Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Baby Quilt with Moda prints

My dear friend Chris gave me a jelly roll of beautiful Moda prints for Christmas.  I think it was a jelly roll, or was it called something else?  Anyways, it is a roll of strips of various fabrics all read to be sewn together into something beautiful.  I have never quilted with Moda fabric before, and I have always wanted to make a quilt much like this one.  It was the perfect opportunity to try my idea and it created a nice sized baby crib quilt.  I even took a different approach to the quilting as well by quilting in horizontal s-shaped lines of varying sizes and at varying widths apart.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New Year, New Focus

The New Year is off and running (with a bang I might add), and I have been extremely busy.  While managing many tasks in my personal life, I have spent many hours studying, thinking, praying, and finding a new focus for my business.  Since I was young I had a desire to work from home while raising my children.  I never knew what working from home would look like until I started my sewing business nearly three years ago.  While my business has had its highs and lows, it remains a constant in my life and my passion for it is ever increasing.
With a baby on the way (we are adopting a little one sometime this year), I am inspired now more than ever to take my business to the next level.  My hope is to be able to produce substantial side income from home so that I can take care of our baby and our home.
I am reviewing my Etsy shop, the items I am selling, my target audience, how I market myself, etc...  As I pursue this re-focus, I thought it would be great to get the opinions and advice from my customers and blog readers.
Your thoughts regarding the following questions would be so much appreciated!!  (As well as your prayers if you are a praying person) You can answer these questions by clicking the comment button at the bottom of the blog.  You can comment anonymously or not.  Keep in mind that I am trying to narrow my focus regarding what I am making and selling.
1. Of the items in my shop, which ones do you think I should focus on making more?
2. What do you like about my Etsy shop?
3. What should be changed about my Etsy shop?
4. Do you have any other suggestions for me, my Etsy shop, marketing, my products etc...
 Thank you for taking the time to help me improve and hopefully grow my business!  I am so grateful for your support of my business and for you reading my blog!

So here is to the New Year, new changes, new focus, and new beginnings!!
 With much love and gratitude,