Sunday, July 25, 2010

Always have time for a sale!

I've been getting ready for my first Craft show this coming weekend, but my in town shop (which started a fabric section 5 years ago had an anniversary sale. It's July so they were pushing some Xmas stuff. They had a demonstration for "Texture Magic" which you sew onto your fabric and then steam it. It crinkles up. I liked the little stockings that they had and thought they would make great gifts. They come in 3 sizes. The best part was that everything was 15% off. I couldn't resist. So I guess this means I have to start thinking about Xmas.

It's not as hot here, but still steamy. Our A/C gave out last Friday. I almost panicked. Luckily my DH has a cousin in the business and was fixed by Sat. afternoon. Phew! Connie204

Thursday, July 15, 2010

My fall bag

Here is the bag that I made myself from the fabric that I got from my gift certificate. I really like the way it turned out. I've made myself some others, but this one I used a sturdier fusible batting and I like the stiffness better. I'm now working on more projects for the craft show. Hope everyone has a great day. Connie204

Monday, July 12, 2010

Grandparents for the third time.

It's been a while since I've had anything good to blog about. On Friday my stepson and his wife gave us a grandson. He is 7lbs.8ox and 19" long. Sweet little guy. He is the third. I was a little skeptical of this as my DH is called Andy, my stepson is Andrew or Drew to his friends and I am calling him, Little Andrew. We, of course, went up to the hospital (1 hr drive) and after he was born it seems like they now let everyone in. He was a couple of hours old and everyone was holding him (at least 10 people). I guess I'm getting old or am too old fashioned. The whole situation made me nervous.

I have decided to try my hand at a craft show. It is the end of the month in the town next to me. It will be outside and I am going to borrow a canopy. Everyone says that I should sell some of my stuff instead of always giving it away. I do have my handmade bookmarks, cosmetic cases, totes, diaper bags, crayon rollups for the kids and the walker totes. So wish me luck and hopefully some of it will sell. I did get a nice call and thank you note from my BFF MIL thanking me for the wonderful walker tote that I made for her. She just gushed. Which made me feel really good and I know it helps her.

I received a gift certificate from my BFF for my birthday. It was for the quilt shop I love. I was able to purchase some fabric for a new purse for myself. So between the laundry and a little house cleaning, I will make myself a new purse (to cheer me up) and I willl make somemore goodies for the craft show. Connie204