Thursday, June 17, 2010
While looking through a Clotilde catalog, I discovered something that would be very handy for sewists. They were called Bobbin Wraps and they were elastic bands in a variety of colors that you put on your bobbins to keep the thread from unwinding and making a mess. A few years ago I had bought something similar only they were plastic. These, however were softer looking and came in colors! Clotilde sells these wraps 24 in a package for $2.48. Sounds like a fair enough deal for something so handy right? Maybe not.
You see, I looked a bit closer at these wraps and they looked like nothing more than baby hair bands. So, I thought that the next time I was in a store that sold those, I would look and see if maybe they would work just the same. So today, that's exactly what I did. I bought a package of 72 for $1.00, brought them home and proceeded to try them out, and guess what? They worked! So for a lot less money, you too can "make" your own bobbin wraps!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Have you ever wondered where some sellers come up with their names? I know I do. I'm sure there's a story behind practically every name. For instance, I named my shop Lil' Bit Sassy because so many people have called me Lilbit because I'm small. The "sassy" part came because, well, I tend to be a bit sassy too. Hence, Lil' Bit Sassy. Most people I know say that it suits me well. I believe that if you have a unique, maybe even humorous, shop name then buyers may be more likely to purchase from you.
The reason I'm blogging about names is because I have been thinking of opening another etsy shop just for my purses, accessories, and non-baby/children items. All I have to do is think of a name. Since I'd like to focus mainly on purses and bag, I'd like the name to be appropriate for those items. I'd also like something on the humorous side since I like to laugh. A lot. I have received a few good suggestions such as: Hag Bags, which I really liked, but alas, there is a website called that. Although I may be able to change it a bit. Maybe, say, Old Hag's Bags. Another name suggestion was Sassy Hag Bags. Or Sassy Bags--incorporating my Sassy name.
So, do you have any suggestions? Would LOVE to hear them!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
I thought this was a great idea: an organizer you hang in your kitchen to help you plan out the meals of the week! It holds a lined pad and pockets for recipes! It's a great idea and would be so easy to make. These would even make great gifts for other family members, friends, and other busy moms. All you have to do is hop on over to Little Big Girl Studio's blog and check it out! Meal Planning Organizer
Sunday, June 13, 2010
It's that time of year when little fledgling birds are learning how to fly. Unfortunately, with four cats, there are bound to be fledglings who become kitty toys. While I was cleaning Rocky's cage Friday, one such occurrence almost happened. A fledgling goldfinch was fluttering all over the place--right around the hose. Unfortunately, Jinx and Jezzy were nearby. I thought I was going to have a hostage situation, but fortunately enough, the little goldfinch flew into a tree in the backyard and stayed there. Close call!
And hopefully, all the little fledglings will learn to fly soon and I won't have to rescue anymore of them. Fly birdies, fly!