Monday, November 26, 2012

In the Workroom Recap : Week 263

Hello everyone! Another busy week over and another busy week ahead!

I finished up some Owl Cell Phone Sleeves to go along with a big batch of Needlings that were sent off to White Rabbit in Iowa City and now I'm busy getting ready for the last three craft shows of the year!

Lisa of Nerdbiskit came over for another sewing night to work on her taco pillows while I finished up the box for White Rabbit.

As you can see in the background there, Callie the pup was just as happy as I was to have some couch company.

After I packed up the box, I got to work on even more Owl Mamas for the craft shows coming up.

Some new colours in there all ready for their holiday shows! I'll be spending this week hopefully finishing up some Littles of various sorts, cell phone sleeves, and other goodies.

If you are local to the Hamilton area, I would love to see your shining face at one or both of these great markets. I have done both for about four years and they really help get me in to the holiday mood. Any opportunity to shop without entering a mall is great in my books.

It's a Holiday Friday night/Saturday morning craft show marathon! See you there! (or right back here for next week's recap)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

In the Workroom Recap : Week 262

Hi guys! I've been busy as a bee in the Needlings workshop getting ready for the holidays! What's a girl gotta do to get some elves?

Anyway, finished up the little stocking ornaments and got them up in the shop!

It was fun to do something a little different for ornaments this year. Still owl related but little red stockings instead of the usual little owls!

Then I got to work on some bookmarks for White Rabbit in Iowa City and some NEW Needlings Colouring Books for my first holiday show of the year at the Woodview Learning Centre in Burlington.

With sewn bindings and everything!

I was lucky enough to take a little break from work to have a little belated meeting with one of my favourite ladies who knows me so well that she got me a new pin cushion!

And delicious apple cider and cake of course!

I spent the last few days of the week finishing up a batch of Owl Mamas and a few littles and got ready to head out to Woodview on Saturday!

It was another fun day with my favourite knitter/mom where we had the nicest table neighbours and passed the time quite happily.

We have a weekend off from shows before the next three but lots of work ahead and some other exciting things so I will see you next week with more! Bye for now, lovely friends!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

In the Workroom Recap : Week 261

Another week over for Needlings! This one ended with a little birthday celebration for me but could I stay away from my worktable for a whole day? Of course not!

Next Saturday, the 17th, is our first holiday show!

It'll be a busy week ahead getting ready for it!

But last week started with filling some orders and starting on some things for White Rabbit in Iowa City.

Then pins!

Done! I even stole one of these little guys for my own coat this year.

I spent the rest of the week working on top secret Needlings holiday products. Which I will now show you (in secret). They will be finished up and in the shop this week!

Christmas card prototypes! 

And ornaments! The worktable is looking sort of Santa's Workshop at the moment but as soon and these little guys are finished, I'll be back to bookmarks and Owl Mamas to get ready for the show this weekend!

See you next week, lovely friends!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

In the Workroom Recap : Week 260

November! One of my favourite months. Probably due to it being my birth month but I like fall best anyway.

I hope everyone had a fun Halloween! I took a break from sewing early in the week to carve the pumpkin...

Callie the pup enjoyed sniffing the pumpkin guts and barking at the doorbell. It was fun!

Anyway, in addition to Halloween fun, I worked on a batch of goodies for Chapters in Ancaster in addition to filling a couple other orders. 

Owl Mamas and Minou Kitties this time! 

And with my computer dying (don't worry, all fixed up now) earlier this week, naturally my beloved sewing machine should die the same week. Luckily I picked up an almost identical one a year or so ago to be safe.  I have had it since I was 16 afterall.  It served me well.

And after another sewing day with Lisa of Nerdbiskit, I finished up the Chapters batch and dropped them off at the Ancaster store!

I'll have to keep a closer eye on them as we get closer to the holiday season! They tend to disappear a little faster (which I will definitely not complain about).

So that was it for the week! I'm still restocking some stores and starting to get in the holiday season headspace so look forward to some Christmas-y things in upcoming weeks in addition to some restock batches for White Rabbit in Iowa City and Little Bird in Hamilton, as well as a few others. Whew.

See you next week! After some birthday week fun (and work) for me of course!