Saturday, February 6, 2016

February shop News

Finally finished the books for January, working a part time job now so it is a little bit more difficult to get the time to close the months books, but I guess NY state won't really care as long as they receive their sales tax payments on time, LOL

My military customers made a sizable contribution to the USO pot for the beginning of the first quarter, 2 more months to go and we will submit the donation. January s figure was $55.80, which is a really good figure for the beginning of the year.

I have been working on double sided embroidery for the embroidered wrist lanyards, US Marines are done and are on the table waiting to be sewn and have the hardware attached, I am still working on the positioning of the US Air Force ones but am hoping to have them done by the middle of the month, they are actually on the table for tomorrow but we will have to see how many orders come in for custom orders first before we make definite plans on doing them. Orders come before play in my shop, hahaha.

Found a really cute tutorial online for a rip + strip placemat tutorial, I am hoping to find time to give it a try, if you want to give it a go here is the link to follow to do your own:

Rip + Strip Placemat Tutorial

Well that's it for now, I promise I will return soon with any new things I find and worse case scenario it will be to update the running total for the USO donation for the Military, til then happy sewing :)

Monday, January 18, 2016

Shop News for the New Year

Hi Folks,

Well 2016 is off and running, most of the tax paperwork is done, final Military donation for the year was made and for the last quarter , with sales contributions of $69.90 from my military customers and I pitched in a final amount to get us to the $100 level. With the total donation for the year coming in at $598.00 my Military customers rocked the USO this year, hoping that 2016 we can do it again.

Looking at some different variations on what we are already carrying, with lanyard machine issues constantly cropping up I am forced to keep what we can make on the small side, so look for some new mini key fobs for the different branches with dual branch embroidery on both sides of the fob, I am going to see about making some small size quilts with coordinating fabric for the different branches and their logos and maybe if we have the time I can introduce personalized Christmas stockings this year.

We start this year off participating in a Team Event on Etsy, the Quiltsy Destash Party, please if you have the time and either sew or craft some real bargains can be had by shopping the stores participating, some are just cleaning their sewing rooms and others, like me, have had to down size to fit into smaller places when we moved over the past year.
Check it out here:

The Great Quiltsy Destash Party

Starting Date: January 15th, 2016

The party ends when its all gone!

Place: The Quiltsy Team Pages on Etsy

We are a team of quilting entrepreneurs dedicated to making quality products, advancing our love of quilting, and supporting each other. In 2016 we will be working to showcase new products and ideas, promoting our shops, and changing the way you think about quilting! All this creativity means we are opening our quilting studios up to you. Fabrics, Patterns, Quilt Books, and Kits are all available for the taking. We welcome you to start your shopping and browsing at any time by clicking on the links below.

Please also feel free to browse our handmade items as well at:

Thanks for stopping by and giving us a look. Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Shop News

We have some new items coming in from the supplier that will be loaded onto the web site, just got notification that they shipped so I can't wait.

Some of the new items are Fashion colored fun tapes, these will be coming in some really neat colors and would be perfect for gift giving for a sewing or crafty friend or maybe for yourself. The colors that the vendor has listed are fushia pink, melon orange, lime green, purple and blue, can't wait to see them.
Red Heart has introduced a new line of yarn called Scrubby and the notification from the supplier said all the colorways would be coming except for Royal blue, so look for these colors to be loaded as soon as they arrive; coconut, black, duckie yellow, orange, ocean blue, lime green, bubblegum pink, and cherry red. I have only seen the black and coconut and have made one scrubby from each of the skeins, my husband loves them for scrubbing his frying pan in the morning after making his bacon and eggs for breakfast. My daughter wants me to make her one for a exfoliating scrub for her face to see how that works, so that is the project for tonight :)

Military paperwork has been completed, the US Marine Corps just sent through the approval for licensing for another year and the royalty report for Air Force is complete and sent. The donation tally has been done and a check for $125.00 will be going to the USO as soon as I get a chance, and the total donation amount thus far for the next quarter is $29.00. Sales are down all across the board on Etsy so that is the reason for the low numbers, haven't seen sales numbers this low since early this year hoping it doesn't continue for too much longer.

Well we are done for now be back as soon as I can with anymore news of items or products that we found that are new and interesting or that I might have had the chance to finish making. Remember all these products are going to be added to my web site, which you can find here: http;//

Til next time :)

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Still trying to figure this out

I have, I think figured out why I have such a problem getting into here, G+ automatically want to log me in under that account and unfortunately when I started this I did not have a account with them so I have to remember to sign in differently :)

I have been creating some different things lately, this being one of the newest
these are soooo cute and fun to make to boot. These are available in my handmade shop on Etsy right now and probably when Amazon opens their handmade site they will get moved over to there. I currently have 4 different one listed and have yet to take pictures of the latest one which would require sunshine which is in short supply today :) If you want to see the other ones just follow this link:
Handmade Shop

I have started to make a new scarf from some new yarn that the supplier got in, it is called Stripes from Bernat, I only have a few rows done so far but it is turning out alright so far, I will have to remember to upload a picture when I am done with it. I have just re entered into doing crochet so we have to relearn all the terminology and stitches all over again, and apparently my husband wants me to start knitting again as well seeing as he brought me a set of circular knitting needles the other day that one of his customers gave him :)

Well have to go see about doing some housework then I have to load more Military lanyards onto the embroidery machine so that I can stay ahead of the embroidered girlfriend lanyard orders, til next time.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Web Store

Well we finally did it, I managed to get into my blog LOL, Google has changed so much, what happen to just being able to compose a post for your blog and post it, all these additional steps to do something simple :(

I finally have a web site, it has product listed for sale as has made a few, but boy is it alot of work and of course google wants you to pay for everything in order to get it out into the web, so we are having to do everything the hard way.

Web Store

Added a bunch of new patterns, pre cut fabric charms and notions yesterday;

These are just some of the quilting supplies available, please stop by and browse more are being added as they arrive from the supplier.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Happenings in the Shop

I have been making progress in adding more supplies and handmade items to my Etsy shop, I also did finally get a web site up, but finding the time to keep editing it everytime I add something to Etsy can be a bit of a pain. I, at this point, am trying not to worry about it too much, it isn't receiving any traffic that I can track and with the same listings being in my Etsy shop is probably not receiving any Google traffic because of the duplication of listings.

On another business note we are getting ready for the fall craft fairs now so that if we end up moving by the end of the year it will be one less stress-er to worry about when the time comes up and we have to go to the venue and set up, hopefully things will already be set and marked and we can semi relax and enjoy meeting the new people and spreading my shop name out there :)
Well it has definitely been awhile, but here is goes :)

Made our first Military donation from the proceeds from the sales in my shop, seeing as I started the promotion in February that is when we started keeping track.
This first quarters donation was made to the USO and was a nice sizable $60 dollar donation, I am sure that it will indeed come in very handy when it comes to helping our troups.
The next quarters donation will go to the Air Force aid society, a few people have made that request and their money has been set aside accordingly.
I am hoping that we can continue to make the sales so that we can continue to make the donations to these worthy causes.
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