Craft Fair Crazies

I have been so excited since my last craft fair that I am ramping up my sewing time and creating some really fantastic things. Any spare moment I get I am at my machine trying to stock pile enough goodies to appeal to the street fair I am doing in a week and a half.

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From tiny draw string bags to bigger totes I have been having a blast making some great bags.

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Cheery Cherry Tote Bag

Pardon the mess that is my sewing space.

But today I want to talk to the people who have looked at my work and said “I can do that….”  Well you are absolutely right. With the right machine and enough practice any one can do what I do. I want to share with you the book that has helped me in so many ways.

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You can pick this up at amazon here

I highly recommend getting the print version because it contains paper patterns that are easier then following links to print stuff off. Just my opinion.

I have made about half of the pattern in here and each one of them is clear in direction, and the stuff I have made has been a hit. There are sections on running a business, material selection, photography, and information on selling online, at craft fairs, and in consignment. And a whole lot more that I cant think of.

I really want to encourage people to dive into their creativity. I am by no means a master seamstress, but the only think keeping me from being one is the number of hours I sit at my machine. That is the only think that keeps you from doing what you want too, hours of practice.

So if you like to sew, holler at me in the comment section. And if you are interested in doing what I do then I do recommend checking out that book by Virginia Lindsey and let your imagination run wild.

Until next time,

Foul Mouthed Martha

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