Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Opening a Webshop
A few years ago I started quilting. After a few quilts, I really loved the creative outlet it gave me. It seemed that I only quilted as the weather changed in September and I needed a hobbie since the snow kept any outdoor activity very limited. The best thing about quilting in September is all the holiday fabrics that are available with Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner. I had never done wall hangings, applique, or paper piecing until I met Holly. Thanks to those late poker nights at the Dicks and Holly's crafty talent, huge amount of patience and great teaching abilities (I am a huge fan, can you tell??), I started making Holiday wall-hangings and Christmas gifts. I mean what else were we supposed to do as the boys were out in the playhouse playing poker till 2, 3, sometimes even 4am. This soon developed into, "oh, what to make so-in-so for Christmas this year." I got tired of our stockings every year being a total free for all, no one knowing whos was whos, all miss-matched, and there never being enough stockings to go around. So that is were the idea originated from...and you wouldn't believe how difficult it was to find a good stocking pattern, I had no idea how a stocking was made and put together. After many attempts at different patterns non of which I liked, I designed my own. Many people have commented on them so I decided to start a website for them. http://www.hollyjollystockings.etsy.com/ It is still under construction, and I am still trying to figure out how to mange my time so I can make them on demand, but I am super excited! Here are some pics of some of the stockings I have made for the family.