Along with making new handmade goods, I’m still trying to catch up on my sleep from the Vintage Marketplace. It seems I’m dragging in no time these days and need a nap – or an early bedtime. Have you noticed I just can’t get back to my daily blogging schedule? I’m really trying this week but no promises!
I thought I’d share a few things I’ve made in the past couple weeks. I never really stopped to catch up after The Vintage Marketplace, first it was the garage sale I have every Spring and Fall with a friend – immediately after the Flea. Then it was on to some custom orders I’d been putting off while I was getting ready for the Flea. And back to homeschooling every day – cause that is what is what I am supposed to do since I have taken on the responsibility of making sure my girls learn how to read write and do Math!
Just last weekend I hauled a load of my handmade goods to a lovely little shop in Pickerington, Ohio. I’ll share more later this week about the shop, which is so totally delightful you will want to go see it for yourself. Since I already had an idea in mind for making a square pouffe I decided to try it out for this event. It turned out HUGE! 22 inches square – er cubed! I love the neutral Union Jack and may try to produce some more of these. It sold so if you want one contact me about making another one!
Union Jack pillows. The owner of the shop had ordered six of these so I happily obliged. If you want one you can purchase one at the shop or contact me about making you a custom one. I can do any color combination. If you want one of these and the shop is not local to you, I can ask them if they would ship it to you – price in the shop is $49 and includes the insert.
I have the best friends! Out shopping and they see something I might want to repurpose? They text me or just get it and drop it by! Belle of Belle Hess Photography sent me a pic of two vintage ottomans she had found at Goodwill. I was so glad she did because they were perfect for making slip covers. This one is covered with some fabric from IKEA and detailed with a huge pink button that I’ve had on hand for a few years. I don’t seem to have a photo of the other one from my real camera. I have one on my phone and I shared it on Instagram last week.
Bottom pouffe was leftover from the Flea but the top one is new. Burlap printed with gold dots – wouldn’t this be so festive for Christmas?! And it adds a fun bit of bling for all year-round. Gold is fast becoming a very popular ‘in’ thing these days. If you want one I can make one for you or if you sew and want to make one for yourself the pattern is located on my sidebar – it’s still free as of now, but that will be changing as of the first of 2014. Fabric can be purchased at Jo-Ann Fabrics.
I’ll be sharing more pics of our set-up at this shop, all the cool stuff my friend Marcy took along, and lots of great pics of the shop too!
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