Sunday, December 29, 2013

Downton Abbey Fabric

Yes, I have been under a rock of sorts. I just learned that Andover Fabrics has a line of Downton Abbey inspired fabric. I just ordered a bunch to work on a project for myself. It started with a tote bag included with a Downton Abbey gift set that I got for Christmas. I can't leave well enough alone to just use a boring screen print canvas tote bag. So I am going to cut it up and turn it into a really cool patchwork tote bag. Below are some of the fabrics from Andover. It shall be a project for the "weekend".

Friday, December 20, 2013

Snow day

It snowed last night. The first nit of snow around the Puget Sound area since will last winter. It wasn't a huge amount of snow overnight barely an inch where I live. It reminded me of when I was a kid. It was always exciting to hear about possible now predictions because living on the west side of WA state snow is not a yearly thing. Sometimes there would be a single snow storm or more in a year but other years there would be none. Every kid waited in rapt attention as the school announcements were read on the tv or radio news. I'd wait excitedly as they got closer and closer to my district and.... 2 hours behind. Late start not a closure *sigh*
Today has reminded me of that as I look out at the melting inch of snow and struggle to get my day started.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Happy Holidays and the Year Ahead

Every year I say to myself "you should be a better blogger. Make it a priority and find something interesting to write about." Each year this last for a few posts and then fizzles . This year I am making no such grand statements of making blogging a priority. Honestly, I never know what to write about and I'd hate to make this nothing but one long stream of spam. So here we are though a few days shy of Christmas and I am looking forward to 2014.
I've got fancy plans and pants to match! Umm...well I have some good plans for my business. The first one is kind of big news. I will no longer have any made to order listings in my shop. These were a good seller for me in 2012 but not so much in 2013. I really don't like having to look at the same fabric for yard after yard and because of that I have been at a disadvantage from those sellers on etsy that have several times the made to order listings. So as of Dec. 16th or so all items in my etsy shop and website will be ready to ship. I will still take custom requests but I really would rather focus on ready to ship items.
The next big change is many new items will be listed on my website first and then they will be listed on etsy a few weeks later. I really want to spend more time building up my own website presence.
Then finally I am working on some completely new items that I will be introducing in 2014. I am really super excited for them.
So there it is. I hope every has a safe and warm Christmas. I shall see you all next year.