Some finished coasters!


Making Strips

I have been working on these little strip pieced coasters for the shop and they are so much fun. I can use fabrics I am afraid to cut into for fear of diminishing the amount I have stashed! And the project itself is improvised foundation piecing so it's easy and fun!
Sorry for the bad photo quality on this one...the lighting in my apt is iffy at the hours I have available to shoot some days.
Anyway, here you can see the strips stitched to the foundation and ready to sew to the backing fabric...I should do a tutorial on these actually, they are so easy!


Stocking the Shop

I have been working to stock my etsy shop with goodies. Photo above is a nice little stack of flip wallets ready to post. I love getting my personal assembly line going, and when I finish a productive day of art-making or crafting I always feel satisfied. I think one of the reasons we crafters/artists/designers keep going and continue to push to find the time to create is the gratification of the finished project. These objects come to life from your own two hands and your imagination.
Something I am starting to love about new york is the idea that anything I want to learn to do / make / imagine / experience is possible. There are so many venues for education of all sorts here in this city.
Makes me feel like anything is possible. Which can be exhilarating or terrifying depending on the day!