Event Wrapup

Hope everyone had a GREAT Thanksgiving day! We had a quiet day, with good food, basketball and naps!

The last day of the show was anti-climatic for me: I woke up sick! My daughter and granddaughters ran the booth while I spent the day sweltering in bed 🙁 My son-in-law and a good friend from church came down to help tear down and pack up. My family and friends are ROCKSTARS!

Expo show booth

    Expo show booth

On Saturday my booth had a special visitor and I learned Santa can sew! He made his suit, all trimmed in white fur!! If Santa can do it . . . SEW can you! Watch this site for updates on the remodel and when classes might be starting.

Carolyn and Santa

    Carolyn and Santa

Remember ~ there is still time to order that special gift or garment for the holidays . . . to wear or to give. Contact me at sales@old2newheirlooms.com or text 253-318-1414.

"As therefore ye received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and builded up in him, and established in your faith, even as ye were taught, abounding in thanksgiving." Colossians 2:6-7 ASV

Craft Show Update

After a rough Thursday during setup, Friday went pretty well albeit slow. I have high hopes for today!

Sorry, I forgot to take pictures so you are all going to have to come see the show for yourself!

I will take pictures to post tomorrow 🙂

 

Event Update!

Morning all. I just realized I have not updated my event schedule! Running late, as usual . . been SUPER busy getting ready for this weekend. YES, THIS WEEKEND!

Old2New Heirlooms will have a booth at the Festival of Crafts and Gifts on Friday (17th), Saturday (18th) and Sunday (19th). It will be at the Enumclaw Expo Center (ie: King County Fairgrounds). Hours are 10-6 on Fri/Sat and 10-4 on Sunday. Admission is $3, under 12 free. There will be vendors, food, live entertainment, holiday music, kids crafts, and lots fun for the whole family.

show logo

I will be demonstrating lace shaping, every hour. The Make-n-Take project is a cute snowman ornament ($3 supplies fee).

     lace shpaged heart        snowman ornament

 

NOTE: Due to logistic issues, I will not be participating in the Pre-Black Friday Bazaar in Renton. As that will be on Saturday, you can visit both shows! he, he, he

"Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." Romans 8:1 NIV

Upcoming Events!

This Friday and Saturday, Sept 28-29th, I will have a booth {fabric only} in the Crystal Quilters Quilt Show at the Enumclaw Expo Center. Hours are 10:00 to 5:00 both days. I will be at the booth Friday afternoon and all of Saturday. My son-in-law is retiring from the Navy and I will be attending his retirement ceremony Friday morning! Two very good friends will be manning the booth for me during my absence Friday morning.

I will be at only one event this fall, the Pre-Black Friday Holiday Bazaar at the Renton Technical College (3000 NE 4th St, Renton, WA 98056) on November 18th, from 9:00-4:00. There will be a wide variety of items available: wallets, purses, shopping and tote bags, holiday dresses, and much, much more! Lots of ideas for stocking stuffers and holiday gifts.

2015 Renton Booth

                      2015 Renton Booth

For wonderful holiday outfits and handmade gifts, please consider ordering early ~ like now! ~ my calendar fills up fast.

"That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." Philippians 2:10-11 KJV

Peony Floral Dress, Seahawk Grommet Purse and wallet

Although I usually have a project in mind when I shop, these fabrics literally leaped out at me when browsing at a local quilt shop. The peony print and coordinating stripes are bright and colorful, just right for a full-skirted dress.

floral spring dress

floral spring dress

full skirt

full skirt

The striped fabric was used on the hem with the Madeira Scalloped technique and diagonally on the sleeve bands, with an inverted pleat rather than gathers. A purple or light green ribbon ccould also be used at the waist. The neckline has a darling V-neck, perfect for showing off a favorite necklace. This dress is a size 5 and available for purchase.

Projects featuring the local sports teams are always popular. As I am in the Pacific Northwest, the Seahawks are frequently requested. Although this grommet purse is darling in large print florals and coordinating prints, my client asked for one in Seahawk fabric with a matching wallet. I used two of the dark blue fabrics, accented with the Seahawk green and other prints. She seems happy with the result! Contact me to order yours!

SH wallet

Seahawk wallet

SH wallet inside

SH wallet inside

SH grommet purse

Seahawk grommet purse, blue with green sash

"And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory." Eph. 1:13-14

 

FABRIC SALE * FABRIC SALE * FABRIC SALE

ATTENTION FELLOW FABRIC LOVERS (or should I say "fabri-holics!) ~ ~ ~

I have decided to shift at least a portion of my focus to teaching but don’t have the classroom space. So, the stacks of fabric must go! I am holding a “Remodel Sale” so I can convert my storeroom into a classroom. I am planning on creating space for up to 6 workstations!

hand sewing

learning to use needle and thread

sewing lesson

stitching blocks together

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are LOTS of quilting cottons and flannel, Apparel and Special Occasion fabrics, batting and thread. All at “must go” prices!

fat quarters

bins of fat quarters

Fabric Shelves 1

just a teaser!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The sale will be on 3 Saturdays: April 29th, May 6th, and May 13th from 9-5. If you can, carpool! As a home-based business, parking is limited. If interested, contact me for my address and directions at old2new@comcast.net or call 253-318-1414. Hope to see you soon!

