Friday, October 8, 2010

Deja Vu

The funniest thing happened today as I sewed all day trying to finish projects for the Peddlers Faire this weekend.  That Deja Vu feeling, ya know like you have done something or been somewhere before.
It has been years since I have worked so hard at getting ready to sell my things at a park or boutique.
In fact the first time was in the early 70's, when my son's co-op nursery school had a fundraising sale.
My friend Suzanne and I made things and sold them to go towards tuition.  It was so sucessful we started selling at local Arts and Crafts shows in the park.  A customer named Carol first bought from us there and I sewed projects for her for her home for years after that.
Tonight I ran to Michael's for some last minute supplies and guess who I ran into. Yes, Carol. We talked for a while.  Strangest feeling....Deja Vu.

Thought I'd show you some things I've worked on this week.
These shirts aren't to sell. I put some flowers on them for my friend Ruth.
I got the shabby flowers here.  They come by the yard and are very cheap resonable. You can get white, cream and black.
I saw a lot of pins at  Remnants of the Past last week, so thought I'd try some with these flowers.
I raided all my button jars and tins, added a ruffle of tulle and a button.
Some are pins and some I put hair clips on.
I showed you a couple of these bags last week and said I wanted to add some embellishment.
Back to the button jar where I found some fun ones then added some ribbon and ric-rac.

I found this downloadable patten on line and made some of these. There is an apple bib too, but didn't get those made...cute though.

I don't have a lot, but it will be fun as 4 of my group of friends are sharing a booth. Two of them are selling jewelry they made, and two are selling antiques and collectibles.
It will be fun and  I will get to walk around looking for treasures too.

Of course there will be pictures!!


Farmchick said...

Looking forward to the pictures. Love your creations and those flower t-shirts are my favorite.

Susy said...

Sew cute! I bet a mommy will buy the boo bib for baby to wear for trick-or-treat. Have fun at the Fair!

Suzanne said...

Well, you've still got "it" my friend. Everything is adorable and as always, perfect.

Will you share the link for the bibs? I have another idea for those flowers and am working on those this weekend too.

Isn't it a great feeling to use up some of those odds and ends for embellishments? Love your button treatments.

I remember those days staying up all night sewing, sewing, sewing. Making just a few more of this and that, but never enough of the things that sold the best. I remember Carol W who loved your work (not mine) and bought from you for years. Theses sales are hard work but so rewarding. I love talking to the people that appreciate what you do. Have fun. Wish I could be there, maybe not.

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

HI Beverly!

What beautiful creations! And how fun to be having a booth again, I love going to shows and sales like that of any kind, such nice handmade goodies and one of a kind special things!Have a fun time sweetie! I used to do some sewing, but other than hand stitching a few loose ends, it's not one of my talents, but every time I see such pretty creative things, I wish I could! :)

Enjoy your weekend and Happy Fall :)

Hugs, Cynthia xox

Gail at Victorian at Heart said...

I'm going to be first in line to buy some of your creations. See you tomorrow.

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Beverly, I can't wait to hear all about the Faire! And your items are just wonderful..puts me to shame..I bought some awesome fabric today, specialty apron for a good friend, can't wait to make it!

have a wonderful weekend sweets..

Polly said...

Well, I've been reading your blog because of Suzanne. I'm in SoCal, but found her fabulous store on a visit to family in Bakersfield years ago. Have recommended her website to many friends and other shops down here in Mission Viejo. Just wanted to say two things - 1. You are an amazing sewer! Holy Cow - you must be able to sew in your sleep - so prolific! 2. so glad you showed how you used those darling flowers. When I saw them on Suzanne's blog I bought a yard of all three colors, but haven't done a thing yet. Argh! Yes, I have some ideas, but your picture got me inspired. Your longtime, friendship w/Suzanne is inspiring. Admiring both of you from afar.

Amber said...

Hi, Aunt Beverly! I'm following you now. I love reading about all your sewing and antiquing adventures. I miss you and can't wait to see you again.