I had a special request for 4 oval place mats that are 11 inches by 17 inches long. Doesn't sound to difficult right?!?! Well guess again, when quilting a item other then square, this can be very challenging. The problem is, it is very hard to make have an item lay perfectly flat. I started my first place mat last Friday with many problems. I had to figure out the best way to quilt these down and what will make them not bubble up. After the 5th one, I think I got the hang out it and what to do, what not to do and what are the proper techniques for them to work. Now I will say, they are not perfect, the closed area isn't perfect and they do not lay perfectly flat. This will be my one and only attempt at these. I would totally put them on my table though! I did not quilt them because the more quilting, the more bubbling... so I had to go with a double secure stitch at the seams. So these are 5 selected out of 10 I have made. Want to talk about a learning process, these sure were a lesson for me! haha
Friday, January 30, 2009
I am excited to share that I have been featured in a blog called : Why I heart (with the shape) Handmade! The Hazelnut Mini Pot Holder Set has been the featured product! It makes my day to know that my item has stood out to someone and wanted to share it with their followers! To see the blog, you can click the link to see the feature: http://whyihearthomemade.blogspot.com/2009/01/home-is-where-heart-is-housewarming.html
Friday, January 23, 2009
I have started a Coffee Collection and wanted to share these new items with my followers. I have them separated on my Etsy shop and my 1000Markets shop. They are all one universal price as $10.50 a set. They are a mini version of my signature Pot Holder Sets (8x10) measuring at 7 inches by 8 inches. These minis cover your hand perfectly and would be super cute hanging on your wall as well! Comes with a convenient loop for hanging!
Friday, January 9, 2009
I now have an official logo! This is so exciting to me and I wanted to share it with the world! I bought my logo from my tag maker since she designed it. Mary is very talented and is my exclusive tag maker, I decided that I wanted to make this logo my official logo and now have stamps and new business cards being made... so everyone will know, this is mine! No matter where I sell my products, everyone will know, the item is a Teri's Treasure item! Its simple yet modern, it is me! If you would like to see what Mary can do for you, you can contact her at her Etsy shop at: http://www.mommiemadeit.etsy.com/ .
Thursday, January 8, 2009
As part of my New Year's resolution, one of things I decided was to focus on my items being promoting or starting some new shops on some new artisan markets. The ladies of the Homefront Team were starting some new shops on a site called 1000Markets (http://www.1000markets.com/) and so I checked it out. It is a lot like Etsy however, it is juried to be allowed to have a shop there and it is ran through Amazon.com. They have not totally went live yet but I find that as a asset. We can work hard on our shops, adding new items and such and when it goes live to the general public, I will already be established. It is a beautiful site and its exciting to be excepted to join 1000Markets. If you would like to check out my shop, click the icon and tell me what you think. I do sell a few different items on this site then I do on Etsy. I found coffee cozies as a fun sewing project, so I have posted them up there.