Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Christmas in July

But wait ... it's still June! And I'm making SANTAS??? What's going on here??? The sewing bug bit me (and bit hard) in early June and I've been sewing every day since then! I finished my first 2 Santas of the year last weekend, and have already started a few more! I hope to get the first two up on my web site this week, and I'll try to remember to post them here as well!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

And if that wasn't enough ...

On Sunday afternoon, after I'd listed more than 30 auctions, I decided to get busy sewing! I have no idea where this burst of energy came from, but I'm not complaining!!! :-)

I sorted through many of my quilts, making piles of quilts, quilt tops, blankets, and other vintage textiles. I also found a couple of quilts mixed in with my cutters that I do not want to cut -- so they got put in the stepback cupboard for display!

My Winter/Christmas patterns had already migrated to the living room floor a few days earlier, so I went through them and decided on one to make. My first two Santas of the year are from an old Crow and Weasel pattern that I last made in 2000. Back then I was still using more homespun than vintage textiles, but this time the guys will have antique quilt (or quilt top) coats and vintage ticking pants ... and they're looking very primitive indeed!! I still need to make their boots & mittens, but I should get that done today ... and maybe I'll just go ahead and put them up on my web site ... whatcha think?

I can't believe I did it ...

Last Friday when I got home from work, I got a little crazy sorting through stuff around here and, before I knew it, I had a big pile of stuff that was "too good to donate" but not nasty enough to throw out. So I decided to give eBay One More Try. I know ... I said I wouldn't go back there after their policy (fee) changes earlier this year, but it still seems to be doing better for me than Etsy. Sigh. You can view my Ebay listings here.

First to go were some craft & primitive doll patterns -- some I've used and some of the others I never got around to using. They all have bids now, yay! (And the pattern auctions end TODAY!!). Then I moved on to last year's leftovers. I'd taken all of last year's Halloween leftovers to a show a couple weeks ago, but only sold a couple pieces. Don't know if it was the economy or that the shoppers just couldn't think about Halloween in the middle of June. Anyway ... that means there's more to choose from on eBay ... such as this doll! And in the craft supply department, I listed a very large gourd and some paper mache boxes and some fabric (there's LOTS more fabric where this came from ... but this has to sell first!!).