Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Bazaar & Building with piano

Two weekends past I participated in a local Church's winter Bazaar. This was the first time I had run a booth or sold anything besides on Etsy. It was a lot different with the interaction with people and I was nervous the first day but on Saturday it was a little easier to make conversation and explain how my embroidery is created.

On the whole, not a productive time spent. But I learned a lot and it was nice that it was only a few blocks away so Cassandra and I met people from the village that we hadn't before. I'm glad I did it. I was time for a new experience. The monkey did sell. A grandma couldn't resist. 

Then I decided to make a set of hooks for behind the front door.

I wanted a place to put the jackets and coats starting to pile up with the cold weather coming on so fast! So a piece from the Corder's piano that was supposed to become my sewing table is the wood for the hooks to attach to. Once I can get started on a project, I just want to jump in and get it all finished in one day (besides doing dishes). 

So I measured, and cut off the ends. I arranged the hooks. Drilled holes.  
Attached the hooks. 

And Voila! Lots more space fore winter wrappings! It is so nice to have another seat and not have bags, coats and jackets strewn everywhere!
In all it was about a 3 hour job with a 22 month old running around and having to vacuum the carpet after sawing so he wouldn't play in the dust. By myself it would have taken under an hour. I also didn't sand the edges yet (I didn't know where the sand paper was). the coats cover that up for now. 

I hope I will have pics of Christmas creations coming soon! 


keeper of the chocolates said...

i love that! yes, i know all too well the 3 hour job...that should only take one hour. i have my own little munchkins *helpers* hehe.

i love your shop and favorited you!

Tess said...

Before I told her that it wasn't for sale, my mom asked how much you were selling the coat rack for because she liked it so much... :)

By the way, I love how your little slippered feet show at the bottom of one of the pictures... :D