Saturday, 16 October 2010
Friday, 8 October 2010
Take a look at these fabulous prints by Heidiadnum. Free shipping on all prints and also some beautiful bunting that they sell!!!
Next is another fab shop called Wudwerx! They sell all kinds of Bird feeder and wooden bug boxes and bird houses! They have some great offers on. I particularly love this toast bird feeder and think it would look fantastic in my garden!!
I completely fell in love this bangle from QuercusSilver, it is beautiful and a complete bargain now its in the sale!!
Because i love cupcakes especially ones that look too pretty to eat, take a look at millalove for amazing cupcake toppers!!
And last but by no means least these gorgeous greetings cards!!! I am such a card hoarder so these are right up my street!!! Take a look at KitszieG for more cards, postcards and prints!!!
Let me know if you buy any bargains today!!!
Friday, 13 August 2010
Firstly i had a very exciting request from Sew Hip magazine to do a piece on my adult slippers so that was very exciting, a lot of hard work but very exciting. Writing was never my strength at school so trying to write instructions that someone else had to follow proved to be quite a challenge!!
Then after that my little Etsy shop went absolutely mental with wholesale orders, I had 5 all in a very short space of time and have since been churning out booties, burp cloths and purses by the dozen like a machine. Bed time went out the window and my house looks like a fabric shop has been sick all over it but it was definitely worth it and an excellent learning curve. I learnt that making items by bulk is much quicker and so I think i will be doing that in regards to my shop from now on, I also learnt I need to be more realistic with the times I quote people and remember that there is only me sewing and I have a 2 year old that demands and deserves the larger share of my attention!! So with all that my poor little Etsy shop has been very neglected and has rapidly dropped from nearly 60 listings to 40!!
In between all of those things it was mine and hubby's 6th wedding anniversary!! Time really does fly when you are having fun! So we managed to squeeze in a week off, unfortunately the fabulous abroad holiday was off the cards this year so we went out and about to lots of fun kiddies things in the Uk. The little monster got completely spoilt all week with presents and sweeties and days out, generally just a fab family week!!
So now i have finally got my world slightly back to normal I can start to focus on rebuilding my stock so expect lots of new things over the next few weeks and then i am going to take a look at the amazingly large list of ideas you all had when i had my giveaway all those weeks ago!!
Here is just some of the ideas you guys had:
*Bigger range of fabric for the adult slippers
*Bright coloured plain fabrics
*Smaller purser (credit card size)
*More toddler sizes
*Car seat Tents
*Clothes - dresses etc
On top of all this I am also aiming to phase out the made to order items, I think as a customer having to wait for something to be made is sometimes off putting and as the person making them life is easier if I'm just selling what i have!!
And last but not least i just had to share with you all this absolutely amazing notepad i found whilst browsing the Etsy forums today:
I am absolutely in love it and may well be purchasing one in the near future when i have some spare pennies and a bit more time to choose. They are soooo beautiful and completely sensible and practical as well, with great wooden covers so you always have something solid to rest on, plus they would look fab out on display on your desk as well!!! Even better you never have to throw it away as you can refill them!! Love it!!! Check out the whole shop here at Timeforteame
Well that's about all from me and my little catch up today. Hopefully i will be back soon with more things i find on one of my many shopping trips!!!
Monday, 7 June 2010
Well lets stop me waffling and get down to business!! Ive used random.org to choose the winner as that seemed the fairest and what others seemed to use, so I hope Ive done it right!
So entry 148 was the winner which means........................................
I will email you to let you know the details and so we can finalise what you would like to spend you gift certificate on!!
As for everyone else that didn't win, I'm very sorry but please keep following the blog and keep your eyes open for another giveaway!
Once again thanks to everyone that entered, keep your eyes peeled for some new things in store soon thanks to all your fabulous help in telling me what you wanted to see!!
Sunday, 30 May 2010
Im giving away $25 to spend in my store on whatever you like, whether that be a free pair of booties, or money off some comfy slippers for yourself or a custom order that you choose.
