Tuesday, 22 January 2013

New Year Resolve

More fingers were pulled out today as I bit the bullet and loaded a couple of things onto Etsy.
One of my unspoken resolutions was to make an effort with my Etsy shop so hopefully things will progress from here. I listed a pattern before Christmas and had my first couple of sales which has given me a bit of encouragement.
You might recall the Mystery Quilt? This picture is of one made by my friend Janet back in 2008 - it won the Viewers'Choice prize at my Open Day that year. Janet adapted the borders from the original pattern, it's quite versatile like that.
So, what else have I on offer?
I recently ran a couple of day workshops for beginners - the project was a baby quilt and I made a couple of variations as samples. I have no plans to repeat these workshops in the next session, and I have come to realise that samples can become a bit stale as tastes constantly change so thought I would try to sell them while they still look fresh and modern.
This first one was made using mostly Lollipop by Sandy Gervais for Moda and is in shades of cream, orange & aqua.
 The next one is very fresh with lots of white, and a mix of lovely modern prints, there's a bit of Bella in there.
Both measure about 30" x 35" and have been washed and air dried.

Lastly, I listed these -
A couple of 6" square, Mug Mats - made with the last precious bits of Velocity by Jessica Hogarth, my favourite fabric from 2012.
All items can be found in my Etsy shop, button on the right.

I do hope those of you in the UK affected by the Big Snows are keeping warm and safe. Here in sunny Ayr we got a light sprinkling yesterday just so we didn't feel too left out of things.


  1. Good luck with the selling!

  2. Brilliant that you are selling patterns. And I bet you sell a lot more. Love the bear with the modern yellows.

  3. Good luck!
    It's snowing AGAIN here, bored of it now!

  4. Good idea, and good luck! We had a whole 1/4" of so vaguely scattered around this morning...

  5. Good luck with your shop Sheila - your yellow and grey quilt is so lovely and fresh and yea for mug mats and not mug rugs!

  6. I hope that you sell your lovely quilts. You are right about tastes changing and it has given me food for thought. Di x

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  8. Mystery quilt is one of my all time faves!

  9. Best of luck with the Etsy shop - great idea to sell patterns as well as finished items.

  10. Good luck with your new Etsy listings, I am sure they will fly off your virtual shelves!

    We have had 12" of snow and counting, sounds like we have had your share of the white stuff :)

  11. We have 10 cm of snow coming tomorrow after about 5 or 6 cm yesterday. Today was nice and even sunny but cold. Good luck with the store!

  12. I'm sure these will get snapped up - the bears are v.cute! I'm starting to run out of space with all my class samples! Jxo

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  14. Congrats on being able to let go of your "babies".
    Hope some one falls in love with your pretty quilts.

  15. Good luck and prosperity with the shop Sheila!

    Haha sprinkling of snow - you can have mine!



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