Yesterday, we finished this lovely set of custom seashell bags. They’re all ready to be shipped!
Packing up quilted coaster sets and getting ready to add new baby items and fabric bowls to the site.
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This week, we’ll be adding two new products to the shop – teething necklaces and teething rings. The rings will be available untreated or sealed with a natural, locally-sourced beeswax and olive oil sealer.
Remember those pesky little 1/2″ by 5″ strips left over from my coasters a little while back? Here’s what they are being turned into… new fabric bowls! 5″ pieces are a little bit short for my taste for this type of project, but I’m a stickler for using up little scraps! You can expect to see this in the shop in the next few days.
Ok, now this is just wild! After I finished those 6 blue blocks yesterday, I took out the blocks I had finished over the past 5 years and laid them out. There are 22 full blocks – that’s 1,408 1″ pieces!
Ok, when I said my blue squares were abundant, I had no idea I had enough to make 6 full blocks! Each postage stamp block has 64 1″ finished pieces. There are some repeats within a block, but all in all, they are pretty scrappy.
This quilt has been in the works for years. I save my scraps (almost all of them) and when my scrap bins are full, I spend a few hours ironing and cutting 1 1/2 inch squares. I’ve got them organized by color in little boxes, and the blue section was just getting unruly. So today, I got to work on sewing them into pairs and then into strips of 8.
Yes, yes, yes… even more coasters are on the way… Lately, I’ve really enjoyed stitching at dusk. It’s just so peaceful, and gives me some time to think about my day. I’ve been spending a lot of time planning for the arrival of our first baby (yes, a baby!!), and stitching coasters gives me a mental break.
Since we opened our business back in 2014, our quilted coaster sets have consistently been in our top 3 sales items per quarter. After moving twice this summer, my husband and I were finally able to get my sewing studio up and running in the new house, and I’m furiously back to work making coasters again. I even have a plan for those little 1/2 inch by 5 inch strips I’ve trimmed off of each coaster… More soon!