Friday, December 7, 2012

I love feedback

Today I received a message on my etsy from some one who had purchased a Peter Pan hat from me.  I always wonder who my products are going to and what they are used for.  This email brought a smile to my face and made me proud to have contributed to something I support so much.  Thank you Jo for making my day! I'm proud to share this with you all:

Hi Rebecca,
Just wanted to let you know the Peter Pan hat has arrived today, Thank you.
My daughter Paige does Ballet, she won a scholarship for ballet this year, she dances in eisteddfods, she is currently learning a new dance called Tinker Bell, Paige is Tinker Bell, and the hat is used as a prop in the dance.

Paige was very excited to receive her hat today.

Have great christmas!

Kind regards,


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Mad Hatter Teacup Mug

Well  found this recipe on pinterest and decided to make some for Christmas gifts and this one here is for sale on my etsy!  It's different and super fun. I had such a good time doodling and I want to go get more mugs and do some more!


Monday, October 29, 2012

100th Post: Ode to the Peter Pan Hat

This is my 100th Post! Who would have thought I'd have so much to say? ;) Well I have some projects I've been working on but cannot show until they are given as gifts so it'll be just a bit longer.  In the meantime, I had a little fun with my number one selling item: The Peter Pan Hat. 

I have to admit I've become completely addicted to the show, "Once Upon a Time." Captain Hook has now been introduced and I am beside myself with excitement. He is my favorite character now!  I also took a trip to the Walt Disney Family Museum and they have some amazing merchandise there.  Trust me I looked at all of it.  So anyway, here is a little artwork in honor of Peter Pan, fairytales and that far far away land. 

What Peter Left Behind. Just missed him!

I like the first one better because it shows the hat more, but the 2nd one I feel looks more natural.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Christmas Stockings

I know it's not even Halloween yet, but since sewing takes time, I'm trying to stock up for the holidays in advance. According to sellers, the holidays are the busiest time of the year for Etsy. I am going to make items as I go. So far I made a few non-traditional stockings. I saw the idea in a book at the fabric store. If I'm going to sell stockings, they need to be unique. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Mommy and Me Matching Halloween Aprons

Ok I'll admit, I made these aprons out of a mistake. I bought the fabric and clearly wasn't paying too much attention when I cut it for a full length apron, because I had cut it with the design displayed vertically, when it was intended to be horizontal. So I ended up making one adult apron and a child's to match. I should have probably done this a lot earlier in the month since Halloween is right around the corner. It may be hard to sell now. but I can ship it ASAP ;0)

And speaking of black and orange, LET'S GO GIANTS!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

How to Gather Tutorial

Hello everyone! I have been very busy getting a head start on my Christmas projects, not to mention Halloween costume. I will be sharing some Christmas projects shortly. I will be saving most so that their recipients don't see them until Christmas.  But today was such an amazing day for me because not only did my Giants advance and make history, I also made history by blowing my previous sales record out of the water completely!  Today my etsy had a truly successful day and it felt awesome. Now, I know I've been talking about tutorial videos forever. So I have just completed the first installment, inspired by a fellow sewing fan.  I posted it on youtube, to see if I get anymore blog traffic as a result too.  Here it is:

How to Gather

Monday, September 17, 2012

Frisbee Golf Bag

Hello again my bloggy readers.  I have finished this bag for my boyfriend. He likes to play frisbee golf with his friends. I have gone twice and am horrible. It's still fun though. I might need to pump some iron so my disc makes it a little further. So my boyfriend asked me to make him a bag to hold his frisbees. He came with me to the fabric store and picked out a fabric that he wanted. I have a bunch of fleece in my sewing room, so I used that as the sturdy lining. It was really easy to cut without a pattern. I first cut a large piece on the fold for the outside, then side panels to expand when neccessary. I used fabric dividers on the inside to separate the drivers, mid-range and putter discs. I chose velcro for the flap, that can either close or hang the over the opposite side for easy access. So here are some pictures:

Well that's it for back to "Lovetown, USA" on OWN!