Monday, September 26, 2011

Boy Aprons - Refashioned Curtains

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I was making heaps of cute girl clothes and I realized I needed something cute and boyish for my 2 1/2 year old son.  He was in the phase of wiping his dirty hands on his shirt (ok, he's still in that phase), and I needed something that he'd want to wear.  I needed something that was cool to a 2 year old boy.
Hmmm.
I was at a garage sale a few weeks ago and found 4 cute Tonka Truck curtains - Bingo!!
The material was perfect - it's thick enough to be practical and boy enough to be wearable.  And, most importantly, it can hold Thomas and trains.
Here's the result.
And now, it's not just an apron: it's an art smock/rock holder/wear in the yard when he's helping dad.











September Refashions

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September Refashions.
Dresses, Art Smocks, Beach Wear:







Sunday, September 25, 2011

Market = Epic Fail

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Last week I nervously decided to plunge into the Market World.  I felt SO vulnerable.  And. I. Was.
I sold $35 of clothing, less $34 in market stall fees.  $1 profit.  Yes.  Vulnerable.
But with my 10 hours of sitting & waiting & watching the people walk by, I had a lightbulb moment.  You know what I mean... like all of a sudden you have a great idea and wonder why it hadn't occurred to you sooner.
I realized that although the markets are a great place to people watch, it's NOT the most efficient way to sell something.  I was chatting with a veteran stall holder (he & his wife make their own jewelry), and asked him if they sold their stuff online.  He said, "Nah!  We hardly use the computer.  Plus we have too much inventory, it'd take too much time."
Really?  More time than wasting your whole weekend sitting here doing NOTHING??
And I DO use a computer, and I can't think of the last time I bought 'something' from a market.
Enter stellarmother.blogspot.com and, of course, check me out on facebook.com/stellarmother
So last week, I had a cry over my epic fail market experience.  Sunday afternoon was PITY PARTY, TABLE FOR 1.  My husband comforted me as I reassessed my Stellar strategies and packed up my mini-clothes pin sign holders.
And now, a week later, I have a blog & a facebook page.  In hindsight, the market epic fail was the best thing that happened to me all week.