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