Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Silkies/ciggies at my etsy store

After searching for silkies/ciggies for my CQ stash I decided to make an investment buying clipart and supplies to make my own silkies.

I had seen some out there, but like what I wanted to use. I then decided that I was probably not alone so made the step to not only an Etsy buyer, but an Etsy seller.

My store opened on Saturday evening. It got many hits over the next 48 hours. I am hopeful people will find my store and stop buy to purchase silkies for their own CQ stashes!

I started out with woman, children, flowers, and butterflies. I hope to expand into buildings, people, animals, and items.


Saturday, March 7, 2009

Organizing continues....

Earlier this week my DH put up 3 shelves in my office/craft room so I could clear out all my totes. I picked up some clear covered plastic boxes at the local dollar store and have finally got my fabrics sorted and on the shelves. I am thrilled! No more totes in the corners and I can see what is in each box. The only brackets he could find were the ones that have the hook on the front for use with a dowel system for closets. Now to figure out what to use those hooks for.

The sun is out today and temps are expected to reach into the 50s here in Vermont. I can't wait for spring!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

My first CQ block, finally!

I hand pieced my first CQ block last night.. only a 6-inch block as I want to use it for a pin cushion. I used only velvets and just love the colors. I still need to baste around the outside edges. Tonight I hope to start the embroidery and embellishing.

Monday, March 2, 2009

My journey continues...

I now have Rosie, my Singer treadle Model 66 red eye up and running. New bobbin wheel arrived today. She works like a charm! Who would guess she had not been used in almost 35 years! Her namesake would be thrilled to know she is again being used.

My dear husband is going to put up some shelves in my office/craft room. I think he is sick of seeing the totes of fabric in his office. I have tried to sort them all into categories, for example, cotton solid, cotton prints, brocade,velvet, upholstery fabrics, and specials. I think the next step will be sorting by color to break it down a bit more in hopes of using Zip-Loc bags to store them in so I can see in and the dander from my parrot stays out!

The snow is falling so it is a good day to stay warm inside and get a bit of these projects started.