I'm on week two of the Blogging Your Way course and wowsers I have already learned so much about this blogging lark. Holly Becker and Leslie Shewring who are giving the course frankly rock. They are inspiring and motivating and very generous with their tips. You really feel they want to make the blogosphere a beautiful, interesting place. I'm learning skills which I can also transfer to my budding bag business such as style, colours and photography. It is an amazing course.
The news hot of the press this week is that following our last Rosebud meeting (I'll tell you more about the Rosebuds another time) we've decided to sign up for our first Christmas fair! This is so exciting, and so scary and so panic inducing - for a start where am I going to find the time to make 20 bags with the school holidays just starting?? But I am a girl who loves a deadline and I'm sure 20 bags will be made. I spent time yesterday sourcing and ordering behind the scenes items such as magnetic snaps, zips and interlining and am very much looking forward to seeing Mr Postman over the next couple of weeks (I'm sure he is not looking forward to seeing me - truth be told he is rather a grumpy man who doesn't like to deal with packages).
Back to bag making and I've realised I'm reluctant to cut into these beautiful fabrics. I'm fine when it comes to calico and muslin to test my pieces but cutting into the real stuff is somewhat fear inducing. I'll keep you posted.