Stash Building

I’m counting down the days until the 24th, my first Farmer’s Market and the first time I’ve ever sold my creations.  Funny, because I was super excited about it and now I’m nervous!  Aaagh!  I know I’ll be ‘fine’ – no different, really.  Just trying to make a buck selling stuff I make so I can stay at home with my baby boy.  Nothing to be nervous about.  I’m not losing sleep over it, yet.  While I’m veering off subject anyway (and related to losing sleep), I’d like to mention my sudden OCD’ness about the tenacity of life.  I am suddenly burdened by thoughts of ‘worst case scenarios’ that I never used to think of when it was ‘just me’.  Now that I have a baby, a husband, a family – I think frequently about how good things can come and go so quickly.  It has me kinda freaked out.  I know with time I will adapt to being in a family, and life carrying on as usual, without any of the freakish thoughts I so quickly find myself thinking about actually coming to fruition.  But for now I am finding myself quite fascinating, and quite annoying, especially since I’ve become the most obnoxious back seat driver ever!  Ha!  Anyway.  Maybe now me admitting it will make it stop.  Plenty of other good stuff to distract me, though…

Like … BIBS!  I have made a lot of bibs lately.  One of the products I intend on selling at the market.  That, and burp cloths to match. Plus changing mats and wet bags.  Tag blankets, and change purses.  Possibly some sun hats and maybe a couple other fun, simple items.  And QUILTS. Except the tension is off on my machine. Good timing right (hah, the irony of that)?  I have an appointment with the Bernina shop on the 19th.  They’ll fix it and I can do my finish work after that.  Wow.  Not my couple of weeks, I guess!  But here’s a sneak peak at my stash:

That’s just about 1/2 of what I’ve done.  Each bib has a matching burp cloth that is flannel backed.  I am trying to make ‘matching’ sets- so that all the various product goes together.  Plus, it’ll look nicely displayed together.

In other news, my last day of work is the 27th of June.  I am excited and nervous.  Looking forward to a change of pace, and spending more time with my little one.  There’s already so many things I’d like to do with him – take a sign language class, a music class, go for hikes and walks and runs.  Picnics, adventures.  Playdates with his friends.  I think Finn has more friends than I do!  It was the right decision and I look forward to what the next year will bring.  Good things, I know.

And here’s my little guy, who just turned 5 months on the 1st of June.  Over the last 5 months … wow, the fastest 5 months ever!  And the happiest I’ve ever been. Love that boy!  Have a great week and weekend all.

Published by Kate

The basics: I love New England (my home), the outdoors, gardening, cooking, sewing, knitting, my kitties, my puppy, my partner in crime Alex and my sons Griffin & Orion, and my family and friends. I occasionally have time to share the things I love here. Enjoy!

8 thoughts on “Stash Building

  1. So nice to hear it isn’t just me! 🙂 At least the process of getting ready for the farmer’s market is fun- much better than paperwork! Ha!

  2. i can relate to the anxiety about selling your things for the first time – one feels a little vulnerable! your creations are lovely (and so is your babe)! good luck 🙂

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