Friday, January 30, 2009

I Need A Little Help, Please. Want To Trade Skills?


Everything I do on this blog format is self-taught. I'm not very techy. It's just a need-to-know basis for me. I don't really want to learn anything new that I have to read about. My brain is full; I just want to be told the answers.

However, there are a few things in the homearts I do know well and would now like to create some patterns for tutorials and maybe to sell in my etsy shop.

You know what I haven't mentioned - except for one flash second late at night, when I shouldn't blog because I don't edit myself well then, and which I removed the following morning - is that, in September 2008, one of my projects was picked up for a new craft book due out this year!!! I don't know the business etiquette on this, so I won't say which one until I'm told I can, but you know how surprised and crazy I was at that. My children laughed at my jumping up and down and singing for quite a while, but, that's okay, they aren't in print yet.

Anyway, I need a pretty template, I guess, to present my patterns in. It doesn't have to be fancy, just pink and swirly or more modern with blue and brown. I imagine it should be in a PDF format. I understand that there are less costly versions of an Adobe-type program one can use. I'll need to purchase one of those, I guess, to insert my patterns. What do you think?

Anyone want to trade skills? I made a little mosaic above reminding you of what I can do besides all the holiday stuff we've been showing off lately. If you go to my mishflicks and check out the clubbmish studio set, as well as the embroidery sets, you might see something for which you'd like to trade.

I also have an design idea that I would like to send to Spoonflower to create lining fabric for my projects. It's just a stripey design with "calicodaisy" running here and there throughout. Any takers?

Thanks in advance. Please feel free to e-mail me at the link above or leave a post here.


SweDaisy said...

Thanks for stopping by. I wish I had more time for sewing and creativity in general too.

Take Care,

Erica said...

Wish I was super creative and could help. That is VERY exciting that you were picked up for a craft book! You rock!

Mexican is my favorite too- yum yum!

Jill said...

Wow I'm so excited for you! That's terrific news! I wish I could help you out with the graphic stuff, I'm not sure if I know of anyone but I'll let you know. I'm going to respond to your message from the other day too - I haven't forgotten! :)

Nanette Merrill said...

I wish I knew more to do this with you. I have struggled with my logo and I'm just trying to get it where I want it. It is a process. And your beehive you made me is part of it! I'm so happy for you to be published. It adds street cred! It gives you something great to build on. Good for you. Your stuff is all lovely. You deserve recognition.

The Blonde Duck said...

That's a really good idea. I wish I could help!

Chris Worthy said...

I am no help at all -- except to say CONGRATULATIONS!! That is great news.