Wednesday, September 18, 2013

WiP Wednesday: A Start Up

I've got so much going on right now! I just finished my Star Surround quilt this week. I started another quilt for my sister's new baby due the end of the year. I crocheted three hats. Started up an Etsy shop bought a truckload of yarn and fabric to get going on those. No wonder my WiP Wednesday post is late! I'm linking up over at Freshly Pieced.

First the finish!!
I love everything about how this one turned out. The colors are awesome and the pattern is so fun! Check out the finish post here.
This is the start for my sister's baby. I'm using High Street for Moda. The bright colors aren't typically my thing but I'm loving them here. These will be turning into disappearing 16 patch blocks  from the original quilt-a-long by Melissa over at Happy Quilting.

We have an apple orchard near by that has so much more than apples to draw people to it! There are all kinds of fun things to do and play including a giant corn pool. We buy season passes every year. Well, I decided to make Ruby a little apple hat to keep her tiny head warm and out of the wind. Everyone loved it!!

Her big sister wanted an apple hat too! You should have seen people ooh and aah over these as we walked around.

Everyone's reaction got me thinking. I took out the collection of hat I've made just for Ruby and thought I should sell these! Many many people have suggested that to me before but it never took root. However, now I'm all excited about it and opened up my own Etsy Shop.

So I went out and bought a crap ton of yarn. In so many different colors. People like options! I'm so excited about this venture!
I also started checking out a bunch of different options. I love the more fun hats like this shark. Pattern found here.

Here's my son showing off the side view.

 I was also thinking I could do some quick and easy quilts at my shop too!

The Green Fairy was having an incredible sale on charm packs so I picked up a bunch and I've got a plan for each of these! I can't wait for them to take shape.
So there was my crazy week. I'm so excited about my new venture that I'm afraid my house may be suffering a bit. I hope to get it all set up then we'll see how it goes. Each listing is made to order so that should take some of the pressure off. As always thanks for stopping by and have a great week!


  1. Your hats are beyond fabulous. I am in love with the shark!

  2. Those hats ARE adorable! Good luck with your shop. :) all those fun charm packs should make for great items, too.

    1. Fabulous hats.......amazing! Some beautiful blocks too! Stopping by from WIP. Thanks for sharing Marie (

  3. I do love the fabrics you chose for you star quilt! And those hats are really cute!

  4. Woohoo! Congrats on opening your shop! Yeah my house has been suffering too for the past month and a half since my friend and I decided to open our shop. It's so exciting though :)

  5. I love the hats! so cute and cozy.

  6. These hats are really cute. Good luck with your shop!

  7. Congrats on the shop opening!! Your hats are fantastic! But the shot of your little Ruby, cutest apple ever!


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