Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Bags on the road

I am SOOO excited, I just sold six bags this morning, yes, six bags. If you keep an eye on my etsy shop, you will see that I pretty much cleared it out just now. I have been talking with a gal I know about selling my bags in her shop at one of the Saturday markets in Oregon. We finally got together, and I showed her what I had, she loved them all, but thought she would start with the six she chose. If they are a hit, I think she will be purchasing more. Now I have some money to get some new fabric, a girl has to love that!!!

If anyone else is interested in selling my bags, I would consider working with you to sell them, just contact me and we can work something out. What an exciting day! I was feeling a little bag lull because I ran out of fabric, so this is perfect! Gorgeous fabric, here I come.....

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

More Bags

Check out these little numbers!!! Just wanted to post a picture of the two little totes I put together last night and this afternoon. Still have some more fabric that should work, hope to make another one this evening after the kids go to bed. Hope you think they are as cute as I do!!! Check out my shop for more pictures...

Monday, July 20, 2009

Been Sewing

Okay, so I thought I would post a couple of pictures here because I have been sewing this weekend! You can find these bags in my etsy shop. I'm very happy with the tote bag I made up yesterday with fabrics from Anna Maria Horner's Good Folks collection. And Amy Butler's Lotus collection is gorgeous too, blue is my favorite color and I love the splash of red. Hope to get to some more put together in different fabrics this week. I have so much fabric, there will be more cute ones coming I promise!

Patterns are still with the testers. I've gotten some feedback, a few changes to make so far, but nothing major. In the mean time, I'm enjoying some other projects for now! Hope you enjoy these bag pictures!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Banner Making

SO excited, I just found a website that I could use to make a banner for my etsy store. I always see people charging to make them on etsy for other people, and I was encouraged to try to find someway to make one myself. After about 90 minutes on the internet, I found this website, where you can make a banner with your own picture. I think mine turned out pretty cute, and I can change it so easily. Just thought I would share my excitement. Check out my new banner here, and let me know what you think....

Friday, July 10, 2009

Small Oak Street Bag

Well, two posts in one day, I have been busy! Just thought I would share the picture of my first attempt at a smaller Oak Street Bag. Turned out kind of cute. Unfortunately, it is a bit too small, will be great for my 2 year old daughter, but won't even fit my wallet through the opening. So, back to the drawing board, but a good first try. I will post another picture when I give it another shot.

Pattern Testers

I feel like I haven't been keeping you all informed lately like I should. I feel like I have been so busy, guess that's what happens during the summer! Anyway, I thought I would send a quick update about what's going on here.

First off, I have give my Oak Street bag pattern to 3 of the 4 testers. They are waiting for their fabric to arrive, but should get to testing next week. It was quite an exciting thing to get them bagged up and handed out. Of course, I am still figuring out all of the printing/packaging details, but they all got color copies and hand drawn pattern pieces (have to figure that out too). I'm excited! I've also made up a couple more bags these past few days. I will be posting another one to esty later today after I get some pictures of it.

Also, I am going to sit down and see if I can downsize the Oak Street bag a bit. I have a friend that may be able to sell my bags, but she would like something a little less expensive, and I had an idea this morning that if I downsized my current pattern, I could advertise and sell it with the full size pattern as an added value. I'm not sure if it will come out the same, or slightly different, but I'm hitting the drawing board in a few minutes, so we'll see what I come up with. Wonder with I will call that one, the Oak Street Mini?! :} Have a great weekend if I don't get back here I'm sewing like crazy!!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Pattern and Cutting

Not much going on here, just enjoying time with the family over the holiday weekend. I did make the corrections to my pattern, and I'm hoping to pass it out to a few of my testers this week. I love the format and how it is coming together!

I'm also hoping to cut out some more bags tonight. I have actually been selling a few to some family and friends, so that is also pretty exciting! I'd like to get some more up on etsy, although I'm still not selling many through there, that's where the family and friends see the pictures before they request them in person, so I guess it is serving some purpose. Anyway, off to the cutting mat, cloth napkins, kitchen washcloths and bags are waiting for me! I do love to be creative and I've had such a great Monday! Hope you have too!