Nearly my entire weekend is packed into this bag. Over the weekend, I sewed 36 sandwich wraps, 72 button holes, 36 buttons, and two reusable baggies with velcro. Most of the wraps are in this bag (along with my snacks for work)! It was nice to see that stack when the last button was sewn on, little thank you notes and washing instructions were placed in the envelopes, and the last one sealed. I am so thankful for Paypal’s shipping label capabilities! I have so many projects to work on right now that i have actually taken the sandwich wraps out of my shop while I catch up (I still have almost 25 that need to be sewn).
I did take some time for fun including a little shopping. Among other things, I bought this great book that has all kinds of tips and tricks as well as a few fun (and many funny) projects:
Brandon and I also took advantage of the labor day sales and bought some clothes and a recliner. Yep. We bought a lay-z-boy. I am not sure who is more excited about it, but I can tell you that I see some serious naps in my future!
After doing so much over the weekend, I have decided to give myself a list of goals to accomplish before taking on any more big orders that are not specifically requested. (i.e. I will not be lurking around the Alchemy page anymore to find out if people need something made). I am so thankful that I already have so many orders, and I really want to be able to focus on those. I am happy to take custom orders, but I will not be out looking for them.
One order that I am really excited about is for a baby shower gift for a friend of Brandon’s mom. We will be incorporating these fabrics to make a blanket, burp cloths and bibs…of course I will post pictures of the final product when they are actually made!
I think these will be incredibly cute, and I have been wanting to make a few baby items for a while. I have not done it yet because so many people already sell it, but I will be doing more as I have several friends who are expecting :o)
So, that is the short version of my long weekend. Back to work!