Didn't mean to take a break....it's been a busy week but I really haven't done much (does that make any sense?).
The craft fair went great - I did really good (the best I have ever done at a craft fair!) but I guess a bunch of people complained that it was slow...it did rain the last hour so we finally packed up after getting wet...my sister was such a great craft fair buddy - thanks Cacia!
Had a soccer game on Sunday (which we lost) so by Monday I was wiped out. I don't know why, but as I was cleaning on Monday, I decided that I would re-arrange my sewing area...which meant I had to move all my fabric and re-fold it so there was no sewing Monday or Tuesday.
Yesterday we spent the morning at the doctor with an asthma attack (my 7 year old) but he seems better today.
I finally was able to start sewing again today...I cut out all the pieces for this quilt.
It's for this amazing photographer - she's about to have her 4th boy. Now I have to figure out the best layout on my design wall.
And since I needed my design wall, I sewed up this quilt - just need to add the outer borders.
And the best package came today - my Echinoorder from Fabricworm...this line is so gorgeous! I love them all! I'm thinking about making up a few more totes for our church craft fair.
I do have a few apron orders to work on - and a couple birthday presents too. But tonight we have a babysitter and a group of us are all going to see "New Moon" - I may need to go watch Twilight right now :-)
They made it safely to NY and are enjoying their time so far...I'm so glad the kids got to experience something like this!
I spent yesterday cutting and sewing aprons...I have two more left to sew up and then I think that will be it...I think...
I did a rolled hem on the sides of the apron body and on both edges of the ruffle...I really like how they turned out - and it was so fun to play with lots of different fabrics on each apron.
It's a beautiful sunny day here so I'm hoping the same will be true tomorrow - last year we had a horrible storm all week December and the weather was ok for most of the morning but ended up pouring rain towards the end of the craft fair - luckily we had seen it coming and boxed everything up.
Oh, I almost forgot - have a couple cool links for everyone....
Hope's CD (my sister-in-law) - I have two (2) to give away...so leave a comment and you'll be entered to win. You get another entry if you blog about it and link back here. Just leave another comment telling me you did that.
Her website takes a minute to load but she has the coolest tv on there - and you can hear her songs too.
OK off to ballet and then getting the kids ready to go....
So tomorrow they leave for the big city. And yes, I'm a little nervous but I know my parents will take care of them and they will have a wonderful time. And my grandparents don't know they are coming so they will be thrilled to see them.
I will have two sad kiddos left here - one is extremely sad that his beloved sister and playmate will be gone for two weeks. He's already complaining that he will have no one to play legos with. We'll have to plan some fun outings next week.
I'm cramming this week - a stack of totes.....
and some fabric bundles (I have some to the conclusion that you can actually have TOO much fabric)....
And I hemmed three pairs of jeans for Bela - why do they make girls' jeans so long?
I hope to get some aprons sewn on Thursday and Friday (and maybe more totes?). I keep thinking of other things I want to make but it really isn't that big of a craft fair so I should stick to the basics.
My sister is coming with me and I think she's making jars of carmel sauce to sell. YUM!
I really want to stop everything and clean up my sewing area but I'll wait until next week...
I should probably fold the clothes though :-)
(there are a couple more baskets too)
And I haven't forgotten the giveaway - I've just been busy - I will do it soon - I promise!
I have been trying to finish up some UFO's in between the craft fair sewing.
Some hand-sewing at night while watching tv with Hubby....
I've had these two dolls in a drawer (finished except for their hair) since last year when I first got this book - finally finished up their hair and I'm saving them for stocking presents for the girls.
I also ordered this kit from Olive Juice and Co. a while ago and finally sewed up my beautiful pumpkins - I love these!
I think I want to keep them out all year because they are so pretty. Need to find a good basket to display them in....
And I was a winner on this amazing blog - and we got some yummy chocolate in the mail...we all sampled some of each so we could see which was our favorite.
I love the Ramen Noodle - perfect combo of salty and sweet...but the Tortilla and Lime is right up there - the lime is so good with the chocolate. The kids all loved the French Toast - very fun giveaway.
And I know I promised a giveaway the other day - I have the cd's - just need to write up a post so I'm aiming for tomorrow! I'm too exhausted from my soccer game to write it up tonight.
Oops - meant to add....this one's for you Rebekah:-)
We are trying to get a lot accomplished these days - schoolwork before the big trip, presents for birthdays and Bela's ballet teacher, and then making things for the craft fair next Saturday - and our eldest still has soccer.
I am still working on the October blocks for A Notion or Two (I just got my fabric the beginning of Nov.) - they are kicking my butt - I seriously have never had this much trouble with a block before! So I've put them aside until after the craft fair madness is over and I feel like I have some real time.
OK off to Bible study - I'm hoping for a very productive day tomorrow - sewing and laundry.