Minus two, plus four…………….gives me eighteen custom sewing items on the TO DO list here. I am conflicted. It would be great to see a smaller number, so I knew there would be hours left in the week, to make some new little confection for the Etsy shop…….. And, the flip side is; more clients here means a larger paycheck. The total went down temporarily, then a new order came in…… It is a good thing to be busy. It’s a good thing to know people value my work.
I have spent years sewing and have not always viewed what I do as an art form. I credit the move to Etsy this past December for my shift. I now refer to myself as an artist…………and my space I have to work in is my studio. What a difference a couple of words make!
I finished an item for the Etsy shop late last night. Very late. Too late to take pics, as I knew they wouldn’t be any good. I am continually surprised at how long the picture taking and then the editing and then the actual listing takes. Wouldn’t it be fun to see if I could actually make a new item, from start to finish…………..in less time than the pic/editing/listing takes?
Here’s the latest item in the shop. I have such fun sewing this type of project. I missed out sewing with ruffles & lace, since I had a little boy. Sewed many things for him, but they sure didn’t include ribbons & bows! More like Superman capes, cowboy vests & chaps and custom drawn floor mats for him to drive his cars on. Fun, but just not like this little dress.
The back of this is a cascade of ruffles with this big bow right in the middle.
Since the TO DO list is full, I’ll be working on clients projects tomorrow. I promised myself I could “play” with fabric again, when I get someones’ order complete. I think I’ll get right on a couple easy to finish up orders, as I can see the next little twirly skirt project hanger…………..taunting me from the studio! White with black polka dots and the yellow & black flowered ribbons for trim. After this one, comes another of the white eyelet petticoats……….and after that……………… In truth, there are more projects laying around the studio than I can count right now. Hard to concentrate when my brain is busy designing ruffles!