Wednesday, October 20, 2010
I closed my Etsy shop for the summer, thinking it needed some updated and new items; plus all the camp/travel/VBS commitments just made it difficult to check on everyday. I figured I had all summer (yeah, right) to make lots of stuff to add (yeah, right). I especially wanted to tackle the mountain of knick-knacks I have been collecting to make into pincushions. Every time I hit a thrift store I check out the bric-a-brac to see what might have pincushion potential. I see pincushions the way Haley Joel Osment sees dead people. Everywhere. I have a couple of guidelines-- one is that it has to be under a dollar. The other is no body parts. Other than that, the world is my pincushion. I finally took some time when "Forbidden Broadway" opened to get a bunch done. This isn't even half of 'em. I grabbed one picture of the lot before stuffing; now I have to photograph them individually and get them listed. It could happen! BTW-- I gave away one that was made from a porcelain toilet. It was part of the sink and tub set that's pictured. I've had requests for more so if anyone knows a little ceramic shop that happens to have a mold of a 4-5" toilet... :)
I have costume parade for "Bell, Book and Candle" today-- a fun show that is pretty much found items. No special sewing so far. Very sweet cast and crew. I like non-stressful shows! Two weeks ago I got a message asking for help from a director I made one piece for last year. He had a show opening within three weeks and his costumer had not delivered key pieces yet so I agreed to do some, even though I really didn't have the time. It got a little frustrating because, while I was making my designs, the former costumer kept showing up with the now completed pieces. Waste of my time. I hate that. It made me feel like if I waste my time; shame on me. If you waste my time; I might remember it the next time you need something. Right?