Friday, September 20, 2013

Dog Days Quilt Blocks

I get these emails from Etsy from time to time. They are chock full of tips and advice on how to improve your shop. Most of the time it's either bs or over my head, but a couple of days ago,  there was one sentence about doing just one thing out of your comfort zone.
I had just discovered these doggy patterns. I thought they were easy enough but a bit boring. I got crazy and decided to use colors you would never use for a doggy. At first I made a Blue Bassett Hound.

Well that was fun, but not enough contrast between the parts, so I made a Daffodil Daschund.

I put both blocks for sale in the shop not knowing how anyone would react. Today I got a message from a gal who liked them but needed at least 4 in total. So I made Red Rat Terrier,

and a Minty Maltese.

I'm still debating with myself on whether or not to make more.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Coiled Fabric Bowls

Six new bowls completed and ready for listing in the shop. The only problem is that is has been raining for a week now and I have no way of taking a decent picture. It is supposed to rain all weekend too.
Maybe you've noticed that I have discovered something new (new to me anyway). It's call low volume colors. Low volume quilts are showing up all over the blog world so I decided to create a few low volume bowls. One is multi colored, one is red, one is blue and I have fabric cut for a few more including a Low Volume Christmas coiled fabric bowl (that's a mouthful).

Monday, September 16, 2013

Fabric Postcards

I started my Etsy shop a few years ago with just a handful of fabric postcards. There was a very popular blogger, at the time, who told me I would never succeed selling fabric postcards to quilters. Why not, I thought, but never did respond to her comment. There are many quilters I know who say they don't know how to make the postcards, and many others who just can't be bothered. Besides, my shop is geared to the whole world, not just quilters.
So just as a matter of information, to date I have sold over 130 fabric postcards in my shop and another 30 at a quilting bee.

Thursday, September 12, 2013


Yup, that's right, the craft stores are putting out the Christmas stuff.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Blog reader

I have not kept up with any of the blogs I used to read. One of the main reasons is that I'm lazy. But it's also because my laptop has been kind of wonky for a while now, most of the time my RSS reader just gives me jibberish. I have tried to find some sort of reader for my IPad but what I've found so far is too complicated for me. Suggestions?.....Anybody?

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Hello Again

It's been awhile since I have blogged here and you might be wondering where I've been. Well I've been busy with my Etsy shop. I have spent far too much time on my Twitter feed, and my Facebook page. Now I've signed up at Tumblr in hopes of some free advertising but I have to admit I just don't understand how it works. It seems to me that it is just another site for you to create a blog. Now I have to decide if I want to continue here or start up there? Anyone have any suggestions?