Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Things are about to get busy here

I got word today that I am one of the chosen few vendors to participate in the Bazaar Bizarre Maker Faire 2008 (http://bazaarbizarre.org/). I am beyond excited about this opportunity. I had to re-read the congratulatory e-mail several time just to make sure it was really true. I thought maybe they were saying "Congratulations! There is no room for you."

The stress is starting set in though. I have so much to do to prepare and so many fantastic things to make.

Luckily I was able to squeeze in some sewing this weekend. Somewhere between my son's first T ball game and his 5th birthday party I was able to complete 4 wallets that I am pretty excited about.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Making room

Recently I have been over whelmed by my craft supplies. Mainly my fabric collection. When you have three (soon to be four) people and a large cat in a two bedroom apartment there just isn't a lot of room for boxes, basket, drawers, big totes, little totes and suit cases of fabric that may or may not ever get used. I have a serious problem I am a fabric hoarder and I fear that it will soon swallow me up. I like to buy it and I like to keep it forever and ever. I even feel the need to keep fabric don't really like it too much anymore because I might like or need it for something in the future.
My goal is to have my life and apartment completely organized before my baby is born in August. I know this probably won't happen so I figured the least I could is to tackle my fabric problem. My first idea to solve this problem was to get a three bedroom apartment. So, I brought this idea to my husband who immediately asked "Why?" Me being the honest person that I am told him it would be nice if we could have an office / sewing room where I could have more room to sew and store all the masses of stuff that goes with sewing. My husband who likes to think of himself as a minimalist immediately said "If you need a bigger apartment to contain your stuff then you have too much stuff". I guess he could be right about that so now on to plan B which is simply to not have as much stuff. Last night I started plan B by going through a good portion of my fabric and purging what I know I will not use and let me tell you there is a whole bunch of it.

Now the next step will be organization. I need to find a way to store my fabrics so it isn't everywhere and it is easy to find when I wan some thing specific. I have no idea how I am going to accomplish this great task but I am open to ideas so let me know if you have any.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Finally a productive weekend

Over the last few weeks I have been slowly growing a pile of projects just waiting to be assembled. But between a son that has been sick, my lack of will to move, and the general business of life sewing has sadly been put at the bottom of my list. So this weekend my goal was to conquer that growing pile and finally have some new finished work. I was able to take full advantage of Saturday morning cartoons, nap time and kicking my husband out of the house to do his reading and make a good dent in it.