I will be leaving in exactly one week to begin setting up my booth for the Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings show, so I figured it was about time to share a little of what I have been working on behind the scenes. Many of you may know that I actually started my crafty endeavors (way back in 2005) with my handbag and accessories company, Kailo Chic. That also explains a little about my blog name, A Kailo Chic Life (or the lifestyle component to my business where I share recipes, DIY’s, and home decor and party ideas).
Well, in the last year I started to see how well you all responded to all my DIY home decor projects here, so I started selling them already completed in my shop for those of you that like them but don’t want to actually make them. Which is totally cool by me! Then I started to see that stores really loved all the new gift type items too, so after a little thinking, I jumped in feet first and created a gift line based on a few past DIY projects and a few new ideas. And I will officially be launching the new collection at the Atlanta gift show next week!!! (Insert nervous and excited screams here! Ha!)
While I love making bags still, I feel so inspired by all the new pieces and home decor accessories really is my passion, so being able to create my own collection has been a dream and one that I hope to continue by creating new pieces each season.
My collection has a little bit of everything for work, home and play including these fun gradient planters, bottle openers, and trinket dishes.
As well as pillows, vases, and a collection of ceramic appetizer plates, gradient glasses, and cocktail shakers for the perfect colorful bar cart.
Now that I have the samples, and my booth is reserved, it’s time to sell! The scary part is that most of the pieces I am having manufactured require me to purchase at least 2000 of them! If I can’t get the orders, all these pieces that I worked so hard on will just become a unique one of a kind sample.
So, if you know of anyone who is a buyer for a store that loves color and pattern as much as me, let them know I will be at the Atlanta gift show in building 3, floor 5, booth 2707!
Thanks so much for taking a peek at my collection and wish me luck! I will be sure to update you next week with a picture of my booth and everything I have learned! xo. Kara