June 07, 2008

Reporting Back

I know you're all dying to know where I ended up going yesterday. We didn't make it to the fabric shop (not that it's a bad thing), but we did do some other fun things...

I picked up 3 new Japanese inspirational craft books at Kinokuniya .


Here's a peek inside one of them.

We also went to a great art store where I picked up a few things for a monkey project I'm working on.



And before I went out, I tried out one of my bias tape makers. I've had them sitting in the closet for months! Why, oh why have I not used these before? What a great sewing tool this is. I used my 1" bias tape maker to make the ties and some bias binding for this little drawstring bag I whipped up for my friend Amanda's birthday. No plan, no pattern, I just went for it. I'm fairly pleased with the result, and Amanda was too. Sorry the picture is so rubbish, but I was running out the door.

And now it's the weekend! Where do I begin?

7 comments:

made by molly said...

awesome stuff! good luck with your pattern sales. It looks like you put a lof of work into that project! Looks really professional.

Patti said...

Sounds like such a fun day!

Paper Girl Productions said...

oo your finds look awesome!

Kristi said...

Hey, I was wondering if you would mind putting a "tutorial" or helpful hints at selling at a farmer's market? I am thinking about ramping up production of a few items I make and trying them out at our farmer's market. Like I noticed you have nice table cloths, sign etc (though I won't be making a quilt for a sign). Do you know how to find affordable signage? What to use to display purses, towels, pillows etc? Thanks!!

Cicada Studio said...

You just opened my eyes to that bias tape maker. I have been dreading a particular project, but this might make it all turn out right!

RetroRugrats said...

i like the idea of the tutorial for a farmer's market, too! your table looks so well put together. you are so organized and creative.

i can't live without the bias tape maker. i am now adding bias tape to finish the edges on many of my bibs/aprons and i like the results. the tape maker makes a big difference in quality and convenience.

Jenn Maruska said...

I have a bias tape maker, too! (It's still in the package....)

I'm going to get it out when I've got a little quilt ready to bind.

Sounds like you had a great day!