I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about the variety of items I’ve offered over the years. Tax season does this to me each year. I like data and I like to analyze it. Each year I keep meticulous records of everything business related and every new year I start crunching numbers & comparing stats right down to the last lip balm!
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After much consideration I’ve decided to drastically downsize my herbal section of the shop. For those of my customers who are faithful purchasers of certain products, email me when you run low. Just because an item is no longer offered on the site doesn’t mean I don’t have a personal stash. 🙂
Of the items I plan to keep are my herbal pillows. Now that winter is in full swing I’ve been using my hot/cold pack almost every night. Just a few minutes in the bed and my sheets are toasty warm! Both the aromatic sweet slumber pillow & hot/cold pack will remain on the site. In fact, I’ve recently updated my etsy shop with 2 pillows.
I really enjoy reading fellow crafters blogs, especially those with a purpose. One blog I follow regularly is Teresa from Green Bag Lady. I love what she is doing and the impact it is making!!
A few weeks ago Teresa had a give-a-way for 3 yards of organic cotton from Harmony Art. We are talking about organic goodness that is 110″ wide people! I entered the drawing and guess what, I won! Woo Hoo!! Last fall was a good crafting karma season for me as I also won this fabric from A Print A Day. Anyway back to the point of this post. I was given the option of all 3 yards in the same fabric or I could split them up. Personally I’m not a pastel person and would have selected all 3 in blue. However, since this was going to end up as a gift for a favorite tot I needed to choke back my selfish seamstress tendencies. I decided on 1 yard in each color.
Upon receiving my fabric I smiled when I saw this on my envelope.
I always recycle my packaging at Pixy Patch, and I am glad to see how many other businesses are doing the same! I even save the envelopes we get at work from our vendors. They are the perfect size for mailing lip balms and body oils! 🙂
When I left my comment on Teresa’s blog I told her that if I won I would use the fabric to make something for my niece, which I did. His name is *Bunny* and she loves him!!
The aqua and pink fabrics were both solid. The blue has pin stripes on one side, so I decided to use the *wrong side* since I wanted the patchwork for this project to be uniform. The eyes are buttons and the nose is black embroidery floss. Thankfully I only had three small details to sew since I had to stuff bunny for placement and then unstuff him to sew them on. You can also see I’ve been putzin’ around in photoshop backgrounds!