I made myself a quilted toolbelt for the craft show I had a few months ago. It was really nice to have easy access to my receipts and a pen. It reminded me of my waitressing days in college without the, “Hi my name is Linda. Would you like to start off with some hot tea?” I worked in an Asian restaurant. Korean & Chinese, actually, and that is where I fell in love with BiBimBop in a hot stone bowl. Yum, yum!
So I had also made a few quilted toolbelts to sell at the show as well and they sold rather quickly. I’ve said before that I find craft shows incredibly unpredictable. There’s no guarantee that if I do the same show next year that anyone would want one, but I decided to make some up anyway (feeling quilty about having an empty Etsy shop), and that’s when I found the last post’s sewing tip quite handy. Here are a couple of the toolbelts I made last week:
I was in contact with a magazine editor and submitted this pattern to a quilt magazine. We’ll see what happens with that. For now, I’m just waiting. And as for the picture above? I’ve been playing around in Photoshop, trying to teach myself how to work with layers. All you digital scrapbookers out there have me impressed and awed by your talent! The picture above took me an entire hour and I still see things that need fixing. See the pretty charm necklace? It’s a lovely gift from Tinker. Thank you!