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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Now, this is more like it!

 I finished up last minute things in my studio today and it is about ready for business! Gerry and I cleaned up the yard and put up lights and the wreaths on the house and it is looking quite festive around here! I love this sign. It was a prop for a show I did in Charlotte called Pump Boys and Dinettes. If the show ever comes around where you are, go see it. Such a great musical. My first show as a designer and still my favorite.
 I love my little studio when it is all clean and decorated for the studio tour. You should all come and see it! These little barns want a new home :)
 I  woke up to an email from my friend Deb Harris saying that my barn was in the newspaper, advertising the tour, so the day was off to a great start. Then I had two emails for orders, and one email for an order yesterday. So sitting home on the sofa with my laptop brought me more business in two days than I did all three days at the CDCG. Go figure. Next year I may bloody well stay home all year and sell online! My signs are ready to put out for the tour, just follow the red triangles to number 25.

It was nice to ship out some stars and ornaments today and these are on hold for two lovely ladies that requested that I hold some things for them. See you Saturday girls!
I am going to a documentary film at Fearrington tonight called The Weaverly Path. It's about an 83 year old weaver. The film will be in the Fearrington barn, which I love and about a weaver, which I also love, so I think my day will end as nicely as it started. Now this is more like it. Self Care as my wise friend Shannon put it
peace ya'll
xo
PS: I have added a new shop now tab and a buy button to see how this works. This offer is through propay and all I had to do was paste the html, easy peasy, check it out! If it works, this is my future selling venue, no shows... woo hoo.

12 comments:

angela walford said...

looks like you have it down trace, trade shows are such a challenge...happy studio tour!!

Michèle Hastings said...

Your studio looks so festive and CLEAN!
Congrats on making some money from the comfort of home. I checked out your "shop now tab" and have a couple of thoughts (putting my online buyers hat on)... is shipping included in the cost? Also, you may want to add dimensions of the barns, it will help people make decisions. It's hard to tell size from a photo.
Best of luck!

Dennis Allen said...

Your little studio looks super. If DA (not Dennis Allen some other DA) stops by you can throw her out.Wish I could be there. Maybe sometime in the next year.

cookingwithgas said...

now this is the way to sell.
I love that show..seen it!

Tracey Broome said...

thanks everyone. Yeah, Michele, I just stuck the buy tab up because yesterday I had an email from someone wanting a barn and I thought this would be the easiest way to buy. I want to sit down and work on this better when I have some time! I have been wanting to have the ability to sell from my blog, and this was an easy cut and paste html. Dennis, you are certainly a DA that would not get thrown out, haha! and you aren't a "DA"!!

Cat's Ceramics said...

Hope the selling online goes well for you Tracey! It is much nicer to sell work from the comfort of your home than out in the cold at some awful show! I know this from experience!:)
The picture of your barns with the stars and wreath is so beautiful festive and for me surprisingly spiritual..All the best x

Vicki said...

Your studio pic is just so beautiful. Everything looks perfect - I can feel the warmth and the heart from way over here.
I wish that I could be there.

Wishing you all the very best for the studio tour and... future online selling! :)

Tracey Broome said...

Thank you! Yeah, my studio is really tiny, but very cozy and I too feel it is spiritual in some way. Fingers crossed for a good sale, thanks for the good vibes
X

Susan Wells said...

Weeeeeeeee! This post made me happy as soon as I opened it! Love the pic of your studio. So inviting and spirit filled. Ok that sounds corny but its true! Looks like you are off to a great start for the weekend! Yay. Suddenly CDC is in the compost pile making delicious dirt.

I saw the Waverley Path- I know the filmmaker, beautiful woman beautiful weavings.

Lori Buff said...

Everything looks great! Good luck on the tour and with the new shop now button. I hope that all works really well for you.

Tracey Broome said...

Hey Susan, not corny at all, it really does feel like a sacred space to me!
Lori, thanks, I'm feeling good about the tour, appreciate the good thoughts xo

smartcat said...

You are ready to rock and roll! Good luck with sales! I hope you will keep us updated on the 'buy now'.
Someday I will come and do my own tour!