I miss the days when, if you were a doctor, and after delivering a baby, you got paid in chickens. Or vegetables. That's my kind of bartering. Especially since we're a single income family, it's always nice to be able to exchange things with other people. I don't know why I hadn't thought of it earlier. Except, I'm not a doctor. I do sew though.
I made Nena a car seat cover a while back. Her mother, who is a crazy good photographer, asked me if I could make another car seat cover for her niece and give her a lesson in sewing so she could make some burp cloths. She asked how much money I would charge her, and so I bartered with her.
On my wall right now, I have pictures of our family. The ones of Tyler are not nice. He's screaming in all of them. Clark isn't too fond of them. I think it's kinda cute and I'm sure we'll laugh about it in the future, but I did want some pictures where he looked relatively happy. Well, he's such a serious kid, I just wanted a picture where he wasn't crying.
So, Joey and I traded services. I sewed for her and she took wickedly awesome pictures of my children. I am IN LOVE with them. So much so, that I'm going to have to go out and buy more frames so I can put more pictures on my wall! She then took really good pictures of the items I sewed for her as well. They look much better in the pictures then they do in person! Because she's such a busy lady, I ended up sewing the burp cloths for her as well, so I guess the sewing lesson will have to be in the near future.
Now I'm sure you're all wondering what exactly I had to sew in order to get pictures, so here you go. My half of the bargain:
Burp cloths ~ I really need to purchase a walking foot for my machine. It would have definitely been easier to make these!
The car seat cover. I love the fabric Joey picked. It is so vibrant.