It's been a little while since I last wrote here, and that's because I've been ridiculously busy! Things are starting to come together for Hyper Japan (finally!) and I have already started packing up my stock ready to take with me. The last couple of months have passed in something of a daze of crafting, making supply orders, posting out customer commissions, re-vamping my online storefronts... you name it! And now, there are only a few days left until I showcase my wares at the biggest event I've done so far. "Nervous" doesn't even cover it!
The run up to this convention definitely hasn't been plain-sailing. There's been setbacks, such as overlocker disasters, important supplies out of stock when I really needed them, Airbnb crises, and all manner of freak-outs. It's a good thing I am so passionate about what I do, otherwise, I'm not sure how I would have gotten through all of this drama. Searching through various forums tells me these anxiety-inducing moments are all a standard part of being a convention vendor. Lucky us!
Seeing as my main suitcase is going to be packed to the brim with stock, and I'm going on public transport, I have had to learn how to pack multiple lolita outfits in a small weekend bag. I'm still not sure how I managed it but I am rather proud of this achievement! It's amazing what you can do when you have absolutely no other choice (Well. I could just not wear such frilly, space-wasting clothes but that wouldn't be any fun, now, would it?) My coordinates for the weekend are all planned out and ready to go, which already makes me feel a bit less panicked.
One of my outfits will feature a skirt I made myself, in a design I may stock here in future depending on how things go. I am super into berry prints so I couldn't resist making something with this fabric.
Now, onto titular topic of this post!
Hyper Japan is taking place in the Olympia Grand, a gorgeous space with a vaulted roof and detailed Victorian architecture. You can find the Sugar Trampoline table on the gallery level, which overlooks the main ground floor space. We've got lots of super cute items on the go, such as bloomers, berets, hair bows, lolita headdresses, and kitschy earrings, so do come over for a chat and a browse!
Until then, I gotta run because I still have a ton of things left on my to-do list. Fingers crossed I can get myself organised in time! ❤