Friday, July 29, 2011

Exciting News!!!!

After much debate and persuasion I’ve decided to open a shop on Etsy. Exciting news, yes?! Now you’ll have the option of purchasing Sew Shellz items. Stay tuned for details. I’m working on inventory and setting up the shop. I’m hopeful that the shop will be ready to open within a month. More details as we get closer to opening day J

and I think to myself........

Pictures are back from Haiti!! I was overwhelmed with joy at the first pictures that came in from the DAG Haiti trip. it was humbling to see how they live and yet how grateful they are for everything....even the smallest of things.

I must give a shout out to my neighbors who have brought fabric and pillowcases for me to continue making dresses for these girls and a HUGE shout out to my co-worker in NY who sent bags and bags of fabric and pillowcases by reaching out to her church and friends. I cannot thank her enough for all that she collected. I'm sure I'll be sewing for the next several months.

I'm in dire need of grosgrain ribbon to make straps for these dresses. If anyone would like to help donate ribbon I would be ever so grateful. Please stay for a moment longer and check out the pictures back from Haiti.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Been a Long Time!

Wow, it's been way too long since my last post. I have been busy around the house, visiting with family, a bout of not feeling well :( and some sewing in between.

So proud to announce that my first batch of 17 dresses completed for DAG is heading to Haiti on the 16th!!!!
I was really just going to do straight pillowcase dresses with no frills....really I was! I figured get more completed faster....the faster I go, the more I can do. Problem was I looked down around me and saw all this extra scrap (which we have from sewing) and I couldn't let that go to waste. Then I decided to paint a little and add some felt appliques. I had lots of fun and very happy with the result.

I also made a little bag for my mom from the Ty Pennington line. My sister confirmed my concern that it's not what?! Not sure what I'm going to do with this lovely bag just yet. Any suggestions? I actually have another one to make since I cut fabric for 2 bags (no waste!). I may just have her peek at it to see if she would want it (no hurt feelings). The bag is wonderful and soooo SUMMER! My mom is more plane Jane and I knew it going into the bag. Guess I thought it could work, but I'm not so sure....

It really is a pretty bag, yes?!

For now I'm off to sewing more for DAG thanks to my wonderful neighbors and friends collecting pillowcases and fabric for me. I also have new fabric on order and stopped by JoAnns last night. Found some really great Fall fabric. Next week is a big week for sales at JoAnn's I believe....$2 off a yd on calico. I noticed some new prints and I'm ready to get my hands on some. Also 50% off the notions wall...

xxoo Michelle