Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmastime is Here

All my Christmas gifts are wrapped and ready for next weekend.

I even went ahead and brought them over to my dad's house
so that I wouldn't have to deal with them on Christmas day.

Wanna see what's inside some of these boxes?

OK ... just a little peek.
Caution : Scottie, if you are reading this, don't read any further!

I made a red shawl for my dad's wife.
The pattern is the same as the green one I made for myself.

I had to wrap this one up quickly
so that I wouldn't be tempted to keep it!

For my brother,
I made a warm scarf and hat.
He's a hunter, so I figure that he could get a lot of use out of them.

It was a ton of fun making the hat.
I think I will try to make myself one soon ... in red, of course.

For my father (the man who has everything!)
I finished up one of my mom's quilt that we found recently in the attic.
It was a sampler quilt that I think she was using to practice
her machine quilting skills.
I just had to put a second back on it (to cover the original muslin back),
lightly quilt it to attach the new back, and bind it all together.

I finished it off with a custom label.
This is my favorite part of quilting ... 
... documenting the story of all the hard work that went into it!

And for my nieces ...
But, not just any scarves.
Scarves with ladybugs on them.
And matching scarves for their American Girl dolls.

This is Mary Rose's scarf.
When I asked her what her favorite color was,
she ran through a long list of different colors.
She couldn't pick just one!

And here is Anneliese's pink scarf.
It was either pink or purple, 
but I couldn't resist this bubble gum pink yarn.

I also made some things for my sister in law and her mom,
but they read my blog, so I can't show you until next week.

So, you see ...
I have been very busy!
So busy that I almost don't know what to do with myself
now that these Christmas gifts are finished!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Shop Walk

Last Friday's Shop Walk went well,

and Heather and I both agreed
that we'd like to do it again in the Spring,
hopefully with a little more notice and marketing!

I definitely learned a lot, and have some plans
for how to make it easier the next time around.

For example, I think I'll bring my rolling drawer cart for under my table
instead of putting everything in stackable rubbermaids.
And I'm already envisioning a fitted table cover in red and white.

Check out this great space!

There were about a dozen etsy sellers there,
and it was a lot of fun!

Heather and I were right up front near the door.

We both sold a number of things,
but definitely would have loved to have sold more.

This is how I displayed my coffee cozies ...
... in a fun white cupcake holder.

I like how all the colors and patterns could be seen easily.

Here we are in front of Heather's tables.
Y'all, she is the BEST merchandiser.
She brought lots of fun props,
like old dresser drawers, a ladder, and a fun blue wooden chair.
Plus, her stuff is cute enough to not need anything extra.
You should check it out here.

Overall, it was a great experience,
and I can't wait for next time!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

King Street Shop Walk Show Tomorrow Night!

I'm making my list

and checking it twice!

No, I'm not Santa!
I'm getting ready to participate in an event downtown 
in conjunction with the King Street Shop Walk.

A local real estate office is offering their space to local etsy sellers,
and my friend Heather and I are going to participate!

So I've packed up all my coffee cozies

and baby shoes
and belts

and everything else I will need (I hope!)
including this fun new cupcake holder,
which will be displaying my coffee cozies in all their colorful glory.

This is my little cart, all ready to go.
I might have also thrown in a kitchen sink.
(I'm a girl ... I do not pack light!)

Boy, am I grateful for these babies.

Tomorrow night (Friday, December 10th) from 5pm until 9 pm
214 King Street
Stop on by and see us, and have a glass of wine!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Trunk Show ... Sort of

Belts and cozies, all made up and ready for a show in New Jersey last month.
I love all the colors next to each other!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Jesus is Coming

Jesus is coming, y'all.

He's in a little wooden manger.

On some hay.

Wrapped in swaddling clothes.
(Doesn't that picture just make you smile?)

 This is my 2010 Christmas Ornament!
I'm so excited about this ornament ...
... my dad helped make all the mangers. 
It was fun spending the afternoon with him and working with power tools. 

If you're on the list, you should be receiving yours soon,
(if not already!)
If you're not on the list, and feel you've been overlooked,
please contact the management.