Wednesday, November 16, 2011

{a dozen bibs} JCC Handmade show this Sunday!

 My second and final handmade show is this Sunday!
If you're in the Columbus OH area come check it out!
65 vendors - and loads of great Christmas gifts to be found!

Seriously, if this Sherbet Pips bib doesn't sell, I'm keeping it.  Oh wait, there's two - I'll definitely be pocketing one of them.  Someday Eli might have a little sister, right?

I'm almost out of craft show mode... then on to Christmas Gift sewing mode!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Echo {echo echo echo} + great news!

 I've admired Lotta Jansdotter for quite some time, ever since I first bought her Simple Sewing for Baby book a few years ago!  The fabric she used in the book was so fun and I've always wondered how to get my hands on something like that.  Well, Lotta has come out with her very first fabric collection and I'm smitten!  It's called Echo - and you will not be disappointed!
 I didn't purchase every print in the collection, but I got my favorites... in half yard cuts!
I figure I'll be able to make a good sized quilt and them some!  Thank you, last Sunday's craft show, for sponsoring this purchase.  haha

 prints with a white background

prints with a colored background

On to the good news!  
No, not THAT good news...

We finally have a new house!  We close in a couple of weeks and guess which room this is:

Well, obviously, its the dining room... but its going to be my sewing room!  ALL MINE!
Note the horrendous wallpaper - it will be on its way out not long after we have the keys.  I plan to do a soft grey in there to keep it light and bright, and so photos will be easier to take.  And this light fixture, if I'm lucky.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Its all come down to this...

 The Birds of a Feather Handmade Show was this past Sunday and it was a huge success! Due to its uniquely MODERN theme we were inundated with shoppers all day, I sold the Timber quilt (yaaay!) and had loads of fun with Carla and Amanda, my fabulous assistants.
Oh, and my fabric fund is fully funded now!

The blue ladder, um, I mean quilt rack, worked out wonderfully!

 Everything sold well minus the bunting (odd, right?) and the pillows... but thats ok, I have another handmade show in 2 weeks so maybe they'll find new homes there.

 The hand towels were probably most popular, followed by the pot holders and baby bibs!

 me + sister

Sadly, it was my first weekend away from Eli. I really did miss my little guy!  There were lots of moms shopping with their babies and toddlers but all I had was this little photo of Eli showing off his drool bandana. 

To restock:
mug rugs
hand towels

and if time permits - another quilt + a Scottie Dog or two!

So how was your weekend?  Visit any handmade shows?  Man I love this time of year!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Your Personal Invitation {Birds of a Feather Fair}

Do you live in, near, or around the vicinity of Florence, Kentucky... or Cincinnati, Ohio?
Well I am personally inviting you (yes, YOU...  In the pj's!) to visit me at the Birds of a Feather Fair which is a Modern Handmade Show being held this Sunday at the Hilton in Florence!
   I guarantee you'll find some Christmas Gifts worth giving, and probably something for yourself too!

Want to see a preview of items you'll see at the show?  Check out the BoaFF blog, and you'll even see a little something from Hazelnut Designs (me!)   
My booth will be near the center of the show, just look for the blue ladder quilt rack!

Gaah! Ok, back to sewing for me!  Just a few more bibs... and maybe a quilted scottie dog or two then I"ll be ready!

See you this Sunday!