I’ve been busy working on making a few more gifts, so of course I can’t post on them until I give them away! But I’ll get some pictures up once they are given. I guess I should get better about taking pictures of the process, so I can at least give sneak peaks of the fabric. (and have something to post about while I’m sewing away)
Speaking of fabric, I’ve been organizing this morning. I now have a small chest of drawers in my sewing room and it has rows of lovely organized fabric. A lot of my fabric has been given to me, so some of it I don’t like, but don’t get rid of it either, because you never know when I might want to use it right? That’s a hard one. One blog I read says life’s too short to sew with ugly fabric. And I think that’s a good motto to live by when sewing. But sometimes when I’m making a gift for someone I choose fabric I know they are going to love, but its not always my style or first choice. I guess its the balance between personal artistic expression in what you make and what you know someone is just going to love.
I’ve been thinking more and more about starting up an etsy shop. Bob and I have made some strong goals of getting our mounds of student loans paid off. His plate is more than full so he’s not in a position to take on extra work at this point. So I’ve been pondering sewing some things to sell and get rid of our debt faster! I’m contemplating some names for an etsy shop. I’m not good at this. There is already a “sew much more” shop, so that’s out. Here’s a few ideas I’ve come up with. Water Oak Creations or Designs or Handmade (we have this amazing water oak in our yard that I just love), Washing Room Creations, Laundry Room Designs, (my sewing room is also my laundry room), The Blue Paisley (after my curtains in my sewing room), St. Elmo Handmade. I’m really not sure if I like any of those yet or not. Any ideas? I really need some input. Maybe if selling on etsy works out well I’ll end up changing my blog name too. We’ll see, I can dream right?