Thursday, April 28, 2011

Pretty Toe’s

Lately I have fallen of the face of the earth to make some more shoes. But this time I am not just making baby shoes. I have moved on to toddler and children shoes. So much more thought goes into theses shoes. For instance the bottom, it has to be slip proof somewhat or does it? What about water proof? I’m not sure how to successful solve these problems so I have just started sewing in hopes the solutions would just come to mind.   Here is how we are looking so far:

Uhg I hate this step. I would knock a few dollars off my shoes price I could figure out how to not do this step…The rest of the shoes takes like 15-30min (depending on what else I’m doing!) but this step alone takes 30min! and that’s with no interruptions.

 I hope to be making womens shoes by next month and can not wait!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Basic's on Sewing.

You have to check out this awesome sewing room by Sewmanyways! Its not mine but a girl can dream :0)

A lot of people have been admiring my awesome sewing skills. This I find hard to believe because it seems like every time I turn around I have to take apart a seam or fix the thread. So I figured I would offer a few tips for this task that took me long hard road to learn.
First: DON’T RUSH. I know you just want to finish but you also want to make something nice.
Second: PRE-WASH. Yea most project this won’t matter but when making anything with cotton that you want to keep longer than a month, Just pre-wash it and save the fuss. I usually wash mine with my towels If  I don't have a lot of material.
Third: IRON. IRON. IRON. I hate hate hate ironing everything 50 times too. But trust me skipping this step will only make your life more difficult down the road.
Finally: READ AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS. I can't count how many times I missed a simple step or tried to do something "different" and I ended up with a big mess.
If you can remember these three things I promise you can make anything. You may end up with a bunch of scraps from failed attempts like me but don’t worry they make great quilts down the road J

O and I did I mention to remember IRON EVERY STEP! This year alone I've had to buy two irons but there worth every penny on saving you time and major headaches.
You like my awsome sewing room? Ok It's not my sewing room but I sure wish it was I loooooove this room. I want to just run in and sew my little heart out...... but I may never leave... lol

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Spring Time

It is spring time! Warmer weather, blooming flowers, birds chirping what else could you ask for? I love warm weather. Not hot weather let me be clear on that. With warm weather you can open the windows, dig in the yard, wear cute skirts, take a trip to the beach and I could go on and on. But the possibilities are endless!

While I enjoy this time I also tend to freak out a little bit. Spring time means one thing in a crafter's mind.....Start or the Craft Show game. Uhg this will be my first year so I'm only doing one. And maybe I'll sell at the farmers market. Even though I'm only doing one I still am a little freaked out.

Will I have enough supply? Will anyone buy? Will I have a good setup...What am I gonna do about my set up anyway? Will my Etsy shop ever take off? Will my website ever get completed? Will I ever get caught up on my supply? Am I even going in the right direction?? And that's just to name a few question going through my mind all because its spring time.

Or maybe I'll just wear my pretty skirts and sit on my pretty porch and admire the pretty flowers blooming as the sun sets over the pretty trees.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Diaper Swappers

I know what you’re thinking. Really Nicole? But BEFOR you judge let me explain.
So recently I ran across a website called Diaper Swappers. I was in search of cheap flat cloth diapers for a craft project. The site is dedicated to parents (mostly moms) who use cloth diapers.  They also have people selling baby/children stuff on their used and new. So this intrigued me. I wondered around for a while and found out that this sight was not just about cloth diapers and moms! It’s a social network for parents. There are stores, yard sales, chat rooms, tade's, forums on everything; even most the ad’s are not name brands but WAHM’s. (Work at home moms)

They use a lot of lingo on there and give a lot of advice about where to get everything from diapers to soda. Who’s having a sale and who is over pricing there soap.
In short I joined but can’t post my store until I reach 30 posts to the forum. Which shouldn’t be a problem since I know all the sales too ;)

If you get a chance check it out!

Masters in Augusta

It’s that time again in Augusta Georgia. Masters week! For all of you not living near us, your lucky. I do appreciate that it help our economy however the traffic and heart ache is hard sometimes. The Master course is obscenely gorgeous.

I made a cute little treasury on Etsy in honor of this week and women everywhere.

Till next week when all the traffice and BMW's clear I'll be in the house with my sanity.

Were on Etsy!