Thursday, March 3, 2011

Open Soon

I think I've made it quite obvious on this blog that I am very fond of fabric. It's really hard for me to resist a pretty pattern. I see it as art. 

Now that I've changed my role and have become a stay-at-home-mommy, I can't as easily go out and buy all the fabric my little heart desires, for there is a budget I have to keep in mind now. Well, I started thinking about how I could change this. Here's how it worked itself out in my head (although, perhaps not as simplified)

fabric love + crafting desire - funds to run loose = start my own etsy shop!

I'm in the process of working on building an inventory of fabric (yay!), selecting a name for the shop (too many options), crafting in my spare time (and not just sewing), and creating a brand for my shop (I'm all about the details). I want to make sure that I have a lot of things sewn and crafts packaged in order to have them on hand because with a baby to care for first and foremost, I don't want to feel overwhelmed. So, I'm taking my time and making sure things come out exactly the way I want before I open shop. 

The first thing on my inventory: pillows!

{just one design I'm working on}

{colorful linen and zippers galore!}

I've been on the hunt for some unique patterns at various price points and I can't wait to get them all in the mail. Some other things I'll be adding to the shop include custom curtains, "party in a box," fabric bunting, cupcake toppers...and random other bits. It'll basically be a rotating hodgepodge of things I like to make. 

I can't wait!