Trying to find the perfect layout for my sewing room has taken me a few months. My husband and I moved into this house in January and when I initially set everything up I made it where my "cutting table" was sticking out into the middle of the room so that I could walk around both sides for cutting. But do to the size of the room and the type of storage I was using in my room, I felt that it made the room to cramped, so I settled with put my sewing table and cutting table in an "L" shape in the corner of the room. Still not happy with the set up of my sewing room I finally realized that my problem was my storage in the room. I had way to much short storage that took up almost one whole wall of my room and with the room as small as it is I cannot afford to loose valuable space. So I went vertical.
I forgot to take a picture of my room before I started moving everything, but here is the storage that I needed a remedy for.
Who loves IKEA? I do... I do... I found every storage solution that I could think of and more...
Once I have cleaned my sewing room I will post a picture of the new look.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
One of the hardest parts of trying to start your own business is getting the word out to potential customers. I have found that one of the best ways to do this, without spending a ton of money on marketing, is by making sure that your friends know what type of business you are trying to start so that if they know of anyone looking to get a quilt done they can point them in your direction. This is how I got my first paying gig, a few months ago. A friend of mine gave my name to a lady that wanted a t-shirt quilt made for her grandson... Yay!!! A t-shirt quilt. I know some people don't like doing t-shirt quilts, but I think that they are a lot of fun. This particular t-shirt quit was a bit of a challenge though because the t-shirts were from 3-6 months old to 3 years old. Talk about putting together a puzzle, but in the end both the customer and I were very pleased with the results.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
After taking a few months off of blogging, I am now inundated with projects to blog about. I never actually intended to take so many
days months off from blogging, but the more time slipped away the further from my mind updating my blog became.
The past few months have been filled with lots of sewing, lots of quilting, and lots of unfinished projects. Story of my life. Procrastination... The holidays are fast approaching and I have not finished one holiday project. I have lots of ideas and no time, but the projects keep piling up.
I am slowly getting some items ready to put on my Etsy sight, but all of my other projects are putting my business on hold. Hopefully I will be able to get back on track pretty soon.
I am proud to show you the finished "Little Poke" quilt... I finally finished this baby quilt sometime in June. I love the finished quilt. So cute!!!
I also have an excited project that I am working on right now, and will give you a little sneak peak...
This project came about as a request from a dear friend of mine that got married in September. She asked that I put together a guest book quilt for her and her husband so that they will have a "forever memory".
I promise that I will make a better effort to post everyday. Lots to share so stay tuned...