As some of you know, I like crafts and crafty things. There are a lot of different things I would like to learn how to do, but don't have a lot of time to do them. Last year, with my mom's help, I learned to crochet. I made Penny (Sug) an afghan and gave it to her for Christmas. I wasn't quite finished with it then, but wanted her to have it to open. We moved and had lots going on, but I've picked it back up and hopefully will get it totally done before this Christmas. lol The length is done, but I have a little more width to go. It's almost there. Here's a picture of the work in progress:
I also like to bake. For Mom's 50th birthday last week I (and Matt) made cupcake pops. You can find that recipe and lots of other fun ideas on Bakerella's website. She's amazing. Here are the pops we made:
Can you say delicious?!?! You should try them.
My latest project that I started this weekend is appliqueing. So far I love it. I'm definitely an amateur. :) The reason I wanted to try this is because I saw a cute shirt on Etsy that I wanted to get Bryan for his birthday. It was a simple navy shirt with a 2 appliqued on. I thought to myself that I could do that. So I tried it and here's it is:
The first shirt I did was for Allison. It's a little off center, but still cute.
(the shirts are wrinkled because I washed and dried them to make sure they wouldn't fall apart. hehe)
My favorite shirt is the one I made for Grant. I wanted to save it and surprise Lyndi with it this weekend, but it's too cute not to share. Surprise Lyndi!
I was thinking yesterday about starting a shop on Etsy. I would sell different colors and sizes of baby/toddler and childrens shirts with numbers, letters, and hopefully shapes. (fish, cars, fruit, etc.)Before I think about selling shirts online, I would like to ask you a few questions. Is this something you would purchase for your child/grandchild? for a baby/child gift? There are endless possibilities with appliqueing. If the shirts did well, I could applique tote bags, pillows, etc. Since I am a beginner, I thought about selling them for $12-15 each. (Others on Etsy start around $20) Any other ideas or suggestions? I'm open to anything.