My Etsy Store is Finally Live!

I’ve been terribly busy setting up my long awaited Etsy Store.  This venture has been constantly on my mind since 2 years ago and I finally decided that there’s no reason for procrastination…just do it!  The name of my new store is “The Cotton Shoppe”. 

The basic setup has been completed but there’s lots more to do.  Things like listing more items for sale, photography of my craft items and sorting out my crafts for sale etc.  Guess it would take a while before everything can be sorted out.

I think I’m getting disorganised here as I’ve not even figured out how I’m going to package my items.  I’m starting with small items first, and hope to add on other handmade crafts over the next few weeks.  Some products I expect to sell include the following:

1. Fabric buttons
2. Bags
3. Stuffed toys
4. Mug Rugs
5. Small quilt items eg coasters, cushion covers
6. Craft supplies

My Etsy store and Facebook page can be found as follows.  Pls favourite and like my pages as I’m just starting out and need lots of support!  :)

http://www.etsy.com/shop/thecottonshoppe
https://www.facebook.com/madewithcotton

I’m also in the process of transferring my blogspot account to WordPress for more flexibility.  Have just registered for a new domain at www.madewithcotton.com.  Having some technical issues now which I really do hope to sort out in the next few days.

Some items I have for sale currently:

22mm (0.87 inch) Fabric Buttons / Covered Buttons (Set of 6)
 18mm (0.71 inch) Fabric Buttons / Covered Buttons (Set of 6)
22mm (0.87 inch) Fabric Buttons / Covered Buttons (Set of 6)
38mm (1.5 inch) Fabric Buttons / Covered Buttons (Set of 5)
Hand Quilted Square Coasters 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ (set of 4)

Joys of Christmas Quilt

The time has come again where we are entering into fall and very soon Christmas will come knocking on our doors!  I missed sewing a Christmas project last due to Edith’s PSLE (well, my resolution is to sew a Christmas project every year!).  Therefore, I must stick through to my resolution this year!

Here’s a sneak preview of what I’m sewing for Christmas.  It’s the “Joys of Christmas” wall quilt featuring the “12 Days of Christmas” fabric collection by Anni Downs of Hatched & Patched.

When I first set my eyes on this gorgeous collection months ago, I was absolutely head over heels in love with it!  Primitive Christmas theme + my favourite classic Christmas Carol…what more can I ask for?  The quilt panel is absolutely beautiful!
I’ve started working on this exciting new project since last weekend.  So far, I’ve had all fabrics cut and organised and the stars appliqued onto the respective fabrics.  Piecing starts this weekend and should not take any longer than 2 weeks to complete!
The 5 appliqued squares which will go into the quilt

Snapshot of the “12 Days of Christmas” collection for quilt

Gorgeous quilt panel featuring the 12 Days of Christmas


Birth Announcement – Melly

After a long labour of 8 hours, Melly was finally born to Mummy Vivien, to the delight of all present!  Here’s her birth announcement:

Date of birth: 29 August 2013
Time of birth: 0115 hrs
Height: 20cm
Weight: 128g
Waist: 11″

Welcome to the world, my darling Melly!  :)

What the Hoot!

I’m always fascinated with owls, especially cute stuffed owls. How best to satisfy this owl-craze of mine than making one myself!  I recently bought a quilting book which comes with an owl toy pattern, with easy to follow instructions. Seems manageable as it’s my first attempt making a stuffed toy. 

The pattern uses the applique method & some simple sewing. I’ve finished cutting up the shapes and piecing the appliqués together using the fusible web method. 
This is Melly the Owl and it says “Hi”! :)

Completion of Appliqué Coasters

After working hard for the past two weeks, I’ve finally completed the appliqué coasters.  Yeah!

I’ve kept the design plain & simple due to time constraints, as I need to complete them in time. However, I like what I see.  Simplicity is good!  This is a great weekend project for busy professionals like me. Not only is it cute, it’s also pretty easy to sew!
I should be running to the post office to have them mailed out to Ginny in USA over the next 2 days. Hope she likes what I’ve made!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appliqué Coasters – Near to Completion

I took opportunity of the long weekend over the National Day holidays to catch up on my sewing. Was working hard on the appliqué coasters & they are near completion!

This is such a fun & easy project and I hope to be able to complete them by this weekend. The coasters are reversible, which make them all more meaningful.  I’ve just finished quilting the top & sewing on the borders, which I’ll share in my next posting. 
Here are the completed blocks…

WIP-Appliqué Coasters Swap

I’ve started working on the appliqué coasters swap by The Quilting Gallery and things are looking good so far! Michele just linked us up with our swap partners and mine is Ginny, a great quilter from Texas, USA.  Looking forward to receiving the gorgeous coasters from her!

This is a great swap to be in, cos the coaster pattern is so cute! I’ve just cut up all the appliquéd pieces and ironed them on to the background fabric using the fusible web method. 
Check out the photos below! I’m targeting to finish them up in two weeks time & will update my blog as I progress.