Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Pillow Talk

When I first started my shop, it had a very different feel to it.  I mostly sold eReader covers and pillows.  I even threw the odd piece of jewellery in there. My shop continually changed for months until I found out more and more about owning your own business.  Things still change, and I am constantly influenced by so much around me.  I spend hours learning as much as I can, whether it be from other blogs or fellow Etsy shops.  I started my Etsy shop with the intention of filling my spare time making things that people will want.  It probably started with the first thing that I sold -- I knew at that moment I wanted to do this.  The world of handmade has officially consumed me.  I think it and breathe it, always looking for new fabric and new ideas.  It challenges me, sometimes disappoints me but I've never been so sure of something.  It makes me crave the simple life, a life of taking time to myself.  To do things when and how I want to do them.

In the spirit of always learning something, that is exactly what I did when it came to pillows.  I did some research and thought that I would offer people the inserts along with the case, because only some -- if any, actually did offer the inserts.  I quickly figured out why no one did that..duh.  It cost me a FORTUNE to package and ship them.  Of course my first order was to Australia, silly me.

I've always loved the concept of a decorative pillow.  It either finishes off a room just right, bringing all your colours in together OR it adds something to a room without having to change anything.  It's easier then having to paint all the walls, and cheaper then buying an expensive new bed spread.  It gives you the ability to add colour without hanging pictures. It's a great option if you are renting and can't put holes in the walls to hang things, or if you're stuck in a dorm room with ugly grey cylinder block walls.


I love the last one.  It would have to be my favourite.  If I didn't live with a man, this would probably be on my bed.  Each pillows brings a different feel to the room.

I'm working on some exciting things! Stay tuned.


Monday, March 11, 2013

Monday Notfunday

HI! It's been awhile -- sorry about that.  I've been so busy and's ridiculous! It's Monday morning and I think by now, you all know how I feel about Monday mornings.  The second the alarm went off, I decided I would be taking a nap when I got off work today. It was pitch black (thanks time change..) and I blinded myself when I stabbed my eyeball with the mascara wand.  Next thing you know, I have black running down my face, I'm blind in one eye and I'm attempting to find the dress pants I neglected to wash this weekend.  Can we just fast forward to Tuesday morning? It always seems to go a little smoother.
We celebrated some birthdays on Saturday.  My body doesn't seem to recover quite as fast anymore.  This probably explains my morning and definately explains why I didn't do laundry yesterday.

Sometimes, you just have to let loose and skip laundry day.
So since Sunday was a major lazy day, I spent some quality time with my sewing machine.  I wanted to show you what I've been up to lately. I've been obsessed with bright colours.  Maybe it's the upcoming warmer weather.

They are all up for sale on my Etsy shop!  I don't know about you, but I LOVE the blue grey chevron makeup bag.  I might have to make one of those for myself.
Thanks for the continued views.  I'll be sure not to wait so long to write again!
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