Here are some of the things that I am working on this week. Not shown is all the craft fair planning, the extremely helpful feedback from product testers (thank you so very much!!), wholesale order planning, and what takes a large chunk of time this part of the year: my garden. Most crafty types seem to also appreciate good, healthy food, so I don't think I'm alone in having a large vegetable garden. We managed to have quite a productive plot last year, but this year I am expanding even more. Digging is my main source of exercise these days!
Mesh Produce Bags (mermaids would be great for beachcombing)
Product Design--circular knitting needle case?? In this photo I'm figuring out how to make an accordion-style fold.
Wet Bags (and a fire truck crayon roll)
Teapot Cozy--special gift
There are a few things I've shown as works-in-progress in past posts that I have not yet finished. When a customer order comes in, that gets top priority and I often stop craft fair/design production. There are many gifts that have gotten shelved (never made the bunny bowling game, but there's always next year), or are on hold while I figure things out or fill orders. I tend to procrastinate gifts, but I almost always (bunnies being the exception so far this year) finish them on time. I won't work late at night on business sewing, but I've been known to stay up late finishing a gift the day before it's given. I never claimed that my process made sense, but maybe you're able to appreciate the lack of inventory in my Etsy shop or my inability right now to have inventory on my shelves to offer through Facebook. There's a lot of juggling going on over here, so if you like something or want a product, but in a fabric you don't see, just holler. You'll be added to the queue, for sure. Have a wonderful Wednesday!
As co-owner of Stitchery in Portsmouth, RI, I teach sewing classes to children and adults. Welcome to my blog Dancing Threads RI.