Friday, September 26, 2008


Tomorrow it the Tallahatchie Riverfest in New Albany. We are participating in the 5K and fun run with our home school cross country team, and then the kids and I are off to man a booth for the rest of the day.

I have been making aprons all week... (Why did I decide to do this 2 weeks ago and wait until the last minute to begin sewing???) and sleeping very little.

The girls have also decided to participate and make some stuff. Sarah has been making some little fabric rag dolls and Hannah has been weaving coasters with strips of fabric. They are hoping to at least earn enough for corn dogs and funnel cakes!

Secretly, that's my goal, too! :)

Seriously, I am thinking that I am not a business savvy individual. I need to find something requiring less time and giving a larger profit margin. But it is just no fun to keep making the same thing over and over! Part of the fun of sewing is picking out cute fabric and trying new patterns! (this doesn't always go so well at 2:30 am, though!) If I break even, I will be pleased... if I profit enough for a corn dog and funnel cake... Hey, that's gravy!

In the next few days I will post some pics of the stuff we made and the kids at the booth.


Em said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! It's nice to "meet" you!

I SO identify with your post, here. HAVING to do something we'd otherwise love kind of takes the fun out of it! I've learned & re-learned that lesson too many times.

I read your profile and agree that we probably do have lots in common! I'll be checking back here more.

Have a great weekend. Wish I was ready for the 5K!!
Em (accidentalfarmwife)

Kurt Strassner said...

Just don't put the "gravy" on the "funnel cake"!

Christy said...

Yes- I would like matching aprons for the girls and me. Just let me know how much $ and make it however you want it. Also, I would like a full apron. Thanks, Heather. I'm excited! I hope you and the girls have fun at the fair.

Olivia said...

I can't wait to see what you, Hannah and Sarah made!!!