During these past few months, I've spent almost every spare moment in my sewing room, preparing for Winter Cache - an art and craft sale that took place last weekend. I sewed while my babes were sleeping, or playing happily, while they hung on my leg or sat on my lap. I even sewed a few seams while nursing one of them!
I have been wanting to sell my handmade goods for years, and for different reasons it just hasn't happened. So this weekend was pretty exciting! As the weekend drew nearer, my momentum continued to build and I managed to get a lot done. I realized that I'm so much more productive when I have a deadline. Is everyone that way? I have a hard time pacing myself. I just wait until it's right down to the wire, then I really get busy! But I had fun doing it! I love mixing and matching fabrics and making something beautiful out of a couple of pieces of cloth.
I went in to the sale with no expectations.... I was just happy to be there and was eager to get some feedback on my work. It turned out to be a great weekend! It was fun to be hanging out with other local crafters. I enjoyed talking to the people that came by. I got some really positive feedback and I learned a lot! But the highlight of the weekend was definitely having so many friends and family come by to say hello. I felt really blessed to be surrounded by so much support! A HUGE thanks to all of you! It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces come through the door!
That deadline has come and gone and although there were a few stressful moments, I know I'll do it again. I'm still spending lots of time in my sewing room making solstice and birthday gifts and filling a few orders I got from the show, but it's a much more relaxed pace!