Friday, February 22, 2008

Esty Launch February 22, 2008

This has been a very busy week for me but in a good way! I got another pin order and I made it a point to get some extra pins made to put on Etsy! I made quite a few with cute card stock backing and I tied each pin on with a twine or string of some kind : )
I posted 17 different items and within about an hour I sold about half! So that was fun!I hope my enthusiasm continues and customers are happy with my product! Please come visit me and tell me what you think about Pinks & Needles Etsy Shop! I'd love to hear your feedback.
Thanks also to all of my supportive friends and family that have been trying to talk me into doing something like this for years.....yippy! .......Finally

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Fun Custom Order

I'll admit I was very excited and surprised to get an order for my pin toppers from fabric designer Sandi Henderson! She has a second line of new fabric debuting in May called Ginger Blossom which is a very fun, vibrant line of whimsical delight! I'm already imagining all of the fun things I can sew with these fabrics. She asked me to make these pin toppers for her Cupcake Pin Cushions ~ the pattern will be available in May along with her new line. She will be posting pics of my pins with her pin toppers very soon on her blog Portabellopixie Go check her stuff out! It's very inspiring and will bring a smile to your face for sure!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Fruit Orchard Kids

While out and about a couple weeks ago I happened upon a pattern dated June 15th, 1940. There it was in the back of a VERY dusty old antique shop here in Tucson. I paid a whopping $3.00 for it and got busy hand sewing each and every little part you see. It's a McCalls pattern called Fruit Kids. There are 5 different kids in the gang. Stella Strawberry, Billy Banana, Charlie Cherry, Lee Lemon and Penny Pineapple. They're just the cutest tiniest little things. this one measures 5 X 8 inches. Lee Lemons jingle says " Little Lee Lemon sleeps a lot, because she lives where it's very hot!" Well....I concur...I live in the desert! I'm not quite done with her - as I still have to put a bow in her hair and do some decorative stitching around her neck. She's a sweetie though, isn't she?