Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Playing with Fabric

Today I played with fabric.  OK, so I did a lot of others things as well... but here's the part you want to see:

My mother's day gift!

Oooh, la-la! Thank-you, thank-you!

My Mother's Day gift arrived a little late, but I don't mind ;).  I scored yards of Good Folks by Anna Maria Horner, purchased at a great deal from this Etsy shop.  She was having a moving sale on her already low prices, but that's ended.  I got to know Kerith, the owner, while putting together my wish list.  She's the sweetest thing and actually has more Good Folks in stock than are listed on Etsy.  Definitely convo her if you need some.

oooh, la la!

I've decided I can't get enough of this fabric.  I like anything made in it.  I especially love my Colorbrick Quilt, Maureen's Family Tree Pillow & my first Etsy Makeup Roll.... which no one has purchased.

I'm trying not to get discouraged by that.  It's so easy to want to give up and hide my face.  I know that instant success is unrealistic, but I just need a little encouragement.  It really keeps me going that my Etsy Store is not really about me, it's for kids who need help.  Course, it's not helping yet....  I'd like to make more makeup rolls, so that customers would have some choices; but it feels foolish to make more if I've never sold one, you know?  So, tonight, I rolled up my sleeves and made a new listing for a Custom Makeup Roll.    I thought maybe it would help if I show some other fabric possibilities and make it real clear to folks that I'd love to do custom?  So, I also photographed LOTS of groupings of Good Folks that would make pretty makeup rolls and created this Flickr set.  That was the playing with fabric part of my day.  And it was fun :)


  1. Hi, I came here from your post in the "feeling stitchy" flickr pool. I am a newbie sewer, so new that I havent really made anything :)

    I went through your posts and wanted to say, you do very neat work. Cheers!

  2. What a lovely blog and I am adoring that quilt in your header...that line is a favorite too!


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