Saturday, June 26, 2010

Saturday Update

Wow! It was soooo hot today - but a good day!  We sold 5 bags - 2 market bags,  2 of the new pattern from Simplicity which you can see in a previous post, and another simple bag. of all..JENNY SOLD HER FIRST BAG!!  I can't believe I didn't get a picture, but yes...she did!  Knowing Jenny - she has the money spent already=).  Looks like we will miss next week because we are heading to southern Illinois for the 4th, yet...we need to get busy this week before we leave and make some replacements -we'll focus on market bags and the new one which sells so well.  We have so much fun together doing the market - and Jenny surely eats her share of egg rolls!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

We're Working Hard for the Big Weekend here in Elkhart Lake!

We've been super busy this week - getting some new bags ready for the market and also getting ready for Ethan's graduation party - both events on Saturday.  I think we've made 7 or 8 new bags - and we are very excited! 
It should be a huge weekend....NASCAR is coming to Road America and over 100,000 people are expected to attend the event.  We're hoping the wives decide to start the day at our local farmer's market!.  We'll also have family in town who will see it for the first time and we can share our fun with them.  I can't wait to post some pictures....until then...finish the week well and we'll trust the Lord to bless as He desires.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Saturday update...

Good day today...met lots of nice people and both of the new bags we made this week sold!  Guess we'll have to make more of that pattern!  At times it rained today, but only lightly - and there were still quite a few people out and about...
This is Jess and the new bag she made.

We are enjoying our Saturday mornings together

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

A New Bag

This is a completed bag of Simplicity Pattern 2396 - which I made for the first time.  I love it and this fabric I bought at Nancy Zieman's Sewing Weekend in May.  I added an extra cell phone pocket on the inside and put some of the fabric flowers we've been making on the outside - a nice touch, I think. This bag took less than a yard of each fabric, plus some interfacing.  Jess and Jenny are both in the process of making their own - which they will post as well.  Whenever we make a new pattern - it's so hard to sell=)  We love them all! 

Monday, June 07, 2010

Well, we did it! The first day of the Farmer's Market is over. As we were taking down our display I said to my mom "This is way too much fun!" I love doing the Farmer's Market every year and this summer is going to be the best, I just know it. Saturday I sold two bags and Mom sold one so I'm "winning" for right now. =]

Here are a bunch of pictures of our booth.

This is Ethan - older brother and part-time helper=)  He just graduated from high school. 

These are new fabric flowers we've made this year - we got the idea from this great crafty website:

Well, we better get back to work - lots of sewing to do this week and a few things to tweak with our display.  Bye for now....

Friday, June 04, 2010

We're Packed Up and Ready!

This is the back of our van - fully loaded and ready to drive us the 4 or 5 blocks to our set-up location at the farmer's market downtown - which starts tomorrow!  We are very excited and are also praying the rain holds off until we are all packed up again after it's over.  We're looking forward to seeing fellow-vendors from past years and meeting new customers.  We are in a larger spot this year and have a new canopy to shade us - courtesy of Grandpa Joe and Grandma Sherry, who gave it to us as a Christmas present - they were surely thinking ahead and we are very thankful we'll be out of the sun from 8am 'til past noon.  We will all be there - even Ethan - the older brother, who doesn't have to work tomorrow.  I'm so glad we live in Elkhart Lake.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Building our Display

Eddie (hubby & father), started out with a pile of lumber and some 4x4 pieces of pegboard.  He also started with creativity and was all in his head and we had to trust his powers to create it.

We're thankful for the tools Daddy has in his arsenal.

Daddy, with Jessica & Jennifer putting the pegboard into slots of the 2x4.  This display is easily dismantled and loaded into our van.  Daddy made it so his girls could set up each week in minutes.

Jessica , Ed and  Jennifer next to the finished product.  He made another just like it - so we have two!  Now it's up to us to fill them both up.  We are working really hard to do that.

We took the display into the house and started loading it with our creations.  We are thankful to have both sides of two displays...we'll need the room.  This picture is only one side - we have the other side full as well.  We'll use all four sides and spread the bags out more. 

Next....we have to finishing our pricing and set up our total display sometime before Saturday, so we'll have a plan come early Saturday morning.  We are very excited!