Thursday, December 24, 2009
I am still working on a few last minute Christmas decorations.... Lola and Abby's stockings still need to be finished. I am hosting Christmas breakfast at my house this year. If it works out well I may be doing it every year. This year I am doing a waffle bar. There will be pecans, bananas, strawberries and chocolate chips, to make your own special Christmas waffle. I even got a mini waffle iron, just incase you can't commit to a large waffle. Can you tell I love waffles.... almost as much as I love hosting friends and family!
I will post pics, the day after Christmas.
Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas!
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Ignore Abby's kennel on the side...
More challenging projects to come!
Monday, December 14, 2009
The blanket and matching bib are pinned inside out, the colors are much richer that pictured here. I am toying with adding a few washcloths to the onesie set, but haven't decided on that yet...
Tomorrow morning after yoga and a quick haircut, this will get finished a photographed (weather permitting). I am hoping to have them added to the shop by tomorrow, Wednesday at the latest.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Lola loves to wear collars. On many occasions she'll wear more than one, because if you buy a new one she jumps up and down until you put it on her... even though she already has one on. She prances around the house in her two collars... it's really quite hilarious.
When I lived up north (Portland, ME), I had no problem finding cute inexpensive collars for her.
(she was the only dog I owned at the time). However, when I moved back home (New Orleans), it was much more difficult to find cute collars, that didn't cost an arm and a leg.
So you know what I did???
I made them myself!
Aren't they cute?!?! I am considering opening a second Etsy shop for them.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
The Whales are finished! After waiting so patiently on my cutting table, the "Whale Bib and Burp Cloth Set" is complete! I haven't listed it yet in the shop. Hopefully I'll have it up by tomorrow.
Isn't it so cute, you could just eat it up?!?!? I love the green water swirls coming out of the spout. It's hard to see in the pic, but they're there... and they're cute!
Tomorrw.... the cowboy blanket and working on a few new ideas I have up my sleeve!
Monday, December 7, 2009
In August I put Paputsi, on a shelf, to focus on caring for my ultra-sweet ailing grandmother. I managed to create a few new things.... but not nearly what I would need to do in order to grow the business the way I would like to. I gladly shelved everything for Maw Maw. She was quite possibly the sweetest woman anyone has ever had the pleasure to meet. Two days before Thanksgiving, she passed away.
So now.... here I am after 4 months of not working, finding myself back in the studio. It has been a difficult transition to make. To go from spending all free time caring for a person who spent your formative years caring for you, to now having time on your hands again... has been challenging, to say the least. To help with the transition. I have decided to post my goals and current projects here. I will make myself accountable to all of you in blogland, with the hopes that it will help get me back on track.
Everyday, I plan on creating something new... be it sewing, sketching, brainstorming.... something needs to be done EVERYDAY. (i figured if I put in all caps and italics I would be more inclined to do it... whatever works, right?) If I am gonna be bigger than Martha Stewart (yes, I aim high!) I gotta get to work!
Soooooo... what's next on the Paputsi list????
~ Finish the "Whales".
I have the cutest design, you ever did see, sitting on my craft table..... waiting.... they've been so patient. Everything is cut and pinned, just waiting to be sewn. Patiently, waiting. So tomorrow, they will get sewn, AND photographed (weather permitting).
~ Cowboy Blanket with navy minky back.
The cowboy blanket in the shop is so popular, I would like to offer another version of it. So far it looks like it'll be super cute...
~ Email photos for the "Etsy it Up" Giveaway.
Celeste at Etsy it Up has been kind enough to host a giveaway. We started planning this before Maw Maw got sick, and she has been so patient and kind, while I have been dealing with everything. Thank heaven for folks like her.
As I get things photographed, I'll post them... Hopefully, my new outlook will not only help to grow my business into something successful, but also something my Maw Maw would be proud of.
Monday, October 19, 2009
I am considering changing the backround color on my photos, from white to black. The two new blankets I listed were photographed on both black and white backgrounds. I posted the pictures with the black background, while I try and figure out which one I like best.... decisions, decisions.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
So when I woke up yesterday to cool weather, I was beyond excited. I didn't even mind that it was overcast and drizziling.... Imagine my glee when I woke up today, and the sun was shining and a very cool breeze was blowing. I have never been so excited to put on a jacket. I even needed my heater on in the car during the drive to work. Barely controlling my excitment folks!!!
Of course I will be indoors for most of the day and a bit of tomorrow as well, tackling the mountain of sewing that needs to be done, but I don't mind a bit. I am planning on going for a run in the morning and then bouncing back and forth between my grandmother's house and the sewing room for the rest of the day.
