Well... it seems to be all I can do to fill the orders for invitations and stationery, create new art for designs, order paper and envelopes, keep up with all the consignment vendors and products... whewwww.
But here are a few tidbits of the latest news...
I have changed store hours... I'm now open
Monday - Friday from 10-5 and late Thursdays till 7:00 p.m....
I now take APPOINTMENTS ONLY on Saturdays.
It has given me a much needed break after 2 years of 6 day work weeks.
On my first Saturday off... I headed straight to the Memphis Farmer's Market, which is one of my favorite places to go and is a great source of some of the local artisans whose work is featured in my store.
I am hoping to have some of these cute aprons in the store soon and trying to get this fabulous potter to have her things in Original Ink also.
My Saturdays off have given me opportunities to do some of the things that I love: work in my garden, have lunch with my hubby, bake bread, go to a horse show, have breakfast with my hubby, go fishing, shop for new shoes (only ugly shoes... I am the queen of ugly shoes) read a book, have dinner with my hubby, sit on my patio and enjoy the sunshine, draw plans for a chicken coop, ride my bicycle, take a walk with my hubby.... I do love my husband!
The spring wedding season was a busy time for me and Original Ink had the opportunity to work on some wonderful wedding invitations and paper suites.
Then there was graduation time with lots of fun graduation party invites, thank you notes and graduation gifts.
I was given the opportunity to work with Andrea Harris - who does party consulting for children's parties. (let me know if you need party planning consultation and I will get your her information) She was planning her precious 1 year old son's first birthday. Here are a few images from little Lleyton's Country Carnival themed party.
This spring I also worked with a fun Bride -to-Be who had a Save the Date theme in mind that involved mason jars and fireflys....
This was the result of our creative juices and her labors (she did most of the assembly). The little folded Save the Date had a magnet on the back top third of the little card. The card went in a miniture mason jar with an antique styled lid. We packed the jars in little square brown boxes nested in natural brown shredded packing "grass" and shipped them with a big round ecru shipping label on the outside of the box, printed with the cute little lightning bugs that we named "Larry the Lightning Bug"... so a row of little Larrys separated the return address from the guest's address .... all printed in co-ordinating font and colors.
and of course the bride reported that they were a HUGE hit!
Things have slowed down a bit now and I am working on some summertime party invitations and beach themed weddings.
I will blog again... much sooner than last time I hope!
I want to tell you all about my fun central Tennessee Arts and Ag tour that I went on with my sweet hubby who indulges my irrational infatuation with living as a farmgirl. I will share the cute photos of the goats!
Be creative... be unique... be original