Ok I guess in some wacky way this week seems to be about publically sharing my accomplishments and goals so I might as well carry on. I’m working on another Etsy shop. I’ve set it up, it’s got a pretty banner, a cute name and now it just awaits creations!
It’s going to feature all the clutches, wallets and purses I make using the wonderful Michelle Patterns and hopefully I’ll start to move into my own designs.
Over the Christmas Holidays I’m going to work away on the Design Your Own Handbag class. Click the link for 50% off if you’d like to join in the fun. Eventually I want to move into making my own PDF patterns and helping others to create great stuff. First learning graphics is on my list . . . oh and fabric design . . . and stamp carving . . and . .
Ok I’m doing that thing where I post terribly quality photos on my blog. It’s a big huge faux pas that no one should do. In my defence I’m posting school photos while weren’t taken by me and I tried to fix the quality . . . yeah anyhow.
The point of posting them is to show what a year of weight loss did for me. From September 2011 to September 2012 I went down 35 pounds. I know that’s a big number and I was super proud of myself but it sort of hit home when our new class picture arrived.
I only started in January 2012 when we got back from our vacation and the past few months have been slow going but I’m still really proud of myself and pleased with the difference.
Just had to take a brag break. You can resume your online shopping and holiday stressing.
So yeah, I’ve been having some troubles in my life. It hasn’t been too fun. Sometimes life is hard. Kids are hard, marriage is hard, then you have to work and function on top of all that. Fun times. I had a bit of a run on my shop recently, lots of orders (which is also sometimes hard to keep up with) so I treated myself to some Etsy items. Thought I’d share. I know it’s probably too late to hit these shops in time for the holidays but you might find something you like, or hey, maybe you’ll get en Etsy gift card!
This has yet to arrive but I’m so in love with it. I’m on a mission to accessorize, it’s going well.
These bangles are much prettier in person. They arrived yesterday, I wore them out last night and then today to work. Everyone commented on them. Very simple and pretty.
Em & Sprout have the best shirts. I’m in trouble now that I know my exact size. I also ordered this one.
Finally, I treated myself to some art by the wonderful Lucky Jackson. Not only does she make amazing things she’s such a wonderfully nice person!
Thank you to everyone who stopped by and entered for my Giveaway Day post. It’s always nice to have new people pop by and of course, new blogs to go check out. Also thank you to those of you who went ahead and liked my Facebook page, yes I crossed the magical 500 number and it makes me smile to look at that.
Sooooo Mr Stache will be finding a new home with Rikki!
And Mr Glasses will be wandering off to live with Beth.
Based on the response to these little fellows I think I’ll have to get coordinated to make sure they are in the shop for next holiday season!
I made a stocking for a lady last year, sort of suprisingly since she just asked at a craft show I was at, “Could you make me a stocking?” and I said “Sure, probably”. And I did. Then she emailed in January raving about it and how nice it was and asking for 3 more. So cut to this November and what am I doing but scrambling to sew up 3 stockings! But I think I did ok.
I *love* this cute birdie filled print.
Don’t forget, if you haven’t entered already my Giveaway Day post is here.
How fun are these?
Made from vintage linens found while thrifting. Some are embellished with some hand stitching. Get Batman and Robin here and the Wonder Woman here.
Posted in embroidery, fun finds, gifts
Tagged batman, embroidery, hoops, reusing, robin, thrifting, up cycling, wall art, wonder woman