November 22, 2011

Sale season

Thankfully, Craft sale season is over for me :-) It was such a whirlwind getting ready for it, and doing all three events within two weeks... wshew! Anyway, Dr. V is in her usual state of agitation. The craft shows generated quite a few custom orders, all of which are due by December 1st. So I'm still not quite ready to delve into the dye. Sad, but true. The itch is there - in fact I spent this afternoon COMPLETELY cleaning out and moving Tat Corner (so we can put the christmas tree up tomorrow) and in handling all the colors of thread I started dreaming and scheeming. The other thing at the top of the list is my teacher submission for shuttlebirds..(due by the end of the month).. It will be on time, I swear! Just barely you can bet.

November 9, 2011

When I'm not tatting I'm.............

For those interested in my extracurricular activites, you can visit that link up there to listen to a quick demo of a song that I am taking to be critiqued at the Songwriter's bootcamp at the Christian Musician Summit tomorrow.

As far as tatting goes, I'm still in scramble mode, pumping out hairclips and post earrings as fast as I can. My final craft show of the season is this Saturday and Sunday. I had two last week, and did pretty darn well, which means of course that I am way behind right now.....and tomorrow's adventure takes me out of the house for around 14 hours, so that leaves me Friday to get things done. I've been having lots of fun doing in person craft selling again, and I've got several custom orders in the hopper as well. Yay!

One of these days I'll do a post about things I hear most often at craft shows, my favorite being this: (said with a sceptical glance) "Do YOU do all the work?'' (as if I have a little granny filled lacemaking sweatshop in my garage. Trust me, this is the time of year that I really wish that were the case!)

Well, Ta ta all. Dye season is just around the corner. After this weekend I can pace myself well to finish out the custom work and work in a few batches of thread. First up will be another round of Wisteria lane, just to get back in the swing of things. After that I'll start on the prize winning colorways.

**** Thanks for the reminder Patti! To add to the list, Shuttlebirds teacher submissions are due by the end of the month lol! Could there be any more going on? I don't think so.