This weekend, I was busy with the WIPs again. I have so many different ideas going on and have purchased so many different components, I had to put the big STOP sign up on myself and get to it. I am in three holiday shows in November. Unbelievable! I really don't like doing those, but since I was invited, I thought I should get involved. What's hard is most of my work is custom, so to think up ready-made items to sell is difficult, since the possibilities are endless. I've made more buttons, some coffee cozies with freehand decor, tissue holders (these are crazy easy and so cute!), holiday pillow covers, and ... I can't think of anything else in the stack at the moment, but I am finishing up the cottage quilt blocks for Freda's Hive Swap.
Above is a personalized reindeer pillow cover I finished. He's so cute and could be done up girly, too. I've posted a custom order listing for a personalized pillow cover in my shop. This can be ordered with a choice of fabric color for the antlers and, obviously, thread color for the personalization. I think it would be nice with "Happy Holidays" or "Merry Christmas" around the design or below it.
For the sewists, I have a listing for just the fabric panel with your choice of coloring and personalization. I think this is sort of like ordering special scrapbooking stationary or your fabric designs from Spoonflower. Ordering a personalized panel with your choice of design and wording can be a terrific way to enhance your project.
Check out my candy-striped piping. It sure pops, and the fabric was dizzying when ironing out. I've listed some of this in the etsy shop, too. This listing is for 64" of piping, enough to go around 12-14" square pillow.
Well, I think this will be my last post before leaving for Houston on Wednesday to go the Quilt Fest! I need to do a little shopping for myself, organize the house a bit more for my family, and finish up some of the above-mentioned projects that need to get out. I'm hoping to meet some of my blog friends there; I've already got a couple of you loaded in on my cell phone. Plus, I get to stay with a friend from college while in Houston, and we haven't seen each other in nearly 20 years! Amazing, and yet it seems like yesterday.
I hope you have a good week and weekend. I'll be back next week with photos of the market and a list of my must haves for next year!