Thursday, September 29, 2011

Etsy Shop And Feature

Holy Crap! I managed to open my Etsy Shop, UrbanBabyPhotoKnits last week and let me tell you what a week it has been. Amongst knitting/crocheting for the shop, two friends requested hats (yeh!) and I made a bunch of hats up for a local photographer in exchange for some pictures of the family! I've been doing this swap/exchange thing for awhile now and really it's fantastic. It's a total win/win as I absolutely love to see my creations on little ones as I enjoy photography AND I receive beautiful photos of my daughters.
I encourage all of you to do something similar....maybe someone out there would love one of your creations, whether it's quilting, sewing, knitting in exchange for something you would equally love...from one artist to another:)
As I'm trying to spread the "love" for my shop, I want to offer 10% off to all of you...code is FLICKRFRIEND10. You can also find me on Facebook

Now for some great I mentioned a few posts ago, Amy from Amyscreativeside contacted me and announced my little wee blog was going to be featured on Sept some wonderful person out there nominated me for my work on the Drunk Love Quilt that was finished earlier this year. How cool is that? It's one I'm especially proud of....and it was a gift to my stepson. It makes me feel good because it's something I made (with the wonderful help from my fellow bee members...they were the best) for him with love:)

So thank you to everyone who continues to drop by this little blog and inspires me....and welcome to any of you who are new...thanks for stopping by:)

P.S. I'd love to hear anything you have to say about my Etsy creations, pricing, photographing, any words of advice are always welcomed!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

I've opened an Etsy Shop!

Well I took the plunge and have opened up a little shop on Etsy specializing in newborn photo props (hats and cocoons)! I'm really very excited about it. This is the reason the blog has taken the back burner recently and the sewing machine hasn't seen a lot of action:) All of my spare time has been spent in designing, knitting, picking out wool (hand dyed handspun merino wool), photographing my wee one/baby hats, working with photographers...making hats for photographers in getting ready for the shop to open! It's really been a lot of fun!
As you know another one of my passions besides quilting/sewing is knitting and photography...specifically babies in hats! I just love knitting little hats but was tired of seeing cheap quality ones out there. I really think the motto "you get what you pay for" is true. If my babies wouldn't wear it, then I wouldn't make it for you! I've tried to make some fun, funky hats that are made with high quality "thick and thin" merino wool (all except one hat that I make that's an exception)....lots of squishiness, great texture in photographs and super soft against baby's skin all make for a great baby hat!
I hope you get a chance to check out my shop...thanks for your support:) It's called UrbanBabyPhotoKnits.
Here are a few pics of some items I have listed:

Friday, September 2, 2011

A New Facelift

I received a lovely email from Amy at Amyscreativeside last week informing me that I had been nominated to be featured on her blog!! It came as such great news as I had been seriously considering whether to continue blogging or not. I don't know about you, but there are times when I think to myself, is anyone reading this stuff:) Anyway, this news couldn't have come at a better time. Time for a facelift....a blog facelift that is!!! I knew I had some great pictures for a header but didn't have enough tech savvy to put it together so I contacted Faith of FreshLemonsQuilts and she so graciously put this together for me! Honestly, our quilting community is really generous don't you think? There are really some nice people out there!!
So, there you have it. Now I need to go and knit another baby hat as I'm opening up a little Etsy shop this fall(more on that soon). I just spent the day with the kids at my friend's cottage/beach playing in the sand and water. Did you know sand can get in the most interesting of places? Oh my!!