I'm so happy to be in the middle of this project with a wonderful friend. You've all heard about Sam (aka Sama. aka Sam-balam) before, we're up to our ears in fabric samples & sewing boxes. It's. The. Best.
The other day I posted the longing of my heart on facebook as I realized it in the midst of working:
Would someone like to hire me to do crafts in their livingroom so I don't have to go to work anymore? It'll be the best... we can chat, sip coffee, I'll make pretty things for you, maybe even listen to an audiobook together?Seriously. It's all I want these days. Willing to relocate if anyone wants to take me up on that offer. haha
And what is this time-suck project I keep babbling on & on about? Ok I'll spill the beans, but only about 1/2 of them. No, I'm not opening my own Etsy... too predictable. I'm making some items to sell at an "alternative gift market" before Christmas. It's a fundraiser for my church & all items will be handmade or fair trade, Sam & I will be make embroidery hoop art to contribute. Not everything will be embroidered, I love the mixed textiles look, but we'll sell them still in their hoop & ready to me hung on a wall. You've probably seen it before & know what I'm talking about, but just in case here's a good example we found when scouring for inspiration. These aren't our hoops, ours will be original designs & aren't ready to be revealed yet, but you get the idea.