Posted in crafting, etsy, Holidays, kids, knitting, sewing, soaping, tagged crafting, pajamas, projects, sewing, sweater, winter crafts on January 22, 2014|
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I love this time of year! It’s time for fun craft projects for me and my family. This year I may have bitten off more than I can chew, but I am enjoying it!
I am currently in the middle of several projects and have plans to do a couple more if I can convince my husband to go the fabric store with me. He’s not a fan, believe me. Let me put it this way, when we were putting locations on our GPS he used a skull and cross bones icon to identify it on the map. Har-dee-har.
Anyway, this winter I’ve managed to piece together a quilt for my youngest daughter’s big girl bed and I am currently painstakingly hand-stitching the quilting on it. Tried using my machine, but there was too much fabric to maneuver under the walking foot. may have to invest in a long arm sewing machine if I keep up making quilts!
Trying to get the layers smooth and even before pinning and basting. Taping the edges made it a ton easier for me!
My hand-stitching attempt. I like the little PVC frame I found, but hand-stitiching is tough! I definitely need to practice to make sure my lines on both sides of the quilt come out nice and even. Love the butterflies though.
It’s fun and I hope to make a quilt for each of my children in the next few years. Also, I have been knitting a sweater for my blondie. I stalled over Christmas time when my soaping kept me busy but now I need to finish it off. I only have the collar and cuffs to do, but since I’ve been designing it on the fly, I’m a bit nervous as to how it’s going to turn out.
Also, my awesome husband got me fleece pajamas as a gift for Christmas and they are sooooo warm and cozy! Perfect for the below zero temps up here in NY. Anyway, my hubby would like a pair, but couldn’t find any at the store so of course I offered to make a pair for him. Unfortunately, convincing him to go to the fabric store with me is like pulling teeth (see above paragraph).
So, what are you doing for projects this winter? Feel free to share in the comments! Also, I plan on offering a coupon code for Valentine’s Day at the etsy soap store. Please visit my facebook page and “like” to get the code later this month!
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Posted in crafting, etsy, giveaway, marketing, soaping, tagged bath, bath and body, crafting, giveaway, prize, soap, soaping, winner on February 1, 2013|
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I’ve been lucky enough to have quite a few sales in my etsy shop for the first 3-4 weeks of business and I am so thankful to the friends and family that have supported my new endeavor! Yay! This has been a bit stressful, but so much fun too.
I am also excited to announce the winner of the first GrammaVedora Soap Company giveaway! Thanks again to all those who participated. This will not be the only giveaway I will do. I hope to do another one around Easter or early spring so keep on the look out!
Okay, no more keeping you in suspense! The winner of the giveaway is………..Connie Bolen! Yay! Connie please contact GrammaVedora on facebook and leave a message with your address so I can ship your gift. You can go onto the http://www.GrammaVedoraSoapCo.etsy.com site and chose a lip balm, washcloth color and one bar of soap. They will be wrapped and sent to you as soon as I can!
Thanks for your support everyone!
Now, to leave you all with a pic of some of the new soaps I made this past week.
New soap scents coming soon to the etsy shop!
These soaps will be available in early March. I will also be working on chocolate soap and others this weekend. Hope to also try some hot process soap as well. If I can get my husband to cooperate, maybe I can post some pics of the soap making process and add a recipe!
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Posted in crafting, etsy, marketing, sewing, Uncategorized, tagged boy, craft show, crafting, first show, holiday, ideas, sewing on September 16, 2011|
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I know, I know. It has been a while since I posted anything on this site, but so much has been going on and honestly, time management is not my thing! Personally, I am pregnant with baby #4 and getting ready for its debut, starting my children with their homeschooling and keeping up with my crafting time. It has been quite juggle, but i was finally able to do my first craft show this summer! I had fun, didn’t make a ton of money, but learned a lot. I stressed over how much change to bring and how it should be divided (cash vs. change), how much product to have made and how to display it, making sure I had order forms and a receipt book, have bags to carry my shop items, and a ton of other stuff! At least now I have done it once and won’t be as crazy stressed the next time (I hope). Have any of you ever done a craft show? How did your first time go?
Unfortunately, it will be awhile until I can do another since the baby is due in a couple of months, but hopefully by next summer I can sign up for another. We’ll see! Maybe by then I’ll have a stronger fan base, or whatever and I’ll be able to sell more than 4 items. I have been excited to have several orders come into my shop the last few months in preparation for future Christmas gifts. I do love to sew and it’s nice to know people like what I make!
I would like some ideas for more “boy” oriented gift ideas for my shop if anyone has any. Most of what I think of to make seem to be geared mainly toward girls. Any ideas out there? Check out my shop and let me know what you think:
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