Took a little road trip with the smallest munchkin today to look for materials for the project bags and stitch markers we are planning to carry in the store. One of the nicest autumn days ever, in the 70s with lots of sun and color. Laura and I have been talking about trying to be earth-friendly and recycle/repurpose materials whenever we can, so I hit the local St. Vincent De Paul and Goodwill to see if there were any vintage linens for sale. Sometimes you can find really blinged out costume jewelry that sacrifices itself to decorate stitch markers in its second life. Sadly, not much of a score, other than this retro print.
But when I visited my brother in Chicago a few weeks ago, we stumbled into a little artists’ co-op and I picked up this little treasure. Even if they hadn’t had the coolest sheep print EVER, they were handing out free glasses of wine. Classy.
Tomorrow starts the great project bag experiment! I have a licensed pattern, I just need to find some more fabric and grosgrain ribbon before I start. I even talked my mom into hitting the fabric stores with me tomorrow, so perhaps we can avoid a repeat of the “cleanup on aisle 3″ incident at the Ben Franklin with my three year-old today.
As for today, we've been working hard on the behind the scenes planning for an upcoming event we will be hosting in December. Details will be coming soon, but I’ll let you in on a secret and tell you that it involves beer and yarn. I worked on a few packages of stitch marker bling today, and played around with the packaging to see what worked best. What do you think? I’m kind of getting an x marks the spot vibe.