Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Where the Magic Happens...

I have recently finished organizing my studio space and have decided to share pictures because I am so excited about it!

Let's start with my favorite shall we? I bought this vintage world map and place these super cute colored gem stickers on it. Each one marks at least one sale I've had to that location.  I love seeing the connection I have in other states and countries.

And here we have my sewing machine, dummy, thread shelf etc. You may recognize the banner. :0)

 Everything I have for sale in my shop, is kept here in the spare closet for safe keeping.
 Sewing "stuff" is kept here. Any leftover fabric that I can still use is in that large bin at the bottom. The smaller boxes are next...
 Patterns! It's almost funny to think I thought I could fit all my patterns in that file folder. I don't always use patterns but I do love them.
This little box holds all the things I need to mail sold products: Ribbon, packaging bags, business cards, thank you tags and attachment gems.

 This is a bigger version of that same box. This holds sewing supplies that I may need other than fabric, thread or buttons, a.k.a. the big stuff. (Fusible interfacing, elastic, bias tape, fabric markers etc.)
These are very cool because you can create compartments in whatever size you want. I use it to store the little stuff. (Bobbins, buttons, needles, zipper parts etc.)

 And my trusty sewing basket <3. I keep anti-fray liquid, measuring tape, and fabric marking tools in here.
So that's the end of the studio tour. I hope you enjoyed it ;0)

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Marie Antoinette Collar for your dog

I wanted to make a dress for Felipe out of the scraps of my own, but it was too small for him so it became a Marie Antoinette collar or dress for smaller dogs.
For Sale:

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Spring Bug

The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming and my nose is running. I should have considered my allergies before laying in the grass, but it's too late for regrets now.  I've been eyeing these scrunchy fabrics at Joann's for awhile now. I wanted some easy swim suit cover-ups. So I bought some the other day and sewed a seam in the back. And viola! Easiest dress you'll ever make...

 This one is very flower child.

Oh and I recently made a child's jumper for my coworker's daughter. She was kind enough to give me a big bag of vintage patterns that belonged to her grandmother. I'm very excited about them and will be using one as a guide for an upcoming drag costume. (That's all I will say about it for now.)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Oui, Oui ze French tableau runner...

I just made a mime-type table runner for our kitchen. We have a Euro-theme kitchen and a French themed table...note the eiffel tower. I don't know if it will stay because it was tripping my eyes out and giving me a headache. Or it will be a very productive weight loss program if I'm too sick to eat.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Baby Booties and Hat

Sticking to the not buying new fabric (which btw I have) until I use up my old fabrics...I've been sewing! I had some baby girl fabric that I used for gifts and decided to use them up. Here are the products:

For Sale:

Monday, March 12, 2012

Child's Party Dress

Since I've been selling so many Peter Pan hats, I'm experimenting with children's clothing. It's all very scientific. Hypothesis: People are more likely to buy clothing for their children on etsy.

If this is not the case, my next hypothesis is that: I am making most of the adult clothing too small. I make it to fit myself, and I cannot fit into normal women's clothing, which may be what normal women are looking for. is the dress I made with leftover fabric I have. It is a size 3. Oh and I added a purse and hair bow/headband for extra cuteness.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Little Girl's Hello Kitty Dress or Swim Suit Cover Up

I recently made a dress by request from a coworker for her daughter. Her Daughter picked out the fabric and knew she wanted bows on the dress, so I bought a pink ribbed ribon that matched and attached the bows accordingly. She also asked for a matching hairbow that I attached to a bobby pin. I like using other people's ideas to make their vision a reality for them. Anyway here is the finished product:

Monday, March 5, 2012

A pair of shorts for me

I bought this pattern and fabric months ago, and since it's finally starting to warm up, I got around to making them. I really like the fabric and it was easy to make. I didn't include an elastic band in the shorts because I don't like elastic bands.

With the scraps I made a little pouch for my etsy that can hold a phone, business cards or credit cards.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Guess who is screenprinting!

If you guessed me you are right! If you guessed some one else, you may still be right. I don't know for sure.  So I had to order some emulsion sheets from amazon way cheaper and stupid Michael's didn't have any.   I did my first successful screenprint. One shirt for me, and one for my etsy!

I used a song lyric from one of my favorite songs of all time.  And I'm so thankful to Benny the Wolfe for teaching me to screenprint with my...WHAT?! There is a Benny the Wolfe sticker on my blog!
He is harder to catch than a leprechaun!------------>
So anyways, here is the shirt I made for myself and the other for my etsy: