|New hat: merino, alpaca, & silk fibres & pieces. Decor|
So, I am relieved to see modest progress with my new workshop space. Craft in Kerry is no longer part of the Handmade Sessions as the summer was just too slow and the guild did not have the resources to keep going forever. I personally paid out quite a lot of money from my own resources and that could not continue. I took over the place as a studio/teaching space for myself as of September 1st and things seem to be falling into a nice routine. The kid's Dingle Craft Club started yesterday and I had a good start. It will pay the rent and keep me going while I work hard at developing new hats and scarves. I am looking into exporting as sales are just too slow in Ireland.
|Closeup of the texture of merino and silk|
I will be on the food trail of the Dingle Food & Wine Festival with Blúiríní Blasta cafe (located in the Seal Sanctuary in Lispole). The girls make WONDERFUL food, but also sell their homemade jams and are developing other products for sale in their cafe. The are going to be making their homemade jamtastic cakes for the trail and I will be felting. Should be great fun!
So, these developments are good. Yes, I would love to be making actual money instead of breaking even, but sometimes you just have to keep going and hope for the best...
|New fabric collage for my Green & Gold window that|
is going up very SOON. The All Ireland is next Sunday,
so it has to happen soon!