Saturday, August 21, 2010

Listen up! HUGE news for Oh Sweet Sadie!

It has been a big summer for Oh Sweet Sadie!  We have two announcements that you won't want to miss...

Our first bit of news is that Heidi and I have been asked to participate in The Creative Connection!  Jo Packham, the creator and editor-in-chief, of Where Women Create, and co-organizer of this event asked if Heidi and I would be willing to travel to Minneapolis, Minnesota this September and teach a class at her event.  Umm, I guess so. (SCREAM!) You can check this event out for yourself, but it is SPONSORED by Etsy.  And here are just a few of the AMAZING women that will participating in this event, Ree Drummond (aka. The Pioneer Woman), Amy Butler, MaryJane Butters, Heather Bailey, Lisa Leonard, Serena Thompson (The Farm Chicks), just to name a few.  Can you imagine?  We are so excited we have had trouble sleeping at night.  You can see us on The Creative Connection website under Teachers.  Do you want to come too?   There will be amazing classes, fabulous panels and panelists, and a huge handmade market!   It's all being held at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, September 16th-18th.  Check out registration here!

Our second piece of news isn't nearly as fun for us to announce, but it is true...Oh Sweet Sadie! is for sale.  It makes me sad just to type that.  Heidi recently told our artisans, "After dozens of hours of thought, prayer, discussion, and tears, and after almost 6 years of loving and giving my all to Oh Sweet Sadie!, I have decided that it is time for me to step down from a practically perfect partnership. There have been so many amazing benefits, but for me right now, I know that my 5 littles need me more than I need those benefits." 

Even though I am also sad to let Oh Sweet Sadie! go, I cannot imagine doing it without really has been the perfect partnership.  So, although we thought we'd be running Oh Sweet Sadie! for decades to come, we are now looking for the perfect new owner(s) for an awesome business.  The Show and Academy have grown into a huge event with plans in the works for further growth.  Even though this isn't the right time for us, we know this business will be a blessing to someone who has been praying and looking for the opportunity of owning a successful and rewarding business. 

A single ownership could certainly work, but Heidi and I found it to be even better working together (fun fact...did you know that we weren't friends first?  We actually met through Oh Sweet Sadie! and became friends from being partners.  Cool, huh?)  This would be a fun side business for a husband/wife team, sisters, two or three friends, or associates who work well together.  It will just take a good mix of creative, business minded, computer savvy, fun people.  Oh, and some sort of design experience will be a huge plus too.  If you, or someone you know and love, is seriously interested in more information about buying Oh Sweet Sadie! Art and Gift Show and Academy, please us know via email ( and we'd love to talk with you about all the details that we have to offer.