In between everything else ~ I am still sewing away. The Etsy shop is actually doing alright. I'm averaging about 1 or 2 sales a week. Mostly my wallets. I really need to do some more. People really seem to like them.
I have a couple of "Charlie" projects in the works although I screwed up a couple of crib sheets I was doing last week. I guess I was tired and not thinking straight. I was mostly done with them when I realized I cut them both 10" too short! More fabric for the scrap heap I guess.
I recently made myself a new purse I took all my favorite things from all the other purses I've done and came up with my own design. Inside pockets including a pen pocket which I now can't live without. It's nice to be able to find a pen in my purse without digging. These side ties give the bag a nicer shape and I like the way they look. The front pocket is roomy and has a velcro closure to stop stuff from falling out. The perfect place to keep my cell phone so I can grab it quick. The buttons are purely decorative. I, of course, made a matching wallet. It's now my very favorite purse and I've already got another one in the planning stages ~ which means I've gotten the fabrics but not much more. Just wait till you see what I come up with. I think I would like to make a commercial pattern for this one... just got to figure out how to. Maybe I'll start with my wallet pattern. Much easier.
I also got an order to make this tennis towel. I hadn't done one of these before but I think it turned out really well ~ and my customer was very happy with it. She was giving it to the captain of her tennis team. This might be a great thing to offer on my Etsy shop because the custom embroidery can be done once it's ordered. Could do golf ones as well.
I need about 30 more hours in each day to get done all the sewing I need/want to do. Next up are quilted duffel bags for Julz and Nate ~ just in time for us to go on a CRUISE!!!