I’m getting excited. As I have decided to move to a wordpress blog and change my name, I am also going to give me shop a spruce up. Stay tuned as I hope to have a new logo, banner and business cards soon!
Etsy has changed their overall look and feel to make shops consistent. I really like it, easy to follow and easy to update.
I have added a few new items; hope you enjoy. Check it out HERE.
Geeze where did the time go. I can’t believe its been since March that I shared my lovely thoughts. So much has changed and happened, sadly my blog has suffered. The good news is the Etsy shop is cranking up for the holidays and I look forward to selling out! I know, shameless plug.
I did spend some time over the summer designing my tags, business cards and thank you notes for customers. I have been a busy bee!
I picked the name for my Etsy shop because I had to have one and the reusable paper towels were so popular on my blog I wanted a blog similar name. That Short Girl was already in use so I chose This Short Girl. Cute, doesn’t completely roll of the tongue but it doesn’t trip the speaker up either. I never liked that it didn’t have anything to do with sewing. A few years ago I did an open air market and a friend said I was the short stitch. I decided I liked it and wanted to keep it. Its not really a cross road as much as a yield sign, carry on.
Stop by The Short Stitch and check out the new banner.
I never know what to do with my left over terry cloth pieces when I make reusable paper towels. I always end up with what looks like a heap of mascaraed hand towels and lint everywhere. So I added washable sponges to my Etsy shop. Check the Etsy Mini shop to the right. Or click here.
I am easily consumed by anything involving fabric. Shopping for it, using it, stashing it, organizing it, did I mention shopping for it? Finding the time to create can be a daunting task, there is the mess to contend with and the need for space to really make the project enjoyable. Then I’m left with what to do when the finished product. Some are given as gifts, others I use myself, and when I have the time I like to turn to Etsy. So here is the Etsy shop, yet again. I have decided that instead blogging every time I relaunch, adding a fancy shop feed to the blog will be better. (see right side of your screen). The goal is to fill the shop with practical, useful items created with a little whimsy and a lot of love.
Zipper bags to bring a little fun organization to your purse, desk or vanity.
Aprons with niffty snappy pockets to help while cleaning, procurement at yard sales, or vending at a craft show.
Cupcake greeting cards, appliqued in delicious pastel prints.
Perfect for tea parties or hostess gifts, cocktail napkins with a shabby vintage feel.
UPDATE 13Jan2013 : Whew the shop has sold out and is on vacation mode! I do intend to restock but I dont have a specific ETA.
Before I dive into this post HERE is the shop!
A few weeks back I started posting about the initial adventure of opening an Etsy shop, here. I made my first sale last week and I would love to say adventure well under way but there is a lot more work to do. Randomly tossed in the guest room is yards and yards of fabric patiently waiting for its moment on the cutting mat. I have new needles for the sewing machine, lots of extra thread, and did I mention the yards of fabric? I can’t wait to dive in but there have been to many things taking priority. Work, family, vacation planning more family, husband out of town….the list continues. So all that to say I have to work this weekend but here are a few pictures of what’s ready to ship! (images link to the item on Etsy) Go me! The next round will be warm fall colors, think plums, soft grey and golds.
Update 17Sep2012, its here! Update 08Jun13, oh my it was so much work. Its on a long term vacation.
Reusable (Unpaper) Paper Towel Tutorial.
UPDATE 15Sep2016, Sadly I am no longer selling these in my Etsy shop.
These have gotten quite a bit of love on facebook and pinterest so I thought I would make a quick tutorial. I’m always looking for practical gifts and projects. This is a great sewing project to pass a little time, letting you play in your fabric stash all while making something practical and useful.