November 25, 2011

Tis' The Season To Be Crafty!

First of all, I want to thank you all for all the amazing and positive feedback I'm getting about Chubby Cartwheels.  I have gotten some very nice comments about my site, what I offer and I'm also enjoying making these clothes for you amazing ladies.  So thank you for that.

Since the site opened last week it's been hectic as ever.  2 days after I launched the site, my 4 year old laptop died.  Just flat out died.  So I went out and bought a new one (I was going to within a few months anyway) and I couldn't be happier with it.  Though I lost ALL of my bookmarks which are more precious to me than anything else on my old computer.  I was fortunate enough to have just backed up all my info, pics, and so on, so I didn't lose anything like that.  Just bookmarks for blogs, tutorials, websites and everything that is good in this world.   Now I am starting over and desperately trying find them all again.  I have managed to salvage a few blogs and tutorials thanks to Tumblr.  If you don't follow me on there check out my blog.

A 2 inch spike ring.  I used a plain adjustable ring and (2) 2 inch metal spikes unintentionally creating the affect of piercing my finger with a giant spike.  Ugh... I need a manicure.

Aside from making clothes for my orders I have been working on fun little projects for myself.    I started with a mustard yellow fleece ear warmer made with navy blue (suppose to be flowers but look more like) stars and a button in the back.  All materials available at Joann's.  A 1/4 of a yard will make you 2 bands worth plus whatever you want for the decorative piece.

-Please excuse my exhausted looking face/hair/look.  The holidays have been hectic.

A reusable University of Oregon coffee cup sleeve just in time for the civil war game.  GO DUCKS!  

And tonight I finished my sweat hear cut white vinyl bandeau top.  It was so incredibly easy to make so I plan on making more of them and in a variety of colors as well.  I think if I turn them into tube tops they will go perfectly with an empire waist skirt.  Plus with it being vinyl, it doesn't budge or move much so no straps = no problem.  

On top of those projects I have been trying to get more organized with my craft supplies.  As of 3 days ago they were in little plastic bags in a basket.  But I found an old case I used to hold and organize plastic rhinestones.  So now all of my hair clips, earrings, beads, pendants, pearls, glue sticks, ect... have a home and place to stay.   

November 15, 2011

The day has finally come.  My store is open and ready for business.  I am very proud of this store and all that I offer.  I have been collecting fabric, saving money, filling paperwork, crafting, and designing the site these past many months.  To start with I am selling 3 styles of leggings, velvet skirts in several colors, a jacket that will soon be available in all sizes 20-32, and fun accessories.   I have wanted this since I was about 16 years old but never gave myself a chance to do it.  Finally with so much love and support from my husband, family and friends, my dream has now come true. Also big thanks to Crystal aka Wednesday from Project Lifesize who has been my model for this and other projects.  She's quite the trooper.  I hope to make more patterns and pieces to sell on the site as the months go by.

Thank you so much and enjoy!