Tuesday, September 27, 2011

craft show!

This weekend I secured myself a table at the annual Bonsor Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, November 19th.  I did this craft fair 5 or 6 years ago with just my cards, and I was completely inexperienced.  I had put no thought into display and set up, and my packaging was minimal.  I can't wait to work on my table presentation this time around.

I'll be selling my greeting cards, as well as many of the items in my etsy shop:  felt hair clips, pacifier clips and toy leashes, some jewelery for mommas, baby blankets, nursing pads, crayon roll ups, embellished onesies, and a few other surprises.  I've also recently picked up my knitting needles and crochet hooks again, and will be doing baby and toddler hats as well.  Here's a little preview of something I whipped up last week:

I'm also looking at trying my hand at creating some crochet and knitted photo props for newborn photography (inspired by our family photo shoot last month).  Stay tuned, and I hope to see you on the 19th!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

citrus coasters

I saw these cute felt citrus coasters a while back on a crafty blog somewhere and I knew I had to try to make them.  They are completely cut and sewn by hand, so they are a bit time consuming, but they look beyond adorable when finished.  I gifted this set to a friend has a house warming present.  Now I've got to make a set for myself!  Perfect for a chilled glass of white on a hot summer day!

Friday, September 9, 2011

felt-y hair clip fun

I'm loving working on these beautiful little hair clips for girls.  If I cut the pieces out at night after the kiddies are asleep, I can hand sew them while I get a few minutes of down time during the day (which doesn't happen MUCH, but I can usually manage to sneak a few minutes here and there).

I bought a bunch of lovely prints yesterday to make some new crayon rolls... they'll be in my etsy shop once they are finished.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

an outfit for addy

My friend's little one recently turned a year old, and I decided I'd like to make her an outfit out of some super cute Riley Blake fabric that was in my stash.  I loved the way the little tunic dress turned out, especially with the tie at the side, and the diaper covers are SO easy to make (are diaper covers for boys a fashion no-no?)  Doing the gathered neckline was a bit tricky, but I love the effect.