Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I did it...

I finally committed myself to create some handmade things to share in an Etsy shop.  It's been a lot of work (those of you with Etsy shops know what I mean).   Here are my first few listings:

This one is called the Patchwork Cottage Wall Quilt.
This is a related one, called Quilt Cottage -inspired by my Lancaster trips!




 The other handmade item is my Pinwheel Quilt.

I wanted to make sure I had a few things before I launched it (or re-launched it, as I had listed my cupcake pattern there before I decided to make it a freebie on Scribd.) The vintage part of my shop will be reclaimed fabric, like Fat Quarters of vintage sheets, recycled denim charm packs and other treasures I find.

Please visit my shop here, and have a look (there's a link on the left sidebar, too).  If you like it, please consider adding a "heart" or favorite on Etsy.  

To celebrate my new Etsy shop, I've decided to do a giveaway of  one of the Vintage Sheet Fat Quarter 4- packs.  There are several 4-packs in the shop.  Just leave me a comment below, letting me know which is your favorite, and I'll choose a winner on July 9th.   
7/9 Update: Giveaway now closed.  
Picking winner tonite!
 Here's a peek at one of the packs:


And, I'm also preparing the next podcast, with all the details about the projects.  The pinwheel quilt was especially fun to make!

91 comments:

Tamara said...

congratulations on the etsy stop! Im anxious to hear how it goes as im considering one myself! I LOVE vintage quilts and i have to say the yellow group is my favorite... i recognize one of those sheets. It was on my parents bed growing up!

Valerie said...

I LOVE the vintage fabrics! At first I thought I would prefer the "Sunshine Yellow" pack, but I am smitten with the "Pretty and Pink" pack. I just started following your blod and I'm hooked!

Megan @ Megity's Handmade said...

Oh my goodness gracious! Love me some vintage linens. My favorite is the one that you posted a picture of. Love the greens and coraly looking pinks!

Mary Sarah said...

Hi! Wow! Love the Cottage Wall quilt. Very cute ... and I'm not just saying that because of your wonderful vintage sheet give-away! LOL! Congratulations on your Etsy shop. How fun!

Colleen said...

I love your shop! I'm sure you'll do well.

The Sunshine Yellow pack is calling to me! Great idea for a giveaway.

Anonymous said...

"Pretty and Pink" selection is my favorite.

drMolly, the BeanQueen said...

The "house" block quilts are cute. I'd have to say the "Pretty and Pink" FQs were my favs.
docM

bldrnrpdx said...

I rather like the vintage florals pack.

merumo said...

Congrats to your Etsy shop! I'm one of your podcast listeners and enjoying your episode very much :) And I like the "Pretty and Pink" selection.

raebeth said...

Good Luck with your relaunch! I don't know when you find the time as a working mother for all that your do, but keep it up! Love your podcast the best! You're such a real person, I wish we lived closer!
The Pretty and Pink is fun! Was it hard cutting up your prize possesions?!

Jenna said...

Congratulations on the etsy site! Found you through flickr. I love all the vintage sheets - and the "Fabulous Florals" is my favorite!

Paleo said...

the pinwheel quilt is adorable

Sarah Jane said...

pretty in pink is my favorite! I love the shop!

dnaprice said...

COngratulations on the etsy shop. I know it takes quite a bit of time to set up.
I love you selection of vintage linens, I really like the Pretty and Pink combination.

Maria B said...

I want to start of by saying i love your layer cake apron. It's so cute, cupcakes are adorable. Vintage is beautiful <3 I really like your "pretty in pink" Vintage sheets.
You`ve really inspired me to start getting my sewing together. Thank you & good luck on your new etsy shop.

Marcia said...

Sunshine Yellow - really enjoy looking at the vintage loveliness. Please enter me into your drawing. I like the circle quilt below as well. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

MegaMom9 (same on Facebook & Twitter!) said...

Hooray! Great news :) I've got an Etsy shop too- www.JustALittleOffCenter.Etsy.com, please check it out. I just listed a whole bunch of vintage sheet fat quarter bundles LOL. Once again great minds think alike. I'd love to win yours!

Kelly @ Lucy's Daughter said...

So happy your shop is up and running! Those quilted pieces are a steal. Having seen them in person I just may buy the cupcake shop one! (And I swear I'm not just saying this because you're my sister!)
I may have some vintage pieces for you to add to your next sets!

trudys_person said...

I love the Pretty and Pink group! I have to start thrifting for vintage sheets. We never had any this nice! Thank you for the giveaway!

Kris said...

