Sunday, October 28, 2012

In the Workroom Recap : Week 259

I can't actually believe another week is over and it's time for another workroom recap but I'm not one to argue so I guess I'll go ahead and do it.

So the week went by super fast you guys! I spent the week finishing up a big restock for Kid Icarus in Toronto and managed to get everything all boxed up and headed out!

Littles first!

Then keychains!

And done!

It was a pretty tight fit getting everything to fit in the box but thanks to my many years of Needlings Tetris practice, everything fit perfectly and is on it's way to Kid Icarus in Toronto's Kensington Market. 

Another little bit of exciting news was finding out about a little article in the Fall issue of Hamilton Magazine! Thanks to some nice friends for letting me know about this over the past couple weeks or so. And I finally got around to picking one (or four) up!

I'm so proud to have this super nice little write up in such a great local magazine. Hamilton just keeps getting cooler and cooler and I'm so happy to be here to see it. 

Ok guys, I'm back to work - I hope you all have lovely weeks! Keep dry and enjoy Halloween!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

In the Workroom Recap : Week 258

Hi guys! Another week over for Needlings!

I started the week off after art crawl sending off a big batch of goodies to Dots & Loops in Lunenburg.

Then I got going on a restock for Kid Icarus! 

Owl Mamas and cell sleeves all finished! Lots of littles and keychains left to go but took a break from the restock to make and send off a big robot to the Netherlands!

And it's on its way! And now I'm back to work on that stack of littles there. Robots, kitties, and owlings before stocking up on keychains then they'll all be headed off to Kid Icarus in Toronto.

Looks like there will be a few more weeks of restocking stores before getting ready for holiday shows. HOLIDAYS! I can't believe how quickly they pop up. Lots to do!

See you next week friends!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

In the Workroom Recap : Week 257

Hello again!

This week was a busy one topped off with my last outdoor show of the year to end off a busy late summer/fall show season. I think the busiest one yet for Needlings - from Fan Expo in August to this last Art Crawl, we'll be taking a month break from shows to get the stores that carry Needlings all stocked up! Don't worry though, there will be lots of work to talk about!

After finishing up the Littles I was working on at the end of last week, I had a little custom squirrel keychain order come in.
I realized halfway in that I didn't have a squirrel doodle to go with it so I of course took a break to do that!

After packing the little squirrel and a few more orders - I got to work on a big batch of cell phone sleeves that will be heading out to a couple stores this coming week!

I said it was a big batch!

And finished! 

I then donned my new work uniform/Needlings skirt and headed out to Art Crawl on a chilly Friday night!

I was sharing a tent with my favourite knitter (and mom) of The Nature of Mary Jane. We had a fun night downtown and thankfully bundled up enough to stay warm. 

Super fun! I am looking forward to doing a December market in the same spot (but inside) for the 5th year in a row. 

But for now, I'm back to the workroom to finish off a few orders and pack up boxes to be sent out to stores!

See you next week guys!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

In the Workroom Recap : Week 256

Hello again! Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends and happy regular weekend to the rest of you!

I am so excited for these chilly nights and leaves of the ground I can hardly contain myself.  Everything feels cozier, doesn't it?

Well, this week was spent working on some goodies for restocks that will be sent out to a few stores after October Art Crawl on James St. North in Hamilton on the 12th. Less than a week away! The last half of the year is a big blur of shows and sewing to me in some ways - I can hardly believe it's "mid-October" already! A good blur though, I promise!

So, the work! Had to get some Owl Mamas going first of course.

I finished those up and before starting on stocking up on a few Littles and filling some orders, I decided to do a little personal "hair craft."

I love turquoise! 

I figured the boss wouldn't mind! (P.S. the boss is me!) I might get a little braver and let the turquoise take over a little bit more next time since I love it so much. It was pretty funny sewing with blue stuff in my hair though. Quite a professional workspace we have here over at the Needlings' headquarters!

So enough of that silliness and back to the serious plush making business...

I finished up these little guys and took care of a few orders and now I'll be having some Thanksgiving family times before starting work on a batch of phone sleeves and more goodies for art crawl on Friday!

Keep your fingers crossed for no rain for me! See you next week! ♥

Monday, October 1, 2012

In the Workroom Recap : Week 255

Hey guys! I did it! Back in a week!

Week 255 consisted of organizing my to-do list, dropping off some goodies to Chapters, and workroom times getting ready for a craft show in Waterdown on Saturday!

Before I got started, I had some fun planning out another fun thing to make just for myself, another skirt! Seeing as how my to-do list over the next couple months is bursting at the seems (sewing pun, ha) I may not get around to it for a little bit but I at least know what I'll do once I take the time to!  I took some time to dye some cream coloured fabric I had laying around a nice milk chocolatey colour.  So it's all ready and waiting for some extra non-Needlings sewing time... 

I managed to get a little homey doodle in before dropping off some goodies at Chapters and working on a batch of Little Robots, Minou Kitties, and Little Owlings.

All stocked up on Littles at Chapters!

(phone pic - oops, forgot my camera)

Then sewing time!

And we were ready to go for the craft show!  I also received an amazing unexpected gift the day before the show from my crafty friend Lisa ofNerdbiskit : a new craft show apron! It is wonderful in all it's custom-made for Needlings glory. I'm so lucky to have such sweet friends!

And I got to use it the very next day at the craft show in Waterdown!
I had my mom's knits on the table this time, The Nature Of Mary Jane, and had a nice day hanging out with my table neighbour, Jen of Sparklegirl.

Now I have two weeks to concentrate on restocking a couple stores then I'll be back down on James Street North in Hamilton at the Makers' Market for October Art Crawl! 

I can hardly believe September is over but October and November are two more of my faves! 
See you all next week!