Monday, January 17, 2011

Big News and a Sew-Along Post.

     So I guess sew along is the wrong word... A sew-together might be better. Cause I'm not actually writing the tutorial, but rather using this one from Made.

My progress today:
     I picked my fabric for my blanket (its going to be one of three, this one is the gender neutral one, then I'll have a very girly one and a very boyish one)
     These are my fabrics:

     I also got everything glued down.  This is a lot harder than it looks at first, but by your fifth layer is much, much easier. My two tips:

     1. Dana recommends to work with half of the fabric at a time, I would recommend breaking it down even more, and working with only a quarter or a corner at a time.

     2. I would also suggest leaving the back piece for last. I found that even though it was nice and neat when I glued down the first layer, by the time I got to the fifth, it was all wonky from the shifting and prodding.

     I also began to sew everything together.  The only thing I would stress from Dana's tutorial, is to use two different colors for the front and back.  I like to make things way to difficult and I forget that this is an option. So I went with the chocolate brown of the lines on the front, but I really don't like it on the green material on back.  I think I'm going to have to take it all out tomorrow and start over with new colors to really be satisfied with it.

And that's what I got done today.

Oh, the big news? Oh that...

     ....I'm opening my own small business!!! I have the business permit all filled out and ready to take to the court house tomorrow! My aunt has commissioned enough work to really keep me busy for her charity event.  She is holding a cupcake challenge to raise money and awareness for her organization, Diapering the Need, which helps give diaper to new mothers in need.  It is a spin-off of the red wagon ministry.

     So after the fundraiser, I'll need something else to keep me busy, and I was very disapointed when I realized that it couldn't be sewing.  Then it hit me, why couldn't it be sewing? If these items would sell in a silent auction, why wouldn't they sell from a vendor or online?

     And with a great deal of prayer, and an overflowing cup of rewarded faith, my life for the next few months and beyond have been turned upside down as I went from tumbling the idea around in my head wistfully on Friday to filling out a business liscense appilication this morning.

This is kinda how I feel like right now...

     The Little Wife website probably wont be up and fully running until the end of March or the beginning of April since that will get me through the fund-raiser and give me plenty of time to work on my product line, but I am so happy! I'm 22 years old, and doing what I what to do, on my time, as I want to do it, and getting paid for it!


stephanie said...

I'm so excited for you and your business. Have you thought about changing your major to business so you would have a degree and whatnot? Also... What is up with you and the colors blue and yellow? They're not okay together hehe. And yes, I know I'm a little obsessed with football. :P

the little wife said...

Thanks!! I have thought about it, but I just don't know. I didn't enjoy the business class that I did take in the least. Right now, I want to take textiles classes more than anything else.
Blue and yellow have always been my colors. My room was always sky blue and butter yellow, no matter where we moved. They just look so happy together. And if it makes you happier, they are the wrong shades of blue and yellow... think butter and sky maybe rather than blue and yellow? ;)

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