Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Getting a head start...

Does anyone have any pointers that they would like to share.  I have sent in my application to do a fair in November.  I haven't done a fair in about 5 years.  I told myself I was done, I wasn't going to do another one.  I can't do it, I have to do a fair.  I miss the people,  the all around commeradery of the set up and the fun of it all, and I just can't stand it.  I'm missing out on all the fun.
It's a 3 day fair so I need time to get it all done.  I'm giving myself plenty of time to get my product made, tagged, and/or bagged and put away till the big event.  My problem is I procrastinate, so I have to come up with a plan and/or strategy on how I'm going to do all this.  I figure if I do it all in steps I should be all set.
This is my plan.....

  • Step 1 - cutting out the patterns
  • Step 2 - stitching pieces together
  • Step 3 - stuffing all pieces and attaching (arms, legs, heads & such)
  • Step 4 - staining
  • Step 5 - painting
  • Step 6 - accessorizing (trinkets, clothes, embellishments & such)
  • Step 7 - a sigh of relief (it's done)

Does anyone have any tips that they would like to share.  I can use all the help that I can get, after all it's been 5 years, I'm sure things have changed.  I'm open to any ideas, tips, or anything that you'd like to share.


  1. Sounds good to me. I like to make a written schedule out for each day and what I need to get done for that day. As long as I stick to the schedule I can get alot more accomplished. If I don't make a schedule out I usually end up way behind.
    Becky at Ginger Creme Hollow(A new blogger)

  2. Becky, I like the idea of a schedule, I have a habit of having to many projects going at once. I could just list what I plan to do a day at a time and no more than that.
    Thank you,that's a great idea.

  3. I am a big list maker...Put long term things on the main list and then break them down into smaller daily steps...make sure to cross things off as you get them done. Gives you a feeling of accomplishment.


  4. Dee, another great idea. I will use it. Thank you.