Heres what you have to do:
1.) Leave a comment on the post below telling me what you would spend your $25 on.
2.) In your comment also tell me what you would like to see next in my shop, whether it be a fabric, new style of shoes, something completely different???
For some extra entries:
3.)Become a follower of this blog
4.)Post this giveaway somewhere else for example your own blog/twitter etc and leave a link for me to see
5.)Like my Facebook fan page http://www.facebook.com/#!/SeaminglyPossible?ref=ts
6.)Tell me how you heard about this giveaway
If you could leave a seperate comment for each entry it would make it much easier for me to sort out!
The contest will end at 11:59 PM on June 6th. Winner will be chosen at random. Be sure you have a way for me to get in touch with you, either by leaving your email address in the comments or have a link in your profile.
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
Sooooo with that in mind keep your eyes peeled for my first ever giveaway that I will start next week. I hope to run it for a whole week so you will have plenty of time to enter and pass it on to any friends.
With the giveaway in mind, what kind of prizes would you all be interested in? A set prize? A gift certificate? A prize from somewhere else? Fabric? Please leave a comment and let me know!
Thursday, 6 May 2010
Im glad I finally went through and ordered some because ive been thinking about it for weeks and its not till you see them in the flesh that you realise firstly how pants my home printed ones are and secondly exactly what photos sell your items best in that kind of space. I will definitely be spending more time choosing my photos next time as there are a few cards that im not so keen on because the picture looks a bit odd in the space.
Check them out and let me know what you think:
The problem I now have is what to keep them in!!! So I had a quick browse and check out some of these fab Business Card holders I found:
For those that Want to make one themselves:
Or some super cute ready made ones:
Im tempted to buy the pattern and give making one a go, im also tempted to buy one because they are all sooooo cute!! Let me know what you think or which one you would get!!!
Thursday, 29 April 2010
Well its Day 4 in my Potty training experience and I think we have had a breakthrough!! Days 1 and 2 although not as horrendous as I thought they were going to be were horrible and unpredictable and not as successful as I would have liked ( no accidents and instant understanding of what was expected was what I would have liked!!) Im very much an out and about person and not feeling confident and able to go and do as I wish is very against what im used to, it was like having a new baby all over again. I must admit by the end of Tuesday I was feeling like he was never really going to get it.....
But Wednesday was a definite improvement and now Thursday has been even better, he finally telling me when he needs to go, I only have a half second warning but thats better than nothing. We have also had no accidents and a couple of trips out that were stress free aswell so all in all im a happier mummy today.
Im hoping to able to start focus back to my sewing today as ive not really had the motivation to make much these last few days.
Well I hope everyone has a fab Bank holiday weekend and I will fill you all in on mine next week!
Monday, 26 April 2010
Cut out a piece of fabric that is a bit wider than the cushion you are covering and and long enough to go all the way round the cushion and probably about half of that again.
On the wrong side of the fabric turn the short ends down 1cm and then over again 1cm. Do this to both short ends and pin them or press them to hold it in place. Then to secure sew along both edges.
Still with the wrong sides facing you, fold the fabric over till the short ends overlap and it is the correct size to cover your cushion. Then pin the open ends and sew them together, I then usually zip zag over the seam to make the seams extra secure and prevent fraying.
Turn the cushion cover so the right side is now facing you.
Take a plastic bag and cover the cushion. Tie the ends of the bag and sellotape it so that its completely covered:
Put your newly plastic covered cushion inside your beautiful new cushion cover and your are finished!!
So I have started today and so far we have had 1 very small success and 3 little accidents! Not quite the result I was hoping for (and yes I was hoping for 100% successes and the perfect child!)
But on the plus side, I feel a lot calmer and happier than I thought I would! I spent a while preparing for this, Ive read books and brought a pile of spare pants ( I got a little carried away with the pants buying!!) In one of the books I read they reccomended making a cushion with a plastic lining so if accidents do occur, you arent washing your car seat and pushchair cover etc etc. I jumped at the chance of this, anything to make getting out the house easier and less tressful is a bonus in my eyes.
