They're here! Five new designs have joined Secret Garden in the Artsyville tape family and I couldn't have asked for a better scenario. It was dramatic right until the end. The truck backed into our driveway on Friday afternoon, the last delivery before Labor Day weekend started, and I ran outside and did crazy circles in the back yard with my hands up in the air. I also went into a complete manic panic before I opened those boxes. But my worry was unfounded. The tapes arrived in PERFECT condition. Every design turned out just as I had hoped it would. And the manufacturer nailed everything: the paper, the printing, the colors, the labels, the packaging, even an adjustment to the adhesive that we requested. I could not be happier. You should see the dining room. Boxes and boxes and boxes of washi are stacked up the wall. I can guarantee the owner did not envision it as a tape distribution center when he built it in 1869.
I'll be back tomorrow with more (there is a lot of fun tapey stuff planned over the next few weeks!) but for now I am back to the packing table! I let it slip over the weekend that the tapes were in the Etsy shop and the Artsyville store (I am a terrible secret keeper) and I have been happily overwhelmed by the response so far. I am so grateful for my husband who managed the sourcing and importing from start to finish, and to everyone, including all of you in the creative art community, who has taken this journey with me and helped me see it to the finish line.