So this week we have started renos on our tiny little kitchen.So far its been almost a couple of weeks without one and its starting to wear on me.The laundry which is also our bathroom has now become a laundry/bathroom/kitchen/pantry and its actually smaller than the average laundry.Our builder has been in and helped us with a few things and we are now up to the painting stage.I have actually just put down the brush after 5 hours so I reckon I desreved a break.This weekend there will be more painting,laying the floating floor and we hope on Monday the kitchen will be installed? Ill keep you undated.
On the crafting front I have just completed a custom order and I just love the new color felt I used for the hair,Its the brightest aqua I have ever seen and it goes soooo well with pink.
The other news is that I have done my first "sketch" of a painting I want to do.It will me a mix media painting with watercolors,inks and material.Ill keep you posted.
Finally its time to remove our horrible kitchen! So far its been a week without one and I'm coping o.k but nothing is ever easy especially when it comes to our house,I don't think we have one straight wall or one perfectly flat floor.Shouldn't be more than two weeks and we should be done?..I hope.
On a more exciting note I have been busy with custom orders including these linen cushions with lots of free motion stitching which I just love doing.
I have this card wallet,which I love! I scored it at the local op shop for 2 dollars and its even made of leather.The only thing is that its black and I'm not a black kinda girl.I like quirky girly things.The other thing is that it has no secure zipper compartment so keeping coins from falling out into the bottomless pit that is my bag is inevitable.
So today I decided that I would make my own.I measured it up and made quite a few silly mistakes along the way but It was heaps of fun to do and actually a lot easier than I thought.
This is my fabric combo,a retro print mixed with a little vintage floral,lace and a piece of linen with a young lady on the front.
Adding the base layer and the zipper on top of some stabilizer
A little scalloped lace for the top of the card compartments
Today I reached my first 100 sales! I never imagined that I would ever get to this point.I used to see other sellers that had sold over 100 products and wondered how it must feel? I can tell you it feels pretty great,kinda hard to believe at the moment. The most important thing I learnt has been to keep working on and refining products until I had made something that was just a little bit different.Secondly would have to be photos and how important they are.Also re listing and adding things constantly so not to get buried amongst every thing else.Foe the rest of this year I plan on sourcing really great fabrics including some leather for clutches and maybe experimenting with little girls accessories.