Thursday, August 14, 2008

Catchin' up with myself

So much for blogging once a week - more like every other week! Well, it has been busy. My a/c went on the fritz - problems for 5 days before I ended up getting a new one - yikes! That wasn't in the budget, as you can imagine.

During that time, I was working on chair covers. There are eight of them. I have the sewing all done, but ended up getting the foam from the foam place, custom cut (it's got those funky corners on the back where the back attaches to the seat), so I won't get them finished until early next week. These aren't for me, by the way...I sew for an interior decorator, and these are for one of her customers.

I also attended my high school class reunion. We won't talk about what year it was for. Then my Mom's birthday was the day after that, so we went to visit with her. I was exhausted on Monday!

And then the Olympics are going on. So I have to stay up late and watch some of that. Last night I just couldn't stay up - I fell asleep on the couch. I'm not sure what I missed, but I guess I didn't die from missing it, so that's ok.

I have a 2 day show this weekend. It's one I've done for the past two years, and it's been pretty successful for me, so I'm hoping this weekend will be good too. I feel like I don't have that much new stuff - but I lose track when I have a full month or more between shows. I do have some new items that I'm working on. Kind of a cross between a cell phone case, a wallet and a change purse. I have several variations that I'm working on, but I think I've narrowed it down to two. So I'll test that out this weekend, and see what the response is.

I also had feedback from one of my etsy customers who purchased a cell phone case from me. She likes the case, but when she sits down with the case attached to her belt loop, her phone has slipped out a couple of times. So I'm testing a new addition to my cell phone cases - I'll keep you apprised of how that goes.

I think that's about it for now. Hope to get back before the end of the month - but I don't make any promises!

Have a great day!

Friday, August 1, 2008

My First Blog Post

So today is my very first blog post. I'll be really honest, I'm not too much into this kind of thing. But I've joined the Etsy community for selling my items (check out my etsy website at and blogging is one of the things that everyone recommends doing to increase sales.

So here I am, trying it out.

I've been working on cleaning and re-arranging my sewing room this week, so I've literally done no sewing since Monday, I think. The cleaning part was good. I quess I'll see how the re-arranging works out. I'm excited to try it out - there are probably a couple of changes that I'm not sure I will like - I think my ironing board is too far from my sewing machine now. Of course, maybe that means I'll get a little more exercise!

I hope you will look at my etsy site, and find something that you like!