Tuesday, November 16, 2010

What Happens When You Let A 2 Year Old Hold The Camera

Monday, November 15, 2010

What Did You Do With Your Weekend?

I was supposed to be a vendor at the Woodstock Market and Show last weekend.  It is a local show that I do the first weekend of each month.  The only challenge is it is held outside in the parking lot of the former Wal Mart building.  Usually I love being outside, but when the weather report was calling for 10-25 mph winds and temps. in the high 40's - low 50's I wimped out and decided to not do the show.  I really hated not being there because it is my favorite event.  I absolutely love the people that put it on and have made some great friends over the last year. 

Since the weather was so lousy on Friday and Saturday I took advantage of having to be indoors and got caught up on embroidery orders and some projects I have been wanting to do for a while.

Ever since I saw this project here http://www.graceviolet.com/2010/08/lunch-tote.html I have been wanting to do something similar.  Well we went to Cracker Barrel for breakfast on Saturday morning and guess what found....reusable shopping bags with the perfect print for Thanksgiving. 

I thought they would make cute pillows for the bench on my front porch.  They were really simple to make.  All I did was cut the panels off along the sides, bottoms and cut the tops off.  Then I just stuffed them and this is what I ended up with.

They work perfect with the fall display on the front porch.  I need to take a picture of that to show you before the Christmas decorations go up next week.

These are just two of the orders we worked on.   We had pillows, towels, market baskets, sweatshirts, blankets and more to finish.  Several of the items are for Christmas presents and I don't want to give away any of the secrets so I will have to show those a little later. 

I also played around with this.  It's not finished yet, but when it is I will post pictures.  I have a few more ideas of what I want to do with it.

I also made some more of these to go with their Christmas outfits. 

Then went shopping with these cuties.

Hope you had a great weekend too.