September 13, 2012 · 2:28 PM
I just saw that I was featured in my first Etsy user treasury! It’s always pretty awesome when someone adds your item to their favorite list, but setting up a treasury and including you feels extra special :) Check out Baby Boy Blue from Kateeskreations: lots of cute suggestions. Shop on!
September 13, 2012 · 2:14 PM
Hi all –
So, one way or the other, Baby S will be here tomorrow/Saturday at the latest. This means that I will probably be a bit slacking in the blog/sewing department for a week or two until I get a little stir crazy and need to do “SOMMMMMMETHING already, for the love of CHRIST…” But, in case you were worried (if you’re like me, you’re worried about everything), I have been planning for things by getting a crapton of sewing and sewing prep done, and I am pretty set to get moving full steam ahead once I am able to come up for air. And don’t be surprised if you see a blog or two about the girl who is soon to be the cutest thing you have ever seen. Not me. My hair will probably look like shit.
It’s a little chaotic, but see how everything is labeled and in plastic bags (well maybe you can’t see the label part)? I’m organized at heart :)
In addition to all the items I have photographed and ready to go on Etsy (I just don’t want to post them right before going incommunicado), I will also have a booth at Haverford Township Day in – here comes the brainteaser – Haverford Township, specifically along Darby Road in Havertown, PA, right outside of Philly. The event is Saturday October 6th from 8am-4pm and there’s alot to do: there’s usually live music, lots of free activities for kids, a flea market, craft vendors, food from local establishments and, as I found last year, some really nice people watching, Like the dude in the mullet and jorts who was rockin’ out solo in front of the music stage. But, anyway, I will be sharing a space with my friend Dawn who is a children’s book illustrator as well as comic book artist. In case you want to check out her work, visit www.zfcomics.com or www.abbysfanclub.com.
Talk soon everyone! Hopefully not in baby talk. :)
July 3, 2012 · 1:30 PM
In order to try to clean house – if even just a little bit before Baby S comes – I went through my shoeboxes upon shoeboxes of fabric scraps to try to whittle them down into usable pieces. I ended up being able to make a bunch of totes (all but one of which sold out!) and headbands that are for sale on my Etsy page. I also made some blankets for niece/nephew Christmas presents, and, of course, one for my very own soon-to-be daughter. This project was great because it was inexpensive, thrifty, and a good way to “save” all the fabric patterns I love so much but had all but finished off. I just cut the scraps I had into approximately similar size groups and sewed them together where I felt like they would fit, working those strips of scraps into bigger strips until it was the approximate size and shape I was looking for. I then interfaced the visually stimulating patchwork side with some light iron-on batting and backed it with a cushy flannel, finishing it off with a simple stretch of blanket binding. I can’t wait to see her take a nap with it. Or stretch it out on the floor and watch her roll over for the first time on it, then writhe around live an overturned beetle because she can’t figure out how to get herself back to where she was :)