Waking Up To Knitwear

I knit because it relaxes me and it allows me to create.

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It’s Our Anniversary!

Today is a great day! French Soul Knittery turns 1 year old today. I’m so happy and I’m still at awe that I started this business one year ago today. This time last year, I was just working with a dream and a prayer and now I have been able to sell across the United States and internationally. I had the amazing opportunity to be on local television talking about my business and I have had the opportunity to teach children the wonderful art of knitting.

It still amazes me.

I want to thank you. The supporters, the customers, even the people that would look at my product at a craft fair and say “I can make that” and walk away (yes, that has happened.)

I want to thank you for your continued support, your business and your admiration.  I also want to thank those for their criticism for it made me stronger in this competitive world.

I’m having a blast today and everyday. I get to share my love of handmade creations with you.

So thank you and I hope you would consider me and French Soul Knittery as an option for holiday gifts this year.

French Soul Knittery last year:

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French Soul Knittery this year:

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Sharing The Knits

Hey everyone,

I just want to thank you for your continued support and admiration for my brand. If you are looking to give your loved one a unique holiday gift, look at French Soul Knittery.

Also, venture over to the website or our Etsy shop and get free shipping with orders of $20 or more with coupon code FREESHIP2014!

I wanted to show you all a few new items. Can we say warm earwarmers?  They are lovely. Take a look.

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Do you like? Which one is your favorite? 

Comment below!

My Time As A Vendor at Artists and Fleas in Brooklyn NY

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I had the pleasure of vending at my very first show at Artists and Fleas in Brooklyn NY.  It has been a learning experience – to say the least.

I had so much fun, I got to make friends with other vendors and I had the opportunity to learn what customers like and dislike.

All in all – I didn’t sell one thing. Instead of running home with my tail between my legs, I have decided to learn from the day and make the next time I vend even better.

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I have learned that I need more items in my area. My booth consisted of a 6 foot table but I had more space around me that I could have utilized. 

I need to make more items. I had hats and earwarmers but I needed scarves, a lot of scarves. It was pretty chilly and I could have sold items if I had a range of scarves for customers to choose from.  I didn’t make a lot of scarves because this was my first market and I didn’t want to have too much inventory and no sales. That may have been my mistake.

I need to learn the art of selling. This was my first show and I had no idea what I was getting into. I have to learn the art of selling so my next market can be successful. 

I had a great time and I can cross this off my “30 before 30” list. 

Here’s to an awesome show next time!

-Ashley