Monday, May 3, 2010

Showtime!

Bags are packed and ready for the big up-and-down-four-flights-of-stairs car-loading adventure tomorrow. Bump-in day for the show. It's my least-favourite part (seconded by the up and down stairs bit after the show).

I think everyone needs to read what Jodie has to say about the Stitches and Craft Show. It's the post I've been trying to formulate in my poor little overworked brain these last few weeks and haven't been able to find the words. She says it all. Jodie also points over to Jennie, who has very nicely made a linky list of Incubator bloggy-types who you should really come and say hello to at the show.

And now I'd like to introduce The Straw That (Nearly) Broke the Camel's Little Overworked Brain..... known to those-in-the-know as the "Party Purse".


The Party Purse is a cute little wristlet with an optional draped detail (which can be on one side, both sides or not included at all). It has a zippered closure (a different method from the Coin and Make-Up purses) and darted shaping in the body of the purse. It's a quick-fix project for those afternoon "Yikes! I need a bag to match my outfit by this evening" moments.
It's $15 for the pattern and the product code is P1001.


If you're just beginning to branch out from beginner sewing projects, this is an excellent choice. It will teach you a few tricks without being too daunting. If you've used (and learned from) my other bag patterns, you can add rings and detachable straps and change it into a small shoulder bag or handbag.


It'll have its first outing at the Stitches and Craft Show. To celebrate, there's going to be a SUPER GOOD DEAL involving it.... at the show. You have to come.
If you'd like to order the Party Purse Pattern online, it's on the website. Leah's holding the fort while I'm away and will be answering enquiries and processing orders as efficiently as ever this week. Go on... give her something to do!
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See you at - or after - the Show!

15 comments:

A Peppermint Penguin said...

"Bend both knees, keep the back straight."

Cute wee bag!

Good luck!!!

Cheers,
AJ

Bree said...

May the force be with those hamstrings!!..........I do remember waking up on the Monday after the last Sunday packup aching in places I didn't know I actually had muscles!
Best of luck with the show Nikki.

Gillian aka Silly Gilly said...

Oooo Nikki, it's the worst bit isn't it!? You just want to get to the fun bit of chatting and selling and seeing but dang, there's that nasty stuff called 'hard work' inbetween.
Good luck, may your muscles not fail you and remember, caffeine is a helper when you get tired!
See you Friday AND Saturday!!

Little Munchkins said...

Leah will have something to do in the morning. I placed an order not too long ago!

Penny said...

Have fun Nikki!

Jennie said...

Ooh, gorgeous bag! Love the fabric choice used for the third sample.

See you at the Show Saturday!

CurlyPops said...

Good luck with all that loading and set up today!

Fer said...

Jodie certainly has a way with words. Sounds like the show is going to be a real hoot!

Liesl said...

Hope your set-up went well (and before the rain came though!). I can't wait to get my copy of the Party Purse (though mine might have to be more your out-for-an-early-dinner-at-a-family-restaurant-and-home-and-in-bed-by-9pm purse!)

Katherine said...

Best of luck and have a good time, Nikki!

Oooooh! Pretty, pretty! Love the new bag design... you rock.

rachelmp said...

See you tomorrow Nikki!

polly pratt said...

Lovely to see you today, hope it all goes well for you. Looking forward to Friday.

quiltingqueen said...

Great to see you at the show. Loved, loved your kits and purchased a lot to keep me busy. Your web page is also BRILLIANT! Thanks for your tips, encouragement and passion.

Tui said...

Your stall looked great. Hope you made lots of sales -- so much hard work. Well done.

Allison said...

Your stall did look lovely. I hope the rest of the weekend was fun and profitable!

It was good to see you again, and very nice to meet Lara and your other helper who is drop dead gorgeous (damn her) but I've forgotten her name.

I made the Party Purse, gonna try it with some sheer fabric when I get up the nerve.

http://beasplace.wordpress.com/2010/05/11/partypurse-by-nicole-mallalieu-design/