Going Retail

I'm chipping away at my 10 things to do in 2010, and this week I got to cross off goal #6: market my work to a gallery or shop.

After a few meetings with the museum's gift shop manager, I created some children's art/tool aprons to sell in the gift shop!

Each apron is made from upcycled pants and dress shirts, scrap fabrics, and vintage bias tape and ric rac.

Aren't they cute with my big labels and sign? It's great to see my marketing coming together - I'm learning so much about how a unified, clean presentation is a big piece of creating a brand and having success.

I'm so grateful for the opportunity to explore retail and consignment at a shop that I have a personal relationship with. Now that I have a clearer idea of the process, I have much more confidence in getting ready to approach other shops in Providence!

Come on over to the children's museum and check them out!

Carole Ann


  1. Perfect fit! I can't wait to take a peek at them on the shelves tomorrow :)

  2. I didn't even know this was happening - what a great idea! The aprons are fabulous, and a wonderful addition to all of the art supplies in the shop. Good thinking!

  3. You should have one on display with stuff in it also from the gift shop!! I love all the pockets and cuteness :)

  4. i <3 reading your blog :) things are starting to settle down for me...can i come craft with you soon?

  5. Thanks for the support, all!
    Great idea, Merideth - I'll see what I can do.
    And Erica - YES, of course! Let's make a plan!


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