I wantd to share with you all how easy the cushion cover is, so I took a few photos and thought I would describe how I made it. It was super easy, no zips or buttons or anything other than straight sewing!
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
So to encourage my procrastinating I sat and made a treasury:
Click on the picture and take a look at all the fab shops selling beautiful holiday inspired items, there are some amazing things in them. A particular favourite shop of mine that I found will looking for items in the Treasury was this shop:
They are based in Cape Town and they make the most amazing range of bags, I absolutely love them and im very tempted to buy one of their travel bags next time due to go on holiday. I particularly love their coffee travel bags, definitely worth a look!
Now I must stop typing and go and make some things, I have some Rockstar Guitar slippers nearly finished and some orders to make and a post office trip to do!! Please send me some motivation with your thoughts!!!
Friday, 16 April 2010
This time around I have my new design for slippers to show you. Please let me know what you think. They are a similar shape to the kimono style ones as I love the wideness of that style, they seem so much more comfy to me. But this time instead of being a cross over I have made them into one piece that are slightly pleated to add some detail.
Ive also decided to use 2 fabrics on the same slipper to add more detail and make them a bit different to the other I sell. Check out the pictures and let me know what you think:
Let me know what you think, opinions, changes what you like in a pair of slippers? Any feedback is very welcome!!
Next week I will have some different things to post about not so shop related more life related. But I think I will leave it at that for now and get back to watching Bolt and doing puzzles with my little monster! He doesnt appreciate the blogging and is starting to pull at my chair!!
Monday, 29 March 2010
But I thought I would catch you all up on what ive been doing, I had a very interesting email from a very interesting person but I will tell you all about that another day when I know exactly what is happening with it, but it will be quite exciting if it all works out ok.
Ive been concentrating on keeping my shop stocked above 50 items, hence the lack of blogging, creating has taken over my time!!!
Ive been buying lots of new fabric to feed my serious addiction!! The problem I have is that I cant just buy the fabric I need, I always end up with heaps more new stuff aswell. Here is the first lot I have waiting to be washed:
I got these from a fab Etsy Shop called The Supply Stash, if you click on the picture you can go check her out!! She has many lovely things!! I list the other fabrics Ive got waiting be used another day when ive got a bit more time!
The final thing ive been doing is sorting out what items I want to put in my Spring Sale, so here it is:
And to apologise for neglecting my Blog im offering free shipping on all orders placed by Blog followers for this week only 29.03.10 - 04.04.10! Just type Blog01 in Notes to seller and I will refund the shipping via paypal.
Thursday, 18 March 2010
Im not sure what to make my next Goal, I wanted to average a sale a day in the year since my first sale but Im not sure that is very achievable, that means i have to sell 263 (i have now sold 102 things) in 5 months. Im gonna keep positive though because you never know what might happen!!
Well my 100th pair were this pair:
I absolutely love this pair and really wanted to be able to make more but the supplier i brought the beautiful wooden buttons from is no where to be found anymore :( I was sooo disappointed!! So if anyone knows where I can get similar wooden buttons please let me know!
As I always do when I list a new item I rearranged my shop so that it is surrounded my items that are similar colours, while doing this I found that i have a new love for all things yellow/citron/mustard!!! Check out the few other items I found while indulging in this fab colour:
Monday, 15 March 2010
So here is the finished article:
I was so pleased I managed to do them and I hope my customer is pleased and maybe in a few weeks when I finally get over my hatred for satin I will use what i have left over to make some that I can sell in my shop!!
Just to give you an idea here is a sample of my tried and failed attempts:
So my lesson for the week is to think things through a bit more before I agree to them and to trial things properly without rushing!!
Friday, 5 March 2010
My problem is every time I start to get organised I get sidetracked into thinking how wonderful it would be if I had a sewing room and how beautiful it would look and how much fabric I could store etc etc. These thoughts obviously do not help me to organise the sewing space that I have right now!!
