So it’s been a week and I have been busy. In the past few months I have mentioned that I was starting a new business with my mama and last night we launched Pink Floor Studio! Happy day!
As you know, I like to hit up the thrift stores and garage sales. Let me tell you I am a novice when it comes to thrifting- my mama is the master. The collections are massive, although organized.
I know I have mentioned that I just go shopping in the studio (and many of you want too also) and now is your chance. That’s what Pink Floor Studio is all about, creative vintage crafting supplies. Off to a tag sale (on a thursday! awesome)
And if you are up for it, there is a blog too- shocking right
This morning I was showing a friend how to use pinterest and etsy and an amazing thought came over me. I am surrounded with amazing friends (you know who you are I hope) and many of my amazing friends are incredibly talented artists.
Case in point Jamie or Miss Jamie as Kiddo says. She not only is a wonderful friend she is a jewelry master. She finds vintage jewerly pieces at estate sales & flea markets and recreates them, renews them. Renewable Jewels is her company name. How perfect is that since she renews the jewels she finds.
Jamie is very clever in the way she markets her pieces too, something I need to learn how to do. She finds pictures of celebrities wearing similar pieces and groups them together like this…how smart.
Currently Renewable Jewels is having a give away on Facebook, all you need to do is like her page…easy peasy. (I hope I win)
As I’m writing this I am thinking I need to share my amazing friends with you. I am truly so lucky to be surrounded by such talent. Who will be next? I think I know who, but you will need to wait to find out.
Okay, so in the past 29 days this is what I have made:
10 fleece jackets
18 vintage handkerchief skirts
23 bandana bibs (plus I sold one)
9 crayon portfolios
3 crafting aprons
50 hang tags
1 halloween costume (although I was “told” I forgot the wand)
Overall, along with being a mommy, wifey, june clever want-to-be, and on the school board, I think this is pretty good. Is it enough? HELL NO! Do I have a ton to do in the next month and 2 days? YES! Is it all good? YEP!
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A short but sweet tip this Friday, cut once, sew once, repeat. Huh? What does that mean? Let me tell you
In normal crafting/sewing world, we make one thing at a time. For example, find awesome piece of vintage fabric, and a pattern for a skirt. Cut out fabric pieces, sew, done. Simple. When preparing for a craft show, making lots of inventory, you could do it this way. But I think it takes longer. This is what I do (I might have mentioned this before by the way) spend a day cutting out as many skirts (or what ever) as I currently have fabric for. All the pieces, are then grouped and stacked together in a tray.
Here I have twenty skirts cut out of vintage fabrics, with there handkerchief “apron” cut and ready. The next steps, I will serge all the raw edges, hem the bottom, create the elastic casing at the top, put the elastic in and be done with twenty skirts all at once. Just like that, I feel like you have created a ton of stuff, and I have. I think it’s faster than cut one, sew one, repeat.