Monday, January 25, 2016


I cleaned out the scrap bin this week and took some time to make a new batch of potholders.

They're not the most lucrative thing I sell, but they always do well in the summer and at Christmas craft shows (cookout season and stocking stuffers), and it goes with my policy of not throwing anything away if I can possibly use it.

These are all made from 3" scraps.  If it's smaller than that, it's allowed to leave the building.

I've also been keeping up with my self-imposed to do list each week.  The first week, I made 8 toddler dresses, the second week, 10 jointed teddy bears, and last week I made 36 microwave bowls and 14 potholders.  This week's goal is 10 more stuffed animals, plus I have a custom bear to finish and special order recycled t-shirt scarf.

If I can keep going at this rate, I should have a nice pile built up before craft show season starts.  And since there's still close to 2 feet of snow outside, I have no reason to want to abandon my sewing machine to leave the house.


Kyle said...

sounds like a plan!

Unknown said...

I've been reading your blog for awhile. Your ability to stay focused, creative and productive is so inspiring, I wish I had such self-discipline. I also like your writing style and have already decided to purchase your book whenever it comes out.

Thanks for blogging!

Gailavon said...

I wish I could stay focus. I can get distracted while writing this comment. LOL! I will try to do better. I really want to start doing craft shows and I should copy your plan create my list of items and then get to work. Thanks for the inspiration !