Monday, August 24, 2009

Etsy Update - UPDATED w/ PHOTOS

*** UPDATE*** Per Julia and Margaret's requests I have added picturers of the baby blankets....

This first one is a zebra print, backed with lilac flannel, and stitched with a magenta thread. I found the zebra print on sale at JoAnnes for $2.50 - it was a remnant sale and a full yard!

This second one is the second blanket I made for Jules....but we might keep this one. I love this fabric and I don't know if I'll ever find it again. The Fabric is brown with red, yellow, and blue flowers. It is backed with a baby blue flannel and stiched with brown thread.

So since I started my etsy shop I have made 9 sales! I think that's pretty successful considering I have only been up and running for 5 months and I work full time at a job that generates much more income and provides wonderful benefits! Below are a few of the items I have sold.

Recently, I've delved more into the world of making baby blankets. I have to give some thanks for this to my sister Julia, who is expecting her first. I made the first blanket for her little girl later to find out that she's not having a girl, but a boy. Then I found out she thought the boy blanket I made was too girlie. I've finally made a third blanket that I hope will satisfy all gender requirements. But because of this I have really rediscovered the world of sewing and my mom's old Singer sewing machine. (Yes, there are many punny jokes just waiting to make their debut, but I will refrain.) Anyway, after becoming quite good at making baby blankets, finding some fabric on sale at JoAnn's, and findig a whole pile of old fabric I intended to use to make humanitarian baby blankets, I am now making some more. My first thought was just to have a stock pile of baby gifts, but on second thought...this might be a good item for etsy. Although, I am quite hesitant to start selling them because I know I'm no way near being a great sewer. Your thoughts

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Photo Blog

This past weekend my in-laws were in town. On Saturday we drove them down to Quincy, MA to go to the Adams National Historic Park, home of John Adams and John Quincy Adams. We visited Peacefield, the Birth Place Cottages, and the Church of the Presidents where they are both laid to rest next to their wives. Anyway, we were too late to get in for the tour of Peacefield, but they let us walk around the grounds and peep inside the adjacent library. They has some beautiful flowers growing in their garden. Here are a few pics for your enjoyment.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Etsy Giveaway

In the past week I have found that many Etsy sellers have blogs and they offer many giveaways. jacarandadesigns right now is giving away a perfect little pair of earrings. They are exactly what I have been looking for to accessorize my closet. Head over to her blog (Jacarda Designs Jewelry) to check out the details.

If you are an Etsy fan and would like to find out more about etsy giveaways, Etsy Giveaways is a great site. Enjoy!