I made zipper pulls as a thanks for coming gift, and gave away pocket mirrors as a thanks for purchasing gift. (ChristineRenee's Etsy shop is full of great stuff like that.) And for fall hostesses, I have a really sweet thank you gift that includes a zippy pouch, a mirror, lotion, and lip balm--all Etsy artists--as well as a coupon for 10% of their party total off their purchase. (Ivaart makes the lip balm, and StinkyDs makes the lotion--both are phenomenal!)
One thing I was extremely pleased about was the number of already-made items I was able to sell. I love custom work--I always learn something new when I do it--but I am really kind of running out of time to make stuff this summer! Not complaining--just stating the facts! It was also really reassuring to see some of my creations find homes. It made me think that maybe my taste in fabrics is not as strange as I was starting to think it must be! Yippee!
Speaking of running low on time: today is the first day of my MFA Summer Residency at Ashland University. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for 2 weeks. It's sort of like a vacation... sort of! It'll be challenging because I am not in the school mindset yet! But it will also be really good to get into that mindset once again.