My creative space

I’m not going to lie to you – my creative space is a MESS!!

Garbage is overflowing… Scraps all over the floor….

Thankfully that means I’ve been working. I’m finishing some awesome new boy pants for market this weekend – in the most requested ‘size 2’!! I love the teal and red pants- I think I’ll have to make a pair for James.

I’ve also just finished frocks from last week – I’m loving hot air balloons!! A little whimsical and alot of fun on any frock.I promise I’ll clean up on Sunday – once markets are done for another month and all orders are shipped!!

Thanks Kirsty for hosting…

Etsy vs Made it

Has anyone else thought way too much about which site they should be focusing on to sell their wares??

I just can’t help but think that Etsy is tooo big. There is just tooo much stuff and don’t even get me started on currency conversion…. I know there are ways to play the Etsy game, but to be honest, I’m just too busy.

I think it’s important when selling handmade goods to remember what your customers want. Just because as a maker you know how to buy and sell online, doesn’t mean your customers do. Some of my friends do not buy handmade items online, they hadn’t even heard about Etsy or Made it until I handed them my card and then couldn’t understand why they couldn’t change Etsy to local currency.

Anywho – I can’t keep doubling up on my listing fees forever, so I’ve decided for now Made it will be my primary online shop. International buyers are obviously more than welcome to buy from this shop and will probably be pleasantly surprised by the value of their dollars to ours.
Tis all for now – will have more sewing goodness to talk about tomorrow 🙂

New cardigan

I’m a little obsessed with crocheting at the moment, not sure why…. I finished this ADORABLE cardigan on Saturday night. It’s made with the most amazing luxury 4 ply wool in dark, dark purple and trimmed with the sweetest light pink with just a little frill across the bottom and on the cuffs.
I used the same wool to make Adele a bolero last month and this one is just as nice. It’s made to fit a 0-3 month size and should be in my shop hopefully by the end of today.

Why is the photo sideways??? damn computers!

I guess I should also mention that I’m happy to discuss special orders for crocheting if you see something you like but want it in a specific size or colour 🙂

My creative space

In my creative space today:

Half finished pinny’s in light teal pinwale cord and super bright red drill – so bright your little one will never get lost!!

The most awesome brown vintage cord with sailboats!! It’s so bad it’s good. Picked up by my mum from her craft group for a whopping $1 per piece. I’m thinking boys winter happy pants with a gathered orange cuff – that’s right, I said happy pants!!

Thanks Kirsty for hosting … add your creative space link over here.