Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Growler bags

So I've been spending time in my sewing cave, getting ready for the holiday season.  It's shaping up to be a busy one.  I just hope I can keep up!

Raw materials and inspiration I have in spades thanks to some very kind people.  I've been blessed with some great stuff:  upholstery samples, malt bags, all manner of fashion fabric, etc...THANK YOU!!!!
I've put a few of those items to good use in my newest creation, growler bags.  For those who don't know, a growler is a glass container, usually around a half gallon, for taking draft beer home from a brewpub or a bar.  I made these bags out of denim or canvas with a batting layer to help keep the beer cold.  These also work well with 2 liter soda bottles.

I'll be bringing these and other good stuff to my next show date, Saturday, October 26 at East Passyunk Avenue's fall fest.  Looking forward to it!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Rookie mistakes

So, I didn't make it to my show today.  I was concerned about the bad weather ruining the merchandise I worked so hard on, so I canceled.  Then this morning, the sun came out.  D'OH!!  I feel like a complete idiot, but the day has not been totally lost.  I took some time to look over my schedule, and I'm in danger of over-booking myself.  I need to backtrack a bit and make sure I've got that whole work/life balance thing going on.  I love sewing, and I love it when people enjoy my things, but I need to spend time with my little guy, my big guy, my pit bull, and make sure everyone has clean clothes and there's more than mustard and beer in the fridge.

This is my first year on the craft show circuit, and I've learned so much in the past few months.  But sometimes days like today remind me there's still more to learn.