Friday, July 24, 2009

production nerves - part 2

In my attempt to alleviate my production nerves for the upcoming craft shows this fall and winter, I have been trying to chip away at making a bit of inventory, so that I don't drive myself crazy this year with my last minute-ness. Made some great headway this week - managed to glue all the vintage images I had cut out onto the first batch of notebook covers (last count was about 100 books - if these don't sell, I will have a problem)... next step will be to stitch borders around the images with my sewing machine. The sewing part is easy (it's just straight lines)... it seems my problem is always trying to get the tension right and just threading the darn machine... arghhh! This is what happens when a non-sewer tries to sew!

23 comments:

Lexa Levine said...

Good luck with the sewing. I'm so bad at it that it's not even funny!

nomadcraftsetc said...

You have a great plan, I hope it pans out the way you want! Great picture by the way!

Little Gray Pixel said...

Looks ambitious. I'm a nightmare with a sewing machine, so I feel your pain.

Stacey said...

love seeing your production in progress :)

californiablue said...

Your books look great already! Good luck with finishing them. I'm sure all will sell! They are too cute.

Almost Precious said...

It's lookin' good ! Don't think you'll have any trouble selling them. They are adorable.

Kate8085 said...

Threading the bobbin is always the worst. I get totally pissed! hahaa.
The notebooks look fabulous!

M.M.E. said...

I know what you mean about having way too much stuff. I hope it all sells for you! Otherwise, yes, you will be up to your eyeballs in journals.

tikikiki said...

i know it's sooo stressful! good luck i'm sure it will turn out great! and nothing wrong with some extra inventory right??? :)

bananaicecream said...

those books are just the cutest!

Samantha said...

Those notebooks look so adorable, lots of luck with your sewing project! They can be brutal.

our little love nest said...

I love the way your work looks! An afternoon at a spa may be necessary ;)
(I think it would be a good reason to be pampered) xo

sue said...

great works and the tension happens to me as well, I have been sewing for years.

RosyRevolver said...

They will sell, every single one!!! I wish I could sew; I'm a hand stitcher but always manage to hurt myself somehow when I pull out the machine. I love your work and it was such a delight to see it in progress!!!

Little Dickens Designs said...

That's a lot of sewing! But you are really getting stuff done, good for you!

Curtis Collectables :) said...

Ahh those look adorable already. Good luck with the sewing.

readingsully2 said...

Good luck all of the images look wonderful and very appealing. I am sure you will sell everything, Valerie.

I opened a second etsy shop. I am excited. Details on my blog.

Laughing Fridge Art Magnets said...

Looks like you've got some great notebooks in the works! I'm hearting you on etsy. Nice blog you have also!

gretchenmist said...

great that u are getting organised ahead of time! tension issues are what makes sewing work for me ~ hope it goes smoothly.

BeckyKay said...

Those are going to be adorable! Best of luck with the show! I should be doing some of that inventory prepping myself...

lyndsay said...

hah! i hear you on the last minute-ness. good on ya for being prepped! it will feel much better once the craft shows roll around! :)

shagpile said...

Ooooh! These look so cute! I hope there will be some available online?

Lyndsay @ LouLouBell said...

So much work! But sooo CUTE! You're inspiring me to get sewing! But it's so bloody humid in my upstairs studio... ick. I'm not complaining, our summer is too short!