Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Crafty Mart's Pop Up at Thirsty Dog Brewing Co.

This Saturday from 11am-5pm, I'll be set up at Crafty Mart's monthly pop up shop!
This month's location is Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. in Akron, Ohio.
Come grab a brew and shop local handmade vendors.
What could be better?

Don't forget to RSVP and invite your friends here: 

xo, Kye

Monday, May 4, 2015

Monday shmonday.

Taking a breather over here from my busy day of playing catchup from the crazy packed weekend. It's amazing what a weekend of running around can do to a house! 
Oye... dishes, laundry, cleaning and lots of shop work for me today!

Thank you to all who came out to both Akron Farm and Flea Market and Crafty Mart's Pop-Up at the Summit Art Space Saturday, by the way! (Yes, I worked two shows.... I'm crazy like that.) It was great to be out and about vending again, especially with the beautiful weather we had. Thank you for your support.

I've been doing a little revamping to the shop this afternoon and have decided it's time to do a clearance sale. I have a created a 'clearance' section and all items there will be 50% off while supplies last. 
Shop clearance items HERE.

I am also extending the KYE shorts sale to online. 
For a limited time, all shorts and skirts will be marked down to $20. 
That's a great deal, go grab yourself a pair!
Shop shorts HERE

Just one more month until I'm on vacation and sitting beachside.... 
I think I can, I think I can, I think I can...

Have a great week, friends!
Hopefully Spring has finally sprung in your corner of the world.

xo, Kye

Friday, May 1, 2015

Friday updates...

Happy May 1st!

I don't know about you, but this week flew by for me. Not in the good way. 
It seems like lately there could never be enough hours in the day or coffee to accomplish all the tasks I have swimming around in my head! 

I was able to finally get some children's aprons stocked though, which I am thankful for. 
I had a LOT of fun designing this week. Fun prints make all the difference!
This week the focus was mostly on girl's aprons, next week will be boys. 
I also added a few more key fobs to the shop, because we can never have enough of those :)

There are more aprons, but I simply ran out of time to get photos of everything. 
These are not listed to the shop yet and I am honestly not sure if I'll get to it today.
 If you're interested in purchasing something, of course you can always contact me via the 'contact' form above or by email. 

Again, everything will be with me at the Akron Farm and Flea tomorrow. 
For more info on that, see my previous post

xo, Kye

Thursday, April 30, 2015

May 2nd- Akron Farm and Flea Market

This coming Saturday, May 2nd is the first Akron Farm and Flea Market of the season. 
The market made it's debut last summer, started by Liz Tyran, owner of Urban Eats in downtown Akron. It's been taken over by the fearless leaders of Crafty Mart this year, and promises to be a family fun monthly event. 

For more details on the start of Akron Farm and Flea, head to page 11 and read this recent article written by Liz, featured in the latest issue of The Devil Strip. 

To RSVP to this event, please click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/780948381953227/
Don't forget to spread the word and bring a friend!

Because this is an outdoor event, I will have a full tent setup, meaning that all of my inventory will be with me. 
I will also be running special sales, limited only to Akron Farm and Flea, so don't miss out!

Some discounts include:

-KYE shorts only $20 (Marked down significantly for this event, stock up!)
-Purses and bags marked down 10% off shop price.
-All hair accessories marked down 10% off shop price.
- 50% off clearance on all red tag items!

Let's ring in the start of summer markets with a bang!
This was a great event last year and one that my family looked forward to each week. 
The whole family will be there, so stop by and see us!

I'll be back tomorrow with 'Friday Updates' and photos of all the new pretties I've been working on this week. 

Stay tuned. 

xo, Kye

Friday, April 24, 2015

Friday updates...

It's been a productive week since buying my new-to-me MacBook. (For more on that, see my previous post) It's been so long since I've had a working computer that I forgot just how much one can get accomplished (and how quickly), when you're not operating a business from an iPhone. 
Hello productivity, I've missed your efficient ways.

So, thanks to my new Mac's efficiency and the increase in productivity it's brought into my life, I have lots of new items up in the shop for you! 
Items listed to the shop this week include women's aprons, children's aprons, key fobs and clutches. 

I may have gotten excited and included some Nautical Line 2015 items for pre-sale as well, so make sure you head over and take a peek! 
This is definitely my best Nautical Line to date and I cannot wait to share. 
As you know, my nautical items sell fast, so get to it ;)

Currently, I have just a few children's aprons listed, as they are a new addition to the shop. More prints and sizes will be available throughout the coming month. I have some adorable and unique prints ready and waiting! 
The remainder of the 2015 Nautical Collection will release by the end of May. 

