You may (or may not) have noticed things are sometimes quiet around here. It's not just that I have a part-time job now, it's that I have a full-time sewing job!
I continue to do sewing projects for friends, family, strangers, etc but I've also have a tent at our local Midtown Farmers Market.
I decided to have really low expectations (that I wouldn't sell anything) just so I wouldn't be disappointed. So I've been pleasantly surprised that I've been doing well. And by doing well, I mean I've at least paid for my fee each week. =)
I've been enjoying myself though, and getting to know some of my fellow vendors. I applied for and got accepted into the Powderhorn Art Fair this coming weekend (August 7-8). I'm trying not to have any expectations again, but it would be cool if I sold everything! Of course - then I'd have to sew like crazy to make it to the farmers market two weeks later. So maybe... 2/3 of everything? =)
Anyway, here are a few examples of things I've been making (and sometimes even selling!):
Tea cozies (they're for tea pots)
Wristlets (generally fits a cell phone, keys, and your ID - for people who don't like to carry around a lot of baggage. =)
Lots of cloth shopping bags (I'm particularly fond of this one I just made this week out of a curtain or something)
Jeremy picked out the fabric for this one:
And if you remember the bag I made for my sister, I'm making those too. This is a variation in corduroy:
I quite like the little reveal pocket on the front
And of course it's got the little pocket inside.
I've also got some quilts, like the ones I posted about in March, and a few other various things. My 10-foot square tent is packed out and it looks rather like I've been quite busy. I have been! And I've mostly enjoyed it too.
I hope some of you local folks will come by this weekend to check out the fair.