Friday, January 29, 2010

new mini wallets!

I finally made the time to bust out a practice pattern for a mini wallet with change pouch. I absolutely love how it turned out! I just have a couple of adjustments to make. Silly me measured the card pockets with a business card, not realizing credit cards are a bit taller! So the credit card pockets will be a little deeper so that the cards fit in the pocket better. My other adjustment will be the tab. I made that a tad too long. My snap tool I was using just did not want to cooperate, so I'll be using slim magnetic snaps for the closure. They are tiny and very cute! I'm going to place those on the change side so the magnetic strips on the credit cards won't be affected. 

I would love to be sewing these up right now, but I had an interfacing order mishap! I was sent the wrong bolt and when I contacted the company I was told my interfacing of choice is out of stock! So I'm waiting on my interfacing! I have another clutch idea that I want to be working on too!

So look for these in the coming weeks. I'll be making some totes and slouchy bags while I wait!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

necklace addiction

I've been getting into a girly kick lately. I want tons of jewelry and tons of dresses and cute shoes. But of course I don't have the money to buy all of these things to make me look cute. Very frustrating! At my last craft show, one of the sellers wanted to trade for one of my pouches. She was selling jewelry and hair pins and all those kinds of goodies. She sells on etsy, but it doesn't look like she has these necklaces listed. I picked out this super neat hot pink necklace made out of wood! And she picked out two pouches. Sweet deal!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

another craft show!

Well, well, well. Here I am again. Blogging way late. What have I been up to, you ask? Well, I had another Handmade Market show on January 9th! It was super fun as usual, but freezing! The weather in Chicago did not want to cooperate that day and I think the heat was broken at the Empty Bottle! I had to wear my coat the entire time. I was still freezing!

I love that the Handmade Market has such a low booth fee. That way I only have to sell a few items for it to be worth it. I will definitely be participating in this show next year.  I kind of hope Heather decides to continue the shows over the summer. I'll be there again in February, March and April! I better get sewing!