Sunday, April 29, 2007

Finished . . . finally!!

I had sooo much fun getting ready for this boutique! I mean, buying all of the fabric that I love, creating projects and ideas that I have been gathering, just plain creating!! I loved it! But, right now, my house is a disaster area, my husband is patiently waiting for my full attention, my baby doesn't remember me . . . LOL! Well, that is not really true but, you get the idea.

The boutique was by all means successful, although there were not quite as many customers as we had hoped for. I have several products left over so - I am actually thinking of opening an Etsy store. I am not sure what I am going to do right now. If not, well, I have plenty of Christmas presents!

I almost forgot to take some pictures so I was happy that there was still a bunch of stuff still there when I went back the second day. One of my favorites was the red, blue, and grey tote bag shown in the picture below . . . it was also one of my best sellers. I think that I am going to have to buy more of this fabric to make one for myself. :)


I also made some cute baby bibs, some lunch totes, and of course you can see the bunting I mentioned in my last post.


Also making an appearance were my sock monkey wallets. These were one of my favorite creations from the mini swap. My friend's little boy spent his allowance money to buy himself one of these. It was so flattering to me that he would want it so badly. Of course, I cut him a good deal!! LOL!

All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I thought that this might satisfy my need to create but I find that I only have more and more ideas. All the more reasons to maybe do the Etsy thing. I don't know if my husband is going to cut me off though!! LOL! I know, "moderation" is a word that I really need to learn!

For now, the preschool year is coming to an end and so this means crunch time with the yearbooks. I am gearing up for 4 days of wall to wall graduations and late nights on the computer. (Which reminds me, I am now coming to you from my NEW laptop!! :):) I LOVEEEEEE it sooo much! I love it! Thank you Sterling!!) This pretty much did me in last year. I do love designing the pages though and I feel such love for this little kids as I have followed them throughout the school year. Next fall, Myles will be going to the preschool so I will get to make an extra special book for him. :)

Hopefully I will make it through the next few weeks without losing my sanity and gaining 10 lbs!! (Which is also another topic that I need to address - I have been doing sooo bad with Weight Watchers these days. I finally quit last week but, after a week of no guidance, I have decided to go back to the fold! LOL! I just need to dig down and find the motivation and commitment that I need to lose this weight!! Why does it have to be so hard for some people . . . oh, another post . . . )

Anywho - here's looking forward to summer break!! :)

14 comments:

kirsten said...

congrats! everything looks great!

Terina said...

i want the gray and red bag too! i'm a big fan of vera bradley purses, and that one that you made is beautiful. too bad i'm not closer so that i could have come to this boutique! you should sell some on ebay too....

Terina said...

and i love love the bird picture that you painted.

beki said...

My goodness, everything looks wonderful! I think you should definitly open an etsy shop for the left overs.

Lei said...

I think you should let friends have first dibs on your leftovers... then open up on Etsy... and name your price because that stuff is darling!

Miss you.:)

shannon said...

Well Done! what a great looking assortment of craftiness. Etsy on I say!

Christina said...

You are so talented!! Glad you had fun and I love your products!!

Shionge said...

Thanks for the update hey you've been missed and what a lovely work Zoe!

Gabriela said...

Wow-Love those bags!

Evey said...

Hey there friend. All that stuff is fabulous.

smart mama said...

I totally totally love your stuff- just my speed i love oilcloth bibs and the sock wallet i so dig-- if you ever want to swap some stuff or a painting let me know!

Randi said...

Hi Zoe,

I can't find your email so a comment will have to do!

Thank you so much for the bunting. It is seriously adorable! Lots of people commented on it and asked if it was for sale, but, of course, I said "no" and hung it in my craft room where it looks quite at home!

Thank you!

shellyC said...

Fabulous things you have created!!! Great fabrics - love it all. Really impressed with the Lunch totes!! Any chance of pattern details or a tutorial???

shelly

Jen Stewart said...

Zoe! I'm so proud of you. I wanted to buy your notebook and the sock monkey lunch sack they were so Cute! Let me know if you still have any of thoes wallets left, I know a little girl who lives next door to me who is NUTS for Monkeys! I really enjoyed seeing your display! I'm coming over to visit you SOON - also to talk about weight watchers - my mother in law and I are starting up soon and thinking about going to the one out here! Let me know when you're online my phone is dead so I can't call -

Bug Hugs
*Ü* Jen *Ü*