Today was the first craft sale of the "craft sale season" ... my Mom, my sister and I do up a few tables at 2 - 3 Fall sales each year (and have been doing that for at least 10 years. My sister does painted wooden collectibles (she's a self taught painter, and is really creative), Mom makes sweet breads (ie; loaves) and pickles, and I do whatever craft I'm into at the moment (the past few years, knitting has been my craft of choice). Last year, I sold about 40 felted purses over the sale season (and some of you may remember that I developed a wrist issue from the repetitive strain of it, so this year, I eased back on the production and used my judgement on what I could do without hurting me, and I made it through round one unscathed!).
I also make jams for the tables - peach, plum, and blueberry were all made over my vacation in early September (55 jars - which, with some last minute jamming closer to Christmas re: a few Christmas specialty chutneys and jalapeno jelly, should carry me through the Christmas shows).
** Edited to add: Or not - 30 jars sold this weekend, leaving me with only 23 for the next 2 sales. I gotta get jamming!
I can show some FOs (finally -- they have been done for quite some time , but needed to be felted, blocked and assembled before showing on the blog).
These are the mini fingerless mitts, the blue and brown combos (earlier in the season I did some in pink and brown) This pattern is great -- a lovely fit for children ages 3 to about 9 or so. (to see all of them, click the last table shot above).
These are some of my Purses, on the purse display unit that T. made for me:
(I call this one "My Preciousssss" - if you know me, you know why! - I will have a hard time letting it go!)
This one is called Strata, 'cause it reminds me of earth (it has since been sold).
This one has sold as well, and I call it Acadia Once, Acadia twice, because it reminds me so much of the rugby shirts that were so popular when i was attending Acadia university (all the way back in the '80s ~ gad! I am old - old like strata!).
This one is my ode to the Red Hatters of the world. It has a flap closure under the poppy which closes with a magnetic snap. There are more pictures of it over on my Ravelry project page.
I did a few stripey bags as well ... a pink and grey, a navy and red (no picture yet - missed it in the confusion of yesterday! although, you can see a bit of it in the pink/grey purse picture) and a navy/denim combo.
** Edited to add: the pink and grey one sold on Sunday ... to a teenager - I am too hip, and on with the young crowd!~ LOL!
There are also the petite pun'kins, aka "oh my Gourd, they are cute!".
The sale runs from noon until 4 p.m. on Sunday too. It's a good chance for me and my mom and sister to hang out in a crafty way!
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