October 19, 2007

Productivity

It's amazing how much I can get done by just taking one day off from the farmer's market. I've been super busy and I'm actually seeing some results now. I'll try not to get too wordy with you, I'll just show you what's new with me.
First off, I finally got my Look and Learn Fat Quarter Bundle. I've been awaiting the arrival of these fabrics for a while. I got a
quilt top done using these prints. I'm hoping I get the backing & binding fabrics in the mail today so I can get the quilt finished for the market on Sunday. Next I'll make a Catie Diaper Bag. I think this style looks best when I make it from the vintage kids prints. I'll make bibs from what's left. They sell pretty regularly at the market.

I also got a chance to use some Fall Back in Time prints. For now, this little bag will just be at the farmer's market.

For a long time I've been hoping to make some soft blocks to add to the shops. The other night, I took out some scraps & made up a prototype. I think the colors are great, but I'm not happy with the block at all. I much prefer the ones Amy makes (I love her shop), but I certainly can't copy them. I guess I just need to work on the edges. It's a little lumpy too. Makes a bright pin cushion anyway.
I've also been planning to add some baby gift sets. I've started offering deals on bibs & booties at the market, but half the time I don't have matching sets. That's not very good business, is it? Well, yesterday I made a new easier and quicker baby blanket that I can sell along with a bib & pair of booties. Here's the first set I made up with some fabrics I'd purchased to make a tote or two. The swirly print reminds me of The Muppet Movie (You know, the part when Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem paint Kermit & Fozzie's car?)

I've got enough flannel to make 3 more sets to test them out on Sunday. I'm thinking about $40 for the set. What do you think?
That's almost everything, this post is getting way too long. You can always see my stuff on Flickr too if you're ever interested.
And last but not least...I finally got around to making a little Christmas ornament monkey. His name is Kringle & he's not in the shops yet. Just thought you might like to say hello. He's about 4.5" tall.

9 comments:

Nutsy Coco said...

Hello Kringle! You're very cute :)

Jenn Maruska said...

I love the set - nice job! That fabric is great. I really think you should ask for $45. Those would make excellent xmas gifts. I think with the holidays coming, you could ask that much for them at least. : )

The blocks... would adding a piping or trim make them too time consuming to make? It looks like you're off to a good start.

Kringle rocks! He's adorable!

Cheers!

Christina said...

Hellow Kringle! You would look wonderful on my tree!

LeeAnn said...

The set looks really cute. I think you should charge more than $40 too. You must be a very efficient sewer. You get so much done! (or do you put the monkeys to work too?)

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Shannon said...

I cant wait to see the finished quilt:) Please share photos. The baby set is so beautiful; great colors. I am sure they will sell out at the market.

shannon said...

That quilt is great! I love those look and learn fabrics. Very cute little zipper bag too.

Gina said...

wow that's a lot of really great stuff!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Oh,you have to stop it with the cute monkeys--really! (ok, not really!) heehee!

The set is soooo gorgeous, as is all your stuff--and I think $40 or more.....you might even want to go up a little.