Craft Shows

The East Toronto  Club Arts and Craft Show on Saturday was a great experience.  I met some wonderful people, made some sales, got a feel for the business of crafting and got a lead for another show this weekend that I’ll be participating in.  The “Holiday in the Hood” sale will be at Earl Beatty School, 55 Woodington Ave. near Coxwell and Danforth in Toronto on Friday from 3:30pm to 8pm and Saturday from 9am to 1pm.  There will be a great variety of items at that sale, too!  I’m not sure whether I’ll be ahead after it – I can see a bunch of things I’d like to get for Christmas gifts (and for me)!

My daughter helped me at the East Toronto Rotary sale.  She was a great model for my aprons, and the ones that were the same style as the one she wore sold out.  This was one I made in Chrismas fabrics.  It’s completely reversibe, with the green fabric on  the other side.  At the sale, she wore the one I made for her last Easter.  We didn’t sell that one!  I’ll try to get a couple more made for this weekend.

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About jmStitching

A love of stitching has been inherited from my mother and grandmother. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t have at least a couple of stitching projects underway. Whether it’s by hand or machine, there are always new projects I’d like to try or fibres I’d like to experiment with…and a few projects waiting to be finished!
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3 Responses to Craft Shows

  1. Marika says:

    Well hi !
    I wanted to answer to the two comments you left on my blog (for the Blogathon Canada) but you are a no-reply blogger so I can’t so I’m going to do this hear ok ?

    1st : no, my sewing space isn’t always this clean. In fact, it’s a mess right now ! Once I’m done with Christmas present, I’ll clean so I can start the year in a clean space 🙂

    2nd : you are so lucky you are able to do craft fair ! I would love to but I think it’s not a very popular thing here in Quebec.. maybe I’m not looking at the right places though.

  2. JM I wonder is there a pattern for this apron? I made an apron with some fun fabric a couple of years ago only to find it didn’t fit me properly – the straps kept falling off my shoulders which is not very helpful when you are up to your armpits in cooking. It looks like your apron design avoids this problem.

  3. Judy says:

    Bert, the apron is based on the “Chatterbox Apron” pattern from Mary Mulari:
    http://www.marymulari.com/patterns/Chatterbox_Apron_Pattern
    I adapted it to make scallops at the hem rather than the points (I found they fitted together at the sides better), and when I made the last two, I made longer ties at the neck so they could be tied rather than the Velcro closure that the pattern called for. When my daughter wears her apron, she ends up tying the neck straps since the Velcro placement as per the pattern makes the neck too loose. I’m not sure if you can see it in the photo here:https://www.etsy.com/transaction/108636900 (the 4th photo down).

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