The purpose of having the tablecloth, is for me to have a pretty table display when I do jewelry shows. I've been doing about 4 a year, so I figured, it's about time for me to make a small investment in making the display purrrdy. I was just vending at a show this weekend, at the lovely Scrapbook Island...fun stuff. I got to use my new handy dandy tablecloth, which I adorned with 1ft large burlap and canvas flowers. Note to self, loosen the tension when sewing burlap...my machine didn't like that very much. Side note, I did arm my machine with a leather needle and upholstery thread, so I was at least in the right direction. Here are some pics from this weekends show.
|...a little blurry, but you get the idea, it's me.|
|The sooo cute Sonia Vasudeva, selling her truly precious paper crafted items.|
|In the back, the cutie with white top, is Jehn Buchanan. She makes the most adorable shabby furniture & cards. Talk about one active Momma, she works full time, has a kiddo and helps her hubby with their photography business.|
Another "aha" moment, was carrying my display boards, with jewelry pinned oh so carefully to it. I was freaking out that I was going to drop pieces, bump or damage pieces...it was rough. I don't know how my amazing traveling teacher friends do this while boarding airplanes etc. You guys are rock stars for sure! So the whole point of my babbling, I decided to sew myself display case covers. I still have to sew on a sturdy strap, attach a snap and iron on my iron on transfer...but the bag is done. Pretty handy man!
So, I'm one happy camper, and I think this sewing machine thing is going to be another looove for sure. Ah yes, all the fabulous skills to add to our crafty arsenals...<happy sigh>.