Saturday, January 1, 2011

She makes linen garmet and sells them...

This was my reasoning for making my newest dress...

I was browsing around Micheal fabric stores, and looking through all of the textures and fabrics. I normally use quilters fabric for my garments, but I wanted to try another texture. I browsed through denim, corduroy, etc, but I was very drawn to this linen. Not only it is super comfortable, but the Bible says of the proverbs 31 woman....
She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes.

Proverbs 31:24

Linen is made using the flax plant pictured here...

Details of the flax plant, from which linen fibers are derived
( Wikipedia)
It is a strong durable fiber, that has been used for thousands and thousands of years. I do aspire to be like the proverbs 31 woman, and if linen fabric was good enough for her, it is surely good enough for me as well
Here is my newest listing using this luxurious linen fabric...





Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

and things are starting to happen...


Nothing like having all of your house  hold goods dropped off at once, over the holidays, and being left to put it all together with four little ones in tow. I am so grateful though, I learned quite a few things over the course of the last move, so next time I will be a lot more prepared. Things are moving along nicely. I cannot even begin to get into full time sewing again, until everything else in our house is in order, and with a large renovation to our home coming up, that may take some time. I am still learning and growing as an artist however. I seriously love what I do, and even when I have time to chill, it is somehow related to sewing or my business. I sew because I love it, and that is my driving force. Once I sat at my machine again, and started to piece things together, I was able to take a deep breath...It is that relaxing to me.

I sold a skirt to Germany during my vacation mode, and as I sat down to make it last night, I realized that my customer was a size I cannot accommodate presently.  I apologized and sent her a full refund. She sent me a message today telling me that she loves the skirt so much that she still wants to order it,  (in the largest size that I make). Even if that means losing weight to wear it. How awesome is that? Something in my store might be "that clothing" that someone works out and gets into shape to fit into...

Coming from someone who works out regularly, and wanted to be a personal trainer at one point in her life. I find that absolutely amazing....

Here is the skirt that she ordered...it is a reversibly wrap skirt...




                                                  Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Handy as a pocket

This is what my dad told me when seeing all of the navy wife skills I have acquired over the years. Seriously though, it feels so good to start being productive again in my home, and business. Finished constructing my first winter garment last night and got it listed today. This dress is soooo cozy, and cute...I feel so blessed to be able to do what I love...






So what do you think?