handbags

Where I’ve Been.

Oh hello there little blog, I seem to have been neglecting you lately. I swear there is a good reason, but let’s just say: I’m tired.

I was recently hired back at my old job with Anthropologie for Holiday Help. It was only two weeks of work, so nothing crazy but it was weird going back. It’s also Turkey Season at the farm. We don’t raise turkeys but we take orders for Thanksgiving. A lot of people don’t understand that we are just a small farm and it is basically my mom, dad and I working. So my stress level has been pretty high.

I did my first Holiday Craft Show a few weekends ago as well! It was in South Jersey, and while I’m glad I did it, I will not be attending that show again. I’m starting to learn my audience, and the venues I need to be looking for. The show was very “home party” (think Sentsy, Avon, etc) and not many people with their own handmade items. I need to start looking into Juried shows, in more notable areas. But I’m happy I went, I learned more about my booth set up and made some good connections and I’m excited to do more shows.

IMG_7093

IMG_7102

In other sewing news: I thought I found the perfect pattern to sew through Burda Style but didn’t realize that the instructions do not include photos. I’m a very visual learner, so the whole process of putting this thing together has not been fun. The collar is a mess but I’m stuck with how to fix it. I just can’t look at it anymore but hate that so much time has already gone into it. I’m going to leave it for a while and hope that a little time away will help my brain figure out fixing it. (Don’t mind the black, I ran out of plaid fabric for the facing and had to improvise)

IMG_7342

IMG_7339

So that’s what I’ve been working on. Not much to share right now but hopefully I’ll have some awesome projects up here soon!

3 thoughts on “Where I’ve Been.

  1. I was wondering where you’d been! Glad you’re back 🙂

    That jacket looks amazing!! A knitter told me once that when he gets frustrated with a project, he puts it in “time out” until he’s ready to try again. I can’t wait to see what the jacket will look like when it’s done with time out! 😉

    I totally understand your frustration with shows – I used to do markets and shows with my stuff and it’s really difficult! If you’re near South Carolina, I know lots of great juried shows!

    Like

    1. Thank you Jordan! That is the perfect way to describe this jacket, I totally put it in “time out!” haha! I’m in the New York area and will be seeking out a lot more shows in the new year, I kind of missed the holiday shows this year because of work. Eh, do what you can do right? Thanks for your comment!

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s