Thursday, May 7, 2015


I made 28 sets of coasters at one time.  Although the "one time" stretched over a few days. 

While my oldest three were at school and the younger two were at the table playing with playdough, I went and gathered a bunch of my larger scraps of fabric.  Turns out I had a lot.  Variety is good right?

Although I have a great sewing space in the basement, it's nice to get some natural light, so I brought up some of the equipment upstairs.  It was nice to have the change.

I cut all my fusible fabric fleece and fabric into 4 1/2" squares.  After fusing everything together I had to go back downstairs and sew everything up.  Now I have 32 sets of 4 total to sell at the market (I had made a previous 4 loooong time before).

 It was an enjoyable process and very satisfying to use up some fabric I've been wanting to get to for awhile.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

More Craft Show Display Props

I have already made a couple display props for some of my products but I still needed something for my kitchen scrubbies and bookmarks.  Here's what I came up with.

With a quick trip to the Dollar Store I picked up some plastic plates 4/$1.25 and 2 Margarita plastic cups $1.25 ea.

I then measured the diameter of the cups and made a small dot on the plastic plate to indicated how far the cup should go.  I added E6000 glue to the cup rim and stuck that sucker down.  I did this twice.

I did the same thing for the bottom of the Margarita cups.

I then stuck both plates with the cups on top to make a cupcake-like tray.

Set it to dry with weight on top to ensure a tight seal.

And Voila! A stylish way to display those cutie scrubbies for $3.75.  Almost good enough to eat.

Next up is the bookmark display.  I saw this idea on Pinterest.  I took a book that wasn't being used and folded each of the 200+ pages in half.  

I glued some pick cardstock to the inside of the book and added washi tape to the edges.  This is what it looks like on the bottom.

Add the bookmarks, and there you have it, another prop, this time for free.

Things are comin' along. 
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