Makings

I see that I have not posted in awhile. Not a tutorial, nor an update, and nary a promotional piece in sight.

Been mulling, you see. Mulling ideas for dresses, mulling ideas for the business, mulling what more I should make to try to sell before The Great Retail Hibernation that is January thru March.

After pumping out several sewing patterns for which to sell on Etsy last month, and doing a goodly amount of sewing for my retailers, and my own store, and various clients with various sewing needs, I ran out of steam. And let’s be honest, I’ve been out of steam for awhile now; starting a new business is hella work with no hourly wage or promised salary, and I’m one of those people who really needs a monetary motivation in order to get out of bed in the mornings.

Oh god I am so tired right about now. So very tired.

But that’s not what this post is about, this is my annual Yes-I’ve-been-busy-look-I’m-not-slacking pre-Christmas post where I show you what I’ve been up to (and I’m aware that exactly none of you were on the edge of your seats wondering what I’ve been up to; this is basically just a filler post so that December doesn’t go by completely unnoticed).

Here’s what I’ve been making in my spare time, spare time = time spent at work, between other people’s projects:

I learned how to weave on a cardboard loom, and I made two different pieces, and only photographed one.

20141204_144504I forayed into doll pattern drafting and doll sewing. The one on the left is a rag doll named Roy, and the one on the right is a poorly executed pirate named Pirate (that blue thing on Pirate’s shoulder is a parrot. Clever. I will be revisiting Pirate at some point).

IMG_20141128_195020I thought that I might like to make a sewn book of needleworked images. Here is one page. The book itself is exactly three pages long. I am so very tired.

IMG_20141201_134345And leg warmers.

Just started knitting those this week. They’re available at The Labour District and available soon at Freedom Clothing Collective in Toronto.

20141209_114516I guess I managed to squeeze in some self-promotion after all! Yay me.

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