Monday, February 25, 2008

More Sewing Obsession

I love to create originals for my etsy shop, but when it comes to sewing for myself (gasp! no really, sometimes I DO!!) I tend to get ahem, obsessive. So when I saw this post about a modified Weekender and another self-proclaimed obsessive sewer I had to share. To see more of her chronicled journey through the angst and joy of obsessive sewing, visit her blog.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Easter Preview

Quite a bit of excitement yesterday as I shipped some items to a photo shoot in Brooklyn! I only hope they make it there in time to be included. USPS said 3 pm Friday guaranteed. But the hubs swears nobody in NYC works past noon on Fridays. Here are some of the things I included...

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Great Northwest

The kids and I had such a great time today! eugenemom came over with her two boys to enjoy the sunshine. I was showing her a couple of things I had finished up, when her two year old joined us. She looked at him, I looked at her, and viola! The Great Northwest has life! I haven't posted any of these sweaters in my shop yet...maybe soon. He really likes this one. Thanks, guys, for the fabulous day.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

I love custom orders. I just did two that were SO much fun. It feels good to be able to move on to something else too. I've also been catching some glimpses of fabrics that want to be together. The result? Farbenmix Oona with AH City Park and a nice vintage cotton. The tiny deer applique was traced and resized.

My first instinct was to make it reversible. After reflecting on my limited supply of vintage fabric, I went with just a facing. This is a size three, well a 98/104, and it fits my girl fine over a shirt and it will make a great sundress. Gotta love versatility. Here's a close up of little deer. I'm working on more kids hats now, with an "Old Fashioned" feel. More on that forthcoming...

Saturday, February 02, 2008

All Work.

It seems, as an artist/ crafter (I haven't decided which yet), that the real work begins after the creating bit. For example, it takes a couple of hours to cut out and make a new hat for my etsy shop. Oooh. Fun with fabric and cutting and sewing!! That should be it. In a perfect world, maybe. But then there's photographing, editing, listing. And networking. Marketing. More uploading. Whew. By the end of the process, I've spent three hours in front of my computer! All work, I tell you!

Let's be honest. It's all kind of fun.