Monday, September 20, 2010

Hyde Park Street Fair 2010

Here are a few photos of my display for this weekend's fun at the Hyde Park Street Fair in Boise. The Idaho Indie Works Street Team had over 20 sellers in an 8 tent booth. The pay station was busy all 3 days! So much handmade going out to Boise, it was wonderful!! I didn't get any other pictures, but all the displays looked so good. I was surrounded by great artists. I had Julie's MockingbirdClothing and Crissie, who has IzzyPDesign behind me, Erika, who is InspiredMamaMakes, beside me and Sandra, that SlyRaccoon, as well as amazing Great Custom Furniture, by Christina and Sean, across from me. We had a good time and sold well. Thanks Boise!
I ended up with a great location, right in front, couldn't miss my domestic dressform when you entered the tent. Unfortunately, Aimee took her Beach Chickens and moved. Fortunately, I got her spot :-)
It worked so well to be across from the kids' furniture, we will be doing some cross marketing soon. Kids in aprons playing on super cute furniture. Good idea, isn't it? Also, some last minute additions to my shop have been pincushions, hot pads and kitchen towels. They were a hit this weekend, so it paid off to live with a covering of fuzz for a few days while making them all.
And, here's a metal shelf I found at the Idaho Youth Ranch Thrift Store. Painted green, adorned with cute painted drawer knobs. Then I added a pantry door from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Caldwell and painted it, added a double hook for the back, and it helped stabilize as well as add charm to the shelf. It worked really well to keep my backstock.
This one is for Freida. I don't love that the beam of light hits right at my middle, but look how much I love you. I posted it anyway :-)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Fun Sewing Quotes

I'm taking a quick minute out to say thank you to all of you who entered the giveaway offered from my shop on Audrey's GiveAways last month. Thanks, Audrey, for the opportunity to be featured, and congratulations to Katy, I hope your housework and gardening are much more fun now in your new apron!!

So.... I've been looking for a good sewing quote to use on Facebook, or in the signature line for my emails. As I looked I found just too many not to share. Here's a peek at some of the good ones I came across. And I'll also leave you with a few pictures of new aprons I have in my Etsy shop and which will also be for sale this weekend at the Hyde Park Street Fair in Boise. Enjoy!

Really I don't dislike to cook, but what you cook is eaten so quickly. When you sew, you have something that will last to show for your efforts. ~Elizabeth Travis Johnson

The only place where housework comes before needlework is in the dictionary. ~Mary Kurtz

The sewing machine joins what the scissors have cut asunder, plus whatever else comes in its path. ~Mason Cooley

I keep my end tables full of needlework and quilting so I don't have to dust them. ~Author Unknown

May your bobbin always be full! ~Author Unknown

In Seattle you haven't had enough coffee until you can thread a sewing machine while it's running. ~Jeff Bezos

Asking a seamstress to mend is like asking Michelangelo to paint your garage. ~Author Unknown

Sewing fills my days, not to mention the living room, bedroom, and closets. ~Author Unknown

Sewing mends the soul. ~Author Unknown

Any day spent sewing, is a good day. ~Author Unknown