Emilia has decided she want's to learn to sew. After watching Project Runway Threads for kids this Fall she was inspired to design and make her own clothes. After a lot of searching, I finally found someone to come and give lessons to her and a friend and they are really enjoying it. She is starting with a skirt. I will post photos after it is done.
After complaining that things were slow in my Etsy shop in December, January brought a flood of sales so I have been busy working on orders again. I had a return buyer from last year who's theme was vintage, burlap and lace. After some discussion she decided to go with my cream floral theme. Here is a collage of the things I made for her that go with my other existing cream floral items.The pinwheels were made with this SVG file from The Cutting Cafe
Another request I had this month was to make a party hat for a bunny. The buyer sent me this photo of her wearing it, Isn't she cute? The buyer bought a crown for her sisters bunny too.
I am still trying to find a good replacement for my PTI cardstock. So far the Pop Tones Brand seems to be a good match but I am having problems getting all the colors I need from one seller though.
My Favorite Things sells a big assortment of it but seems to always be out of stock of the colors I need. After buying the sample pack and receiving it in record time, my last order from them sat for days because of some Pay Pal glich. When I wrote to ask about the order they finally got it processed but then it took another week to get the order because they didn't send it priority mail even when I paid for shipping.
Avery Elle also sells the Pop tone brand and has many of the same colors but is also out of stock on some of the colors I want, especially the Sapphire. When I asked when it would be available again I was told they did not know. I thought that was an odd answer. I also asked if they could special order if for me but they said no. I did end up ordering some other colors from them and shipping was super fast. I just wish they could get all the other colors I want back in stock.
I also ended up ordering some cardstock from Gina K. That order took a week to ship. I think I may have ordered at a busy time but it was just one pack of cardstock.
I found a good replacement for PTI's Stampers Select White cardstock at Michaels, Recollections Heavy Weight It also comes in ivory too. I have a lead on Silver Shimmer thanks to a blog reader, I am not tried it yet though but will let you know how I like it when I do.
Someone on SCS contacted me after seeing a post I wrote over there. She owns her own scrap booking store called A Walk Down Memory Lane and she offered to help me. She also carries the Poptones brand but not as many colors as MFT. I am hoping she will be able to get me the other colors I need that she does not carry. I am really grateful for her reaching out to me. My hope is that I can eventually buy all my cardstock in one place again. I am still looking for a good replacement for PTI Spring Rain and Hibiscus. If anyone has any suggestions let me know. I am also still planning on posting a color comparison when I get some time.
That's all for now. I hope you last day of January is a good one. I will be back next month with more to share then.