Friday, October 30, 2009

Sweet Pea Pants

I posted pics of some beautiful wool yarn awhile back. Well, today I finished knitting that yarn into pants for my son:

(also serve as a cloth diaper cover and are called longies)

I am currently working on a matching hat.


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Five

Five is the number of items I sold at the craft fair yesterday. To say that I am disappointed would be a huge understatement. However, from the other crafters I talked to it seems that many of us didn't sell much. That makes me feel a tad bit better. I gave out some business cards, so maybe that will drum up a few sales.

My table...

(not the best photo, but you get the idea)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Big Day

Today is the big day! Come out and see all of the handcrafted items and be sure to stop by my so simply Stephanie indoor booth

2nd Annual Falcon Craft Fair
and Eastern Plains Chili Cook-Off
at the Patriot Learning Center
(11990 Swingline Road)
Saturday, October 24th
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monetary gifts, nonperishable food items, unwrapped toys and winter clothing donations will be accepted at the door. Proceeds from the events will benefit the High Plains Helping Hands Food Pantry and Grace Community Church Benevolence

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Craft Fair Countdown

After preparing for a craft fair for about two months, my sewing area looked like a tornado hit it. I was so happy to get it all cleaned up yesterday. While going through my fabric, I found a bit of fleece perfect for a baby blanket. I turned up the edges and zig zagged around it. My last (I swear!) item for the craft fair.

I have made a sign to hang from my table at the craft fair. It's totally homemade, but I think it's kind of cute. I had originally stamped various colored polka dots above and below the words. It looked terrible, so I did some doodles around the dots. It looked worse. I added Stickles (glitter glue) and I finally had to admit that it was beyond repair. This looks much better and I realized it's not that important anyway!

Craft fair coutdown... less than 26 hours.
Things left to do:
Finalize some documents (price list, receipts, etc)
Print the documents

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

2 days

2 days until the craft fair... and I'm done with all of the items to sell!!! I will now be working on finalizing and printing a price list and other documents.

So here it is... the last item for the craft fair-

Baby bumblebee doll (from a Bit of Whimsy pattern)

Monday, October 19, 2009

4 days

4 days until the craft fair.

I started and completed the following items today:


2 lamb dolls (Bit of Whimsy pattern)

Infant bib and burp cloth

2 diapers and wipes holders

Sunday, October 18, 2009

5 days

A mere 5 days left until the craft fair. I have been busy with life, so I haven't been sewing as much as I would like. Hopefully the next few days will be uneventful and I can get a few more items made.

A few days ago I completed these dolls (butterben pattern from Bit of Whimsy)


Today I completed this doll (baby bumblebee pattern also from Bit of Whimsy)


More info on the craft fair:
2nd Annual Falcon Craft Fair
and Eastern Plains Chili Cook-Off
at the Patriot Learning Center
(11990 Swingline Road)
Saturday, October 24th
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monetary gifts, nonperishable food items, unwrapped toys and winter clothing donations will be accepted at the door. Proceeds from the events will benefit the High Plains Helping Hands Food Pantry and Grace Community Church Benevolence

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

8 days

Only 8 days left until the craft fair, oh my!

Finished on Tuesday - Infant bibs and receiving blankets



Finished on Wednesday - crayon roll


Finished today - 4 toddler bibs


I am WAY behind on my to-do list... I was hoping to have a few dolls cut out and ready to sew by now. I have embroidered faces for two butterbean dolls. They are the quickest and easiest to make so I decided to start with those.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Beautiful view

This is the view I had from my sewing table this morning...

so beautiful!

12 days

Tick... tock... tick... tock... time is flying by. Only 12 days left until the craft fair.

New items from the last few days:
2 toddler bibs
3 aprons (two are reversible, other is one sided) and coordinating pot holders

Thursday, October 8, 2009

16 days

16 days until the craft fair. I did have everything cut out and ready to sew, that is until I went to our local fabric store to pick up a few supplies. While there, I found some super cute fabrics that I just had to buy.

I used those cute fabrics to make these items on Tuesday:

4 diapers and wipes holders. I especially love the deer print. (These fabrics will also be used to make toddler bibs.)

And here are the items I finished yesterday:

4 wash cloths and 4 burp rags backed with chenille.

I have the following things cut out and waiting to be sewn:
6 toddler bibs
4 receiving blankets
5 infant bibs
3 aprons and matching pot holders
2 crayon rolls
Time permitting, I would also like to make atleast one each of:
Lamb doll
Puppy doll
Bumblebee doll
Mae doll
Butterbean doll
(Can you tell thatI love the great patterns from Bit of Whimsy?)

Also, finished these today:
2 toddler bibs


Christmas themed apron and potholder

Monday, October 5, 2009

19 days

Only 19 days until the craft fair.

Yesterday I finished 4 crumb catcher style toddler bibs



... and today I completed 4 diapers and wipes holders.

I still have lots more sewing to do, but feel like I'm making good progress.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

22 days

22 days until the craft fair. Today I cut out fabric for more crayon rolls and for 4 baby gift sets (receiving blanket, burp cloth, wash cloth and bib).


I made this today for my cousin...or the craft fair if she would prefer a different print. It's a diapers and wipes case. It holds a travel size wipes container, travel size diaper rash cream and 2-4 diapers.