Wednesday, February 18, 2009

WIP Wednsday

Today I will be finishing up some scarves from some sheets I've picked up here and there. Unfortunately I don't have many of these sheets so there will be a limited supply of the scarves. I will be listing one bigger one (orange and black) on my etsy and three smaller ones (yellow and black). I know that the yellow and black ones are 100% cotton, I am not sure of the other one but they feel identical. Now I'm off to sew them up!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Thrifty Finds!

So I was just looking on my blog and realized A LOT of my pictures aren't showing up! Whats up with that?!?! I'll try to figure it out within the next few days but until then here are some recent finds (hopefully they'll show up!).
This sheet is like one of my previous ones (same type of fabric and pattern). I never put a picture up but I made a scarf out of the other one and I love it, I think this one will be made into a scarf also :)
I think this sheet would make an adorable dress, it has a very large floral print, I would say they're somewhere around at least 6"x6" each.
I think this is super cute. Not something I would do but it's very neat.
This beauty was picked up for me by my sister. She found it on the side of the road, how could anyone throw this away!?! Even if it is a little...used...its still a very sturdy beautiful piece I can't wait to get started on it! Any fabric ideas??

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

WIP Wednsday

No sales on my etsy yet, but I really need to keep listing fq's as much as possible so there's a larger selection. I made some new some the other day, green tea and vanilla bean (with actual vanilla beans in it for very mild exfoliating).
Green Tea and Vanilla
I'm hoping the vanilla will darken up a bit, but I really like how it turned out.
I can't really show what I've been working on because as of the moment it's basically brainstorming, I really want to concentrate on my etsy photos and do better in that area, I feel like I need more of a variety with them.
I haven't been working on much other than that. It's been a very rough week, I've been sick, not sure what I have but I think it might be a little stress related. I've been coming home and passing out right away, not for long but still to be that tired (after at least 7 or 8 hours of sleep) is not how I usually am and hopefully I'll be back to my old self soon.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


It's done! My etsy is officially open!
Right now I only have 6 different types of fat quarters up, 2 different types of soap, and 5 different types of washcloths but I will be adding more all the time.
As a little celebration of my shop opening I have a special going on, buy 4 fat quarters get the 5th free, or buy 5 fat quarters and get free shipping, I think I may have this special up for the fist month. If you would like to see more of what I have to offer check out my flickr, if you would like to purchase something please convo me through my etsy.
Have a wonderful weekend!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

WIP Wednsday

I would be overjoyed to tell you all that my etsy is finally open, but it's not. It's not that I haven't been working on it, I have....A LOT. Right now I have over 5 items listed just not activated, I have to check a few shipping prices first and then everything will be on for your viewing/buying pleasure. I am also trying to get all the sheets I have pictured up on my flickr so buyers will be able to see things that I will be putting into my shop in the future or have the option of buying larger pieces than fat quarters. I have my bio and shop policies all listed in my shop! I am very excited about it but I don't want to leave anything out (I think that's why I've been putting it off for so long) its a jump in the right direction and change, good but still kind of scary. I've done ebay in the past, a lot, and I still do it at work. Etsy just seems so much more personal, I really like it and I'm glad I'm kicking myself to get it done (with my sil's help of course!). Etsy has been my wip all week and I will have items up and going by Friday, hopefully tomorrow but defiantly Friday. Sorry no pics! Update soon!
My laundry soap is still gelling, not sure how long it is supposed to take, I made it yesterday around 2 and at least half of it gelled so hopefully it will be okay, keep your fingers crossed!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A Few Nice Things..

If anyone out there in blog land is looking for some nice quality plugs here is the place to go. I've ordered multiple plugs from them throughout the years and have always been pleased with my purchase. My next purchase will (hopefully) be these beauties, I just have to justify spending $125 on them, so it may not happen anytime soon, maybe if I get a nice tax return :) If anyone has any other places they like to get plugs from please let me know! It's always good to spread the word of quality plugs.

I love this video, I love the song even more.
Her Morning Elegance / Oren Lavie

I made some laundry soap today, now I have to wait 24 hours for it to gel. I hope it turns out good because I am completely out of laundry soap and would hate to have to buy another container. I should have an update on that tomorrow.
I also worked on my etsy, now I have my bio and shop policies all filled out! Yay!! Now all that's left is listing items, I hope to get at least one item on by the end of the night. Wish me luck!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Week Wrap-up

So I didn't have time to do a wip Wednesday this past week, nothing special was going on I was finishing my swap package to send out on Friday (no pics) and cut up some fq's. I did receive my package from Amanda for the Valentines Day swap, it was very cute! I received a mini mirror that's going to be perfect to carry around in my purse, some roll on perfume (lavender, smells delicious), some lavender blueberry chocolate (always wanted to try but never did) I love how it tastes! Milo got a toy giraffe, some freeze dried fruit, and some blow pops. Here are some pics!
I did have a picture of everything laid out but am not able to find it at the moment.
Here is a picture of hers all packed up ready to ship off.
Friday finds
I couldn't resist this stripped stretch knit, two yards for a buck! Now I have to find an undie pattern! Sorry if that's to much info but I would love to make some undies in the near future and will probably blog about it.
Lets see what else happened this past week...My father is helping me set up an upholstery shop in the garage and we moved some stuff out there, it is still far from finished though.
I made three batches of soap this past week, one batch of unscented/uncolored and two batches of unscented/uncolored with oatmeal. I also have some lavender infusing right now to make some more lavender soap.
I did not get my shop up yet but will be adding things to it starting tomorrow (my half day off), wish me luck!