My Christmas tree is still up and I am still sewing snow-folk.
I know I am way behind time in the craft world, for I am seeing valentines popping up everywhere!
As soon as we open that box of valentine chocolates on February 14th, the bunnies and eggs will appear in greater quantities.....and I will be starting to sew hearts!
As soon as the bunnies hop away, Uncle Sam and all things star-spangled will be here.
And while we're still swimming & camping in August, acorns and scarecrows.
This is what the crafter has to do if they want to have stock to sell in season.
I did a "Christmas in July" craft show one year and folks just were not into sno-folk and santas on a blistering hot day in the middle of summer.
At another show the day after Thanksgiving one year I added a few fall items to my Christmas stock and a well-seasoned crafter who I respected stopped by my booth and told me "Honey...put your fall stuff away...it won't sell now." Yep - she was right!
I get so much of my inspiration from nature, so it is hard for me to craft "out of season",
but I am enjoying the pretty Valentines popping up on etsy and blogs and I really admire the planning and hard work that goes into these seasonal handmades so far in advance. Craftspeople are awesome. It's true.