During the week I was approached by the Sales Manager of our complex and asked if I would be interested in taking a craft stall at an open day being held in conjunction with Seniors' Week. My first question to her was when was this happening and secondly when did I need to let her know if I was interested.
The open day is at the end of March and she needed to know by the middle of March. My first thoughts were - my giftie box is pretty much depleted after the Market Day stall in December last year and only has a couple of sets of placemats in it as well as a pot holder or two. So it was time to make a list of possible items needed and if they could achieved within the timeframe of 5 weeks.
Once the list was completed it was time to check out my stash to see if there was enough suitable fabrics for the items.
The aim is to use what was already in the cupboard rather than go and buy more but I did weaken when this fabric was spotted the other day. And it was on special.....no second thoughts about grabbing the bolt and heading to the cutting counter.
How could it be left behind on the shelf considering that one of the items on the list is a drawstring bag with a ballet theme. My original idea was to applique some pink ballet shoes onto the outside of a plain bag but this fabric is just perfect and will save me a lot of work and time.
To be realistic 2 hours five days of the week can be set aside in the sewing room. Some days I may be able to squeeze in a bit more time and others less or not at all depending on commitments and social activities. This is not going to be turned into a job - it is a hobby with no expectation of making any monetry gain from it. I do however feel rather chuffed that others think that my work is of a standard to be invited to take a stall again. To make this plan happen I will work on one item at a time - there will of course be multiples - so cutting out the required number of whatevers then sewing them up before moving onto the cutting out of the next item on the list. The production line method.
A start had been made during the week on children's aprons and they were finished off last night when joining in FNSI. These sell very quickly at the hospital auxiliary stall and I am hoping they sell as well here on the day.
Next item on the list is wine bottle gift bags. Hopefully these fabrics will be ideal to use for the bags. The calico will be the lining.
Thank you Wendy for having us around again.
Back soon and in the meantime
Happy sewing all