It's a whirlwind over here. Way too much to do in any single day. The mail orders are coming in steadily. I've got several huge corporate orders and a big wholesale order going out this week too. And then there are shows too.
With the snow and bad weather last week, I wasn't able to drive up to Bellingham to restock the Allied Arts show. I'm worried that it looks picked over. Since they are closed on Monday and Tuesday, I'm headed up Thursday morning first thing, and working my shift there during the morning. I've got some new stock with me. But I have no idea what I'm missing, so I am keeping my fingers crossed that it will fill in most of the holes. My next trip back there is Wednesday, Dec 8 when they open. So just a note to anyone in Bellingham looking for something specific, or a bigger order, call me quick today and I'll stash it away under the table for you. I can do this all month too - so if you want me to set aside a special order for you, just holler.
What's new this week in shows is the Warm Beach "Lights of Christmas" and Phinney Ridge Winter Fest.
Warm BeachCamp has a gigantic light display with fresh hot donuts, carolers, gift shops and the works set up all month. It opens tomorrow.
Dates: Thurs thru Sun Dec 2-5, 9-12, Thurs thru Christmas Eve 16-23, Sun - Wed 26-29
Hours: are 5pm to 10pm. There is an admission charge and you can buy tickets online from the site. Check there for more info on everything, including driving directions.
Address: Warm Beach Camp, 20800 Marine Dr., Stanwood
I set that up yesterday and it is really starting to look good. I can't wait to go back myself and see it all lit up.
Next up, Winter Fest on the weekend.
Dates: Sat and Sun, Dec 4 - 5
Hours: 10am - 5pm both days
Address: Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle
If you are looking for unique and handmade gifts for the holidays, this is the place to go. There are so many wonderful artists here - I just love this show. There is an admission fee - $2 for PNA members and $4 for the general public. There are treats, fresh wreaths, entertainment too. So looking forward to this. Oh, I'm back in my old spot in the Blue Building, lower level, red room. Same spot I've had for years, with the exception of last year when I got scooted across the hall.
Next week is a just one small show over at Group Health in Bellevue (Dec 10), but I'll be back at Group Health in my little shop space the following week (Dec 15-17). And both Allied Arts in Bellingham and Warm Beach are ongoing through the month. There's where you'll find me . . . probably with that scary panicked look in my eyes.