Bittersweet Butterfly

Monday, June 26, 2006

New Items
I've been working on a few new items to incorporate into my shop, mostly wallets and card holders and also some headbands, hopefully they sell well :)
I got all my new fabric at Hart's Fabric in Santa Cruz, it was my first time there and it is amazing so much better than Hancocks or Jo-anns...I wish there was a shop like that in San Jose
here is their website
Really nice people too....I don't know what it is about Hancocks but everyone who works there looks like they want to jump off the next available cliff.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

I've retaken most of the photos in my etsy shop, hopefully they came out better than the first ones. The first pic is the before and the second is the after. I set up my own photo studio using a big rubbermaid clear tub, white poster board, 4 clip-on lamps and some white interfacing. It's been working really well so far and cost less than $50 . I found the tutorial here on an etsy forum _id=161

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Wedding Countdown
Went down to Monterey today to check out some vendors for our wedding....82 days to go!
We are getting married at the Old Whaling Station in the garden. So much to do before then, but I'm hoping everything will come together in the end...I hope :)
We had our cake tasting today...yummy
and met with someone about lighting our reception, we are thinking about putting up lanterns in the trees and lights too so it will be nice and festive in the evening, It should look really beautiful

Friday, June 23, 2006
My Business Card!

I finally recieved my Business cards
I am so excited! I think they came out great. I asked a fellow etsyian to design them for me and she did a great job on my cards and banners...She is at
I've been neglecting my sewing the last couple days to work on retaking all my photos in my shop
I had been using my patio fence as a background but it seems to be too distracting so i'm trying out a white background. Hopefully I can finish today so I can post all my new photos :)

Thursday, June 22, 2006
Hello Blog World
After reading so many great blogs I've finally decided to write my own.
I'm a stay at home mom and my greatest love other than my fiancee and my son is crafting or just doing something creative. I'm in the process of starting my own business of handmade bags and accessories, it's great I've sold a few items already on Etsy and it's nice to have something creative and fun to do on my own besides my mommy and house duties. I love all kinds of crafts, knitting and sewing are my favorites, but I also like to paint, silkscreen and bead. I thought it would be fun and interesting to start this blog as I start my foray into the crafty business world.