Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Getting Ready...

CHA here we come! We're getting ready to head out to California next week to the biggest trade show of the year. This is where we choose our product lines for the next several months. There are so many choices (and you thought we had a lot in the store) it can be overwhelming. Erin and I have been checking out a lot of sneak peeks online and have already made many choices. But I want to hear if there's something you'd really love to see in our store. So far, I'm really in love with Cosmo Cricket's new releases (already posted on their blog) and the new travel line from Little Yellow Bicycle. The hard part after ordering is the long wait until we get them; sometimes months (or even a year as we've seen occasionally in the past). We will be taking a class from Tim Holtz and will be sure to pass on what we learn. It's always so much fun (and a lot of work) going to the shows, but the benefits carry over to our customers. You can be assured you'll have a fresh, fun selection of goodies to choose from, backed by hands-on product knowledge. Be sure to check the blog while we're gone for news & updates on the road!

6 comments:

Staci Compher said...

ewww...CHA!! I'm so jealous...why can't they have CHA in Detroit?? Can't wait to see pics and updates while you guys are over there..Bring us home lots of goodies!!!!!

Hailey said...

The Transatlantique Line from Graphic 45....but since I am going maybe I can twist your arm :)

http://paperpiecing.typepad.com/paperpassion/2009/01/3-new-lines-from-graphic-45-sneeks-.html

Michelle said...

can't wait to see what you guys buy for the store!!!

Sarah said...

I'd love to see anything and everything =) But in particular Pink Paislee and Love Elsie. Have fun!!

jan said...

Love October Afternoon...
Hometown
County Fair
Daydream
Detours
take a peek...and any new 7 gypsies ?
Have a great time...enjoy the weather...
jan

Chris Nicholson said...

We'll definitely be checking out everything, including 7Gypsies (already done), Oct Afternoon, and Pink Paislee (Graphic 45 is on its way too). I think Love, Elsie is done. She hasn't been there the last couple shows.