Monday, November 03, 2008


Wow! You guys are amazing. I knew there would be a lot of other fabric lovers out there, but I had no idea there would be so many new friends popping over! So, "hi" to my new readers, I'm so glad to have you. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, you can visit this post and enter the fabric giveaway until Wednesday.

I wanted to try blogging everyday for a month, but it seems I'm already 2 days behind. Better late than never, right? We had a very busy weekend and I'm thankful for a very relaxing day today. And by "relaxing" I mean finally washing the dishes, folding laundry, and cleaning the bathroom. You get the picture. It should be fun times.

Anyway, my craft fair was on Saturday and it was less than I had hoped for. I did the same one last year and it was a raging success, so I'm not sure what happened this year. I was able to make a small profit but, I was really expecting a lot more. Anyway, I know have a lot of new things to upload to my etsy shop, like those mini wallets up there. I always have such a hard time writing descriptions for the product. It may take me a really long time to update. It's really the toughest part for me.

Today is also the last day of the EtsyCREST sale. If you search "etsycrestsale" you can find all the items from sellers participating. I'm still offering 15% off in my shop and I know there are some people with even bigger discounts.

Lastly, and congrats if you made it to the end of this page, I am working on a few tutorials this week. Mainly the lunch bag since that seemed so popular. Hopefully I'll have something to post everyday this month. It'll be a good challenge.

I hope you are all having a fabulous start to your week.


Karyn said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for doing the lunch bag tutorial!!!!

Kristen said...

Hey Katie!

Do you have any reccommendations for DC-area fabric shops? Are there any that carry modern quilting fabric? I tried to e-mail you, but I couldn't find your e-mail address! My e-mail is klejnieks AT, and I would greatly appreciate any fabric-shopping advice!


Lissa Jane said...

Katie Jean
can't wait to see your tutorials! and your wallets are so lovely, I did check out the etsy link, but our $ has taken a battering so I'll be keeping my credit card away! I am sure it screams when I take it out of my wallet! LOL


Cream said...

I know exactly what you mean about the descriptions for ETSY items. I never know what to say myself.

I have a Holiday Bazaar in Wheaton, Illinois this Friday and I am hoping that I do good (this is my first one).

I am not so looking forward to up loading all the stuff to my site (clicketyclak).

Later and looking forward to the tutorials!

Philigry said...

oh, sorry it didn;t go very well. maybe the next one will be a hit! you stuff is too beautiful to pass up!

tarabu said...

a description suggestion:
Thoreau said 'Simplify, Simplify' and sometimes do you look in your purse and think 'There's just no way, I might as well start over!'

Well here's your opportunity - one small way to simplify. And an attractive, fun, flirty, durable way, at that. The mini wallet offers sturdy loops for your house and car keys, a change purse and slots for your drivers license, credit cards, and a little mad money.

No longer will you spend five minutes digging through your purse for your wallet when you need to run in for 'just a few things' or stand there at the check-out trying to find your bills amongst all those old receipts.

The mini-wallet is available in a wide variety of fabrics and can be customized to go with any purse.

Of course, when I've got a little extra dosh I'll skip the tutorials and just buy one - Do you think you could make one with Edgar's picture? It's his 200th birthday next year and one tiny daguerrotype is not going to get me through the year!

Terriaw said...

I have heard a few other people say the same thing lately about craft fairs. I wonder why they are going so well. At least you have an Etsy shop, so we can all have access to those cute wallets! Wish I could help you with writing those descriptions.

lera said...

You've been so busy lately. Congrats on your 2nd year mark. (You don't need to enter me into the contest, I have enough fabric to last me several lifetimes.)

iSew said...

I've definitely learned not to expect anything at a craft fair, or farmer's market in my case. Amazingly inconsistent, or consistently inconsistent!

Oh, and writing the descriptions is the worst part for me too, I hate it!

Carrie P. said...

Sorry your craft show did not go well. I went with my daughter to one where she tried to sell jewelery. She did not do well either. Who knows why? I just placed a comment on the giveaway entry too. I am adding your blog to my list. I like what you do.