Thursday, May 16, 2013
In an effort to downsize my home business I've listed some fabric for sale. I have over 100 bolts in my sewing room and that's just too many for my part time business. This fabric is also available in my Etsy shop, but perhaps some of you do not have Etsy. These are the fabric lines:
Sew Cherry by Riley Blake
Decadence by Riley Blake
Fly a Kite by Riley Blake
Farm Fresh by Riley Blake
Promenade by Riley Blake
Indian Summer by Riley Blake
Back Country by Riley Blake
Fox Trails by Riley Blake
The price for half yard bundles is $36 plus shipping (except for Fox Trails which is $45).
The price for full yard bundles is $72 plus shipping (except for Fox Trails which is $90).
I price my fabric at $9 a yard and retail is $10+. I would be willing to discount even further if someone where to purchase a substantial amount.
Let me know if you're interested and please spread the word! Email me at - firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great day and God bless!
Monday, May 13, 2013
As some of you may know I was offering a new "Charitable Item" every month in my Etsy shop. The proceeds from that sale would be donated to a specific charity. Well, unfortunately only one "charitable item" sold in about a 6 month period of time. So I decided to just begin donating a set amount of money to charity every month. This means that approximately 5% of every Etsy sale will be donated. These are the charities/causes that I will be donating to (I will rotate every month) -
These are some of the charities and causes that I am passionate about. I will likely be adding to this list.
I already made a donation this month to Life Today and their Mission Feeding cause. Our $50 donation will feed 5 children in Africa for 3 months!
I believe our lives are about serving others who are less fortunate. Thank you for your support!
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
I've been working on this custom quilt for the past couple days. My customer had the guests at her wedding write messages to her on fabric squares to later have made into a quilt. Isn't that a cool idea? There were a total of 143 five inch squares and it made a lap size quilt. What a treasured item this will be.
With the customers permission I may turn this into a custom item in my Etsy shop.
Now for an update... I know it's been a while since I've posted and it has been much longer since I've posted a painting. I planned on having some time to paint before starting on my master's, but it hasn't happened. I start graduate school on Monday and the only thing I've painted the past couple months were some abstract watercolor cards. I truly miss painting, but the line up of custom quilt orders has been almost never ending. Once I complete this custom quilt I will be caught up.
I can only imagine that I will be ridiculously busy with school once it starts again, and I have no idea how much time I'll have for either painting or quilting. I do intend to at least set aside as hour or two a day for painting/quilting but school has to be my priority. I'm not sure how frequently I will be blogging, but I hope you'll all stick around! I've appreciated all your support and kind comments over the past couple years. :)