Sunday, August 31, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I wanted to show off the two new quilts I listed yesterday in my shop at http://www.originalsbylauren.etsy.com/ . I am very excited to have these available for sale. The top one is my strawberry kiwi flannel baby quilt and the other is my hearts all around handquilted wallhanging. I am very proud of them both, and they will make a nice addition to any home.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
The buyer bought them on the day she joined etsy, which is also exciting.
I don't have any of this great Laurel Burch fabric left, but if you love it like I do, I have two aprons listed on etsy, one chef style and on half apron. They both fit a large range of sizes.
So if you want a mermaid in your kitchen, go to http://www.originalsbylauren.etsy.com/ before they get away forever.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
When I have more details, I will pass them along. Just remember, the holidays are coming and wouldn't it be great to get your shopping done early without leaving your house?
Our members offer very reasonable shipping prices, and many ship internationally. This is a group of their work to the right. If you click on one of the items, it will take you to the indiviual store. Click on them all for a nice treat!
So stay tuned, more to come!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I have become aware of something new people are doing. It has become popular to have your own custom hospital gown to wear when you deliver your baby. They have to tie in the back like a traditional gown, but they are made of fabric to the taste of the mother to be.
I just made one as a custom order on etsy, and she had the gown embroidered with the last name of the expectant parents. This is the fabric that she chose , as a gift for her best friend. I hope they both like it.
I have seen other places where this is becoming a trend with new moms. Now that most women deliver in a birthing rooms that are more homie, they want to be more comfortable.
I love making things I haven't made before, and hope to do many more of these.
P.S. If anyone is interested in purchasing one of these gown, please leave me a comment or visit may etsy or dawanda shops. I have tons of great cottons for you to choose from. Be the best dressed mama in delivery!
Sunday, August 17, 2008
They are all made from top quality 100% cotton fabric, and they have one layer of cotton batting and one layer of insul-bright insulation in them. They have a loop for hanging. The potholders measure about 8" (20cm) square. They are quilted with a zig-zag machine stitch.
These are very durable and machine washable, but pretty enough to hang in your kitchen. They make a nice hostess gift, or a great Christmas gift for somone you want to get a little something for.
They come in sets of 2 and sell for $12 per pair. I hope you will stop by my shop and browse, and while you are there, pick up a pair for a friend and a pair for yourself. We all deserve a treat from time to time.
Thanks for stopping by, Lauren
Friday, August 15, 2008
I just made a new plus size apron out of this beautiful Amy Butler print. It is perfect for everyday, but pretty enough for entertaining. I just love this print!
I have many other aprons in a large assortment of prints and sizes. Please stop by and have a look. www.originalsbylauren.etsy.com/
I am very tired, so that's all for now.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
The beautiful striped cotton is Amy Butler, and the polka dot lining is Michael Miller. I put 2 little pockets inside and added a magnetic closure.
One strap is longer than the other to allow it to loop through the shorter one and loop around your wrist.
It is machine quilted and has cotton batting between the layers. It is machine washable and dryable.
If this one sells, I am thinking of making more in different fabrics and sizes. If you want one, visit my shop at http://www.originalsbylauren.etsy.com/.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Kimbuktu from the Quiltsy Street Group I belong to made this video and posted it on youtube. We are trying to find ways to promote our quilts and bring more quilt buyers to etsy. I think she did a great job, let me know what you think.
I am working on a few more quilted projects to list in my shop www.originalsbylauren.etsy.com
and I hope you will stop by often to see what I have. In the fall I am planning on making more silver jewelry, as I do not have access to a torch until the end of this month.
Don't forget, the holidays are right around the corner, and what better to give than a handmade, one of a kind gift.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
I love the colors in this quilt. It is very springy, but would certainly brighten up any table in the depths of winter. I live in NY, so we need something pretty in January to make our homes feel brighter.
This runner is exta long , 54" x 20", so it will fit a diningroom table. I am very excited to see if you like it as much as I do. Please let me know what you think.
Monday, August 4, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
We had our annual family picnic yesterday, and it was alot of fun and alot of work, as always. I was able to get my cousin to let me photograph her in my unisex apron. I also got a shot of my brother in it. It is listed on etsy, and I think that the alexander henry fabric is alot of fun!!
I am working on some quilts to list, so stay tuned. That's all for now, I am still tired from yesterday.
Friday, August 1, 2008
I finally got some photos of my misses sized aprons with a live model. I think they look so much better that I relisted 5 of them this morning. I think the improved photos will get more people to click on them.
I have some children's items that I have yet to take pictures with models. I just never seem to have enough time to get everything done.
Tommorrow is my big picnic, so maybe Sunday I will post some pictures.
http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list_west.php?room_id=20510 I have an apron in this treasury. Thanks Debi!