Wednesday, November 6, 2013

WiP Wednesday: Distracted

So I have my huge Q4 FAL list (29 items) and this week I'm not working on any of them. Instead I had three other projects. Heaven knows I already had enough going but I snuck these in anyway and I'm glad I did. I'm linking up with WiP Wednesday.

I started off with an adult-sized sheep hat. This was an order from my shop for someone's sheep-loving college student. I think it's so cute!

Next I got to trimming on a huge batch of HST for two pillows. One is for my local guild's exchange later this month and the other identical one is for me. My giant mat is going to be covered with these 2" HST four times in order to trim them all up. Next time I might have to really consider whether or not this pattern is really worth it.

So my kids have been sporting a gallon ziplock bag to hold their crayons. I thought it was a little ghetto and difficult for four kids to share one bag as they all sat in a row at church. So I grabbed this fat quarter of adorable crayon fabric, some zippers, and followed the Open Wide Zipper pouch to make them some crayon bags.

I love how they turned out!!! I had a little problem sewing on the tabs at the end of the zipper but I couldn't begin to tell you why because I've made these pouches two other times and I did fine then. Oh well. You can see how easy it is to see the crayons inside and get them out and they look so cute on the outside! It's going to be great!

I also had my first ever craft fair on Saturday. I did better than I expected but didn't make any sales. How is that better you ask? Well, I've never even been to one of these before so I didn't know what to expect. Also I didn't have any hats to sell on the spot I could only take orders and pass out my business cards. I had fun talking and checking out what other people had at the fair. A few booths down someone had hats for sell on the spot and they did much better than I did so now I know for next year to make a stash over the Spring/Summer to sell.

I made up a catalog that you can see on the little desk. People really loved looking through that. I also brought my quilts that were for sale in my Etsy shop. They got a lot of looks from fellow quilters but only one or two from anyone else. Some woman said, "I wish I had a grandma that quilted." At nearly 31 I think that's funny because I'm not even close to grandma age and I made these. Also, you don't need a grandma, buy one from me!! I'm excited about the prospects and learned so much for next year.
I hope to get back on task with my list this week but we'll see what comes up. I'm not too worried about it and I'm having so much fun crafting lately! Here's to another great week!

1 comment:

  1. Isn't it amazing the learning curve there is to starting a business?! I can't believe all that I have learned in the two months since another friend and I opened our etsy shop. Love your hats, they're so fun! PS. I LOVE the yellow leaves on the tree behind you in the first picture! I love living in Texas, but I sure do miss the fall colors.

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