Saturday, December 27, 2008

Hand made Christmas gifts

This year for Christmas, I decided to sew two items for my beau. The first was a padded carrying case for a portable DVD player. I basically made a messenger bag but inserted thin sheets of foam instead of interfacing.

The second item was a shirt - this is the first garment I have made.
It's not perfect, but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Second craft show

Well, unexpectedly, my second craft sale on Sat. Dec. 6 in Streetsville went swimmingly. Despite the event not being widely promoted, there was a good turnout, and it seemed that people were there to actually buy and not just wander around looking.

Now begins the task of adding my unsold items to my Etsy shop ...

Monday, December 1, 2008

First craft show

On Sat. Nov. 29, I did my first craft show in Mississauga. The event was very well organized and promoted, and I had done a lot of preparation myself, so although I was nervous I felt confident that the event would go well. Unfortunately, attendance was low and by 1:30 the show was pretty quiet. I only had two sales (to other vendors) but received a lot of positive feedback on my work.

Next Saturday I have another show and will have to decide if craft shows are something I want to continue doing.