Wednesday, November 19, 2008

What Was I Thinking ??!!!

Why did I think it would be a good idea to try and make a doll for my daughter for Christmas and not even get started until Thanksgiving ??? I have not had any luck getting started on the doll. Luckily I have an excuse for that and it would be an influx of orders this week including one wholesale order for I Spy Bags (the store owner says they are flying off the shelves) so with trying to fulfill that order and keep my inventory up in the shop (an for various bazaars coming up) I did not crack open the doll stuff yet. The wholesale order ships out Friday so hopefully this weekend I can get a bit done. Plus I will have two days next week (Thanksgiving and Friday) when dad will be home so I can sew, sew, sew !!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Doll Begins

I now have all of my doll parts. I have a pattern, stockinette, skin fabric, skin colored thread, ball point needles for my sewing machine, doll making needles, dental floss, stuffing and yarn for hair and so very stinky wool batting. It is cleaned but there is no way to get out all that stink from the sheep. I opened the plastic to air it out a bit. Now comes the hard part....actually making the doll. I have some projects I am finishing up to keep the store and bazaars stocked and then I am cleaning the shop. This weekend I am starting on the doll. I will keep photos of the steps and post as I work. I am so excited to see how this goes. All the products are from Weir dolls.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Not so Great Showcase Blues

Tried a showcase new sales, did get about 7 new hearts but not sure if that is from regular traffic or from showcase traffic. Hopefully the hearts will eventually become actual customers.
Tomorrow I will post doll supply photos as the stuff has come in and I plan to start doll making this weekend.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Trying Showcase Again

Tomorrow I will be in the kids and toys showcase which has a link from the front page of etsy...we will see if I have any more views and or sales. I am crossing my fingers the extra exposure will increase sales a little. Now if I could just get some sun so I can take some more pictures of new stuff to post for sale.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Halloween....a Little Late

My daughter decided on a witch costume this year and I am trying my best to make all of her costumes. I found a super simple pattern and she chose the candy corn fabric. I also made a cape with a spider web but it was not worn much....over all I think it came out really good and the dress was large enough that she could wear a shirt underneath for warmth. It fit my main criteria for a costume which is comfortableness. I try to make things that are easy to run and play and go potty in which is esp important at this age. What is your main criteria in a costume ?

A Cuteness Farm

Did you know you could have a farm and grow cuteness like this ? This just makes me want to run out and buy a farm with some land and a whole bunch of alpacas and start knitting and spinning..........They were so cute and so sweet. I can't believe some people get to do this for a living....

Tuesday, November 4, 2008