Monday, 10 December 2012

The Village Haberdashery: Open Weekend in London

I interrupt my mini "blog vacation" to bring you some good news. The Village Haberdashery is one of my favorite online fabric stores and they are celebrating the opening of their new "bricks and morter" store this coming weekend. If you are in London, please give it a visit!

What: The Village Haberdashery's first Open Weekend!
Date and time: Saturday, 15th December 11-7 and Sunday, 16th December 11-5
Location: 47 Mill Lane, West Hampstead, London NW6 1NB (West Hampstead Tube station)

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

It's Home Time....

(image via CBS New York)

I'm off to New York tomorrow for a pre-Christmas trip to visit my hometown, friends and family so things will be quiet here for the next week or so. 

(There will be no sewing on this trip... although I did sneak some knitting needles into my suitcase!)

A few things on the agenda:
- Take little miss to see the Christmas tree and ice-skating rink at Rockefellar Center (just like my parents did when I was a child) 
- Stuff myself with NYC street food (just like my college days)
- Consume multiple medium sized cups of hazelnut coffee from D&D
- One word..."iHOP"
- Stock up on US craft supplies (Target, Michael's, Joanns, The City Quilter)
- Outlet shopping!!!

See you folks on the other side of the pond...

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

My First Craft Fair!

I finally had my very first craft fair experience this past weekend. I signed up to have a table at my daughter's Christmas fair and gave myself about 1 month to prepare. Here's a quick photo of my table set-up...

I shared a table with another school mom/friend who sold water color paintings so it was good to share the experience and cost of the table.

There was a lot of foot traffic but I didn't sell as much as I had hoped. I made enough to cover my cost of materials plus a small profit but it was all about the experience for me. I've always wanted to try my hand at selling at a craft fair so I kept an open mind. But all-in-all, I would probably do it again as it was great fun meeting and talking to new people. 

Just not for another few months!