Thursday, September 24, 2009

This is my, I mean workspace...

Yes - I am working. And I realize I should be embarrassed by my workspace, but I faced my shortcomings a long time ago. I will never be able to keep a neat workspace. Let's just call it "organized chaos". And I did clean up before I shot these photos. A lot.
Anyway, I am doing my first holiday gift/craft show in November - and as usual, I'm a little behind. My plans of getting things done over the summer just didn't pan out - good thing I work better under pressure. While I usually make bags, I don't think they would be big sellers at this type of show, so I'm trying to keep my price points under $20. Thinking along the lines of quilted holiday coasters, pot holders, drawstring totes (for kiddos), crayon/pencil portfolios, luggage tags, zippered pouches, etc. I need to be careful that it doesn't end up looking like a modge podge of "stuff" though and am being selective with fabrics to try to coordinate the best I can.
If anyone has any suggestions for big sellers, let me know!

Other than that, all is sunny again in the South. The rains and floods in Atlanta were truly unbelievable. The area we live in was not one of the hard-hit areas - thank God. These are some of the folks that don't have flood insurance...could you imagine?



  1. I have that same list of to-do's going on in my studio. I'm coming to Atlanta next week to be in a craft fair/fall fest at my niece's church. My BFF lives in East Cobb up on a hill, but still their basement got a bit flooded and new carpet is needed. My brother and SIL in Cumming got wet in the basement, too! It's just amazing!

  2. i find I am so much more effective when I work in a 'mess' it drives hubby nuts considering his garage and work areais spotless!! How can he ever find anything with it being so clean!

    What a sad time for those being affected by the floods, prayers for all of them in their time of need.

    Keep on stitchin'!

  3. One year my daughter had an open house Christmas sale of crafts from ladies in the neighbourhood who made things.
    I made 15 doz butter tarts...Sold out in 15 minutes. Also my serged napkins were a big hit.
    I made them in gold, red (burgandy) and black.
    Sold all of them too! They measured 22" square.

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