Since re-opeing the Etsy shop I operate with my Mom and Mummu, I have had two very lofty goals:
1. Keep it running all year round
2. Add handmade items!
So far, we've met both goals! Pretty incredible feats, no? ;)
During the holidays, I finally listed some of my Christmas spiders, but this summer my Mom and I are hoping to add many more handmade items. We're really going to buckle down. It's not for lack of inspiration that we aren't as productive, creatively, as we'd like: we have more ideas than time - as I'm sure many of you do. I have to admit, I'd be a lot more amenable to having children if I could be guaranteed a crafty/handy son or daughter who could help me sew, build, and paint. Knowing my luck, I'd end up with a kid who whines, "can't we just buy it at Walmart?"
"No, now load the bobbin and get to work".
My Mom, as you might have gleaned, is fabulously talented - although she shrugs off any compliments. She's also incredibly creative, and I can't wait to showcase her talent. For now, the shop has one teeny, tiny handmade listing: these adorable sets of handmade mug mats. They are reversible and machine washable cotton (throw them in the dryer, too!), with thermal fleece inside to protect surfaces from the heat of a steamy cuppa. I don't know what's more adorable: the quilted coffee bean or the polka dot backing?
So cute, right? She's been selling these locally, but I convinced her to let me list two. As we make more items for the shop, we'll post some more sewing tutorials too.