The pattern winners are choosen! They are Leah, thewench, & Charlotte. I'll be emailing you with the pattern later this morning. Did you all read all the great info about packing lunches in the comments section the last post? I loved it! I am going to try packing some tortilla rolls, hummus, veggies & dip, and leftovers this year for sure. You guys are MUCH better lunch packers than me!
Now, don't be overly impressed with my productivity but I have opened another etsy shop that will feature my items that are already sewn up and ready to go.
The following pictures may lead you to believe that I can rewrite patterns and sew up 16 new items with little effort and 3 children in tow but, sadly, this is not true. The items were done months ago (for the handmade arcade!) and now I am finally putting them in this new shop.
I realized that when I posted a sewn item in my regular etsy shop, it was hidden by all the pattern action, so I thought this would be a better solution. No sales yet but I have gotten several requests to make special orders. I am such a grump though that I hate special orders- all that emailing back and forth and then being under the gun to get it done in a reasonable amount of time. I know, I am such a baby! Anywho, if you want to make special orders of my patterns, email me and I will send these fine customers your way and then everyone will be happy!
To give myself a little pat on the back for opening the etsy shop (that I was supposed to do months ago), I decided to make a new pillow for myself!
Pretty funky , huh? I basically copied Erin's pillows from her PIllow week. I have been thinking about those pillows for months! Mine is not a dresden plate though like hers, it's a sunflower pattern which I thought was fitting for this time of year, no? My living room is really in need of some sprucing and this is now a bright spot for sure!
I really struggled with finding a good color combination and then just finally stopped fussing and chose some fabrics. I find that telling myself " Stop trying so hard and just choose some fabric you ninny!" helps when I am struggling with fabric combination anxiety (otherwise known as FCA). How do you all deal with FCA?
Guess how I was able to open the new etsy shop and make this pillow for myself this weekend? Where were my 3 children you may ask?? Well it was 95 degrees outside and they were making some big bucks at the end of the driveway. Don't worry, I didn't let them out there until after 4:00 or so.
I am thinking they need a cutesy lemonade stand like this. They drink A LOT of their product though, so usually the little one is sent in every 20 minutes or so for refills. We live on a country road and almost every car stops and visits. I can watch from my computer and sewing machine inside. It is so stinking cute to watch them talk to the neighbors.
Lastly, I made the front page of etsy this week! Don't mean to brag but my mom really needs to see this since I am her daughter and I know this will make her feel all proud and happy. Plus, what a beautiful treasury and the colors just make me happy. I have never done an etsy treasury but I always admire people who can do them well like this lady!
Thank you Vanessa for finding the image since I missed it!