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Crafts: Work In Progress!!

29 Jun

I promised pictures of everything I was working on today. My scarf is 95 percent done, I painted two frames but I haven’t done any decorating yet. I have so many idea’s of what to do I can’t decide which to try yet! But I do need to order more frames before I paint anymore.. I was also going to make some beaded letters when I realized I had an inch of wire left. Nothing is a total bummer like not having what you need to do a craft. So I ran out to the store 😛 I bought more wire and of course some maroon and gold beads 😀

I am super excited at how much I got done today! Never in one day did I think I would finish a whole scarf! It usually takes days but ever since I’ve had this craft fair in my head I have been so determined and not wasting any time. It’s amazing what you can accomplish in a few hours when you really have your mind set on it!

One thing my mom keeps saying to me is that she doesn’t want me to push myself so much that this doesn’t become something I enjoy or do for fun anymore. She did a lot of crafts while I was growing up and one of them was making bookmarks. It got to the point where she wanted to sell them so she found a book store who would sell them. They ended up calling her asking for more orders all the time and she realized it wasn’t fun anymore. She enjoyed doing it when she had the time, energy, and inspiration but when someone is wanting more now – that’s when she lost the fun of it. I know she’s just looking out for me but I’ve been needing something to drive me for the past couple of weeks. My craft enthusiasm was going down hill and my ideas were good but not exciting. Now I am so excited I can’t see wasting a few hours watching TV anymore. Forget that!! I’ve got things to do 😉

I’ve also been cutting back on my computer time. If you are facebook friend you have probably noticed that instead of being on for five to six hours a day it’s dramatically dropped to two hours.. I’ve still managed to get posts completed, check email,  keep up with my etsy mom group, and make a few facebook comments and statuses so I think this two-hour limit is doing me some good 😉

Well it’s getting late and P will be here bright and early at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow so I think I’m going to go crochet for 30 minutes and then head to bed. Thanks for stopping by!!

Love Always,

J

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Crafts: Maroon & Gold

29 Jun

Yesterday I went shopping for yarn, paint, and thread for the craft fair I’m doing. It was seriously hard to find a gold color that wasn’t yellow, orange, or literally gold. What I needed was a golden-yellow. Luckily I found one that will do and had the same brand in a good maroon color but it’s not as soft as I would like it to be. I got started on making an all gold scarf today and I’m already a quarter way through after an hour and a half of straight crocheting!

The girls are going down for naps now so I’ll have another three hours to get it done. I might not finish it but I’m crossing my fingers I do! I also bought another punch needle from a different craft store while I was out. I’m crossing my fingers that even though this one cost less.. it works better. We’ll see how that goes 😉

I still have to go back at some point and pick out some beads since I decided I was going to do my beaded letters along with everything else. If all goes well I’ll be selling scarves (kids & adult sizes), blankets (also kids & adult sizes – these are already done though), beaded letters, e-reader covers, burp cloths, frames, and depending on this punch needle I might have a few pillows too 🙂

The thing I am most worried about is figuring out how to tag/initial all these things so that people will know it’s my work and have enough in time for the craft fair! I’ve set up a daily routine that I think will work for me which will give me a total of just under 300 items to sell. If I work on some weekends I bet I could get to 300 no problem. So here I was thinking I wouldn’t have enough to sell. Now I’m wondering if there’s anyway that I’ll ever sell 300 items in four days??!!

I’ll be posting the picture of the scarf, frame, and beaded letter I finish later tonight, so stop by and check them out!

Love Always,

J

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