Wednesday 21 November 2007

365 / day 96 - penguins and poppies

Last night I got totally distracted by Etsy's new gift guides and the reaction to them on the forums, but I did manage to tear myself away from the computer for long enough to do a little bit of sewing! Here's one of my mobiles in the baby girl gift guide... though whether it will still be there when the guides return after "maintenence" is anyone's guess! The guides need a little work for sure, but they will be such a great tool for buyers who get lost amongst so many items, like a fun little sampler or snapshot of assorted Etsy treats. There seems to be a lot of discussion about "fairness" and having spotted several of my own items in various lists (some items in more than one list, or some lists with more than one item) I think my reactions to some of the "not fair!" comments have been a little more emotional than they might ordinarily have been. I will shut up about this now I think :)

Anyway... here's my sewing heap for the evening:
I finished a penguin pin, did some work on a few poppies and cut out a load of pieces to make more poppies, moustache pins & disguises, and an assortment of penguins. I also did lots of tidying up of my work-area (well, the area in which all my stuff is stashed away - I work all over the house!) and have been writing lists of things I need to restock. I really ought to be much more organised about all this stuff than I actually am, and several evenings dedicated sewing is called for. It is much more fun to make new things but little batches have their own relaxing charms and it makes my life sooo much easier knowing I have several of something in stock.

UPDATE: My poppy design is now available as a sewing pattern! Visit my shop to see all my printable PDF patterns