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100 Inches of Fabric!!
The company I work for decided to have a "Craft & Gift Fair" and allowed any employee to set up a booth and sell their wares.
Several of my co-workers petitioned me to get a table and sell some "Quilts & Quilty Stuff". I agreed and with only 10 days notice, I managed to get two table runners (a Thanksgiving, "Fall" Colored runner, and a Christmas colored runner), some Christmas Stockings, Christmas Placemats, some Coffee Cozzies and Crayon Caddies done and ready for Fair Day.
Unfortunately, I wasn't thinking about posting and I didn't have my camera handy, so all I got were a few shots of the Crayon Caddies from my phone (which takes horrible photos late at night...)
|One Crayon Caddie unrolled and one Rolled up Caddie.|
|Detail side shot of Rolled up Caddie|
|My "Booth". I didn't think to take a photo at the beginning. Everything|
looks rather disheveled here, but at least there are still a few items there.
I sold the Coffee Cozzies (none are even in this photo) and the Crayon Caddies (still a few when I took this photo), and I also got orders for more stuff (4 more Crayola Caddies & a Set of Placemats). I had Jonathon's quilt with me (Right side of photo above) as well as a baby quilt that isn't even quilted yet (far left side of photo)...
I will be getting an order from a pregnant coworker who wants to wait until she knows if she should order a pink or blue baby quilt, but promised to call me next month after her ultra-sound reveals the sex of her baby.
While I do not want this to become a business, I certainly don't mind doing a few projects that I'll get paid for. Especially since I just bought a new sewing machine!! What better way to "pay for it" than to get paid to USE it!!
I also realized that the small less than $20 items (Crayon Caddies, Coffee Cozies, Journal Covers, etc) sell quick and often. I can pump out a dozen or more in no time using scraps from other projects and if I plan properly, I can do them while I am working on other projects. An extra 30 minutes at the machine whenever I have it out could produce a nice little chunk of change. Can someone say "ETSY"?
As always, Thanks for Reading...
Until Next Time,