Ice Dying… How did it go?


HOW DID IT GO? It Went Like This: *singing* “Some people you know they say they can’t believe, Jamaica we got a bobsled team!”

Ahem. Okay- so THE ICE DYING… how’d it all shake out? Y’all will remember since the summer I’ve been doing batch after batch of ice dying to have ready to sell at our neighborhood craft fair. I talked about it here and here and here and here and (my god I wrote a lot about this) here .

The craft fair was last weekend and it was, on the scarves, a ROUSING success.


The scarves… 4 to 6 in each color batch


I love that painting… it looks like I have a creativity thought bubble every time I brush my teeth. Here is what the pashminas look like on- this is the one I kept.

I ended up making just under $200 on the scarves, and they went like hotcakes, I think, in part because I priced them to move: $12ea or 2 for $20. I also modeled one all night long, but I’m less sure that contributed to the sales… I was in the pashmina above and shorts, after all. A look right out of the Vogue lookbook it ain’t. I actually have 4 more scarves on order to do another batch for Christmas gifts… because the ones I made for this event are ALL gone!

The girls also did a rousing sale in ornaments, and cleared $65 and $66 ea.

And it being a sip and shop (wine and craft fair) there was lots of tipsy trading at the end of the show amongst the adult vendors so we now have other ornaments and purses and hats… as well as a deer skull adorned with rhinestone brooches which is INSANITY but a small part of me loves. My folks took the toddler home, who was driving me to distraction trying to manage a show and a candied up toddler… and my husband was there to hang out. The older girls were good about managing the table and hanging out.

4 thoughts on “Ice Dying… How did it go?

  1. The scarves look beautiful – they turned out so well, and they make such a stunning display, all lined up together.

    Also, I NEED to see the rhinestone deer skull.

    And I think you are brave for talking so openly about the alcoholism issue in your family, and your fears. For what it’s worth, I think many people have “accidentally” had too much to drink on occasion. I definitely have. Man, everything I write sounds like I am minimizing your feelings or ignoring your very reasonable concerns, so I will just say: I wish I could wipe away your shame or at least give you a reassuring hug. I hope you feel better about this incident soon.

    1. Aw thanks dude, I appreciate that. I think, more than the fear that this one event poses a risk of alcoholism, is the ever overhanging fear of it just generalized in my life- which means I perpetually overanalyze drinking… compounded by an EXTREME level of perfectionism that just never seems to give me a break for mistakes. Honestly, writing about it DID help. The best thing for curing perfectionism is admitting to mistakes and fear… so this was definitely helpful for that, if it makes any sense? Admitting I’m fallible to others is a step in admitting it and accepting it in myself I guess.

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