April 28, 2013

Spring Crafting

Well that's that! My first ever Spring Craft Show at Immaculata H.S came and went, and all I have to show for it is one sold pillow....the bicycle! All the hard work I put into making all those lovely pillows (at least I think they're lovely) and all the zippers I perfected (well not quite perfected, but got much better at sewing them in!) was FOR NOTHING!

Don't get me wrong, I'm always happy I do the show...it's nice to be there with my mom and to see the other vendors...I've gotten to recognize some of them and hope to keep in touch! But this is the first time that I didn't sell at least four pillows....to at least cover the cost of our tables:(

I'm trying to look at the bright side....which is, now I have lots of stock for my fall/winter shows!!! Yes, I know most of the items I made were "spring" themed, but a pretty pillow is a pretty pillow and it doesn't matter what time of year you buy it right?!?! Well that's what I think anyways!

Here's a little preview of what I made! (If you're interested, it's all available for sale:)

At my table...which I thought looked lovely!

My mom's lovely pillows!

Hand made kids toys! (Made by Samira)

Lavender & Rose Sachets!

More of my mom's lovely pillows!

Mod pillows by Samira

Birdies & Polka Dots

The lovely Polka Dots

Vintage Blue

Green Spring

Persimmon Spring

Geometric Chartreuse 


April 22, 2013

The Dreaded Zipper...Part Deux!

...so I did it! I made a pillow, and it has the invisible zipper!!!! YAY ME!
My class at Fabrications Ottawa was fun! It was just myself and another girl, so we were able to ask the instructor as many questions as we wanted and not feel like we were annoying anyone;) I learned how to use a serger, and used a Bernina sewing machine, which I'm told is the Cadillac of sewing machines....it was so quiet and fast!!!!!!

Here I am holding my newly made pillow....can you tell i'm proud of myself?!?!?!

That was over a month ago....forward to now, where I'm preparing for my first ever spring craft show, and I wanted to show that I've progressed my pillow making skills by making them with zippers...well guess what??? I've forgotten everything I was taught! I've spent the last few weeks watching YouTube Videos, ready articles, driving my poor mother crazy trying to recreate the above mentioned moment of PUTTING A ZIPPER IN A PILLOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stay tuned for another post and more images of the zipper shenanigans...or better yet, come check out my show at Immaculata High school in Ottawa on April 27th from 10-3 pm.