What’s been happening over at Team Liddle’s house? We finally painted the trim in our dining room! I went to Ikea! We still haven’t made our paver patio! This homeownership is hard stuff. The list of to-dos gets longer and longer and I want to do them less and less.
I went to a friend’s house the other day and she was like “oh, this is such a work in progress, but we’re getting there.” I wanted to shoot her, as she had spotless rugs, hung artwork, shelves in every room, toys put away. My house is a mess at all times, it seems like. My inlaws gave us a new rug for our dining room, an indoor/outdoor one that I thought would be a cinch to clean. Alas, blueberries and avocados smooshed in do not come out of anything, I guess. Toys do not put themselves away. Dog hair does not stay on the dog, it ends up on every surface of my house. And I have brackets and shelves lounging up against the wall, not actually hung on the wall.
But we’ll get there. I think.
In other news, I sadly did not get into Art Vs Craft this year. I was pretty upset, cried a little on Brendan’s shoulder. But I was not totally shocked, as they moved venues this year and were letting in 25-30 less vendors. The silver lining is it kicked me in the ass to get going with this whole business thing! I sat down and found some more shows to apply to. I contacted some local places to see if they’d be interested in selling my stuff there. I had to really think what I wanted to do. This whole year I’ve had a show on the horizon, something to work toward. And then suddenly…nothing. Which is how it used to be, I just slowly made things for the etsy shop and left it at that. But now I see how fun shows are, I want to do more! I want to have a reason to get stuff done, not just my sporadic etsy sales.
So, I applied for a show in Madison. I am going to apply for Hovercraft here in Milwaukee, which I should get into. It’s the first of December, so lots of holiday shoppers! I talked to a lady at a high end kid’s store and we’re meeting to discuss a wholesale order. And there’s a little vintage shop in a cool neighborhood that is also interested in selling bibs. I’m makin’ it happen!