Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Up to my Eyeballs

I feel like I am lost under a sea of wool roving. I am trying to build up a supply for back-to-school and the holiday season. I have never felted so much in my life! I am seriously considering wet felting large swatches, or getting a machine to felt the base color of my pieces. I don't want to mass produce, but I cannot seem to produce enough on my own.

On another note, I am teaching 7th & 8th graders to sew pamphlets tomorrow. Yay!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Recent Items

I have been working on stocking up for back-to-school and the holiday season. I find my pieces get larger and more complex all the time. I have made a few headbands, as well as the usual assortment of small clips for Home Ec Workshop
Having a retail outlet as well as the online shop has worked out nicely, since one seems to feed the other and vice versa. I am constantly trying to give back to the ladies at Home Ec who have been so generous to me.
Generally speaking, I feel this has been a great venture for me. There has been a lot to learn about marketing, and not getting discouraged, and time management. I swear, I could spend ages on Etsy, trying to figure out who hearts me. . . but what is the point really. The more active I become in Teams and Promotions, the more I feel it paying off. I am really looking forward to the Holiday season. Hopefully the economy is not so sucky that I cannot make a few bucks this Christmas. Anyone actually reading this - remember to buy handmade this season.