Sunday, April 29, 2012

Busy Week Planned

If you read my blog, you will be aware I like making little gifts.  Well, on Friday I was asked if I would like to have a table at a Farmers market, in a neighbouring town next Sunday to sell my handmade items.  Normally the only table I have are trade tables at Quilt Exhibitions, which showcases the products in my online store.

After careful consideration, I decided to say "YES".  Then Friday evening when I was checking what I had available to sell, there was no where near enough to fill a table, or even enough to make it look presentable.

Yesterday, Saturday I stayed on my sewing machine most of the day.  I make 20 x emery board covers, 20 x card holder key rings, 12 x tissue covers and some scrappy key rings.  So this will build the stock up a little bit.

The scrappy key-rings were made using some fabric scrap booking tags, and I quite like how they turned out.  The khaki adventure one, was the first one I made which was too big, and "too" scrappy.  The smaller size is ideal.

I needed to package up the ribbon bookmarks that I made awhile ago.  I just used card stock and glued some book pages to the front.  I then used a paper-clip to hold the bookmark onto the card stock.  What do you think?  Does it need something else? 

This week, I will be making some signs and labels for all the little gifts.  I have some Rice Heating Bags to fill and some little Owls to make.  Hopefully people will think they are a great idea for Mothers Day, and purchase some of my handmade gifts.

Lastly a BIG Congratulations to my niece Kate on her engagement to Matt yesterday.. Best wishes from all the family.



  1. I love your key rings and your bookmarks! I'll bet you do well at the farmers market. Best wishes!
    <3 Christina

  2. Cute! I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:

  3. It sounds like you have a nice sampling of stuff to have a very successful day.

  4. Belinda9:42 pm

    You are always so clever Judy! Hope the Farmers Market goes well. Might even see if I can pop over and take a peek at your stall. It will be awesome as it always is. Best of luck!!!

  5. Oh, what great little keyrings! I have a drawer full of keys that would love some of those! Looking forward to clicking on the other links from this post, to see some of your other creative ideas :-)

  6. Good luck with your table. I'm sure you will do great. You always have such clever ideas & great execution. I think the bookmarks are perfectly packaged, since you asked.

  7. Great ideas Judy! The bookmarks are terrific and are packaged just right. Keep it simple is best.
    @ Bits 'n Bobs