So today when I was trying to sort through some paper work I thought that maybe what I do need is some kind of Notebook/journal/Memo board. Something I could use to jot down thoughts or designs, inspiration, fabric and generally anything i at the moment just sling down on a scrap of paper and leave everywhere! But you guessed it, inside of getting sidetracked dreaming of the beautiful sewing room, i got side tracked shopping for my new journal!! I found some fab ones though, take a look......
Make A List Upcycled Plain Paper Notebooks- set of 4 Special Price
6 x 4 Spiral Bound NoteBook - For The Birds
The Goods in Magenta Steel Memo/Dry Erase Board
Red Berry Branch Notebook
Windowed Robot Moleskine Notebook with Book Plate
Set of 3 Recycled Pocket Notebooks
Lucky Red - Handbound Leather Journal
Charles Dickens . David Copperfield quote . handbound leather journal (320 pgs.)
Tuesday, 2 March 2010
In looking to designing and making my nappy bag, I thought I would start small! The aim was a useful purse, that would fit a few coins, maybe a credit card, mobile phone etc. I also wanted it to have a key chain attachment so that you could keep everything you need all together and when I start on my actual bag I wanted to be able to attach the purse to the inside because nothing frustrates me more than pulling 1 item out of a bag and 20 other things falling out after it!
Now me being me (and possibly a little over confident) thought this process would be easy!
I brought some interfacing and some fusible fleece so it was nicely padded to protect various objects you might want to include, I decided on sizes etc, I made a little pattern piece and I sat down to start....... It was at the point I realised that I could not for the life of me remember how to insert a zip in a decent manner!! Every attempt I made ended in disaster looking like my 2 year old son had made the purse! I was so frustrated!!
It wasnt until I stepped away from my dishevelled piece of battered fabric and Zip that I realised what to do and from then on things were a bit a smoother!!
So this is it, the first pictures of my new purse:
It main seem small, but trust me it was a mammoth undertaking!!!
I was also really excited to sell my first pair of womens slippers to a lovely customer from Australia! So with the good weather, new challenges, fabulous customers its been a good start to the week!!
Thursday, 25 February 2010
My other problem is that I really want to start work on something new (my bag in a bag!!) Ive made the first pattern and brought some interfacing and padding etc for it so Im super excited, unfortunately the sensible side of me says you must fill orders first and this makes the not so sensible side of me procrastinate!!
I have only a short post to make today as our computer broke and I cant figure out to upload photos from my mobile to the new one!! Will have to wait till hubby is home!
In the mean time here is a fabulous Treasury we were featured in a few days ago that made it to the front page, I had to share it because the colours were so beautiful and some of the artwork is just gorgeous!!
So thats it for today hopefully I will have something more exciting to say in the next couple of days!!
Wednesday, 17 February 2010
YOUR CHOICE of a onesie from Lee Marie
TWO $50 gift certificates to Baby's First Phone Call
$20 gift certificate to Seamingly Possible
Monday, 15 February 2010
I had been awarded 2 sunshine awards!!! I was very excited!!
The Sunshine Award is awarded to bloggers whose positivity & creativity inspires others in the blog world.The rules for accepting the Sunshine award ~Put the logo on your blog or within your postPass the award onto 12 bloggersLink the nominees within your postLet the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.
Here are the 12 blogs I nominated:
Saturday, 13 February 2010
Now onto my next project!!
I really want to make a fabulous Nappy Bag, it was so important to me when I was first pregnant, I spent hours trawling the net to find a good one, one that looked fabulous and still had many pockets and useful bits that I thought I would need. To my dismay there really wasnt much choice unless I wanted to spend heaps and heaps of money and even then I didnt really love any of them enough or they were so girly that it put me off as I knew I was having a boy!!
So at the moment im jotting down ideas and thinking about what it needs, what would be nice and how it should look!