Well, it is not without a bit of sadness that it is time for me to close my ribbon shop, Creative Trims. This wasn’t an easy decision for me, but something had to give. There just is not enough time in a day for me to do everything I would like.
I was so humbled when Jennifer, over at TheLittleShopof Stitches approached me and asked if she could feature my Etsy shop, The Stitchin’ Chicken, on her blog. And who can say no to such a request! So it is with great pleasure (and lots of blushing…..) that I thank Jennifer for such a wonderful job! Here is the post!
She even included Creative Trims! Please take time to go by and visit Jennifer and her store ‘ TheLittleShopofStitches’ where she has some wonderful quilting fabric, patterns and notions for sale. I know all of you love fabric as much as I do! And catch up with her over at her blog ‘Stitched Stories’, where you can see what she’s up to! Also make sure you check out her facebook page and ‘like’ her.
I hope that all of you have a wonderful Easter weekend and enjoy time with family and friends.
Thanks so much for your support! And hopefully, I will have some pictures of my monthly quilt along blocks for you to see!
Hi Kathleen, thanks so much for taking the time to share your shop with us. Please tell us, what do you make and sell in your shop, and what made you decide to do this?
I make beadwoven jewelry. About 2 years ago on Mothers Day my husband came home with some tools and supplies for beading. He knew I had been wanting something new to do since my back pain limits my activity. So I started stringing beads and making bracelets and earrings. After a while I wanted something more challenging so I started learning the different bead stitches and became hooked on beadweaving….I just love it!!!
Before my back injury I was a Physical Therapist working in a hospital rehab facility on patients with Spinal cord injuries and in pediatrics. My family is my world! I am a grandmother now and my little Hannah has me wrapped tight around those precious little fingers. I also play piano, crochet, cross stitch, and read occasionally.
Here are the links where you can view more of Kathleen’s work and see what other things she is up to:
Artfire Shop: http://www.artfire.com/users/KatsKorner
Please take the time to go to Kathleen’s Facebook page and ‘Like’ her and check out her store.
Remember to ‘Buy Handmade’!
Thanks for stopping by!
Today I would like to introduce you to Terri Wilhelm and her Etsy shop Patchwork Trails. I have known Terri for a few years through our blogs. I have seen Terri grow, both in her sewing and now designing abilities. I am so glad that she has agreed to let us know a little more about her upcoming plans and where she is taking her shop.
Hi Terri. Please tell us a little about your shop. What do you make and sell, how long have you been doing this, and what made you decide to open a shop?
What other interests do you have?
Blog: Terri’s Notebook at http://terrisnotebook.wordpress.com
Shop: Patchwork Trails at http://www.etsy.com/shop/PatchworkTrails
Twitter: Terriaw at http://twitter.com/#!/Terriaw
Thanks for sharing your shop and your future plans Terri. I wish you all the best, and I can’t wait to see your new patterns!
Please remember you can also access Terri’s information and a link to this interview on my Handmade Shops page as well as other shops that have shared their information with us.
Thanks for stopping by!
It seems that all of my creative inspiration is going into my Etsy shops these days. It is so surprising how much work it is setting up a new shop. CreativeTrims is off to a good start. I keep ordering inventory, and that is where the real work is. Taking pictures, tracking inventory and listing is really quite time consuming, but fun too! And just a reminder, I have a Grand Opening sale going on over there which will end May 31. Use coupon code “GRANDOPENING10” to get 10% off your entire order (not including postage).
I have made a few items and put them in The Stitchin’ Chicken shop as well.
I am working from my current inventory here, and I have a very large box of burlap coffee sacks that I had purchased some time ago. So I am making some pillows and buckets from them. There will be more of these to come!
I am lining the buckets with cotton canvas, and also backing the pillows with it as well. It goes well with the burlap and is a strong material, so these things will hold up to use on the patio as well as in the house. I love the simplicity that these things bring to any room they are in.
I have also been researching a few new venues for selling my handmade items. I have scaled back on Artfire, switching from the Pro account to a free one. Things do sell there, but not nearly as well as they do on Etsy. I have found a couple of new venues, and started setting up a shop, free for now, over at Meylah. I really like how the layout is over there, and after I get everything listed, I may upgrade my account. If you get a chance, stop over there and check it out! There are blogs and tutorials, all kinds of things going on.
It is great to see what is evolving out in the handmade market, pretty exciting. And the support in the community is wonderful!
I have just joined in the world of tweeting too! Yes, I have tweeted about 3 times now! lol! I am always unsure of what I am doing and how it is going to work. I have had a few problems on Facebook lately, like accidentally posting the same post multiple times (I need to just leave my hand off of the mouse and let it think, before clicking again!).
Anyhow, now you know where to find me! I hope to do some sewing just for fun (not that I am not having fun now), but I would like to finish some of my projects.
Until next time, take care. Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend!
Hi Everyone, I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend! For the most part, it was somewhat sunny here and the leaves on the trees are coming out full force now!
I just wanted to let everyone know that I am having a GRAND OPENING SALE! over at CreativeTrims on Etsy.
This is a great time to stock up on some cute dotted grosgrain ribbon or rick rack! Just use the coupon code “GRANDOPENING2011” at the checkout and receive 10% off your total order (not including postage).
Thank you so much for your support!
Enjoy your day!
Sometimes it doesn’t take much to inspire…..
I found these small packages of ribbon at Target, in their $1 bins as you go in the door. I thought that they were so sweet, I had to have one of each color! Each reel is only 1/2 yard, but I thought that they would be great for some of the small projects that I have planned for this spring and summer!
I mixed them all in my main ribbon drawer. Look at all of the wonderful color! The sun is peeking through the window and casting a small amount of light on them.
And I knew that the lace drawer would not want to be left out! :)
And here is the latest fabric basket added to my Etsy and Artfire shops. This is the large one. The outside is made of vintage floral cotton fabric, a pale blue cotton lining, and warm and natural batting as the interfacing.
Spring is showing up everywhere!
Thanks for taking the time to stop by,