We finished participating in the Vogue Knitting Virtual event over the weekend and oh my, what a turnout. The two demonstrations went very well from our end. We were pleased with our relaxed approach. We’ve learned a lot from doing so many video productions over the last several months. Of course it didn’t hurt that Jim has been shooting video for about two years just using the phone…then GoPro…then laptop/phone and so forth. Because of the early video work, and the editing that was undertaken, the post capture side of the equation is now allowing us to feel comfortable. When we think about it, the whole virtual thing is one simple task hooked to the next. Nothing was that difficult when we broke it down into little bites.
The biggest revelation of the weekend was just how much of our line is NOT listed on our website…maybe half…could be more but certainly not less than. That then begs the question about putting it all together and getting more of the work on line. All 600+ SKUs I ask? Yes came the answer from the other room.
So if we’re going to shoot that many photos and edit same…and from different angles with “lifestyle” shots included, do we have to then consider changing the template for our website? We’ve been using the same template for about three years. Answer from the other room?…Yes was heard. Then the question came up…should we change from our current platform and shop for a more flexible and/or robust equivalent…I’m still waiting for an answer from the other room on that question.
At least on the surface, changing platforms at the same time would seem to make some sort of torturous sense. But it seems like a lot of work in addition to the massive undertaking of photos, editing, copy and uploading. I’m not sure that we see anything majorly wrong with what we’re using. But, is the “not sure that we see anything majorly wrong” an excuse or a serious concern. I’m hoping that the other room sees it the same way I do.
Puppy news…she’s growing…she’s learned that our 15 yo Brittany has drawn some lines in the sand that little girls should not cross. Nipping at the face is not good…chewing on the feathers on your sister’s toes seems to be okay. Water sharing is good. Food sharing is not good. Nap time is not for jumping on the sister. If Dad has to change his sleep schedule, the least puppy can do is to take house training seriously…thank goodness she is beginning to understand this concept. Oh…and it rained today…what a freaky experience. It's funny how Madison will play for an hour with a empty box and her fancy dancy toy?...5 minutes tops. She finds joy in the most simple things.
We will get through this next year like most of us made it through the last. We do however, need to remember to enjoy that which is around us. The little things can bring great joy. Keep it simple.
Lickinflames is known for making special yarn bowls, shawl pins and closures along with a line of mugs, plates and wall decor. Lickinflames is proud of it's 45 year history of making pottery using raku, obvara and feather decorations. The beautiful patterns created by saggar firing, especially tin foil saggar simply fascinating. All the work is handmade using stoneware clay.