Last week we did a major re-org in the shop. As in re-merchandising. We move things around all the time, but sometimes you need to take all of the samples down, and start from scratch. So we spent several mornings rearranging sweaters, hats, scarves, etc. And now it's done. Phew!
We have so many great hat samples, but I always felt they were really hard to see, especially after people come in and move them, stack them, re-stack them and move them again. So I made a little trip to the hardward store, and found that we could be more creative with how we display our hats. This is only a small portion of them, but it gave us a lot of free counter space and they are so much easier to see.
Our mannequin in the front hallway is not the easiest person to dress. It takes a very patient person to undress/dress her. And it takes more time than you'd think, because her limbs are either difficult to remove, or pop off at the most inconvenient times. (Once a kid was playing with her hand and it fell off. He must have been worried he'd get in trouble because he hid the hand in a bag that was on display in the front room. Imagine the surprise of the customer who picked up that bag a few days later, opened it up and found... a hand inside! It was funny!)
Anyway, driving into work one day last week, I decided that the mannequin is going to be changed more often... as in every Monday. So Mondays are now Manic-in Mondays and I'm sure if we hum the catchy Bangles song as we dress her, it will make it easier all around!
Today, she's wearing the One Cable Vest in Blue Sky Worsted. This is my sweater - I loved knitting it and I love wearing it! I made it a couple of years ago, but it is still such a popular pattern. She's got a gorgeous shawl draped over her shoulders (yarn: Schaefer Anne in Jewels; pattern: Jojoland Twin Leaf Shawl) and is carrying the brand new, reversible Offhand Designs Daisy Bag in Versailles. Stylin'!
Now she just needs a name. Ideas?