Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Crossed


There is a little four letter word up there in my navigation bar.  I hesitate to even say it...SHOP...Who knows if it will even be a success but it is worth a try.  Working out details and patterns has been fun some days  and  dismal others. 


Can there possibly be room for more aprons on and vintage sewing items on Etsy?


Am I riding the trend wave that is nearly at the shore?


Will life get in the way?


Will it take the fun out of my hobby?


These are the questions that I ponder...


While I pull some details of multiple aprons into one.


Knowing that I have painted my picture from a pallet of vintage and modern prints.


Working around a very hairy obstacle who soon became a pattern weight.

 

He was quite pleased with himself, having found the most popular spot in the house.
I could not be cross with a face like that.
My Etsy shop is scheduled for a Summer opening.

22 comments:

Barbara said...

Good luck and good for you! I think everyone feels the same trepidation, but nothing ventured, nothing gained. Looking forward to the big announcement!

ImagiMeri said...

Amen, and it's about time! There is never enough loveliness in the world, never enough quality crafting, and never enough exquisite talent....welcome, welcome, welcome pretty lady! We await the lovelies that pour forth from your tender care.

Warmest, best wishes and prayers for nothing less than the most successful venture yet.

Love ya'
Meri

Kim K. said...

I wish you nothing but SUCCESS! I'm so happy for you.

Amy Burzese said...

Yay! I'm sure it will be a success. I can't wait to see your things. And, your blog looks great. I have to get your new button.

Love the furry pattern weight. I love kitties.

Amy Burzese said...

I just saw the ducks at the bottom of your page. Sooo cute. Jealous.

Mecky said...

Renee, that is so cool that you are doing that!! Yippee!!!

Denise Price said...

Best of luck on your store! I think the fact that you are putting so much thought into it will help you be successful.

vintage grey said...

Of course Etsy needs more handmade goodies!! Your creation is beautiful, and I can only imagine how fabulous your other patterns and creations are going to be! I am there with you on opening up shoppe! I am so nervous, and I have had the same questions. I love to create, and I know that it will all be worth the experience! It is so funny how we are so similar, and with style. A touch of vintage, and splash of modern! Your shoppe is going to be fabulous, and it will be a success!! I can't wait!! I think handmade is going to be our future!! xo Heather

Kathy said...

Congratulations and YES to all of your questions you are pondering. Having a shop myself I sometimes wonder about those same things. Your creations are beautiful and I am looking forward to the grand opening!

Josie-Mary said...

Your apron is lovely, good luck with the shop. That pussy cat is a beauty! :)

delia hornbook said...

Well done you ;-) Its very exciting i am in the same process as you and im not sure if etsy is the right way to go for me like you i thought of the same things. But if you don't try you will never know and you have nothing to lose. Good luck with it all im sure you will do really well your designs are gorgeous. Your cat is beautiful he is a longer haired version of my Timmy ;-) dee x

vivian said...

Good for you... and US! I cant wait to see all the wonderful things you will fill your shop with! I know they will be full of vintagey sweetness.
Your cat likes to get into the middle of your projects just like my figgy and frannie!
happy Day
xoxo
vivian

VintageBettys said...

That's wonderful news Renee! We wish you the best :) I haven't forgotten about those cute little hankerchief baskets that you made. We still want them....we are just going through some really hard times right now :'

gotheart said...

Wow, Your blog looks so cute! Love the makeover!

I saw your comment on my blog, I didn't see the peep garland. I wish I had. I bet it looked cute!


Anyhow, just wanted to let you know how much I love your new look!

Lucky

Cindy said...

First of all...love the blog pretty!!! Keren and you did a great job!

Now there is always room for more vintage! I'd rather buy from someone I know than a stranger. It means more!! Sooooo my dear friend...get to sewing....lol

Good luck! Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Sandy said...

Renee,
Can't wait!!!!!!!!! :)

GardenofDaisies said...

How exciting that you are going to open an Etsy!!! Can't wait to see!! I've thought about it a couple of times... but then I "come back to earth" and remember I have a full time job and very little spare time.

Corey Moortgat said...

I'm positive you'll do fabulously! If all your things are as lovely as this apron! I need to get my tushie in gear and take photos of things to put into my shop. I've got a ton of vintage things I want to sell, but haven't made the time to do it. Good for you for doing it!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I wish much success in your shop. What you make is unique and lovely, I feel sure you will do well. =)

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Love the new look and a SHOP! Super exciting and can't wait to see what you come up with!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

All the best to you Renee! ♥

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

i am so looking forward to your shop...it will be just darling i know! you are so talented...just keep doing what you love and the money will follow as they say. i wish you very the very best for it and i hope it opens soon so i can SHOP!!!