month on the outside of my goal.  This way, I'll always have a good show stock on hand with out having to run around the last few days before a show.

Plans for this show for me to just be in person there on the Friday of this show, due to work and family obligations, I can only be there one day.  But never fear, all the pretties stay for the entire show.  I hope to see some familiar faces and meet lots of new ones!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

The Amazing Disappearing Stacey

Hi, gang.  I have gone and disappeared again for a while.  2015 has been an uphill battle from the beginning for me, so I apologize to you, my one loyal reader, that I went off the deep end again.

I now have a full time job, luckily I am able to work from home, but it has been a huge adjustment and study in how to mange time.

I have made a decision regarding my business for now.  Brazen Stitchery as a dyer and bag maker will be available only at shows, via special order, and in person at InSkein Yarns in San Antonio and JenningStreet Yarns in Fort Worth.  I just do not have the time to maintain a healthy online store at this season in my life.  If there's something you want to special order, let me know and I will set up the dye pots just for you.