Monday, January 31, 2011

Snow Day!

     I saw this picture of this squirrel and thought it was so adorable and decided to use it :)  So I am bracing myself for another 6 inches of snow today...but what better to do than sew!!! I have finally got my sewing room organized to where I can find everything and have tons of space to move around and spread out my work. The painter was supposed to come last week but we had to push him out to later in February due to a schedule conflict. I was a little bummed but at least it is clean now :)

     I have been working on narrowing my shop down to 10 things since that is how many sections they offer on Etsy. I am trying to find things that are easy to make, fit in the "baby & mommy" theme and things I enjoy making. I have created a small list of things I am working on. I had plans of making a few things I may have mentioned in the past but once I created a sample....I decided not to! Not that it didn't turn out, but that it was a lot of work and not sure that I am ready to tackle those projects at this time.

     My shop is on vacation for this week until next Sunday Feb. 6th so that I can step away from it and work on sewing. I find myself checking it or in the forums for hours a day when my time should probably be spent making things. It has only been on vacation mode for two days but I must admit, I have gotten a lot of sewing done...or at least as much as my two children have allowed. I have, so far, 6 new nursing covers, 2 diaper clutches & 2 sets of organic nursing pads ready to list. May not sound like a lot, but in only two days with two sick children, that is a TON! haha

     Please be sure to come to MY SHOP next week when it is up again and see the new things I have been working so hard on!! Some things are brand new and others are just more of what I already offer.

"Sewing: A creative mess is better than tidy idleness."  ~Author Unknown


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Super Excited!!

     I am SUPER excited to announce that I am adding personalized labels to all of my items in my shop!! Above is the design and they are in the mail on their way here! I haven't been sewing anything new for my shop because I want to sew these labels onto my things so as soon as they arrive in the mail, look out because I have a lot of fun new things coming to my shop!! I am working on some adorable gift sets right now and I cannot wait to reveal them!

     Another thing that has been keeping me busy is the redecorating of my sewing room. The painter was supposed to come next week but we are now going to postpone it until later in February. I have gotten a bit more organized in the process though. I bought a new storage cabinet and got a few new shelves, got rid of some furniture and went through my crafts to eliminate things that I no longer use anymore. It was surprisingly refreshing to clean it up a bit and make room for new prints!!

     I will post my new items soon as soon as I get my labels!! Woohoo!

"Sewing fills my days, not to mention the living room, bedroom, and closets."  ~Author Unknown


Thursday, January 13, 2011

New Coordinating Items!

     I am starting to create new items that coordinate to make gift giving a bit easier. My newest item in my shop is the Diaper Clutch. It is a fun, fashionable way to carry a few diapers and wipes around while out and about. I have attached a handle so you can carry it easily on its own or throw it in your diaper bag or purse. No more searching around in your bag for your diapers. Everything will be in one convenient place.

     I have nursing covers that will match also. I will soon be adding more nursing pads and fabric bins that all match! Once I get the hang of making these new items and can stock up on some, I will also be listing some gift basket sets that match and will be put in one of my fabric bins. I will post them as soon as they are available.

     Other than that, not much new in the crafting world. I thought things would slow down a bit after the holidays but I'm afraid that isn't the case yet. I feel busier now than before! I haven't been sewing as much as I would like but I am in the process of redoing my sewing room. Moving out old furniture, buy new cabinets and storage. The painter is coming in about a week and a half and I am SOOO EXCITED!! I cannot wait to have it all freshly painted and a new color! I will try to take a before picture and will definetly post an after picture when I am done. I am hoping this redo will be just what I need to get motivated again and want to be in that room.

"Each day comes bearing its own gifts.  Untie the ribbons."  ~Ruth Ann Schabacker

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