Thursday, June 26, 2008
Etsy for Animals is working on another great fund raiser. Members (including yours truly) are sewing quilt squares that will be assembled into a finished quilt and auctioned off.
Etsy for animals is a group of Etsy sellers who are passionate about helping animals. We donate a percentage of our Etsy Sales to animal charities, and find lots of other ways to help animal organizations. There's even a special Etsy for Animals Shop that sells items donated by artists and crafters, with the profits going to charity. The group was created by Michele (mvegan5), and the huge task of organizing the quilt round robin project is being tackled by Jonny of dogonwear.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
While making some new Mini Soft Fabric Books for my Etsy Shop I made an "oops". While trimming a thread, I accidentally cut into the blue page of an almost done mini colors book. While it wouldn't have been impossible to take the book apart and replace the blue page with a new one, it would have been a lot more work and headache than to just make a new book from scratch. I decided I didn't want to remake the whole book.
The same page also got a snag on the fabric somewhere alone the way that left a tiny pin point hole when trimmed up.
I did sew the approximately 1/4 inch cut closed by hand, but didn't do anything to the snag hole - the needle would leave more holes than the original snag, so it seemed silly to stitch it. This photo points out the flaws:
The little fabric colors book isn't up to my standards enough to sell in my shop. The rest of the book is in great shape, and I hope someone out there will be interested in having it, even if it has a little 'oops' factor. I'm offering it to the first person to request it. I'll pay shipping - even international. I don't recommend anyone leaving personal information, like an address, in the comments section here, so I ask that you send your request to me privately by clicking "contact this seller" in my Karabu Patchwork Creations Etsy Shop.
Hopefully this little book can find a loving home.
My kids (who normally get my 'oops' projects) already have a mini fabric colors book. I haven't done a giveaway for awhile now, so I think my mistake was really a reminder that it's time to have one!