Friday, November 02, 2007

Almost There

Holy Moly. The big day is tomorrow and I can't believe it! I'm having moments of feeling prepared, followed swiftly by those of nervousness. My mother in law was a saint yesterday and helped me with some finishing details. Not to mention watched Isaiah, who was actually himself behaving like a saint as well.

I made this banner today during Isaiah's nap. My plan is to safety pin it to the table cloth. I hope that it's easy to read. It was really hard trying to get a decent picture of it!

All in all, I feel pretty good about the situation. Although who knows what other unexpected things will pop up. My MIL I went to the thrift store the other day and picked up some leather skirts. She really wanted me to try using some leather, so this is what I came up with. It'll take some more practice because that leather can really be a pain!

I also wanted to share these gorgeous tags that I bought from the amazing etsy seller paperologie. She was super easy to work with and shipped quickly. (Although my apologies for the picture).

Alright.. wish me luck! If you're in the D.C. area tomorrow, come stop by and say hi! I might just give you something free ;)
DC Craft Mafia presents
The Unusual Suspects Holiday Arts & Crafts Festival
Saturday, November 3, 200712pm - 8pm
The Anastasi Room
5020 Battery Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814


Jenn Maruska said...

Hi Katie!

I had to sew faux leather once and when I used a Teflon foot it went much, much easier.

I wish you all the best at your show and lots and lots of sales!!!

: D

Sarah and Jack said...

The bird bag with the leather is awesome!

Stephanie said...

Good luck! Your sign looks great! I'll be sure to look out for it tomorrow so I can come introduce myself.

LeeAnn said...

I think the leather bag turned out great! If I wasn't busy preparing for my Harvest Party, I think I would take the drive down to your fair. Good Luck Tomorrow!

Unknown said...

Best of luck!!! have a great time cant wait to hear all about it!

Jennifer said...

Yay! Good luck, make big bucks and have fun!

Michelle Kemper Brownlow said...

I just happened across your blog - your work is FABULOUS!
(I just felt like an Orbit gum commercial, sorry!)

I really, really LOVE the leather purse with bird...very nice!!

Good luck tomorrow!! I am a fellow crafter who aches to be back in the through you tomorrow!

lera said...

Good luck, Katie.

The banner looks great. So do the leather bag and the tags.

Bee said...

Your bags are beautiful! I wish you much success at the show. Your banner is so cute!

Anina said...

Good luck Katie! I'll be thinking of you the whole day.

Margaret said...

The bag, the tags, and the beautiful banner . . . WOW! You've got it together!

Berber said...

I love that bag!!
Hope the fair went well!

Anonymous said...

Holy cow, you crafty chica! That's some gorgeous stuff! The banner is fantastic and so inspired.

Breanna said...

Everything looks beautiful. I love your banner. Good luck and have fun!!

Anonymous said...

Love the bag. What a great way to crop that fabric too. I think your little circular name tags are adorable too. Good luck with all your projects.

Anonymous said...

the banner is fantastic! like the icing on the cake. Good luck tomorrow, I can't wait to hear how it goes.

Mama Said Sew said...

I know it's late, but....Good Luck!

BTW, that bird handbag is gorgeous. I haven't sewn on leather, but have been doing some denim projects. It made a huge difference when I started using a "jean" needle. I know they have needles for leather too.