This last week has been full of craziness. Some of it self induced and some of it give away induced. :)
A few weeks ago I applied to be in a boutique. It's fairly large with many applicants and I wasn't sure I'd get in. Last week I found out I did get in!! I'm really excited to have a venue to try to sell some of my stuff, but then I realized the boutique is in 5 weeks. Yikes! And I realized if I had paid better attention, I would have known I was in about 4 weeks ago and totally missed it! Doh, sometimes I really wonder where my brain is.
So, over the next few weeks I'll be making a few of these:
figurines, spiders and some other goodies! It's going to be crazy. :)
And, if that wasn't enough crazy for one person, I just found out I won Tam's giveaway over at Sew Dang Cute Crafts. What did I win you wonder? Well, I won a free entry into a triathalon! Um, yeah, me, in a traithalon. Granted it's a women only, non- competitive traithalon, but still. I'm a little worried I might drown, or fall off my bike. Or be the last....person.....in......
But, I'm sucking up the terror and going for it. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me and I'm taking it. So now, in addition to crazy sewing and making- I'm also going to be training. It's ok, you can laugh at me, I'm kinda laughing at myself- in a hysterical, semi-crying kind of way. :)
As an added bonus, I've decided to bring you all along on my journey with me. I'm going to blog about how I'm preparing for the boutique and how my training is going. I'm thinking Tuesdays will be my boutique update and I'll post about the training on Saturday.
So, since it's Tuesday- here's my update on preparations for the boutique: I have almost finished two more ruffle pillows. And..that's it. :( Not really where I wanted to be. I did get to Joann's and working sales and coupons managed to spend $100 and save $134, plus I got two $10 coupons to use this week. I used those yesterday and spent $6 and saved $46! So, now I have some supplies and I need to get going. I have 8 pillow forms, fabric to make 4 Happy Birthday banners out of fabric, 6 banners out of felt, and enough clay to make a few sets of Halloween and Thanksgiving figurines plus a bunch of turkeys. I also have enough supplies to make about 8 tote bags. I also need to work on my booth set- up, and come up with a clever back drop where I can hang my banners and display my tote bags. I only have a 3' X 6' space, so we'll see what I can do with it.
Are you ready to head out on this crazy journey with me?
p.s. I should have the ruffle pillow tutorial done tomorrow and I'm working on the smocked pillow tute as well. Look for that one on Thurs. :)