Sunday, September 21, 2008

designing woman

I've been playing taxi for the family all this last week and I am ready to quit driving altogether. Everytime I pull into the gas station it makes me cringe to look at the pump just spining out of control with the ever rising price of gas. This week will be a stay at home week and I will be able to devote more time to what I really need to do and this concentrate on my business.

I have been busy trying to add creations to my inventory for the craft sale next week. I have spent as much of my free time as I can in my sewing studio cutting out fabric and putting together tote bags, lap quilts, cell phone caddies, and items that I hope will be of interest to the shoppers. I have researched new fabric lines and the upcoming winter clothing lines for inspiration while trying to keep in mind the customer base that will be going to this particular craft show. There is also the upcoming holidays that I need to consider for any seasonal items.

New Cell Phone Caddies: these have been added to my inventory and will soon be for sale in my shop.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Labor Day

I have been busy laboring over my sewing machine trying to complete some of the projects on my inventory list. I have tons of stuff to get done and so far I have some women's tote bags and purses done with several more to finish. I have completed a lap quilt top and I plan to start doing the machine quilting sometime tomorrow morning.

I love the totes I completed today, I decided to give them a different look by rounding up the bottom instead of doing the usual box shape that I normally do. Last night I sat down and made a pattern and it worked out really great, making the cutting and assembly so much faster than the hit or miss technique of the day before.

I will have to do an inventory list on a spreadsheet so that I know what I have done and what needs to get finished, maybe a little organization will help my production efforts.

All of this is done between driving my daughter to school and to work, doing errands and housework. I feel exhausted and frustrated, not feeling that anything is getting completely done because of all the interruptions.

I am feeling apprehensive about this whole endeavor and I keep praying that it all works out, although I am not fooling myself that it will be a walk in the park. There are so many things that have to get done, one step at a time, is all I can do.