19 March 2010

my weekend, projects & super exciting news about Stitches & Craft

Greetings all,
It's one of those weekends, fellow market crafters will relate to - the final count down to a massive market event.  So it's head down, bottom up at the sewing machine for Handmade Market on Sunday 28th March.  Deep breaths, it's SO exciting & i have fun merchandising ideas which i'll share throughout next week.  The anticipation is palpable, teachers/ mothers/ friends all telling me they can't wait!!
After having an additional child in the mix for a few nights this week, i'm spending tonight with just 3.  Middle girl has gone to a sleepover party with 'Heddles' our favourite Oilily bag & Raffy (her favourite giraffe, actually many giraffes were found in this bag which she packed herself!!)
The birthday girl is animal mad so i made her this pencil roll today!!
Stitches & Craft is coming to Canberra, Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th April (still school holidays for we Canberra folk).  Guess who has a stall in the Incubator & is teaching a couple of different classes in the Craft Lab??  Details, times & sign up available soon, but just a taste of the classes i'm offering . . .
'Handy Purses & Pouch Making' where you'll learn how to make 2 different purses & pouches in gorgeous screen printed & quality fabrics (Kristen Doran, PippiJoe, Cath Kidston, Japanese quirky style . . .)  All materials, zips, tags, pattern, treat & friendly teaching included in the $35 fee (limit to 10 students per class as it's on the sewing machines).
'Penny Wheel Hair Accessories' class will be a hand stitching class up to 20 students, learning how to make sweet penny wheel headbands & hair clips.  All materials are included for $25 where you'll leave with 2 products.  Both classes will have a huge choice of fabrics, colours & styles for their projects, so you make something you'll love to pieces.
Both classes will give you serious crafting confidence & lifetime of quick-simple-lovely gift ideas.  Perhaps a sign saying "no crying in the Craft Lab" will be placed on the wall, as everyone at all skill levels will be able to make these, sans tears & achieve awesomeness.  I am super patient & kind, remember, Army wife with many children & a husband far far away for a long long time.  I have visions of happy banter as everyone learns, shares & loves their sewing projects, a room filled with pretty tins of sewing supplies & gorgeous pin cushions. 
I'm also going to have a special something for my favourite project/ student/ attitude/ enthusiasm/ quirky/ colour combination etc, so someone gets a rosette to wear proudly, for their effort in each class.  I hope to hone my sewing teacher skills by practising with my daughters so they can judge how well i explain things & that my instructions make sense.  I refuse to be a grumpy matronly horror of a teacher who so many of us had to endure at school (even me, the maths/ science geek had to do non elective textiles & design, where i inherited the teacher who hated my older sister so i had no hope, plus, in year 6, i was indeed hopeless at sewing!!)
Let there be chocolate, it's the weekend, it's Lindt & we're well fed crafters!!  Happy weekends everyone, love Posie

22 comments:

Lark said...

That's great news Jen, you will be an ace teacher I'm sure! Ax

Kate said...

How exciting to have a stall and teach some classes. You'll be ace. What fun! May is crazy here with the lead up to our harvest festival but I'm desperate to get to the Melbourne show.

m.e (Cathie) said...

ohhh, wish I was there, I bet you'd be patient enough to even teach me something!
have fun lovely Ms Posie.

Jane said...

How exciting for you!
I wish I lived a bit closer to Canberra so I could come and visit.

Kylie said...

Sounds great Jennie - Maybe you can skype me and you can teach me the lesson:) (can you tell I am feeling better)

Good luck with the market next week.

Gifts Created said...

Soooo excited for you and I'm looking forward to seeing you again next weekend.

Posie Patchwork said...

He he he, skype the class, classic!! Can you imagine, i can not. I just LOVE sharing the love of all things handmade. Cathie, teach me to cook & i'll teach you to sew my love. Just wait until i tell you what my 4 children are doing while i'm at S&C . . . starts with horse riding. Love Posie

Missy AKA Little Messy Missy said...

I absolutely LOVE the colored pencil case. Wow how cute!

Corrie said...

oh lovely, I'll see you there on the sunday!

Corrie:)

bee said...

That's so awesome - I'm sure you'll make a fab teacher :) Wish I could be there, sounds like it's gonna be heaps of fun!

Gina said...

Have fun at the show! I'm sure it'll be a blast. I can't make it to the Melbourne one... :( Maybe I should come to yours instead!

Please Eloise said...

I love the pencil roll... I have a terrible obsession with pencil rolls and seem to be collecting them! Can't wait for Handmade next weekend... (it's my first) I hope I have a chance to come by and say hello!
Kate
x

Lizzie said...

Mmmm Mmmm, Lindt it's the only chocolate to eat at Easter (well, except for Cadbury Creme Eggs!). Wish I could be in Canberra for the Show, we don't get it until July, sigh...
Have a great weekend
Lizzie
XXX

Linda said...

oh such happy news Jen and such a GORGEOUS pencil roll it is divine, thanks for the name change thoughts I really appreciate it, I think I will definately do it but I just keep changing my mind about the name!!!!

Market Girl said...

Good work Jen, don't know how you do it. Not many days to go now.x

Gilly said...

Oh best of luck with both ventures! i know you will do excellent!

Tania McCartney said...

LOVING the deer! Adorable. SO exciting about Stitches, too - of COURSE they'd want you to be so involved! Just fantastic. xxx

Carolyne Thornton said...

Love your pencil roll Jennie, graet fabrics, I love those pencils rolls. Looks like you are super busy as usual!
Carolyne

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Great news about the Show! I heard that it is coming to Perth this year - woo hoo!!

Lia said...

I love the fabric combooo love love love it

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