Just a reminder that KYEbags will be at Crafty Mart's Mom and Pop Shoppe this Saturday from 10am-5pm. I will have everything except KYE shorts with me. As always, there will be special show discounts/pricing on hair accessories and more. 
I will also have the 2015 Nautical Collection pre-sale items with me for purchase. 

For more info on location, times and workshops available, please visit Crafty Mart's website. There is also a Preview Gala being held tonight from 5-8pm at the Summit Artspace in downtown Akron, for anyone interested in attending. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

Happy Weekend!

xo, Kye

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Wait on Him.

I have always wanted a MacBook. But financially, I knew it wasn't in the cards for me... At least not for awhile. I have been using the same HP laptop for almost 10 years now, and although it's been trusty, it's been on it's last leg for quite some time now. In fact, I've mostly been running my business off my iPhone for two years now, aside label printing. 

My husband has tried to tell me we needed to bite the bullet and cough up some money for a new computer many, many times over these last few years. But I was hesitant, unwilling to spend the money, and wanted to hold out and make the old HP work as long as I possibly could. 

Then, a couple days ago, I was scrolling through my FB news feed and saw an ad for a used MacBook Pro that a guy in G-Ville was selling through my local barter/sale site. I 'liked' his ad wishfully, and moved on thinking it must surely be a scam for merely $500, in 'like new' condition. 

Fast forward to yesterday morning, when I was sitting at my HP, with tons of etsy listings to get done, photos to edit, etc... and no cooperation from my failing laptop. As I sat there totally defeated in frustration as my HP's motor fan continued to grind loudly, I had a thought to get on my phone and check FB one more time for the MacBook ad I had seen just a few days previous. 'It will surely be gone by now', I thought, 'Nothing good ever lasts on those sites.' 

Welp, the ad was still there. With no responses. Not an ounce of buyer interest. I quickly ran it past my husband again, (sshhhh...he's an avid Apple hater, so you feel my hesitancy) and much to my surprise, he agreed to message the seller and inquire further. 

In short, the MacBook and the ad were totally legit. The transaction went as smooth as butter and I have a long desired MacBook Pro come true. It's like-new, barely used, still under warranty... Just a guy in desperate need of some cash for his trip to California today. 

The Lord sees. He knows the desires of our heart and He cares for His children. You better believe I'll be praying for that young man for awhile... That the Lord would touch his heart and bless him ten fold. 
The Lord is good. Wait on Him.

xo, Kye

Monday, April 20, 2015

Crafty Mart's Mom & Pop Shoppe this coming Saturday!

Happy Monday!

I have a busy week ahead as I prepare for my first show of the year. 
Crafty Mart's Mom and Pop Shoppe is this coming Saturday from 10am-5pm. 
Art vendors will be set up in three different locations... So come out and spend the day shopping, sign up for a workshop, walk Akron's historic district and choose from one of the many awesome restaurants for lunch or dinner! 
The weather forecast is looking beautiful. 
Bring a friend along and spread the word! 

KYEbags will be set up in Musica. Stop by and see me! 
I will have a variety of wares with me: aprons, bags, hair accessories, baby bibs, shorts, etc. 
I am stocked up and ready! 
I will also have pre-sale 2015 Nautical Line pieces with me- so don't miss out! 
My nautical pieces are my hottest items and sell fast!

I already posted this to my facebook page about a week ago, but wanted to post it on here as well for those who missed it....

I am currently looking for an assistant! Must be local. Someone to mainly help me work shows (mostly Saturdays) through the summer (possibly the remainder of the year), someone willing to do occasional modeling, someone to lend a hand with cutting fabric and simple sewing when things get busy, etc. Must be 18 years or older, responsible, trustworthy, outgoing, friendly, willing to learn, and have an interest in fashion. Having a general knowledge of etsy and basic computer skills needed, as there may be some occasional shop maintenance when I can't get to it. Your own transportation is preferred, although if you live near me, I am willing to work something out or pick up on my way to shows if feasible. This would be a very low key job, on an as-needed basis. This would definitely be a side gig, so please don't inquire if you're needing something more full-time or a steady income! I do have several spring/summer shows already scheduled, my first being on April 25th- so would love to find someone before then! If this is a position that interests you, or you have questions, please contact me via the contact tab at the top of the page and we can discuss details further. 

There are great things ahead! 
I am so looking forward to warmer weather and show season. 
Gives me a chance to see all my beautiful locals in person again.

Have a great week, friends!

xo, Kye