Sunday, October 18, 2009

Crafting...

A week late; but, what a day.... creativity in action. My friend, Bekah and I rented a table at a local church bazaar. Well, we did good... not great... but, still enough to make it worth our time. We sat up at 9 am and closed it down at 2 pm. We spent the time talking to one another, our visitors and also the ladies of the church in charge of the bazaar. Bekah knitted like the pro she is and almost finished a set of fingerless gloves during our time together. She is really good at knitting and far out shines my humble skills ... we are talking gloves, hats, sweaters... you name it that girl can knit, read directions and sew the items together. Her little baby hats are precious and like any artist she has a list of to do projects waiting.

Me ... I am your basic scarf type girl when it comes to knitting... basic squares of different sizes. I do crochet, again, your basic squares of different shapes and colors. But, my passion is sewing ... I made a lot of totes, purses and bags. I only sold a couple of bags; but, it was my little crochet dish cloths that sold. I am not discouraged, though. I enjoyed the setting up as much as the crafting... I am a visual type person... I like to arrange, style and decorate. So, my little sets of three dishcloths were together in an old enamel dish pan. My little receiving blankets/burp cloths were tied with pretty ribbons. A little pottery bowl filled with lifesavers for our guests. I have visions for our next sale...

Bekah and I both felt that even though we didn't make big money... we are doing what we want, we love what we are doing, and if we make a little money than it is a bonus. When it is all said and done .... I will sew and crochet even if I were not to participate in craft shows and it also gave us both a few hours to become better friends, to fill a day when husbands and children were busy elsewhere, to meet new people who inquired into our art and also to spend a few guilt free hours crocheting and knitting without feeling that we needed to clean the house, do the laundry or cook the meals. So, I guess ... it was me time... and we all need a little of that every once in awhile. Or, should I say Me and a Friend time... and we all need more of that in our busy lives.



1 comment:

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Show off your stuff, girl! Give us some pics to look at of what you've made! Good for you for claiming "me" time. I use to sell some things I made years ago. But I don't do as much handwork now. I had a car accident eleven years ago and had various hand surgeries. Consequently, I'm 52 now and have residual arthritis. Loved it though!
Brenda