Monday, August 12, 2013

Meet me at Hester Street this Sat and next!

Yes, it is the time of the year. Late summer is always my favorite craft market time. It gives me an excuse to hang out in the sun all day and meet with interesting fellow crafters and favorite customers. So come say hi to me at Hester Street. This August, they have changed their hours to noon-10pm, with live DJ and a lot more cool events for summer nights. I'll be there from noon to 9pm only ;)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Meet me at Hester Street Fair this Sat~!

Come meet me at Hester Street Fair this Sat! I love this little corner of heaven downtown Manhattan. Quality handmade goods, delicious food and a little court yard of grassland with shades from trees to sit under. It is a nice little hidden corner away from the bustling shopping area filled with tourists. So come say hi. I'll be there ;)

June 22, 2013 10am-6pm 
Corner of Hester and Essex
F J M Z to Delancey
F to East Broadway

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Where am I???

It has been a whirlwind this year and now we are in the middle of May. I apologize for not coming here and provide update for my readers for so long. I promise I will do a much better job moving forward!

2013 has proven to be a year of confusion for me so far. Most of you are aware that I have 2 jewelry brands on Etsy. And since last year I have been spending a little more time at my other shop, giving Bunnies Can Dream a slower pace of development and trying to nurture both to be a sustainable business in its own way.

At some point late last year, I realize that it is very difficult to manage both so I have decided originally that I will focus on the other shop this year. But I am at a cross road. As most small business owners, I know I need to work with what I have and there are some hard sacrifices I need to make. What I have envisioned last year as to how I could manage and grow my two jewelry babies are now faced with the challenge of money and time. And I have to reconstruct my plan to make things work. I have to say I am not sure where to go and how to approach everything. What I have learned in the past 2 years are valuable lessons and I am blessed to meet a lot of helpful people and some good friends along the way. But it has not really prepared me well enough for this year so far I have to say...

Well, it will not stop me from trying I can tell you! There is a lot on the plate to work on but I love what I do and I know you guys are always here to support me too. I hope my jewelry can continue to bring you a smile on your face and a spring at your feet every morning when you go out in your lovely outfit with my jewelry.

Now here is a quick look at what I worked on this spring inspired by the flowers. I will get it posted on Etsy as soon as I can. More to come...


Friday, February 1, 2013

The Valentine's Day promotion is here now!

Oh yes, get a lovely 15% off your next order when you subscribe to my mailing list. You get update and special offer from me. Click here to subscribe, or just fill in your info at the subscription box on the left hand column of this blog ;) 

Happy February shopping at Bunnies Can Dream!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Goodbye 2012. Hello 2013!!!

Where do I begin...?

2012 had a great start. I went to BMAC as a guest and joined the Art Business Institute workshops, which kick-started the shift-gear from Bunnies Can Dream to Harlequin&Lionhead in 2012, resulted in a 400% growth in revenue for Harlequin&Lionhead (a small pat on my shoulders but more to do in 2013!)

Things progressed really fast in Q1 2012 and then a slow Q2, and a crazy Q3. A trunk show at Henri Bendel followed by a Fashion's Night Out event - definitely highlights of the year! I felt like I have pushed myself forward by leaps and bounds. The lesson learned from here is you will never get what you want unless you ask for it! So don't hold back because you may feel inadequate. There is nothing to lose but your dignity if you get rejected. It is just a small price to pay in order to grow, and gain an unforgettable experience and precious learning experiences.

I have the fortune of some really good friends who have been my support and ally. And I started to see familiar faces coming to my shows at different locations looking for my jewelry. It gave me the greatest joy to see your happy faces when you found the perfect piece to take home every time!

Then came the very challenging 4th quarter, both emotionally and physically. It was an exciting and depressing one at the same time. Some of you were there with me and I have to apologize for my temper and my sometimes psychotic behavior :P I want to say I now realize how blessed I am to have the support of my family in what I am doing. We grow stronger together through the tough times. I can only imagine how this is an important preparation for what may be coming our way in the next few years!

One thing I regret most is that I didn't manage to learn driving. That is going onto my 2013 to-do list. No more procrastination!!!

2013 - I have mixed feelings about it. A year of great things to come, and a year to push myself above and beyond my comfort zone. No matter what, this will sure be a milestone year for me. What will 2013 be for you?


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