Monday, September 26, 2011

Fall Craft Fairs

This fall you will be able to find our booth at several craft fairs in the Seacoast area of New Hampshire. Stop by to say hello or find some great new styles for you little girl or boy (Yes! We will now have boys clothing!). 
November 5th, 2011 Dover Band Craft Fair in Dover, NH at the Dover High School Gymnasium
November 20th, 2011 Greenland Women’s Club Craft Fair in Greenland, NH at the Greenland Central School
December 3rd, 2011 Kittery Craft Fair in Kittery, Maine at the Kittery Lions Club
Hope to see you there!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Time Management...or not

It is Saturday morning, I am participating in an Etsy sellers event, a quilting party of sorts.  We will be putting together quilt tops for Project Linus, providing quilts for needy babies born at our local hospital.  We are also able to set up a table with our shop wares... I do have many made items, but I had wanted to have some of the new boy clothes to display.  I am about to finish a pair of pants, but won't have the time to get the tunic done...ugh. Or finish the binding on a quilt to sell...

Where does my time go??  I am not chasing kids around, well, except for babysitting my granddaughters days.  Which were more numerous this week, which I LOVE and don't regret at all.  I do work part time, 5 days a week, till noon.  I have a home, neglected, don't look in the corners kind of home, a husband, who is supportive, but I have groceries to get, other errands, not to mention getting together with friends.  I don't want to become a hermit...  Add into that, training for a Sprint Triathlon, reading for pleasure, just quiet time for me, dates with my husband.

Then there is the sewing, pattern making, blogging, managing the Etsy shop.  I am grateful to my daughter who manages the website.  Oh and the picture taking, which I always forget...till I am ready to blog.

Do any of you struggle with time management??   What am I doing, I should be sewing... 2:00 PM is coming soon,  need to fit in a bike ride, a shower, and what am I taking...YIKES.

Have a great weekend everyone...there was frost on my husband's truck this morning...oh here it comes.

NO not this morning, but LAST winter...this is what is coming...but lets not get ahead of ourselves, we have the fall color to look forward to, and some hiking...fitting it all in, somehow.


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Laura's quilt: Monkey Pants

This past winter, Karen, a friend of mine asked if I would teach her daughter Laura how to quilt.  Laura wanted to make a quilt for her cousin Lorenzo.  Laura is homeschooled, so this was a bit of Home Economics.

Laura and I got together once a week and I taught her the basics.

She learned how to use a rotary cutter and measure with the mat and ruler...measure twice, cut once...

We used the Yellow Brick Road pattern, with a few changes.  It is a really great pattern to use for a beginner!

Laura learned how to use a sewing machine.

The completed top and batting.

The backing ready to be tied.

All done!!

Great job Laura!!!

I love passing on a love for sewing and quilting.
Have a great day