I made a pact with my sister and close friends this year - we decided this would be the year of YOLO (You Only Live Once). Now, I know it's a silly concept, and yes, it was totally my idea, taken from the lyrics of a Drake song, but the notion was not lost on me. There are so many things I dream of doing that, for whatever reason, I don't do. This year that all changes, because I do only live once, so I have to make this one chance good and I won't be holding myself back anymore.
That being said, I decided to open an Etsy shop - Bobby Pin Stitches. I had been wanting to open one for quite some time, but I hadn't. Then I thought, YOLO... so, I did it. I'm still in the process of making items, but I sew and embroider everything that goes in the shop. I am hoping everyone likes what I make as much as I enjoy making it.
I came up with this embroidery pattern as an homage to my love of the library and the books contained within. I hand embroidered the front panel and framed it with fun and bright fabrics. I listed them in the shop and already sold a couple. Which makes me very happy! I will definitely be making more, in addition to some other ideas I have been working on.
I absolutely love reading and visiting the library. When I was young, I went to the library and could have stayed for hours. Whenever I move to a new city, I always make sure to know where the library is and get a new library card, immediately. The idea for these totes came out of that love and appreciation for the library and the fact that I did, in fact, leave my heart there.
In addition to my shop news, I am very excited to share that I am being featured on Cut Out + Keep as a Sewing Superstar this week!
Every day from today through Sunday, there will be a sewing tutorial created by yours truly! Head over to check out my posts here.
Hope you have a great day!