I loooove the Pretty and Pink collection! :)

You have a great eye for putting colors together! Methinks I need to get off my chubby butt & sort through the stuff I picked up at garage sales - I have a vintage sheet that would match the bottom picture of your Pretty and Pink set perfectly. :)

Katie said...

I've been enjoying all of your podcasts. I must say I really like the Pretty & Pink collection. I think those fabrics would look great in my daughter's room.

CreationsForEleanor said...

Best of luck with Etsy, it looks great. Hands down my favorite is the Fabulous Florals line.

Sandi said...

Wow, those cottage quilts are adorable! I love the landscape quilting. Very cute!

As far as the FQ sets, I can't decided if I like the Pretty and Pink or the Pink and Yellow better. They're all beautiful. Why don't we find sheets like that in the stores anymore? They're all boring solids or large graphic prints.

Andrea said...

Long-time podcast listener here. I love all the vintage sheets and the duvet cover you made from them. My favourite are the vitage florals.

Jaye said...

I saw your wallhanging and immediately thought you could do a series of different buildings in a town. I think you could have lots of fun designing different types of shops and houses. Have you seen Gwen Marston's Liberated Quiltmaking houses technique?

Katrina said...

I love the vintage florals!

jill said...

Congratulations on another accomplishment! I don't know where you get the energy for all that you do, but you continue to inspire me to try new ideas. Love the yellow vintage fq, just so happy! Keep inspiring us, jill953

Quilting Acres said...

Your Etsy shop looks great! Your little quilts have turned out awesome. My favorite bundle is the one that you have in your post as well as your shop. Thanks for another great podcast.

Carly said...

I like the Vintage Florals set!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/50561024/vintage-florals-fat-quarters

Good luck and thanks! :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congrats on your shop! I love the Vintage sheet fat quarters. Very nice selection. Thanks so much for including me :-)

Katie said...

Love the little house quilts!! My favorite is the vintage florals. thanks for the chance to win!
ktyoung1(at)gmail(dot)com

Needled Mom said...

I love the little quilt shop quilt - very sweet!

My favorite sheet sets would be the sunshine yellow.

Melissa said...

Congrats on your etsy shop opening. I have a little one as well and know how much work it is to get one up and going. I love the Pretty in Pink collection. So fun! Good luck with your shop!

trish said...

Oh I just adore your quilted cottage wall hanging. What a charming little piece!
My favorite is the fabulous florals.
Thank you for such a lovely give a way!
Sincerely ~ Tricia
Ps. Feel free to drop by my blog.

Mama Spark said...

Love your ETSY shop. Keep up the good work too your wall hangings are adorable! I like all of your sheet sets but especially the one you have pictured right here on your blog.

Susan said...

I'd have to go with the Yellow Vintage, but they are all great! Love your podcast and blog. :)

Ms. Knitsalot said...

I really like the sunshine pink. Thanks for the giveaway!!

Patty said...

My favorite are the Maximum florals. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Deborah said...

Oh, I just adore the "Pretty and Pink" selection. Everything is absolutely beautiful, and it was difficult to make a selection.

Awesome!

dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

Heather Crowe said...

I like the sunshine yellow set. Congrats. I'd love to get a store going eventually.

deserae said...

I love the pretty in pink pack!

lips said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I love the Sunshine Yellow. Colleen

James-Linda said...

WHAT A SWEET GIVEAWAY!
THE VINTAGE FLORALS ARE MY FAVORITE!
THANKS FOR SHARING,LOVE,LINDA

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Kim said...

OH SO CUTE! I love the wall quilts. They're great. I'm inspired!

Patty said...

I like the Pink and yellow collection. I thin you pin wheel quilt is really cute too.

Dandelion Wishes said...

The pink and yellow are pretty cute. Love the quilts too!

Sew Lovins said...

love the Vintage Florals Fat Quarters! thanks!

Wendy aka Misswendiki said...

Good luck with your Etsy shop! I especially love the Vintage Floral fat quarters.

Mrs. Darling said...

I love the vintage floral FQ pack! It is so sweet!

Thank you for the giveaway! All of your wall quilts are amazing!

by Daisy said...

thank you for the giveaway! and congrats on your etsy shop!
i love all of them, but like many other people before me, i'll have to say my favourite is the pretty and pink one.

Liz said...

i Love all things pink, so "Pretty in Pink" is my pick!
-Liz

free indeed said...

I like the pink and yellow collection. I've always loved those two colors together!
freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your podcast immensely! I also love the pictures. Thanks for doing a fun podcast!
Emily

kevnjacks said...

Sunshine Florals look great! Thanks for the chance!

