I've finally updated my poor neglected Etsy shop. I did 9 Wallets, 5 Busy Books, 4 Travel Pillow Cases, and 2 sets of Coasters. I do hope you'll go check them out!
These coasters are super absorbent and machine washable. I love that I can make them to match any decor or any activity. I've had customers requests sets for their bunko night or for the holidays. It's a perfect hostess gift. They are $10.00 for a set of 4. It's one of the bonus things I used to teach if my beginning quilt students finished on time. I probably have 2 dozen various prints of these in my kitchen drawer. The kids love to pick out their favorites.
I really love this retro looking fabric. I would love a whole nursery based on this fabric! I charge $15.00 for these with the pillow or $10.00 for just the case. Not bad, right?
Then there are the Busy Books. While my kids claim to have outgrown them, there is nothing they like more than having paper and colored pencils at a restaurant or when we are traveling in the car. These have been hugs hits and for $10.00 they include a dozen colored pencils and pad of lined paper. They make great gifts for childrens birthday parties, especially when I custom make them, knowing just what the child likes. You could also add some sheets of stickers to make them extra special.
I recently put up a white board in the sewing room. I listed the size of pieces I need for the most common stuff I make for the shop, this way when I have a piece of fabric I really like, I can see at a glance what size pieces to cut out of it Next I cut up a bunch of "kits" for those things then next time I have a moment to sew, I can grab a kit and go. It also helps when I'm making a bit batch of stuff like I did this weekend to cut down on thread changes .
Later this week I'm going to be working on a batch of purses and clutches for both women and girls so stay tuned!