May 31, 2007

A Grand Day Out


I got to go on a little fabric odyssey today and it was a pretty good time. Nick had a seminar or some such thing over at Google in San Jose, so I drove him down there this morning & spent the rest of the day finding fabric stores. I went to 3 quilt fabric shops and 1 very large JoAnn store that I've already been to 3 times. Can I help it if Sisters n Stitches is off the same exit as the big JoAnn? Nope.
Here's some of what I got today...

I finally got a call back from the Marin County Farmer's Market today too. Their next jury selection will be July12th. That gives me a little less than 6 weeks to get some things made and get my booth in order. They require photos or drawings of my booth, and I've never done a show. I figure I'll just set it all up in the driveway and take some pictures. That'll give me some practice too. I want to get a tent and hang a quilt in the back with my logo on it. I got the fabric for that today too, so I hope to get it made pretty quickly. I got some fabrics to make more of my pennants (the fat quarters upper left corner, there's some boyish ones too) so I can hang them in the tent as well.

Those tags you see there were only $1.00 for a pack of 88 and I liked that they were so colorful. I plan to make my price tags out of them. Not sure yet what I'll do with the red floral print, but it was on sale for $5.99 a yard and it's sooo pretty. I got that at the first shop, Prairie Queen Quilts, in San Jose. It was a pretty big store, and had lots of great stuff on sale. Nick would be proud of how little I actually got at these places.

Tomorrow maybe I can work on situating my sewing room. What a mess of boxes everywhere. eugh

8 comments:

She'sSewPretty said...

that sounds like a wonderful day to me! Love the red fabric!

Jenn Maruska said...

What a nice day you had : )

Can't wait to see your booth evolve - take lots of pictures to show us!

And yay for getting your things delivered!

Felicia said...

Setting up in the driveway for both practice and pictures is a great idea! I did that before I began my booth at my weekly farmer's market. It set my mind at ease a bit since I'd never really set one up before. You may want to review the pictures with a critical eye as if you were a customer yourself and change things around to create the most appealing booth possible. Show your pictures to your friends and get their advice too. Best of luck and I hope you're selected!

jessi said...

What fun to set up a booth - at least it sounds fun to me. Please keep us updated on the progress. We have a farmer's market here - maybe next year I'll be ambitious enough to try to sell some things there.

bombshellstudios said...

I've caught up on your last three posts! (I'm a slow blogger).
It sounds like you've been having wonderful success, and a fantastic time in general. That would have me beaming to have the ladies gush over the monkey and then buy it, then and there! Good luck with the fair, I can't believe it's on every weekend (did I read that right!?). So, Canadian residency? I'm Canadian, and I wonder if we could trade? ;)
Love the red fabric.

LeeAnn said...

Good luck getting everything together for the jury!

nikki/WhiMSy love said...

I can't wait to see how your progress goes with the tent, making stuff, the jury process. It's new to me & I love being able to take this journey with you & see how it goes! (I hope for a show someday too!)

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Can't wait to see the booth you put together--it sounds like you have some really good and eye-catching ideas. Make sure you post pictures for us! Once you get it together the way you like it, be sure to have a pic printed and bring it along with you for when you set up at the actual market (believe me, you will be glad you did!). Sounds like a fun day--and you got some nice things--quite a steal on those tags!
Smiles!