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Just keep swimming … uh, moving!

Tomorrow is our big day … the West Windosor-Plainsbor High School South Holiday Craft Show, where 54pineapples and PointFocusFlash will be displaying our wares! Consider this a variation on Small Business Saturday. While most of the vendors at the Holiday Craft Show don’t have brick and mortar shops, we are small (and local)! If you’re in the area, please stop by and say Hi! We’ve been working hard for months to prepare and tripling our efforts this past week with all the last minute things that need to be done. Thanks to literally everyone who ever posted any tips about preparing for a craft show as well as your tips for the “day of” the craft fair. We’ve read everything we could find and appreciate all the advice. This will be a first for us and we’re really excited. Personally, I’m looking forward to spending the whole day with my business partners who share my excitement and sense of humor!

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Latest sewing project …

Thanks to {LBG STUDIO} for the great tutorial on how to make a camera strap cover with a lens cap pocket. Here are two I made for birthday gifts this spring.

The patchwork strap …

Here’s a close up of the lens cap in its pocket:

The second camera strap I made was in a solid fabric …

Here’s another lens cap pocket close up …

Thanks {LBG STUDIO} for the great, easy to follow tutorial!

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More Baby Shower Projects

Before I made the diaper wreaths that I shared in my last post, I made invitations for the baby shower! I have been making all my cards for almost 6 years now and my Christmas cards for 10 years. I splurged on blank cards, paper, and ribbon from the Paper Source for these. I bought a flat card in the color “pool” and rubber stamped and embossed the blank invitation.

I pinked the edges using my trusty pinking shears. The I cut pieces of this pretty baby footprint vellum paper to cover the info, but leave a border of blue showing.

I pinked the edges of the vellum as well. Then, I punched two holes at the top and used some pretty silver ribbon to make a little bow at the top, holding both pieces of paper together. In reality, the silver bow looks nicer than in the photo because it complements the irridescence of the vellum paper.

And then on the back, I added some pertinent information

Ta da!

If you have some time, check out Sew Like My Mom and read this post Sophie Sews. Adorable 3 year old Sophie, sewing a quilt on a Hello Kitty sewing machine, with her grandmother. I still remember my first sewing project, but I was much older than 3! I was in high school and my mom had helped me cut out a skirt and top. I was anxious to get started sewing, but she didn’t have a chunk of time that day to supervise me. She and my dad were going to a wedding that afternoon … so I decided to get started on my own. As I remember it, I didn’t do too badly. I remember wearing the outfit, so it must have turned out all right!

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