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Apple Affair

The craft show went really well yesterday.  Of course that is, if you consider the freezing temperatures and pouring rain!  Overall I would call it a success.  I had fun meeting all sorts of people and there was even one lady who squeeled with delight when she saw my stuff, that was a compliment in and of itself!

There’s also a cool bridge and rock walls near the craft show, so the girls and my husband went to check it out! Aren’t they sweet?

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Spumoni Quilt

This is my first quilt I made – ever.  I made it for a friend of mine from college who just had a baby girl.  This was made in May, but I thought – what the heck?!  It’s fun to share.  I got the idea from the book Sew Darn Cute by Jenny Ryan.  If you haven’t looked at this book, don’t!  You’ll be hooked and want to make everything in it, it’s really amazing and is one of the things that inspired me to start sewing more.  I used a combination of some reproduction fabrics and an Amy Butler fabric for the back/binding.  It was a fun project and I learned A LOT!

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Getting Ready

For the past few weeks I’ve been gearing up for my first craft show.  I’m pretty excited.  The other morning I walked into the sewing room and found this little surprise on my sewing machine.  Natalie had been doing some ‘decorating’.  She just loves to mess around with my sewing machine whenever the mood stikes!

For the craft show I made a few I-spy bags, a bunch of zippy wallets, and a dozen or so sandwich/snack bags.  The I-spy bags were pretty time consuming, but really fun to make.  I got the trinkets to go inside from High Pie on Etsy.  Of course I had to keep two for my girls, although Emily would rather eat the thing than play with it at this point. 

I also decided it would be fun to do a free little gift to tuck into each customer’s bag: something sweet, a Halloween eraser (gotta love the dollar spot), and of course a business card.

Do you think it’s fun to give away little freebies?  I do!  I’m hoping to get my tutorial up on Sunday and maybe a little freebie could be headed your way… stay tuned…