This past weekend, we opened up our newly added shoppe doors for this year’s Sherwood Forest Faire season! It was a rainy opening weekend with a chill in the air, perfect for garbing up and having a great time. We have seven more weekends ahead of us, come out and enjoy the festival!
Sherwood Forest Faire will begin in just a few weeks! We’ll be open weekends from February 8 through March 30.
I’ve been hard at work making a lot of new skirts for Sherwood! On the list is Pintuck Taffeta skirts in black and green; Linen Renaissance Skirts in black, red, green, and natural; and Linen Pixie Skirts in black, natural, red, blue, green, purple, orange, and teal. I’ll even have a few one of a kind Pixie Skirts that are test items. If there’s interest in them, more will be made! I’m also looking to have a few petticoats available this season, but I’m trying not to plan more than I can actually do either. Will there be pictures of any of these before Sherwood begins? Maybe!
I have been so terrible at updating. D: Okay so, in quick review:
New Pintuck Taffeta Skirts! Well, okay, it was only one, it just sold, and I don’t have any more of the fabric. …yet. I’m planning on having several color options of this skirt, but so far the price of the fabric is a little out of my range at the moment. I want them to be as affordable as I can make them, and not have my price set over $200. It might be a couple of months before I have another one made.
Ama-Con 2013! Ama-Con takes place in Amarillo, Texas. For those who have no idea where that is, it’s the largest town in the panhandle of Texas. Yes, there are far more cows surrounding the area than there are people living in the city, but no, there are no cattle drives going on through the town. It definitely isn’t the old west. As for cool events going on within Amarillo, there really isn’t much.
This was Ama-Con’s second year, and it was another great one day event! People do drive in from all around the area, even some from Oklahoma, New Mexico, and I think a few from Kansas attended as well. Kansas is definitely closer to Amarillo than where I live in Austin. I had a lot of items that I haven’t vended with before, mostly of the Pre-Loved variety. I’ll be adding what I have left onto Kitty’s Closet Sale in the next few weeks. I’ll also soon have a page for the glass bottles with the labels I’ve created. They make for great displays for Hallowe’en!
Now what’s next? I’ll be restocking as much of my handmade items as I can, trying to balance item making with my day job. I also have been taking several custom orders, including a wedding dress for a friend! I’m really excited about creating this dress, and I’m also hoping I haven’t gotten myself in over my head with it! We’ll see, and I hope to post progress reports on the dress as I go along. As for the next event I’ll be vending at, Sherwood Celtic Festival will be taking place on September 21 & 22!
Linked at the top of the blog is the new Vending and Events page! Every place you’ll find Faire Treasures wares at will be added to this page. Every event will have a date, location, and a link to the events’ website and/or Facebook page.
On July 21, I’ll be vending at the first Ama-Con! Registration begins on the official Ama-Con website on May 15, and tickets are only $5 per person. Ama-Con will take place in Amarillo, Texas at the Civic Center Heritage Room from 11:00 am until 10:00 pm.
Darwin Prophet, an Austin Steampunk musician, recently fell from a ladder and broke an arm and a leg. With her ability to perform hindered, The Mysterium is putting together an event that should be fun for all while helping Darwin pay her bills! Come shop with local artists while listening to live music to help out this talented lady!