I recently worked out the details for a custom order that was for 14 small box pouches for a wedding party. I usually make 2-3 box pouches at a time, so decided that the best way to approach this project was to break it up into parts and do some other work in between.
The long holiday weekend also helped with this - the picture shows the final result. These will be going out in the mail this week.
I've had two shows this month and both made me feel good about my show season, as they were successes. Here is a photo of my booth from the Delaware Arts Festival which was May 19-20 in the downtown streets of Delaware Ohio. The weather was great and loads of people were out and about.
I've done the Delaware show for several years and it's fun to go there and have repeat customers come in and show you what they are still using from previous years and buy new items.
You may have also seem me mention that I'm putting some of my items for consignmnet in a local shop. The shop officially opened on May 15 and I've stopped by a couple of times to see how things are going. A few of my items sold this week, so along with show inventory, I also need to get some new items made and added there. Below is the ad that ran in the local paper for the shop! It's pretty exciting!
I have one show in June (back to the North Market on June 3) and three in July, so I'll be busy the next few weeks getting inventory built up for this and my Etsy shop.
I just completed a purse as a custom order - the woman is giving it to her 80-something mother-in-law for Mother's Day - so I completed it just in time!
I happened to have a purse made from this fabric combination hanging on my sewing room door the day she came over to pick her fabrics for some other items, and we discussed size, etc for the purse for her mother-in-law and this is the result!
She wanted it to have a zip top, so I took the opportunity to do it in a style I'd not done before. I think it turned out pretty well.
I'll give her a call this evening to make arrangements for her to get her items.
I'm always open to making an item to your specifications.
I'm all into sewing these days. I make handmade purses and purse accessories (cell phone cases, glasses cases, and wallets for example). I also make home decor items like curtains, valances, pillows and cushions.