Meanwhile I'll be up late tonight packing for Quilt Market in Houston. I might even be dumb enough to try to sew something. Fortunately I made a new blouse last weekend and it'll be great for market. I used Simplicity 4022 and I really love it. I had to make a lot of adjustments and should have gone with a smaller size to start with but I'm happy with the fit now and next time it will go together much easier. This fabric was perfect for the sleeveless version but I would definitely recommend something lighter like a voile or rayon for the version with sleeves. I think the quilting weight fabric would just be too stiff for the sleeves. I might play around with this pattern and turn it into a dress too (wouldn't that be cute?).
I was utterly shocked and thrilled to receive this AMAZING necklace in the mail today! One of my favorite bloggy friends is Jemellia of JemJam. She is so much fun and always so encouraging. She's sewn quite a few things with my patterns and it's always a joy to see her beautiful little girl all dressed up in them. I'm just humbled to have been gifted with something so thoughtful and beautiful (and I'm wearing it proudly at Quilt Market!). The pendant on the left contains a vintage safety pin and the one on the right has my little blog logo. Wow. I will treasure this forever. Thank you Jemellia!
Okay, time to pack it in (in to my suitcase, that is!). I'll be back with lots of pictures and goodies next week! Hopefully I'll have a lot less of my patterns here since my main goal this time is to pick up some more business (and maybe fabric)! Have a wonderful rest of the week and thanks for all the great Christmas sewing ideas in the last commment section!
Here's a pumpkin from our garden if you need something cute to look at while I'm gone!