PonyCon AU happened... wow almost two weeks ago. It was a pretty fantastic experience!
I was trading as "Beth's Badges" if anyone saw me. I went really really well so thank you to everyone who bought something from me! I completely sold out of my Princess Luna mugs, which is amazing since I had to order quite a lot of them (the black mugs were double the minimum order of the white ones D: but it was worth it I think). I only have one mug left in stock and I'm almost a little reluctant to sell it even though I have two in my cupboard already. It's like, look at this thing I MADE THIS. But still, it's up on etsy if anyone wants it www.etsy.com/au/listing/200807…
Now I have to think of NEW merch to make to fill up my table :V I liked doing mugs but they're not always the fastest seller and even though they're really cool to have, the high minimum orders can be a killer. Like I really want to make a Steven Universe one but I don't know if they'd sell. I guess I could put a design up on redbubble and buy a mug for myself haha. Maybe if I made an Avatar the Last Airbender one? Every time I go to cons people seem to really enjoy ATLA stuff. Also thinking of getting some Acrylic charms done. Those usually let you have multiple designs if you order large amounts, I just have to decide on what designs to do!
BUT YES PONYCON AU! Was heaps of fun. Smaller than the previous two cons but I guess that's to be expected since it wasn't in a big city like Melbourne or Sydney. Plus that cyclone and people still dealing with Sydneigh stuff yeah. Everyone seemed to have a good time though! My housemates were a little disappointed when we came home and didn't have any hilarious drama or horror stories to tell, everything went pretty smoothly from my point of view.
After the con I spent the week there with some friends having a holiday and that was super nice. Actually got some SLEEP after convention madness. Plus got to do some fun things like go to Wet n Wild World, go on a jet boat ride (SAW DOLPHINS!) and had my third anniversary with my boyfriend. So good, and my convention earnings covered the holiday so didn't have to stress about missing work.
But it's back to work now! Gotta go back to the day job AND do some serious preparation for Supanova Melbourne. I'm hopefully going to have a few more prints and will be making 34 new badges EEP!