things were a little bit nutso back in november/december as i was in full craft fair frenzy - the year before i did 2 winter craft fairs, and somehow this holiday season i found myself signed up for 5 back-to-back weekends of fairs! (note to self: don't do that again)
i started sewing months beforehand but as i do, crammed in a whole lot of last minute madness...the entire house looked like a thrift store had thrown up in it - scraps of fabric and recycled clothing everywhere! it was a lot of hard work but i got into the groove of it and really enjoyed selling stuff in person, seeing little girls twirling in their new skirts (mamas did that too), or the cute babies who'd be soon crawling in a pair of very bright wool leggings. everything i sewed was from rescued tshirts, skirts and sweaters and i set my booth up with old doors which made a nice background for all the happy scrappy colour that was going on.
if you've been coming to this blog for a while you may have noticed i never stick to any one thing (scrapbooking! art journals! collage! felting! sewing!), but for now i am having a lot of fun making clothes for myself and my children and hope to make some tutorials to share here this year as i've puzzled out some fun and easy designs that really if i could make - so could you!
i was always so frantic during the fairs that i never took any great photos, it was a really good learning experience, i made some sweet friends on the craft fair circut (!!), sold a lot of stuff and got way too little sleep!
i'm still puzzling out how i want to continue selling online, and hope to figure that out soon (something to ponder on the 25 hour flight i'll be undertaking in a few weeks!), for now i have listed a few woolen 'leftovers' over on my facebook page.