100th Item!

This is probably a big deal to no one but me, but I had a goal of offering 100 items on my Etsy shop. Originally it was because I have read that when you have approximately 100 items for sale you start achieving more consistent sales. But then it became more if a goal around…

Spring has sprung (ish)

Happy first day of spring!!! I was hoping for warmer weather, and was hoping to not have a cold. I called in sick today but ended up working a solid ten hours anyway. So, to feel better about things, I had to make a spring table topper and runner. This pattern is from Atkinson Designs.…

Shop Samples

My manicurist has two adorable little boys, and I had some free time on Sunday morning, so I stitched up these shop samples to photograph for my Etsy store. She was very excited when I brought them in to her on Sunday afternoon. They were fun to do as most if the t-shirts I have…

Waiting for Spring

I have really had enough of winter. Cold, snow, wind – and don’t even get me started on flight delays. Undecided to try to get in the spring spirit by making some Easter table topper. These table toppers make up so quick. A simple star block with a border, angled corners, and then another border…

Tooth Fairy Pillows

I am having fun today making items to restock my Etsy store and am focusing on mixing embroidery and sewing. I remember when Maddie was little and lost a tooth – and the drama that followed when the $5 that the tooth fairy left got lost in her covers and ended up under her bed.…

Twist on Notebook Cases

The notebook cases I made a few weeks back have been selling well at craft shows so I created a new version with a twist. These are game book cases that hold covered pens and a puzzle book and would work great to throw in a handbag, briefcase or tote to kill time while waiting…

Measure twice, cut once

A week and a half ago I got a custom order on Etsy for five holiday pillows. No problem! I was psyched as it was my largest custom order to date. I carefully calculated the fabric and had just enough to get them done. You know those handy dandy rulers that have an inch marked…

Christmas Table Runner

I spent most of yesterday working on Thanksgiving table runners since I had sold 3 of the 4 I had made at craft shows and the last on Etsy yesterday. But, I also managed to finish this one that I had started last weekend and get it added to Etsy. The fabric is from Westminster…

New Design

So I’m sure notebook cases are nothing new, but I was excited when I came up with these. I was looking for something reasonably quick to make to add to craft show booths and I know that I love writing in colored pens on nice paper. These notebook holders with colored pens went together quickly…