This weekend marked two beginnings for Storied Threads.
The first was the very exciting launch of my newly re-designed website! Yay! There are a few bits of fine tuning still to do, I know. But the design is much nicer to look at than the old site, and easier to navigate as well. When I began this company, I didn’t have nearly as many items as I do now — maybe half a dozen each for men and women, and a few hats. So that was how I broke the site down — men’s, women’s, hats. But I’ve grown a lot since then, and as I added more things to my line-up, the website became unwieldy, with far too much scrolling going on. It was due for an overhaul.
The new site breaks down first into period, and then by gender. Some things fit multiple categories, and are listed on multiple pages as a result, but I think that in the end, it will be much easier for people to find what they’re looking for. This is something that has been in the works for about four months now, so it’s extremely exciting for me to finally have it up and running.
You might notice, if you’ve gone and poked the new site already, that there’s nothing on my “In stock” page except for a notice that it’s currently disabled. The reason for that is my other new beginning — The Connecticut Renaissance Faire’s Robin Hood Springtime Festival!
The show opened this weekend to a rather rocky start, weather-wise. It poured nearly all day Saturday, resulting in a very swampy fairgrounds. In the end, we actually closed two hours early. For all of that, though, there were a decent number of hardy patrons who came out to enjoy the show and the shopping, and for whom we are all very grateful. I’m also grateful for my new tent from Panther Primitives, which held up like a CHAMP to the bad weather. It was dry, cozy, bright despite the gloomy weather, and a really nice place to be selling out of. I really like my new displays, and just generally like the space much more than my old pop-up tent.
Sunday opened to much nicer weather, warm and sunny, and grounds that rapidly dried out. It was Easter, so we weren’t sure what to expect for crowds, but I think we did pretty decently considering the number of people who likely had family engagements keeping them away that day. Storied Threads did decent business, and everybody had a really good time.
The show runs for four more weekends still, so I hope to see a lot of you there!