It's been a couple years since I even submitted a journal entry, so here we go. I've had my coffee this morning, though I'm not sure it has kicked in yet.
This coming weekend is the opening of Sherwood Forest Faire's eighth season. I've been desperately making stock for the past two months to have enough for what I hope is the best sales season yet. New colors of Rogue Capes, new colors of pintuck taffeta Renaissance Skirts in limited runs, new Ladies Chemises, and a huge batch of Pirate Hair Jewels in the works. My hand is bruised from using my wire cutters on fifty strands of PHJs yesterday, and I really wish I had padded gloves to help me out today. My goal is one hundred strands new stock in total. I have a few leftover from last year's August batch, which should bring me up to around 130 strands available for faire.
On my list of things that I wanted to get made but didn't:
Velveteen Mini Cloaks
Short Capes in wool, brocade, and linen
Men's Pirate Vests
Fleece Long Cloaks
I'll try to upload some of the pictures I've been posting to Instagram lately onto here, to show some of the signage we made using a laser cnc machine. That thing is amazing, and saves me so much time from having to woodburn 30-ish signs by hand. Though I plan to take my camera with me out to Sherwood, I have no idea if I'll be up for or if I'll have the time to go around and take some pictures. Here's hoping! I'll cut off here, still so much to do.