It seems like this week, like all the others seems to be flying away. I had some type of errand to run nearly every day, and when you live out in the boonies like I do, it takes a big chunk out of your day.
On Friday, I did my normal grocery shopping, went to weight watchers (down 11#!), bank, etc. I ran in to an old friend in Sprouts. We worked together about 15 years ago. What a pleasure to catch up and have a brewski with Cindy.
I am working on some garlands. These are easy to make and are a great seller at my shows.
Now here are a couple of tips:
1. If you are going to sell these, opt for the 20 light strands. The longer ones are too hard to display. If a customer wants a longer one, suggest a special order.
2. Tie between two lights and count the number of piece that fit. Multiply it out so you know how many strips you will need. That keeps you from getting nearly finished and running out of fabric, or having hundreds of little strips left over.
3. If you are making these as a gift, or for yourself, measure where you want these to go. If it is on the mantle, or over a headboard, you may want a 35 light strand. These are really cute on a tree as well.....garland plus lights....no brainer!
4. Get creative! These do not have to be lighted! You can also tie onto rope or heavy jute. You can make them prim with different homespun colors. Mix up fabrics to use up those scraps! Tie on snowmen, bells, birdhouses, or whatever your little heart desires!
Gotta go, my peeps. Time to get busy.