Thursday, January 28, 2010

Hooray for Bright Colors in Winter!



I love fun colorful fabric!! I think I am going to try my hand at making some clutches/purses/pouches using this fabric. I am slowing getting used to my new sewing machine and I'm loving it. Things are coming back to me that I learned in high school & from my mother about sewing. I can't wait to start making nice things and get them in my Etsy shop! I have so many ideas, I just need some time to work on them. Soon enough!*

My Other Blogs

So this is my everyday blog, where I write about pretty much anything and everything. I also have 2 other blogs: my diet/fitness blog and my wedding planning blog! I'm sure I'll be including things about my diet/fitness and wedding planning on THIS blog, since I write about everything here, but feel free to check out the others!

Fun!*

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sew Excited!


Ta da! I GOT A SEWING MACHINE!!! On Sunday, my mom and I went out shopping and we were talking about craft projects, things we wanted to do, and how I really wanted to learn how to sew. Next thing I know, I was heading home with my very own brand spanking new sewing machine (thanks to my mom as an early birthday gift!). This sewing machine has escalated my excitement of opening up my Etsy shop! The ideas are churning in my mind of all the possibilities for my shop! I can't wait to get sewing and start creating things. I'm just 'sew' excited!* ;)

Friday, January 8, 2010

First Etsy Purchase!


I just made my very first Etsy purchase!! Since I'm starting my own Etsy shop, I thought it would be good to see how it all works & learn the processes of selling AND buying. I love all things sea glass, so I purchased green earrings and a necklace from 'Tide to Treasure.' She has really great stuff: http://www.etsy.com/shop/tidetotreasure. I can't wait for them to come in the mail! I'll post some of my own photos when I receive them!

Happy Friday!*

Etsy!


Over the last month, I have become more and more intrigued by Etsy. If you are wondering what this is, simply put: "Etsy is the world's most vibrant handmade marketplace. Etsy celebrates individual creativity in design and craftsmanship by connecting unique people, stories and items in a playful and meaningful way. Etsy provides a marketplace for crafters, artists and collectors to sell their handmade creations, vintage goods and crafting supplies." I could sit on my computer all day and just browse through all of the amazing things on Etsy.

I've been inspired to open my very own Etsy shop! And today, I officially setup an account to open a shop! I am beyond thrilled for this endevour. I've always considered myself a creative person. I give credit to my extremely creative parents and siblings. I grew up being surrounded by my father playing music and my mother sewing and making things. All my life, I've been crafting and making little things here and there. And I've always gotten compliments on my creations but never really pursued anything further than gifts for friends and family. After discovering Etsy (which I was introduced to by my mother), I have completely been inspired to take my ideas and creations and go somewhere with them! So here's to setting up my very own Etsy shop in the near future!*