Sew Cute! at home... has been born. In two weeks time, I will have hosted two Sew Cute! at home parties. So far, I have about 15 people RSVP'd to attend. It's pretty exciting to think that this could really be something. Maybe this time next year I won't have to work full time, you know, quit my day job? I also have people interested in hosting parties of their own. The problem - how to organize parties and be able to sew the bags in time for my customers! My husband thinks I will be very busy and a bit stressed; but let's cross that bridge when we come to it! I'm pretty excited about the promotions for hostesses. Here are a few: Hostess Benefits: 10% off your purchases automatically! $100 in sales – 20% off, free keychain $150 in sales – 25% off, free wallet $200 in sales – 30% off, free clutch $250 + - 35% off, free clutch and wallet Signing up for a party – free wallet to match your bag!
Purchase benefits: Buy any bag (small, medium or large) and get 20% off a matching wallet or clutch. Buy any bag and wallet/clutch combo, get a free keychain.
Tomorrow, I'm heading back to Lucy's Art Emporium to add some more bags/clutches to my stock there. I made a darling purple birds mini-tote last weekend, as well as two clutches today.
a nursing cover...no, not for me. a friend of mine just had a baby and instead of a bag, she wanted a new, fun nursing cover. now, I am not well versed in the world of nursing accessories, but I have seen some very cool covers at church. I found some fabric she liked and went to work. After googling a bit, I found a site that had mommy-type projects and skimmed to see a free nursing cover pattern. www.blisstree.com.It was easy to follow, and the pictures were very helpful. I did change a bit on the pattern - I cut the strap fabric wider and folded it in to the middle and then again to make a more clean cut seam. I also used zigzag stitch so it wouldn't fray. All in all, it only took about 45 minutes. A great new project!
It's official. Sew Cute! is now being sold in stores! A friend referred me to her friend's store, a quaint, artsy shop in downtown Dover, NH. Today, I brought three bags to the shop and signed up to be one of her consignment sellers. It feels pretty cool.
So, now I enter a phase of life that doesn't seem to want to slow down. This is ok. I'm excited about making new bags for Lucy's Art Emporium. The prospect of making custom bags through my Sew Cute! At Home parties is a dream come true. I just need to figure out the balance =).
What's coming up this week? *shop for fabric - I'm looking for two specific charm packs by Moda *make some bags *prepare the promotions for Sew Cute! At Home - coming up at the end of January!
This is my first blog post and to be honest, it is quite scary! Why did I start a blog? It was advised to me when I started to promote my new business - Sew Cute! - that I also have a blog to accompany it. So, I started it, and then did nothing! Now that the holidays are over, I'm focusing my attentions on running my business (and looking for a full time job!) and learning how to market it.
After months of craft fairs and selling bags on etsy.com, I realized that I needed something more. From the start, I had wanted to host and allow others to host bag parties - where I would come into a home, bring bags that I have in stock, fabrics, buttons, and other accessories and let the guests pick out their own custom, Sew Cute! bag or wallet. Now is the time! At the end of January (which is quickly approaching) I will launch my newest endeavor - Sew Cute! at home.
I love to make. Sewing, crafting, quilting, scrapbooking, cooking...the list goes on. I write to share my ideas with friends, inspiring them to make their own creations. I am a believer, wife, mother, daughter, and friend.