Friday, July 23, 2010

Shop Changes

 For quite some time I have been debating on making some changes in my stores. First off, I decided to make my etsy store to exclusively sell only baby and children related items. I also closed my supply store at etsy and moved all my craft patterns and supplies to my eCrater store--since it's free to sell there.

Another change I decided to make was to take my bags out of my etsy store  and place them in a separate store. At first I was thinking of opening another etsy store for this purpose, but the more I thought about it, the more I wasn't so sure. I already have two stores that I carry my bags in: Zibbet and Craft is Art so maybe opening at etsy store wouldn't be very productive. Not to mention there are SO many bag/purse sellers it's rather hard to compete on etsy. So, for now, I have decided to just keep my bags at Zibbet and Craft is Art.
 Since I did decide to keep stores exclusively for bags, I thought that I had better get some more inventory in, so this week I've been working on that. I have made four new X-Factor bags for girls: monkeys, butterflies, Dora, and Raggedy Ann.  I will be making a Pooh one this weekend and after that, more medium and large sized X-Factor bags.  I will also be working on various other styles of bags too. So for the next few weeks, I intend to be a very busy girl!
Last week, I worked on some Monster dolls for my Sassy  and eCrater shops. These are so adorable! I made them using a Bit of Whimsy pattern. She makes the most adorable dolls! Click on the link to check out her shop!
So, as you can see that although I have been slacking on blog posts, I haven't been slacking at the sewing machine lately!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tutorial Tuesday: Kitchen Helpers

I have been seriously lacking on my tutorial Tuesday posts, so I think I'd better make that up! I've decided to do two tutorials today instead of just one. Hopefully you will find both items useful! The first tutorial I want to tell you about is a reusable produce bag by Mauby's. She's a fellow tweet, quilter,and  pattern maker.  This bag will make your produce last longer in your fridge, and best part is, won't cost much to make! To make this bag, just click on this link to Mauby's Blog: Produce Bag
Since we seem to be having a kitchen theme going, let's make our next tutorial also something you can use for kitchen. These are cute and handy hanging dish towels from Sassy Sanctuary. You make these using--well dish towels--so no extra fabric is needed.  You can make these to match your kitchen decor or even for holidays. They would also make great gifts! To see how they're made, just click on this link: Hanging Dish Towels