The new items for fall are nearing completion. I hope to have them posted and listed in the Etsy shop by Monday... Tuesday, at the latest...
'till then..... I'm off to enjoy this wonderful weather!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
I have been away from the shop, taking some time out to take care of my grandmother. I amhappy to say that I am back in the shop working on new fall items. I missed being away from the studio. It wasn't until I went back, that I realized how much I needed the creative outlet, especially during this stressful time in my life. So here is my latest creation. Hope you like it!
Saturday, September 12, 2009
So.. I am back, and better than ever..... or at least as good as I was when I left. ;-)
Monday, July 27, 2009
Will be updating more soon, with pics from the "Isoism JAJO" vendor fair, this weekend. As well as putting up pics of a few new items, that will be posted in the shop soon!
Thursday, July 2, 2009
I had a meeting with a store in Slidell, LA and they order a bunch of stuff!!! I am so excited to be working on this huge order and growing the business! I'll post pics soon.
Well, I am off to work..... glad to be back!
Saturday, June 20, 2009
The plan for today is to make at least 2 new bib/burp cloth sets today and photograph them.... I want to incorporate more items with handmade appliques on them. One of the sets will have adorable birds that I sketched a few weeks ago... the other will have.......?????? Maybe I'll make "girly" elephants??? Or maybe a flower???? Or fleur de lis????
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I can iron for an hour and a half with out having to stop to refill the tank.... aaahhhhhhh......
If you could see the mountains of fabric I iron, you would understand why this is such a big deal!!
Now, all she needs is a name.... any suggestions???
Sunday, May 17, 2009
I had fabulous plans of walking the dogs and giving them baths outside today, but mother nature had other plans.... So, now I have fabulous plans of laundry, mopping, and finishing up a few sketches. :-)
Will post a sneak peak of the sketches as soon as they are done!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Sweet Dreams Burp Cloths. The handmade tree appliques are heat fused and then finished with a satin stitch...
Dottie Lovey. Great thing about this lovey is that it has a ring on it so that you can attach it to a car seat or stroller!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
As usual I will continue to keep you posted about the goings on, in my little business.... I am adding a new product to the line today... hopefully. Shop update is scheduled for tomorrow...
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
These two blogs have teamed up to host a bag themed giveaway called "It's in the bag"! The gieaway will feature bags (baby bags and diaper bags) and bag stuffers.... like my blankets! I am giving away the "Stripes Baby Blanket".
The giveaway begins on May 3rd and will run through the 9th.
Click the "It's in the Bag" giveaway button on the right side of the page for more info!
The Fudgery is a store that, as the name suggests, makes and sells fudge. Not only do they make an sell fudge.... they also sing about it. Yes, folks.... sing... loudly. They take popular songs and change the lyrics to make them about fudge. For exmple..
Stevie Wonder's "Isn't She Lovey" is now "Isn't Fudge Lovely"....
Tina Turner's " What's Love Got to Do with It" is now "What's Fudge Got to Do with It"....
Tina and Ike's "Rolling on the River"..... Rolling at the Fudgery".....
Queen's "We are the Champions"..... "We've Got Free Samples".....
The Temptation's "My Girl".... "My Fudge"
The list goes on and on.....
I like to have impromptu concerts for my friends... so they can feel at least a smidgen of the pain I feel when working the cart... It's not all that bad atually. I often find myslf singing along with the folks that work around me. Maybe I should start singing about baby blankets.....?
Aaaahhhh.... Life at the cart....
Friday, April 17, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
I had a very relaxing Easter weekend. Most of my family was out of town, so my little cousin and I sent a glorious day bonding at the grocery store. I recommend this to anyone who despises going to the grocery store as much as I do. She loaded and unloaded the cart.... and put the groceries up once I got home!!!!! Not to mention she was wonderful company whilst shopping.
Other than going to the grocery store, I spent the rest of my time working orders that need to be shipped, restocking the cart and coming up with new product ideas. New ideas should be completed and photographed soon.
I am "planning" a shop update for Thursday. I'll keep you posted.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Below is the lovely..... Light Blue Lovey I just listed!
I am working on few new and exciting things, that will hopefully be ready for unveiling soon! Until then... back to the sewing machine...
Monday, March 23, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Last night I couldn't sleep, so I stayed up sketching until 3 am... and now with those lovely ideas resting comfortably on paper and/or fabric, I can move on to other new ideas...
Lots to do today.
Need to finish up a big order...
Get working on a new order...
Make the new stuff....
Do more of the same for the cart (mainly bllankets)...
Find time to wash hair and do laundry.
Ready.. Set.. Go.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Here goes nothing..... :-)