Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Pinterest Anyone?

I signed up last week for an account with Pinterest. Has anyone used it? The problem I have with it is that it makes me want to travel way too much! There are so many pins of gorgeous photos from amazing places. I initially signed up because I heard about it on Etsy, and I do think it could be a great way to advertise if it ever becomes really big, but for now it’s just fun to look at the photos. I highly suggest browsing the site if you haven’t. You need to send for an invite to sign up, or I have some to give out if you want to join. The website does tend to have a few glitches, however. For some reason I can’t upload photos, which is a bit frustrating. Overall I’m excited about it and I would recommend trying it. Here are just a few of the amazing photos that I have pinned:

Photo originally from: http://www.mothercitymagic.blogspot.com/

Photo originally from: http://ohhelloyouprettythings.tumblr.com/post/660824060/pughs-news-tinywhitedaisies-via

Monday, July 11, 2011

My New Shop Kickoff (kind of...)!

Since I learned how to sew last year, I’ve had a bit of an obsession with fabric. I couldn’t seem to get enough, so after quite a bit of thinking; I decided to start a second Etsy shop! Its called Create by the Yard and I sell, what else, but FABRIC! After talking to some friends I decided I wanted to sell recycled fabrics along with new, designer fabrics. To start I’ve focused mainly on the recycled fabrics. I love going to thrift stores and picking out quality, used sheets and pillowcases as they tend to be the easiest fibers to work with and I can cut pieces that are large enough for any project. I’ve also had a great time finding new fabrics that I’ve never seen in stores before. I’ve been having so much fun starting my new supply shop that I can’t resist sharing some of my favorite finds!

Summer Floral Vintage Style Fabric - Recycled Bed Sheet One Yard

Vintage Pink Floral Fabric - Recycled Pillowcase Fat Quarter

Bright, Colorful Floral and Bird Fabric - 1/2 yard

I hope you like them! Also, stay tuned for a giveaway or two when I celebrate my official shop grand opening!

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Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Long Weekend!

Where has the time gone? June was such a busy month for me. I got my second Etsy shop up and running (CreatebytheYard) and had a whopping 4 sales in my original shop (Fashionablychic). Believe it or not, that is a lot for me! I don’t do much, if any, outside advertising, so I’m pleased with the way the month ended. I’ve heard many others were having a slow month so I’m glad mine was good! I’m hoping July will be even better. I started the morning with a sale, so I hope it keeps up!

My shops weren’t the only things keeping me busy. Work has been busy and the start of summer always seems to fill up quickly. I actually went to my family’s cottage and spent a couple nights. It was the first time I’ve done this in probably 10 years! It was fun, but the weather wasn’t too cooperative. I’ve started doing yoga regularly for the last couple of months, which has been such a great addition to my life. If you haven’t tried it, I highly recommend it. It is a great workout and relaxing at the same time. I’m looking forward to a long July 4th weekend. Hopefully I can relax and get a little reading time. I hope everyone has a great weekend!