fortune favors the bold

April 2, 2012 at 5:41 pm 5 comments

can i let you in on a secret? it’s kind of a big deal: i’m thinking of opening a wee baby store. {update: i won’t actually be selling babies. a ‘wee baby store’ is scottish for itty bitty store. like a 10 x 10 foot space. also, i’m not scottish, but i sometimes like to pretend.}

this weekend i visited crafted at the port of la in san pedro, ca. accompanied by the brave and lovely lint & buttons and amarillo–who have already signed up–i took a tour of an empty warehouse that this summer will become a permanent home to crafters of all types. the plan is simple: give makers a permanent space to display their wares, open on the weekends, rake in the bucks.

when i first learned about the concept, several months ago, i immediately wanted to join in. *but*…it’s over an hour away, it would mean being gone from home friday/saturday/sunday of each week, and it’s a little scary. so i sort of wrote it off as something that i’d love to do but just couldn’t swing.

i haven’t been able to stop thinking about it though. the opportunity to rent my own 10×10 market space that won’t involve slogging my set up in and out of the garage, the chance to be part of a community of makers on a weekly basis, and the potential to interact with the predicted half a million customers per year? well, you can see how i dwell. it doesn’t look like much now, but if you squint, you can see the spot that would be perfect for dogwood & poppy.

so i’m thinking about doing it. it’s scary. it’s a big deal. and i think it would be kinda perfect.

{ps: i tracked this image as far back as i could go, interweb-wise here}


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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Darlene Holt  |  April 3, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    I think it would be great for you to do this new venture. I will keep you in my prayers. Baby stuff too? really? Very Interesting!!!!! ❤

  • 2. Darlene Holt  |  April 3, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Haha my bad. I guess you meant a wee baby shop. Not a Baby Shop. bahaha oops.

    • 3. Amy  |  April 3, 2012 at 10:43 pm

      hahahaha! i should choose my words more carefully…someone else told me it’s illegal to sell babies. thanks for the well wishes!

  • 4. amarilo  |  April 4, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    It’s kind of a big deal hahaha
    Very nice! Thank you!

  • 5. and here’s the big news… « dogwood & poppy  |  April 17, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    […] promised you big news, and here it is. i’ve decided to apply for crafted, that permanent marketplace i told you about. fingers crossed that i’m accepted! {we’ll know in two weeks, won’t we?} Share […]


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