Sunday, May 23, 2010

Showcase Sunday

It is Sunday Evening and as I wait to watch the series finale of Lost I am thinking about my Etsy shop.  It is still suffering from slow sales and views due to a bug that is much bigger than most can imagine.  It seems to be effecting most shops whether they know it or not.  So in the slow times, I try to enjoy relaxing, movies, and being creative in my own time.  I was also thinking about how to show off my work and the stories behind them and possibly showcasing other wonderful crafters.  Since I just decided to do this like 2 minutes ago and I am impatient to talk to other Etsy folks, I will just blog about my shop tonight. So I want to start with this outfit.

This was my daughter last summer- soo cute!  I just started selling on Etsy a year ago- in fact I really started sewing again Feb 09.  I sewed in High School and didn't do much of anything until then and I graduated in 94 so it has been awhile!  I am amazed how much I have learned in a year of sewing everyday.  ANYWAYS, I had this pillowcase dress for sale.

I had a message from a wonderful customer who loved the fabric combo but wanted it to be a romper. I had to google romper- I was clueless back then and still am sometimes.  I knew if I was to do that I would have to follow a pattern and I am like I said too impatient to do such a thing!  So I said I would make something that a girl could play in that would be birthday party worthy.  I ended up with this outfit and I did have to follow a pattern somewhat for the little pantaloons.  They are actually capri pants I put elastic on the bottom to make into pantaloons. This has been one of my biggest sellers and has been popular for so many little girl's birthday parties.  I am so grateful for customers who work with me on custom orders and aren't afraid to ask.  Here are some other pictures of this outfit and it is for sale for $30 at Fancy Pants by Jamee.  You can actually see the little girl for whom this set was made for in my feedback.  The customer attached an appreciation photo- I love those!

 The following pictures were taken by Cassandra of Captured by Cass 

If you need a photographer in Lubbock Texas you should check her out! She is a very talented photograher.
Here is another version I have done as well.

It is great to be apart of so many special occasions!


  1. So cute! A shout out for Lubbock in blog land. Wow! That's a first and my hometown.

  2. Cassandra McDonaldMay 23, 2010 at 10:03 PM

    Thank you so much for the shout out! You are so awesome and I love your work! I am so sorry to hear about that nasty bug! Can it affect shoppers or is it just on the site? No matter what it is, I hope it is cured real soon. There should be NO reason for slow sales for you. Your work is such high quality at a very reasonable price!

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