And, as promised, we present…..
… Hand sewn items now up on Etsy! There are headbands, totes, pacifier clips (featuring my adorable nephew, James – you’ll have to go check out his modeling debut) and a purse. I think I’m going to hold onto the scarves for a bit until it becomes a little chillier out. I think the last thing people will buy in June/July is something to keep them warmer. Then again, you never know. I did see an eccentric relative help my father build a shed in 90 degree heat while wearing both a turtleneck and scarf…
A few of my fave items (though of course, everything I put up for sale I love):
Owl Be Seeing You Purse
Infinite Spring Tote
Honeycomb Forest Pacifier Clip
Mr. Jennysold and I are getting settled back at home – whew! – after a long day of Punk Rock Flea Marketing and a celebratory/Mother’s (to-be!) Day dinner. It was tons of fun: sold some, learned some, made alot of people smile with the Kiddie Rock Posters. Stuff I figured out while there:
– Don’t forget to bring a table cloth of some sort (like I did).
– Vertical elements to your display will bring the eye in a little more.
– Folded scarves don’t look as, well…. scarf-like. Must get styrofoam head to demo one on. They sell those somewhere, right?
– The posters got alot of attention, and I need to branch out the concept (which I will be very soon! Already have ideas….)
All in all, a very positive first show ever experience. And, as promised, hand-sewn items will be up for sale in a day or two, so look out for those on Etsy!
So, in doing my babystuff research (of which there has been alot), I’ve found that diaper bags are expensive! Very cute, but very expensive. Also, the supercute ones tend to be less, how should we say, “Dad-friendly”. I’m loving the pink and flowered ones, but I’m guessing Mr. Jennysold will not want to be caught carrying them around. And the gender neutral ones are, well… boring. Then I thought, “hey, I have a stash of fabric I bought for “something baby” that I want to use, and just got some nice green outdoor home decor fabric that should hold up well against the elements – I’ll just make my own.
The criteria for me was gender neutral in style, usability past it’s diaper-bag life, and easy to put together. After looking around for patterns, I came across this free one on “A Mingled Yarn”. It’s a messenger bag style, easily adaptable should you choose (I removed the side pouches and padded the strap), and provided me the opportunity to make “covertly cute” which I did by lining the bag with the fabric I’ve been hoarding. There are owls on this bag somewhere, but don’t worry Mr. Jennysold – no one will ever know but you and I. :)
I also made a travel changing pad with a cover that includes a pouch for a few diapers and wipes using the same fabric. My only adaptations were laminating my own fabric instead buying one premade, and skipping the bias tape on the edges of the pad because the interfacing I used made it a but thick and I thought the tape wouldn’t look quite right. Apologies for not having the link to the pattern used; It’s on the iPad somewhere; I will update this post with the link as soon as I find it. Find the link, not the iPad. If I lost my iPad, I think I would go into mourning…