Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Happy Holidays

I am so excited for the holidays ahead, not only because I get to enjoy being with my family, but because it gives me more time to create and sew. My husband is a full time student applying for a nursing program, so there is not much free time between work, school and kids. So I take any time I can get!
Last night I was up until the wee hours working on a new zipper frilly ruffle bag, it's made with a sweet pillowcase, I just love the colors, and the wild pattern on it. I had to run to JoAnn's to grab the right color and size zipper for it. I should finish sometime later today and I will take pictures to put it up on Etsy. I am always so happy when I have a new bag made.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Lots of Work

Working all week, not much time for sewing unfortunately. Hopefully some time in the evenings.
Here are the photos of the latest messenger bag.



Saturday, December 5, 2009

Getting started blogging about sewing

I'm so excited to be getting online as a shop owner and not simply posting about my kids and the things we do each day! Although I will more than likely end up sharing these things here as well, considering they are so integral to my life.
The name HappyKathy was taken already on blogger, so I chose HappyKathyShop.
Check out my Etsy site: http://www.etsy.com/shop/happykathy
I just completed a messenger bag with a great print and it's very cute. I have put in layers of fleece because I love the soft feel it gives the bag and I put a heavy interfacing in the bottom panel to make it stand up and be more durable.
I love the process of creating something from nothing. It's a great feeling. Most of the time though, it's hard for me to want to sell the things I've made, since I would like to keep them for myself! :)
I am looking forward to having more time to work on new creations. That is the best part of all, not having to use anybody else's pattern. That's my ultimate goal.