Friday, October 1, 2010

I've been a Busy little bee...

Wow! Things just got rather crazy rather quickly. In the middle of getting ready for Stitch Rock I had a bunch of wholesale orders and custom requests come in. I had to decide if I wanted to take them, and not do Stitch, or go to Stitch and pass on the orders. 

After much pondering, I decided NOT to do Stitch Rock. YES, it's a fabulous show, YES, I'd probably make money, and meet TONS of sweet people, and YES I'm bummed I'm not going... but I'm trying to think long term too. I think either decision has it's positives and negatives, I hope I made the right choice. 

Sooooo....because I'm not doing Stitch Rock, and I already had a bunch of new merch done for the show, in the next couple of weeks my Etsy shop will be brimming with lots of new items I've never listed on there before. Headbands, hair clips, bracelets, rings, appliques, wall art, wool felt items, and (of course) WALLETS! 

That part is exciting for me too. It always seems like I push myself to create up to the last minute of a show, but I don't push myself as hard to create as many items for my shop. That has changed. I am going to concentrate a lot more on making for my shop as if it WAS a show. Because in reality, it is.... MY SHOW. It should always be full and stocked with the best and newest of my abilities. I'm EXCITED!! I'm INSPIRED!! (hence the multiple usage of CAPITAL LETTERS! AND EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!)

I'm working on some new items that got me giddy and my embroidery hands itching to get stitchin. I've acquired, through much sweat and toil over EBAY auctions, (damn things are so addictive) a bunch of vintage fabrics that I will be incorporating with my embroidery to create wall art and mixed fiber art pieces. I've been wanting to do this for awhile, it's time to just dive in and begin. The giant floor standing embroidery hoop is going to be my new BFF. The only downside is they might take awhile to complete, so I'm going to need to dig deep and be patient with myself. 

Oh, and here's a link to my Pinterest Embroidrery Favs. This list is constantly growing because I still haven't transferred all of my Favorite embroidery finds from my Flickr Favorites. I love looking through this Embroidery Group on Flickr as well.  

Here's a link to a blog that I think is clever and has a bajillion things I want and love: 
(She has an eye for design and a love of handmade that I admire) 

now... back to Stitching!

(one last thing, of course I still have time for more customs and orders. The holidays are getting closer, and I love making presents for you and your friends. Multi orders will get you a discount!)