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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Ready, Set, Shop!

I'm super excited for my upcoming craft shows.  To date I have booked the three southern California Patchwork Indie Arts and Crafts Festivals.  I LOVE me some Patchwork.  Nicole and Delilah put on one heck of a show and I'm thrilled to be joining them 3 times this season!

Please swing by one of the Patchwork shows to say "Hello" to Lucky Zelda and meet super talented folks that are all local artists hand making their own wares.  You won't be disappointed!

All shows are on Sundays, rain or shine, 11am-5pm & free to attend.

CULVER CITY:  11/4, 8711 Washington
LONG BEACH:  11/11,  Bayshore & Appian Way
SANTA ANA:  11/25, Sycamore & 2nd Street

For those of you in the Bay Area swing by Patchwork's maiden voyage in your neighborhood!
OAKLAND:  11/18, Jack London Square, 98 Broadway

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A Milestone, Of Sorts


Several years ago, not long after I opened my Lucky Zelda shop, a dear friend had some lovely, light blue satin ribbon custom printed with "A Lucky Zelda Original". (She also happened to be the recipient of the first Lucky Zelda purse I ever made, before Lucky Zelda even existed.) I LOVED those labels. I used them. All. Every single one. I stitched them into each of my pieces that ended up being shipped all over everywhere. Once those ribbon labels were gone I decided to get even more officially official and had iron-on custom labels printed to match my Etsy shop's banner & my business cards. I've got quite the little brand going!

After doing some research I chose a company in southern California (shop local, people!) to print my labels. Minimum order: 1,000. What?!?!?! Well, okay, if that's the minimum. They arrived shortly. My bright blue Lucky Zelda labels in two packs of 500. It looked to be an endless supply. Last week...I opened the second pack. I have officially made more than 500 items since receiving my "endless supply" and now have just under half left.

I love milestones, even silly ones. To me they serve as a point to stop & look from where I've come, what I've walked through, who has been with me all the while. They are also a nice pause to ponder what lies ahead; for me & for Lucky Zelda.