I know I've been absent here on me 'ol blog. I have good reason. I've been sewing up a storm for one thing, and another is I've been having trouble uploading pictures on my computer. No pictures = No blog posts :( I've had to resort to the slow laptop, which is how I'm able to get this post done but hopefully that will be rectified soon.
Anyway, back to this post. I wanted to share with you the projects I've been up to lately. I recently bought this fabulous book; "Sewing to Sell" by Gingercake founder Virginia Lindsay. It's full of useful info, especially for a newbie such as myself. It also has some great projects that she has graciously allowed people to sell through your own shop. Here are some items I've made.
Purse organizers. I chose to forego the front pocket. (I should probably iron my backdrop, but let's just say it adds texture to the shot, m'kay?)
And the inside:
Some big totes, also in the book:
Here are also some items NOT found in the book that I have been busy making. My bookmarks and a bunch of kitchen scrubbies.
I still have much more to sew and create since I am preparing to sell them at an outdoor Farmer's Market in June! Yes, finally. It won't be at the one I originally planned to sell at. For that one I need to have Vendor Liability Insurance. I figured it will only be worthwhile to pay for insurance if I do more that one show a year.
No, this year I'm going to start off on a smaller scale with one show at a different market, but at this one you thankfully don't need the insurance. I'm treating this as a trial of sorts. Baby #6 will arrive in July and I'm not sure how I'd handle a market and a newborn. If all goes well and according to plan, I will do more shows next summer.
I still have much to prepare for June. I can't wait for the snow to melt so I can do a dry set up with my tent. I'll keep you updated with some of the display props I'm still accumulating.