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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 ūüôā

 

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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

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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

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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‚Äôs possession‚ÄĒto the praise of his glory.” Eph. 1:13-14

 

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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‚Äôt have the classroom space. So, the stacks of fabric must go! I am holding a ‚ÄúRemodel Sale‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Äúmust go‚ÄĚ 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

 

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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, ‚ÄúI 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

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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 ūüėõ 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
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A Message of Gratitude

I attend the Church of Christ and today one of our members presented the message. His sermon was “Attitude for Gratitude”. The theme was that we as a society do not say “Thank You”, with sincerity, very often. Obviously, the message was to tell the Lord “Thank You” (and mean it) but I also feel it applies to our everyday lives.

Therefore, I want to say  ~ first and foremost ~ Thank You to the Lord for all my blessings; Thank You to my family and friends for your constant support; and Thank You to my clients/customers, new and old, for your business.

I encourage you all to read Psalms 103, David’s Psalm of Gratitude. I hope you¬†find¬†my blog posts informative and fun, and are encouraged¬†by the scriptures at the end.

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Survived the Street Fair!

Even ‘tho it was SUPER hot on Friday (88) and upper 70’s on Saturday, the street fair went well. I was moved to a new location from last year which resulted in an¬†improvement in sales and orders. My grand-kids helped with setup, sales and tear down. Emily (grand-daughter) took the picture with her phone as I forgot my camera!

2016 booth
2016 booth

Thanks to all those who stopped by and a big thank you to the customer who left a positive post on the SquareUp website. Word of mouth is a big part of the growth of a small business like mine!

Therefore, as God‚Äôs chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.¬†Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.¬†And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” Colossians 3: 12-14
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Save the Dates!

It is summer and street fair time again! I will have a booth at the Enumclaw Street Fair, this Friday and Saturday (July 29-30) so make plans to visit! I have been working on some new items along with my favorite projects ~ heirloom!

grommet purses
Grommet Purses with Sash

Some of my newest creations include Grommet Purses, Shopping/Tote Bags, and Quilted Wallets.

table runner
Musical table runner

There will also be potholders, table runners, rompers, dresses ~ honeysticks ~ and MORE!

In addition to the craft and food booths located along Cole Street, the Enumclaw Street Fair features a 3 on 3 basketball tournament for all ages, a 1K & 5K run for both adults and kids, a Family Fun Zone, and Entertainment: local music groups, entertainers and terrific bands on the main stage. Dancers, gymnastic teams and ballerinas will be sharing their talents on one of the side streets. The fair runs from 10-7 both Friday and Saturday. More information can be found at enumclawstreetfair.com.

Stop by and say HI!

“For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” Isaiah 41:13