Friday, September 17, 2010


I don't think I've mentioned this but my friend, Ashley, and I are going to have a booth at a festival.

We decided back in July to apply for the festival and talked about all the things we were going to make.  So, we applied and just waited to see if we were going to be approved.  And, come to find out, in August, we got approved! [Ahem....I think they approve anyone that can spell their name correctly and will send money for the booth rent].  But, anyway...we got approved in August.  YAY!  And then, we needed to start working on our inventory.  So, I planned, and thought, and planned some more.

But never did anything.

Fast forward to two weeks before the festival.
And I had nothing done.

FMIL started to get super anxious for me and gave me a quick little "you have 14 days to build an inventory" reality check.

So, I present to you....

the sweatshop.

I spent three nights at my parent's house this week.  My mom and I sprawled out in the middle of the living room floor.  Matching fabric, and cutting, and ironing and sewing. 

And, I am proud to say - we got a ton of stuff started. 
We spent a lot of time doing all the prep work.

So, this weekend, back at the inlaws house, I will set up my portable sweatshop and sew. 

What are your weekend plans?


  1. Too funny! My weekend plans include a sweatshop...on the beach. Ahhhhh

  2. I love the sweatshop.
    As discussed earlier, my weekend plans include FOUR birthday parties for ONE 14 year old girl!!!

  3. Ha! I've always wanted to do this too but with food! Good luck - you'll have to let us know how you do.

  4. Good Luck, Jen! I'm sure everything is going to turn out great!


  5. I pray this Saturday is fabulous and worth all your hard work!