Whelp, I just called in a big order to Woolrich, which means in about two days, I’m going to get several very large boxes of wool.
In many ways, that’s good because this means I’ll be able to kit up some patterns for all of you needy ones AND offer the kits at more reasonable prices. That’s always good news, isn’t it?
The bad news is that my sewing room is so full of boxes and drawers which are overflowing with wool, that I’m going to have to get up there and organize so that I can find things better AND so that I have room to put even more bolts of wool!
It’s a good problem to have, that’s for sure!
I do have some big plans and events coming up, hopefully within the next week, so keep a good sharp blog watch going.
I’ve hired both of my daughters to help with my business now because it’s just become to much for one person to handle. My Jen will now be in charge of the wool kits…cutting and packing. Rachel will be in charge of patterns …folding and stuffing.
I’m slowly training Jen my dyeing methods so that hopefully soon, I’ll be able to trust her to do all the dyeing too.
All of this will help me tremendously because I’ll have more time to focus on the actual designing aspect.
I was going through some files of computer pictures the other day and found this …
I made this candle mat a few years ago and completely forgot about it.
I made this one in so many different colors that I’m scaring myself because how in the world could I have forgotten it?
I guess it’s part of being 53 years old. The brain still works, but it’s a bit dusty in some areas.
I also found this one:
Another one that I completely forgot about and I just made it last year!
I even blogged about it last year too!
This one will be a pattern soon. It’s just too sweet to not keep around. This design was inspired by, of all things, the bedroom wallpaper border …
Looking at that leaf arrangment reminds me of my Clay Pot Pansy pattern too! That gathering of leaves is very similiar to this wallpaper picture.
I know wallpaper is outdated and not used so much in decorating now, but I do have some of it, still in my home that I love and want to keep forever …
This is the wallpaper border in our upstairs hallway …
We’ve had this wallpaper for way too many years to mention, but even with it’s age, I still really like it.
I had been making scalloped edged round pinkeeps for a few years and then happened to realize that right in front of my eyes was another great way to make pinkeeps … a heart shape!
This scalloped heart design is what inspired me, many years ago, to make the scalloped shape of my many pinkeeps …. like this one …
I can be inspired by surprisingly odd things, but absolutely everything I make has a story behind it for how it was created.
That wallpaper has been very profitable for me, wouldn’t you say?
I think if I happen to have a dry spell with no ideas in my head, I need to go visit a wallpaper store!
Ok, I’m out for now to go cut some grass, straighten up my wool room and do some stitching to get ready for a GIVEAWAY and some big events next week!
Happy Day everyone … and best wishes for Wallpaper inspirations!