Thursday, June 3, 2010

First attempt

Well, here are pictures of my first attempt at the mini-blind cover. I think that I'm going to do a set of 2 for our guest bedroom to perfect the pattern, get a little more practice under my belt, and see how it looks with a little accessorizing BUT I'm pleased with this as a first try!



Thursday, May 27, 2010

What if...?

Over the past couple of days, I have been developing an idea to eliminate my u-g-l-y mini-blinds. I don't want to invest in nice curtains for our home because we're renters and my wonderful hubby hasn't decided yet whether we are going to buy this house. BUT I HATE those ugly mini-blinds that do nothing except keep "peeping Toms" at bay. So I'm fleshing out my idea that will use those miniblinds (and keep them intact) but make them look like Roman shades. Do you think that there would be a market for such an item if I decided to include them in my etsy story/Farmer's Market stand?
I just tried out my experiment and was quite pleased!

Would you be interested in this product if it were available to you?
YES! I hate my miniblinds too!
Sure, its worth a look.
Nay, I have already got cute curtains.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Needing your opinion

Okay, here's the deal! It's time for me to start thinking about Christmas stuff for my store, specifically stockings. I could really use your opinions on which way you think it's best for me to go about listing stockings for sale in my Etsy store.

Here are the options that I've thought of so far:
(1) Make stockings with material that I like (in different styles of course) and list them individually in such a way as to let the buyer know that they can purchase as many as they need.

(2) Make one stocking to show the style and shape that I make. Then have pictures of materials that the buyer can choose from as the additional pictures.

(3) Any other ideas?

The second question is about the embroidery. I've never know people who didn't put names on stockings so I was wondering if you think I should:
(a) List the price as including the name, which will of course make it more OR

(b) List a price for the stocking without a name with an additional fee for the name.

PLEASE comment letting me know which you would prefer if you were buying one. You can reply with a number and letter (i.e. 2a)

Thanks for your input everybody! I'll weigh the comments and try to make a decision as soon as I can! I'm going to have to take a trip to Raleigh to look for fabric and when my boys are older I might open a decent fabric store in Rocky Mount or Greenville~we just can't seem to keep a good one for long!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Beginning

Welcome to the beginning of my Sew So Sweet blog! My goal for this blog is to use it as a place where I can bounce ideas off of my readers to see what kinds of things they'd like to see in the store and also just to see what other folks are making. I love looking at and admiring the work of other sewers, quilters, and decorators/artists of any kind. This will also be a good contact spot if you have a question about something at Sew So Sweet.