Friday, August 31, 2012

Labor Day Weekend Sale

I am hosting a Labor Day Weekend sale on both my main website and in my etsy shop. Both places will be 15% off starting Sept 1st at midnight PDT and ending at midnight on Sept 4th. Other coupon codes will be inactive during that time.  
No coupon code will be needed as this sale is going to be using the etsy on sale app. All prices will be marked down by 15% during the sale times. This includes any already priced sale items 
You will need a coupon code in order to order anything from my website at the sale price. No minimum order and it may be used on all sale priced items as well. Coupon Code: LABORDAY 

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Organized and a Nice Surprise

A couple weeks ago I decided to take on the monumental challenge of organizing my fabrics. For the most part I had them somewhat organized at least by type of material. I decided that I really needed to step up my game and get better control of it. I have an old dresser and an old dresser/armoire that I use for fabric storage. They are actually plenty big without having a great deal of space in them. I decided if I folded my fabric and placed it so it was standing on it's side in the drawers I would be able to see it better. I started by first setting aside fabrics that had coordinated prints for lining. These were all placed in one drawer. I, then, separated the remaining fabrics into what type of lining they'd most likely get such was white, brown, grey, black and then misc. I got my cottons, denims, corduroy and home dec weight fabrics neatly put away. I still have to deal with my wools, hand dyed kimono fabrics and more formal fabrics. After that I really want to figure out the best way to store the small stuff like the tools and what not. Just dealing with the cottons is a start.

Then today as I was sitting down to work on this blog post I decided to check out my etsy shop stats. I had a large number hits being attributed to this one website. I looked it up on google and then translated it. Turns out it is some sort of Hungarian website and they featured my laptop bag in their 2012 Fall Trends write up on Girly Laptop Bags.
Paris Scenes Laptop Bag fits 13" Macbook Pro

Friday, August 24, 2012

Sewing Machine

I was sitting here today working on my budget for fabric shopping before the holiday sales start. I couldn't figure out why my budget was so small. I had forgotten that I had to buy a new to me sewing machine in the spring. A worthy investment but it was unexpected at the time.

Brother Industrial Sewing Machine

Thursday, August 23, 2012

This Is Halloween

I love halloween. of course The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of my favorite movies. But I digress, the whole point of this blog posting today is to announce that my halloween tech covers are being made. Not as we speak because I can't type and sew at the same time but I am working hard to get them made and listed for the most popular devices that I make covers for.
This year I have classic movie monsters, nightshade witches, the ghastlies, and patchwork owls. Plus I had some spiders web mesh type material which looks great over solid cotton. All these designs and more can be found in my etsy shop.
Nightshade Witch

Ghastlie Family Portrait
Ghastlie Family Reunion

Purple Spiders Web

Classic Movie Monsters