Well, I don’t have any new sewing projects to show you, but I wanted to post an update. For years now, I’ve been trying to figure out something I could make to sell that I wouldn’t mind making lots of. I think I got something:
Sorry for the bad pic; I’m just now learning about the settings on my camera. Stacy of Stacy Sews posted a link to You Can Make This on her blog, which I hadn’t heard of before. Turns out they have lots of patterns and tutorials that you can download for a fee. I found this e-book and ordered it. It has all kinds of little hair clippie and headband instructions. While I don’t seem to have the aptitude for the more complicated bows, I did make the basic styles you see above. It is so much fun! And it’s not that repetitive because you can use an infinite number of ribbon combinations. I priced them at $2 each and took them to work with me. I barely mentioned their existence and made $24 in a week! When I told my daughter I was making them to save money for a house, she told me she would make necklaces for the same cause! She is such a thoughtful child!
I’ll be listing these on Etsy once I figure out what to call my store. I have one set up as “Subversive Domestics and Jewelry” but it doesn’t seem to fit the baby clippies! It’s a real bother to change your user name, which is part of your shop’s URL, and mine is subversivedomestics.
I have another idea of something to make, and I even got a coworker willing to partner with me on it. It’s sewing related, which I normally wouldn’t be interested in for selling, but I think having a helper will make it fun to do. I’ll share the details when the plans materialize.
Today I took advantage of the fab pattern sales at Hancock Fabrics and bought about a dozen of them! One was the Vogue fitting shell that I’ve been forgetting to buy for the past several years. I have some major fitting issues that I can’t identify, so I’m hoping this will help. I read over the instructions, and it looks like I’ll need a helper for the measuring. Since I’m seeing my mom tomorrow, I’ll ask her to do it. Precise is not her thing, but I think if I can convince her it’s crucial in this endeavor she’ll be more careful in measuring. Once that’s out of the way, I’ve got the 1/4″ checked gingham ready to go! Stay tuned!