Sunday, November 18, 2007

Shop Update

I finally made a couple of these little patchwork zipper pouches to put in my Etsy shop. I've been thinking about them for awhile and finally sat down today to make them. I'm planning more, as I have more fabric squares that I think will make cute little pouches. I'd like to make some bigger ones, too. They'll be great gift ideas, especially for those last minute ones that just seem to pop up. Even better if you put a gift card inside.... My shop is here.

Last week was a busy week. I can finally cross my SIL's kitchen window treatments off the to do list. They turned out quite nice; she was very happy with them.

This coming week will be absolutely crazy. My son has a food allergy challenge tomorrow am. My daughter has an appointment for braces removal on Tuesday am. And Wednesday am, they have to go the the eye doctor for a check-up. In the future, I really need to plan these appointments out more. Then Thursday is Thanksgiving, of course. And Friday, we head out of town for a few days. I don't think my sewing machine will be running much this week.

I doubt I'll have the opportunity to post again before Thursday, so have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 9, 2007

It's November!

Oh my goodness! Another month is over. I've been so busy, I've neglected to post to my blog. Not that I've accomplished much sewing lately. My list of things that must be finished before Christmas is growing and growing! And once November arrives, there doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day with all the seasonal things that need to be done.

Back to October and Halloween, I did finish the costumes in time and the banana actually looked like a banana. Not quite perfect, but good enough and my son was delighted with it. And that was the most important thing anyway. The pictures were all a bit blurry; I guess my hands were shaky after the marathon sewing session!

I've been working on a custom order for Etsy. It's about finished. And then I want to make a few more Blythe dresses. They're just so much fun to make! I have a pile of fabric waiting to become tote bags and purses. My idea of getting these in the shop in time for Christmas shopping is looking harder to achieve. I have to finish a custom window treatment and a t-shirt quilt and then I can get back to working on things for my shop.

Today, I signed up for the Winter Four Seasons Quilt Swap. The Autumn Swap was lots of fun and I already have a pretty good idea of what I'd like to do for the winter one, provided it meets my partner's requirements. The quilts aren't due until the end of January, so I won't have to start until after Christmas. There seems to be alot of interest, so the sign-ups may close quickly. Click on the Four Seasons Quilt Swap button for a link to the site and more info. It's a great chance to try something new and fun to swap little quilts.