Stitching Together a Wonderful Life!!

Stitching Together a Wonderful Life!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Swirling in My Head

Now that I have had a few minutes to breathe and not just sew, new ideas for sewing projects have been swirling in my head! Here a just a few.....

-Fabric Guitars for Little Boys
-Personalized Gifts

I am always open to new ideas and like to find inspiration from the web and then make the designs personalized by creating my own patterns! I have been thinking about making more personalized items as well. Here is a giraffe I personalized for one of my little cousins, I think it was pretty cute.

Who knows what will come next. I guess the next step is sitting down at my sewing machine and experimenting, just not at 2 a.m.!!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Worth It!!

Two weeks with little sleep and more help from friends and family than I could of ever asked, has ended in what I would call a success. My first Hillsboro Craft Fair as a vendor is now under my belt. I was nervous, pessimistic, cautiously optimistic and dog tired, but it was all worth it!

Saturday morning we pulled out of the driveway at 5:00 am, after two hours of sleep, and headed toward Hillsboro. The car was loaded with 8 totes filled with my stuffed owls, giraffes, elephants, aprons and coffee cozies. My dear husband, who needs at least 8 hours a sleep, went on the adventure with me! We got everything set up and then waited. The wait was soon to be over. Our booth was pretty busy most of the day and we got lots of smiles, kind words and thankfully SALES! By end of the day we were tired and hungry, but we did it! We packed up our things, did one last sale, loaded the car with only 3 totes of goods left and then headed home. On the way home it hit me, pure exhaustion. With only about 15 hours of sleep the entire week, my being tired finally caught up with me!

Now that the dust has settled and money has been counted, I can officially say I made a profit! Next year at Hillsboro is now a definitive maybe! I want to say thank you to all my family and friends that went above the call of duty and helped me stuff, sew, price, set-up! Because of them I had things to sell!!