But getting time to sew certainly isn’t! Not only have I developed a serious flower and vegetable garden addiction, but I feel beyond guilty staying inside on a gorgeous day with Liv.
That said, I have been working on a few little things here and there. I’ve started my project for the handmade exchange with this amazing Riley Blake Ombre Dots fabric mixed with some gorgeous vintage fabric I picked up at a yardsale recently ($1 a yard! It was insane!).
I also revamped some of my earlier finished projects. My old sewing machine didn’t always create the neatest and tightest hems that my new machine does (and I’ve gotten a little handier myself). I’ve started doing some of my own embellishments and using contrasting thread, double and triple stitches along hems, and having a little creative fun. I did a little of that for a dress I’d made early on in my etsy days, and added a pair of bloomers for the gal who purchased it. Turned out pretty cool!
Oh and I made this romper for a friend! The blue with white ruffles was designed for her, but the cupcake pattern will be up in my shop very soon!
Love & Rock friends!
I’ve been working away this week on a pretty cool new project. It is still in the early stages so I don’t want to give away too much information yet, but I’m pretty stoked about it.
More updates to come VERY soon! Until then I’ll be working away in my sewing room, while Miss O dances around behind me (it’s a very adorable tornado effect)!
I do have a new dress in the so please check it out!
So this summer has started off a busy one for us. We are in the process of buying a home, which means a lot of the time I typically take for sewing or other creative things has been spent packing, doing paperwork, and obsessively checking my email for good news! We are in the last stages of financing, which means we’ve already done the inspection and all the initial paperwork. It’s just a waiting game now. Exciting! And nerve-wracking 🙂
I have a little work I’ve been doing, these two aprons will be listed in the shop later today! I am also offering handmade jewelry now, my sister is working as my guest artist! Please check out the shop to view them, before I steal them all 😉
I also am working on a custom order of 5 bloomers, headed to Australia! My shop has only been open since December, but I have recently found myself a little discouraged that I wasn’t making any sales (part of that is my own fault, my shop needs updating way more than I’ve had time for the past two months). BUT! This is my first real sale to someone I don’t already know! I’ve finished two pair, and have cut the rest. I’ll be stitching them up tomorrow and sending them off sometime next week I imagine!
And finally, I have cut the pattern for the dress I’m making for my vintage pattern trade! I’ll likely stitch that up at the same time I do the bloomers and send it off as well!
I’m including a few photos of my current fabric selection (although, some of these are less than a yard), perhaps there will be a little inspiration in there! Let me know if something catches your eye 😉
We are enjoying the first real days of summer, I hope you all are doing the same!
I haven’t been around much lately, sorry friends! My kid turned 2 and I turned 30 in the past 2 weeks (um. Holy crap). We’ve also had lots of birthdays and holidays which I made gifts for, so you haven’t seen much new in my shop recently! We are putting an offer on a house today (!!!) so that may take me away a bit in the next few months. I plan on really trying to get some new products available in the next 1-2 weeks!
In the works today are several toddler aprons in super cute colors. Look for those in the shop in the next few days.
I am also developing an apron pattern for one of my favorite websites, Not Stepford Wives. Those will be featured in the future, I’ll update you here on the progress.
Finally, I’ve made a super cool trade for a big lot of vintage patterns. Audrey of Little Eye Designs (here and here) noticed my favorites on etsy and offered to trade! So I’m very tentatively planning on some vintage designs made fresh again. Photos to come!
My kid is turning 2. On Tuesday. Have I mentioned this? Because I’m pretty much in denial. We had her birthday party this past Saturday, and while planning it took some time from sewing, I also wanted to make her party dress this year. It turned out beautifully! I am exceptionally proud of this one, not to mention it seemed to suit her perfectly!
So here it is, the dress that’s kept me busy all week! I feel like this is just a busy time of year for everybody. I just relisted a few things in my shop so please check those out. I will be doing an update soon, adding some summery items!
No really, I am! Things have been so busy here, and it’s a fine balance between sewing and spending family time outside when the weather is nice! Updates coming soon, there is still plenty in my shop! In fact I updated some photos in there recently 🙂
More photos to come, I’ve been working on a few projects. I am also doing a lot of custom orders, and made several gifts for birthdays/mother’s day. Today I’m cutting some aprons and picking out fabric for my daughter’s 2nd birthday dress (oy!)
Just a quick update friends, as to what I’ve been up to lately. Olivia and I went to a wonderful craft fair today (I’ll create another post with my swag soon!) which was totally inspirational.
Recently I’ve made several different apron patterns and altered a dress pattern. I just finished an adorable dress for my contest winner! Some of my etsy listings have expired, so I’ll be retaking some photos and relisting soon! I’ve got several things in the works for the shop so keep an eye out 😉
SO. Here are some of my recent creations, enjoy!