What is going on with the weather here in the mountains? Is it ever going to cool off? The leaves are starting to change colors just a little bit but not enough for me to get my camera out. But every morning, when I take my little one to school and got to work, the sunrise has been so beautiful. I think I'm going to have to drag my behind put of bed early on my day off to try and get a picture of the sunrise.
Until I get some good nature pics, I'm just going to have to show you what I've been making lately. I have been trying out stamp carving to make my own patterned fabric. I have just put a zipper pouch in my store, that I made out of fabric that I dyed and block printed using my handmade stamp. It's nothing fancy but I had fun working on it.
The color of the fabric was supposed to be gray but it depends on the lighting whether it looks gray or lavender.
I have also started working on Christmas cards, here are a couple that I made last weekend:
I'm really liking this color combo for the Christmas cards this year.
Well, hello there! It's been awhile since I last posted. I started working full time and my job was emotionally exhausting so I took a long break. I have now changed jobs and hope that I'll be able to post a bit more often. I have been busy this summer, made a few cards and a few bags. Gone hiking and spent time with my boys.
Here are a few snap shots from the summer:
We went to Stone Mountain, GA.
I grew tomatoes, zucchinis, chilis and strawberries.
We hiked Table Rock, NC.
We saw the sunflowers at the Biltmore Estate.
We hiked to Hickory Nut Falls.
And here are a few sewing projects from the summer:
I have also started carving stamps. I'm hoping to make my own patterned fabric and I also needed a logo for my shop. I've got a couple of bags in process and I just started my new job. My boys started school today, S just started middle school and J is in first grade.
I've got instagram now, you can find me under huldapollock.
I'll be back soon. We're getting used to the school and work routine and I am going to try and fit my sewing and cardmaking into that routine.
I've managed to make a few Christmas cards in the last few weeks. Some of them I have already sold. Some you can find in my store and some will be heading to Iceland this week. I have also changed my shop's name to HULIN which means hidden which id also the meaning of my name (Hulda). My new store link is http://hulinbags.etsy.com.
I've got just about all my Christmas shopping done and the house is about ready. I haven't started the cookie baking yet but yesterday we went to the Grove Park Inn to check out the gingerbread houses, the Christmas decor and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa.
Checkout the cards in my store HERE
I hope you have a great week and take it easy! Stressing over the holidays is not worth it!
I start working 40 hours a week and my store suddenly gets super busy. I've been super tired after work but hopefully my body is getting used to the changed schedule and I can get some sewing done (or card making) on the weeknights. I have been having problems getting a straight stitch on my machine lately and had to redo my sewing over and over again. I've gotta figure out how to fix it before there's nothing left in my store to sell. I've got an order waiting to be sent off but my post office closes too early for me. My hubby has been a great assistant in the last few weeks though and has gone to the post office for me a few time. I might have to hire him as my assistant elf ;)
I want to show you a few of my Beaucatcher bags.
I am actually using this one now, I just love polka dots.
I gave this one as a door prize at a church event.
This one sold already.
You can find this one HERE!
And this one I sold last weekend.
I only have 3 Beaucatchers in my store at the moment, I need to make more. I do have a few bags lines up to be sewn and one that would be ready for my store if I wasn't aching to fix the top stitching a little bit. Either that or sell it a bit cheaper that other bags in the same style.
Anywho, it's finally cooling off a little bit here in the mountains and I can't wait for the mosquitoes to disappear so I can do some yard work. My flowerbeds need weeding and cleaning.
I hope you stop and check out my store while browsing on the internet. You can find it right HERE!
Thanks for stopping by!
Just a quick post before I go to bed. I have made and sold a few crossbody bags in the last few months. A friend of mine had asked me to make one for her to give to her niece so I decided to add some to my store too.
You can find this yellow bag HERE
I don't have a special category yet for my crossbody bags but they can be found HERE
I am currently working on a crossbody bag but was too tired tonight to get any sewing done. I have also been working on a few Christmas cards (sold my first ones last weekend!) and will post them soon.
Thanks for stopping by!
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