Thursday, July 30, 2009

I'm in cool tie purgatory

It's not quite hell yet. That comes next week as I try to finish quickly.

In the last week and a half I've cut out and seamed 141 more cool ties. I've done the first pressing on about half of them and gotten most of those turned in the last two days (when I wasn't typing up a newsletter for my dad). Still to come -- pressing and turning the other half, then doing the final pressing. Then I can finally start sewing and filling the ties.

I can say right now, if I never see another bright yellow, lime green, or red tie after this order, it will be much too soon.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Bye-bye carshow, hello marching band

Yesterday I sent off the cool ties for the carshow. Each tie weighs hardly anything, but it's amazing how heavy 100 of them are.

Monday I started sewing the ties for the high school band. So far I've gotten 98 seamed and ready for the first pressing. I'm making 141 altogether -- 123 for the band, 8 for the directors, and 10 more just for extras when kids forget to bring their own.

If the thought of sewing yet another tie doesn't make me run screaming into the night when I finish these, I might sew up the leftover fabric and send them to the band boosters who are buying these for the kids. But then again, by that time I might want to amuse myself by destroying all the evidence. LOL

Thursday, July 16, 2009

97, 98, 99, . . . . 100!!!!

I finished sewing the last ties yesterday before work. Yay!!!!

I still have to trim threads on this batch, and then I have to print and attach the labels. But I should be able to get them in the mail early next week.

Next up: 137 or so ties for a local highschool marching band.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

75 ties done, only 25 left!!

Today I finished the third batch of ties for my big order. All that's left is to trim the threads and fold them before they go into the box.

That just leaves 25 left to do. I just might get them done by Friday. :o)

Here's what they look like.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Halfway there

Yay!!! I have 50 ties completely finished.

After I did the 50th tie, I went ahead and seamed the other 50 in one looooooooong session, and after lunch I pressed and turned the next 25 ties. So I'm actually about 2/3 of the way through.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Cool ties are getting hot!

Since I started working on this big order of cool ties, I've had three cool ties sales on Etsy, each for 4 ties! I also may have the opportunity to do 100+ ties for a local high school marching band -- band camp starts in late July and it's always really hot.

If things keep on like this, my inventory might get down to the point I actually have to make some more ties. LOL

Addendum: It was 14 ties, not 12 -- one customer added 2 more to her order. Not sure if I can't count, or I'm just losing my memory! LOL