"These things have I spoken unto you, that in me ye may have peace. In the world ye have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." John 16:33 ASV

 

DONE! A New Licensing

March 1st was the deadline for the Children's Garment Construction online licensing ~ my 6th. Once again I was determined to use fabric and notions from my stash ~ and I did! The only items I needed to buy were the grommets for the backpack. 5 required projects and several technique samples were submitted during the 6 month time frame.

Backpack

Girl's Backpack

For the backpack, I used fabric from the "Shopkins" line. The same fabric was used for the ruffle and lining. It is a small version with a pocket on the front. My 7 year-old-granddaughter claimed ownership as soon as it was completed!

The Summertime Jumper was fun to make. I found I had 6 different fabrics in the "Olivia the Pig" line in my stash. I chose three for the contrast and used the black for the back as well. The lining is an all-over print with a beige background. The trim was made from a length of ecru eyelet and bridging. I trimmed the eyelet and attached that to both sides of the bridging before stitching to the dress. I made the spaghetti bias using a light-weight red batiste fabric.

Summertime Jumper

"Olivia the Pig" Jumper

Project number three was an adorable Boy's Camp Shirt ~ don't ask me why it is called that! I used an ivory batiste for the shirt, trimmed with a light blue batiste and matching blue buttons. These shirts are super easy and fun to make. I also found a light-weight denim, dark blue with light blue anchors, to make matching shorts (on my to-do list!).

Boys Shirt

Boy's Camp Shirt

Another fun project was the Girl's Tank and Skirt. Unfortunately, I did not have enough fabric to make it large enough for my granddaughter but she tried to wear it anyway! The fabric was a "sunbonnet sue" print variation with two coordinating prints. As I needed three prints, I went looking deeper in my stash and found that the pale lavender mini-check gingham matched perfectly!  This outfit was primarily made using the serger. The flirty skirt is always a little girl's favorite!

Top and Skirt

Girl's Top and Skirt

The last project was a PJ set for a little girl. I found the butterfly print and luckily ~ a knit for the top that matched. The spaghetti bias was done in cotton then stitched onto the top. I added a row of beige eyelet to the leg hems along with a bit of mock piping. This knit shirt was made on the serger, too.

Girls PJ set

Girls PJ set

This was my third online licensing, and as with the first two, I enjoyed the process! The site has a Gallery for posting of pictures, allowing students to talk about their projects. Visit marthapullen.com/licensing/ for more information on both face-to-face and online courses available.

"Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him."  John 14:6-7 NIV

A look back and forward to a New Year!

As with most everyone, the last three months of 2016 were busy, busy, busy for me! Along with family obligations, holiday preparations, and the inevitable illness (plus a fall), I participated in a 2-day bazaar, created two projects for clients, 2 sets of pj's for grand-daughters, and a few other gifts. My chickens are still laying and, with this cold weather, I am hauling water to them daily 😛 Still, I am looking forward to a profitable, but uneventful and rewarding 2017.
The bazaar the end of October was a lot of work, and although financially disappointing, I talked with quite a few nice folks. Hopefully, some the cards I handed out will prompt calls in the coming year. It was held at a beautiful location. I could watch ducks on the lake behind the building.
Ft Lewis Bazaar

Holiday Bazaar Booth

In late November, I received an order for a fancy heirloom dress (size 12 months), done in pink batiste with white trim and lace. The band was embroidered with matching pink thread and the slip is white batiste. I got it done and in the mail by the deadline ~ Dec 9th!

Pink Heirloom Fancy Dress

Pink Heirloom Fancy Dress

Slip for heirloom dress

Slip for heirloom dress

Two weeks before Christmas, one of the ladies I talked to at the October bazaar called (see, I knew all those cards would do some good)! She wanted a "Bingo Bag" for her daughter ~ in Seahawk fabric. I have to admit: I had to ask, "Just what is a bingo bag"? My grand-daughter was with me and while I talked to the client, she pulled up pictures on her phone. I created a pattern based on the client's description (and those pictures) and delivered it 3 days before Christmas. The bag has 4 pockets on each side of the outside (for the daubers) and measures 8"x8" and 5" wide. This was fun to create!
Bingo Bag

Bingo Bag

The last major project were the pajamas for my grand-daughters, also in Seahawk fabric! Specifications (from my daughter) were for a button front and long tops. The green fabric is a micro-fleece and the print regular fleece. I used the same blue piping and buttons on both sets. They received them the day before Christmas, along with tickets to the Seahawk game that day!!
 PJ's version 1

PJ's version 1

 PJ's version 2

PJ's version 2

A note about sewing classes, right now I am working with clients one-on-one at my home. Soon, I hope to have a location to offer larger groups. Stay tuned for more information. NOTE: all items listed in this blog are available to order. Contact me if interested in your own bingo bag, PJ's, or heirloom dress!
"I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all."
Ephesians 4:1-6 KJV