The clock is ticking down toward the opening weekend of the Kansas City Renaissance Festival, where we own a booth. It is without question our single biggest event of the year for our business so we're making tankards as fast as we can. We have the world's most awesome husband-wife team of booth managers who sell for us. If you're in the area, stop in at booth #400 (we're called Tri Canis Nox - now figure out what that means) and say hello to them!
But meanwhile back at the ranch, we're frantically working on a production run of 500 pieces to get to KC before the doors open on Labor Day weekend. All four of us have been involved in the production.
And this is part of the result. Here's what our upstairs work room looked like this afternoon. In other words, a mess.
While the girls and I are upstairs working on various aspects of the production, my poor husband was in the shop cutting 500 handles. Oh my. Tedious at best.
We'll get it done. We always do. These pieces will be shipped in time for the opening weekend. Then it's constant 150 to 200 piece production runs with weekly shipments to KC until mid-October, when the Festival ends. After that - we collapse!