Tuesday, January 26, 2010

One Down!

Sunday I went to my mother's house so we could do a test run on one of the purses we want to eventually sell. I needed a new bag, so we made one for me! It turned out great. It's really roomy, and I love that I got to pick the fabric out :)

There is the finished product!

Annnnd a random cute picture of Riley through the screen wanting to come back inside!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New Year, New Business Venture

After many sewing lessons with my mother, and just general crafty experimentation, we have decided to try opening an etsy shop together. I'm very excited about this! I've wanted to have some creative outlet to clear my mind on the days I am off from my other jobs, so this seemed like the best thing for us!

I'm having so much trouble coming up with a name! I didn't think it would be that hard, but it for sure is!

We went and hit Joann Fabrics, and Hancock Fabrics big sales last weekend, to stock up on some fabric, and we are starting the actual sewing tomorrow. We are going to start out with purses. Totes, clutches, and hobo bags. We can watch how that goes, and then expand later on!

Once we have built up a decent amount of items, we are considering entering some of the craft fairs around our area in IL. My boss crochets, and said she would be willing to split booths/tables with us to lower costs for all parties involved if we want, so that was a sweet offer!

I've been slowly catching up on all of your blogs. I'm sorry to have been so absent lately!

Hope everyone is doing well!


Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Years Resolutions!

My new years resolution is to be a better blog mommy! I've been so busy I haven't had anytime to update since before Christmas! Now that the holidays are over, work and life are slowing down drastically.

The holidays were nice, everyone loved their gifts :)

Here are the neck pillows I made for the ladies :)

Now that it's the new year, me and my husband are talking about all the things we would like to accomplish this year! When the list is done I will put it up here and get to work :)

Hope everyone had a great holiday and new year!