Sewing Room Closet Overhaul

Hi!  This was the first weekend this month that wasn’t already pre scheduled with something to do, so I obviously scheduled some things.  I took Al to PetSmart to get groomed (worth it’s weight in gold BTW) and got something to help with my Secret Santa Sew project (so secretive!) and I also got something to deal with my sewing room closet. Continue reading

Crafts & Drafts, Nashville

WOW!  This was a really big event!  I mean, we knew this was going to be big, but WHOA!


Thank you, Joey.

This was a big day for us.  We got out there, we braved the November winds, and we put on our bravest faces!  And it worked!  We had a fantastic day!  We got to the Farmer’s Market at 7:30am, scoped out the area, and then went to work (when we were allowed!)  We got set up and started selling almost right away.  Melinda’s favorite part was seeing people laughing at the needle points that we were selling.  It was pretty funny to see the different reactions!  A sweet little old lady would laugh over “cake going straight to their boobs” and it was pretty fantastic.  I really liked seeing people walk by and read the name “Cute Fluffin Stitch” out loud with a face like ‘what….is that’ and then they’d come in and see!  I also liked the people you could tell were enjoying the drafts part of the event a little more than others reacting to things “OH MY GOD IT’S AN OWL!” “Girl…I’mma have to come back for this” (and they DID!)

Both Melinda and I really wanted to say thank you SO much to everyone who came out to support us this weekend.  It really means a whole lot to both of us that people believe in us, because we do, (psh, obviously!) but when others do and show it, it is especially great.

This week I’ve been cramming in listing time to get as much listed as possible.  I got our remaining feedsack pillows listed, and they look great!  I have just a few more hoops to get up and then we’re adding a custom order hoop option to the shop.  I made a couple of owl coin purses (I was aiming for at least 10, then 4, and finished 2 😦 ) and one of those little guys went home with a sweet little girl!  They are really adorable.  I’m going to add those to the shop as well.  Melinda is working on some more hoops, and I’m going to work on some more purses, but we may be done for the year as far as events go!  It’s been so much fun!  We’re already applied to a few events early next year!

Last weekend and looking ahead!

We were out and about this weekend at the Pleasant View Tent Sale!  We had a fair time, even though the weather was less than desirable!  We had a pretty good turnout.  There weren’t large crowds and lulls of no one, it was all pretty consistent traffic.  I feel like I need to do a post about craft fair etiquette, because some people made some major faux pas this weekend.  We had a lot of fun meeting some members of our town’s parks & rec department, and we may have scared them by screaming “YOU’RE LESLIE KNOPE!!” but I really feel like if that’s your job, you should watch the show about your job! 😀

Next weekend we’ll be out again at the Nashville Farmer’s Market as part of the Nashville Scene’s Crafts & Drafts benefiting Soles4Souls.  A reminder to anyone who’s planning on coming to bring a pair of gently used shoes (or new shoes!) to donate.  There’s going to be crafts, beers, craft beers!  And a wide range of things to shop for and see.  Come by and see us!  We’ll be doing our best to stay warm and cheerful!

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So what have you  been up to out there?  We’ve been sewing away!  Hope you have been as well!  Until next time, happy sewing!