I recently did a small Make &/or Bake Sale for Alzheimer’s research. It was the first time I’d ever done something like that. I didn’t have a lot of props and I used sticky notes to show prices, but it went really really well.
So First ever show a success! Aaaaannndd a friend asked me to share a booth with her in October, so second show here I come! I’m very excited! I have to make some more items and look around the house for some props. If you live in Tennessee, or want to visit, it’s the Grundy County Craft Show on October 1st. Come and see me!
Some items that will be with me in Grundy County:
Also, I’m taking orders for custom jewelry for gifts or upcoming holiday party gatherings and for custom bags. Get your orders in early for a special surprise!
I have been meaning to make myself a laptop bag for my Mac book since I bought it. And I finally made it!! Well almost I haven’t decided about the strap yet, so I’m using a temporary one. But I’m very pleased with the rest of it.
I used an old felted sweater as padding were the computer is held. a good way to recycle an old sweater.
orange fabric is the sweater and the natural, tan color is the inside.
To close it I used a zipper framed it with the rose fabric. On the inside, I added an expandable pocket for all the cords and extra electronics.
On the side, I made a small pocket to hold pencils and pens for easy access.
The bag came out a little larger than I had intended, but I love it! And that just means there’s room for when I upgrade to a larger laptop. 😛
I’ve been making bags now for a couple years. I started out making one for myself to carry all my books and water bottle and sketch supplies. My family and friends loved it. So I made a few gifts. Then I sold my first one, and orders have been trickling in pretty steadily since.
Two of those were for myself. The top was actually a book cover and the bottom right was the front of my first bag. The left was a bag I made for a friend’s birthday.
My most recent work has been a turtle bag and a gold fish bag for a lady that works in my office. She bought them as gifts for her nieces. I’ve also made birds and an elephant by request.
I’m currently taking orders for Christmas. I can make any animal and they’re very customizable. Visit my shop to place an order. Or email with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org. All orders placed before December 16th will make it to you in time for Christmas!