Whoa, the picture sure didn't upload very clear! Anywhooooo, here is Birdy, she is proudly wearing her new hat as she happily strolls along. I embroidered her on white linen and decided to make a diaper storage bag.... remember those bags that everyone used to have, back in the old days, to hold the diapers? I haven't seen them around for a long time so I decided to try and make one. I didn't have a pattern to go off of so I wasn't quite sure what size to make it, so I just winged it. It is almost 12" x 12" square in the storage area. All in all it is about 24" x 12" x 12". I wanted it to be bright and cheerful so I used a bright pink with white polka dots and a bright blue with darker blue polka dots. She can be viewed and purchased at my Etsy.com shop: http://misseskwittys.etsy.com
Here is a little bunny stuffed animal that I designed. I wanted to make an animal with a Spring theme, and spring makes me think of kite flying, so I designed this little guy flying a kite...he has a little red, white, and blue starry kite in country colors. The kite is on wire so it looks like it is flying. He holds a little red spool in his hands that the "string" is wrapped around. There are 3 more pictures on him on my Etsy.com shop: http://misseskwittys.etsy.com I may be biased in my opinion, but I think he turned out pretty sweet!
Well, off on a new adventure...blog land. This has been an exciting week for me. I have been doing the crafting thing for many years now. I think I have always loved to sew and do any number of crafty things. When the kids were little, I got into it a bit more and found it a good way to make a couple extra bucks and still be able to be home with them. I started designing my own patterns and have even sold several of them to magazines. I have done craft fairs too for the last 10 years, which are nice 'cuz my sweet hubby could be home with the kids on the weekend, and I could get away!! This week I got really brave and opened a shop on Etsy.com to sell my stuff,http://misseskwittys.etsy.com. Please stop in and have a look, and feel free to offer any feedback. I am in no way WHATSOEVER good at this computer stuff. I just keep jumping in with both feet and figuring it out as I go along. Well, I managed to get my shop up and running and it even looks pretty good! Shocker! LOL I haven't sold anything yet, but I have hope and patience! I decided to try my hand at this blogging that is all the rage. It could be a nice outlet for me and maybe even a way for me to share a little of my crafting business news and projects with all you beautiful people out there in internetland. So wish me luck and check back and see how badly I can screw this up while I figure things out!!! Remember, have a good belly laugh every day..it is like jogging on the inside, and it's fun to watch on the outside too.
P.S. Above is a pic of one of my items on Etsy.com...I hand embroidered it from a vintage Aunt Martha's pattern, added the cute 1930's repro fabric for a border and framed it. Wouldn't it be cute above the kitchen sink or in your laundry room?
Hi! My name is Karen, I'm in my 40's, been married 17 years, and am a SAHM to my 2 kids who are now both in their teens. I am a creative soul--been that way from birth! I love cottagey handmade things from old to new. I have opened an Etsy shop-- Misseskwittys.etsy.com-- where I am attempting to share my goodies with the world.