Sunday, October 25, 2009

Refashion a childs favorite skirt

So my oldest daughter K, age 4, absolutely LOVED this little denim princess skirt. Not for any other reason than it has Disney princesses on it. The other day she put it on and seriously it wouldn't cover her little bottom. She wears legging under almost every dress or skirt so I let her wear it that day.

But while she was napping I added this cute Alexander Henry Striped fabric and made it into a skirt that she can actually wear! Now she loves it even more...but I have to say that the first thing she did when she saw it was make sure that the princesses were still on it. Gotta love a girly girl!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

A NO go...

I made the decision today to not go to the craft show this Thursday. While I would've really liked to go, I had to look at the economics of the situation. Since our family is still in Flagstaff, any money I would've made selling my stuff would probably not have covered the amount we would have spent in gas, food and lodging to go to Phoenix for the one night.

On a good note though, my etsy shop is doing really good and I now have over 20 sales in one month mainly due to my Sak Saver Baggies! A big thank you everyone that has made a purchase. I am continuing to add more baggies in different fabrics so please check it out. These would made great gifts for birthdays and the holidays! My baggies are not the most expensive reusable bags on etsy but I feel they are very comparable in quality and design! I've gotten great reviews on them!

So with that...I'm off to get the kiddos ready for bed and guess what....make more baggies!!

All for now.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Starting small...

Later this month, on the 22nd, I'm heading down to Phoenix to a small craft fair at my sisters corporate office (Dept of Public Safety). I've been doing some research on craft businesses and it says to always start with small craft fairs that don't cost a lot of money before moving on to the larger, more expensive ones. Also, it says that when you're starting out to aim to cover your cost of your table and don't expect for everything to sell out! Its all about getting the word out!

Sewing is something I enjoy and can do while my kids are playing or after they've gone to bed at night. Its also something that I can easily stop what I'm doing to help them when they need me. Making a few extra dollars here and there, doing something I love is awesome and I hope to keep it going. In addition to the sales to my friends and family, I've made a couple sales in my shop which is very exciting!

While I've been sewing for over 15 years, selling my stuff is all very new to me! I take great pride in my sewing creations and will always do my best to make great quality stuff!

Thanks to all of you who have supported me in my crafting journey so far!!