As you can see, there is NOTHING on my desk…ROTFL! It’s because I don’t know what to do next! And then there’s this:
Am I the only one feeling disconnected from my blog readers? I guess what puzzles me is I get about 1,500 visits a day from different people…yet the same dozen bloggers leave comments. Say HELLO–don’t be shy! I like making new friends.
Anyway, I’m in a really weird place…feeling disconnected from my sewing room (umm, it might have something to do with having no heat in the sewing dungeon) and my nervousness about the upcoming launch of my boys’ clothing line.
To say I’m scared to death about the next few months would be putting it mildly. I spend my days on the Internet checking out all the upcoming children’s trade show web sites, searching for pattern makers, cutters and sewing contractors, and then staring at my blank sketchpad.
CHILDREN’S CLOTHING TRADE SHOWS
I have the babysitter all lined up for Sunday so I can walk both the Bubble Show and ENK Children’s Club. I really need to decide which of the two I want to launch at. Although the Bubble Show is more appealing as it is smaller and less chaotic, the Children’s Club will give me much more exposure (or so I think). While I’m at the show, I need to pay close attention to booth displays…to figure out what works and what doesn’t. The one thing I have decided is I’m not going to get the smallest size booth…I’m shooting for the medium one (think it’s 5′ x 10′ at Bubble and 10′ x 10′ at ENK Children’s Club). And then I need to make a deposit to secure my booth–it will make it “real” for me….KWIM?
I was looking online at trade show booth displays and the cheapest one I can find is about $500. Then there’s the graphics and/or posters…$$$! Come to think of it, I have a table top display like this in my attic…perhaps I’ll have to make due until I can justify a 10′ x 8′ display.
SEW IT GOES
It needs something on the shirt or perhaps a belt.
MARCH OF THE TOOLS
Jumping on the bandwagon with Heather Bailey’s March of the Tools. I just love tools…anything to make my life easier!
Hands down, my favorite and most often used tool is my Brother P-Touch Labeler. Not only is it great for labeling every darn container in my sewing room, but I use it throughout my house. The people at Staples must things I’m nuts…I’ve bought over 30 label makers during the last few months for Christmas gifts (they were a hit with the teachers).
I get excited when I manage to label every Tupperware container in my pantry. It’s a sickness, I tell ya.
Look what came from Sandy!
A sewing themed nail file to smooth out the rough spots!
I’m thinking she’s been watching my bidding history as I’ve been trying to win these miniature sewing goodies on Ebay for over a month!
Check out this miniature thread rack…OMG, it’s so tiny!!!
She even sent me this big honkin’ DIVA sticker!
Sandy, you’re the best!
Thank you so much!
Whipped up some Green Frosted Cupcakes. Never know when a hungry leprechaun will stop by.
There’s still time…join in the fun!
Hope your weekend is off to a great start!