Elizabeth a.k.a. Type A Mommy said...

Congrats on your new Etsy shop! I love the Pretty and Pink selection, so pretty indeed!

Stormy Days said...

The Fabulous Florals are beautiful. Congradulations on your shop. I'll be back to buy.

Hooptee said...

Congrats on your shop!! What beautiful fabrics!

Leah said...

Congratulations. I think I like the pretty in pink one best.
lbroadstreet@tds.net

sbfh said...

The shop looks nice. I hope it goes well for you. I would love to win the pretty in pink quarters. I never liked pink as a girl but now I celebrate the zen of pink. :)

Pam said...

What a tough decision ...I love them all but Vintage Florals is my favorite!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I would love to win the "Pretty and Pink" selection.

tong said...

Congrats on your new shop! I love the vintage florals fat quarters the best!

Robyn said...

Love the yellow!!!!

Alathia said...

I finally got an iPod and discovered your podcast! Thank you for the wonderful ideas. I really like the Pretty and Pink FQ set.

Sooz said...

What a terrific idea, making fat quarters out of vintage sheets! I love them all, but if I had to pick a fav, it might be "vintage florals". I'm looking forward to checking out your podcast now!

Pokey said...

I have a small collection going, and your pretty in pink would be the one to start me sewing!

sy said...

thanks for hosting the giveaway. i love the sunshine yellow quarters, i favorited it in the shop.

allsewnup said...

The Vintage Florals are my favorite. Vintage prints are wonderful aren't they?

Carolyn

schmidt1016 said...

Congrats on the new etsy shop! Hope it goes really well for you.
I think the pink and yellow collection is my favorite.
Leslie S. in MN
esclante at comcast dot net

fiatcat said...

Good luck with the shop ! I heart the pretty in pink collection !

Cheers kelly
kellyevans06@hotmail.com

Mari said...

Pink for me. Love your little quilts !

Lilly said...

The Fabulous Florals set is my favorite. Gorgeous!
Thanks for the chance and congrats on your shop.
eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

Fiesta said...

Thank you for the chance to win. I love your house block. House quilts are actually my favorite.

Carla said...

Congrats on your shop! How fun is that!

The vintage sheets pack is my fave!

Crystal Hendrix said...

Love the quilt at the top!! I also love your name! I like the pretty and pink! Can't go wrong with the pink! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jodi said...

Sunshine yellow! And vintage, love it, just can't find any authentic around these here parts! Thanks for the chance!

Retha said...

I love the Pink and Yellow collection!! Good stuff in your shop! :)

Anonymous said...

I love the fabulous florals one! Really cool!
steeplechaser29 (at) yahoo (*) com

Heather said...

Vintage florals!! so pretty

Knitting Auntie (aka Sharon) said...

I would love to win!!! Love your podcast and all your thrifting...
Sharon

MJ said...

I just noticed today that every quilt I've made (or started making) has at least a little bit of yellow, so I say let's keep the trend going, the sunshine yellow's are my fave!!!!

Congrats on the etsy shop, its a new dream of mine!!

carmel said...

your shop is beautiful! congrats and good luck!
i loooove the "Sunshine Yellow" collection
just lovely!
thanks!

Regina said...

Welcome to Esty!!! I have made a habit of giving handmade for Christmas and when I don't have time to make it I buy it there :) I wish you much success!

Camberly said...

Pretty in Pink! There is so much I could do with that.

harleywife said...

I think they are all pretty ; but the vintage floral are extra pretty ! thanks for the chance at the giveaway and congratulations on your new etsy shop !

renae said...

Congrats! I like the "Pretty in Pink" and the "Sunshine Yellow"

bebo821 said...

I've been collecting yellow/orange/green vintage sheets for a few months to make a quilt. I like the Sunshine Yellow set ;) Congrats on the store. It looks great!

Dawn said...

Congratulations on the etsy shop! You are an inspiration as I've been thinking of starting a shop myself for some time. I love the vintage florals fat quarters. Thank you for the giveaway.

jamie said...

oh! i love that vintage florals group! my mom had some sheets with that top piece, with the blue & brown & yellows flowers.

Peaceful Piecer said...

Love the sunshine yellow.....thanks for a chance to win.

Rambling Rachel said...

I found your blog by searching for denim quilts and saw the pinwheel quilt in the images (hope that makes sense). I just brought home a pinwheel quilt that my grandma gave me and it has inspired me to me to make a pinwheel too! My sister just released a line of fabric that's black and white--it'll be perfect in a pinwheel! I have an etsy shop too and will be certain to favorite your shop.