Are introductions really necessary on one’s blog? I mean, there really isn’t anything spectacular to tout about who I am or what I do. I’m not famous, I’m not rich, and to some people I wouldn’t be particularly interesting. I have the intention of making this a “sewing/crafting diary” of some sort. Hopefully you will get to know a little bit more about me as I adventure through new projects. 🙂
I’ve always been artistic, but sitting behind a sewing machine has always seemed like a daunting task. For years I hand pieced and sewed quilt blocks, or hemmed my pants or skirts with only a needle and thread. I even had hand sewn my curtains. A few months ago, though, I decided to take the plunge and bought a $40 basic sewing machine on Craigslist. It was a small investment for something I wasn’t sure would last. I’m often guilty of starting a project and losing interest before finishing it. My motivation, though, was to complete a few baby shower gifts for some friends. This is where my addiction for reading other sewing and craft blogs began. As I researched various patterns and techniques to make a burp cloth or a bib, I found countless posts that were not only helpful, but immensely inspiring. I, too, wanted to create such beautiful things!
My first projects were a few burp cloths and some bibs, a diaper changing pad, and a stuffed rattle.
Burp cloths and elephant rattle for Ethan
Burp Cloths for Baby Amelia
Pocketed bibs to match the burp cloths
These were a ton of fun to make, and I proudly whore’d my wares on my Facebook page for my friends and family to see (after they’d been gifted, of course).
My friends and family took a lot of interest in my projects, and a few suggested that I set up shop on Etsy.com. So, after contemplating their advice, that’s what I did, and Little Lotte was born.
I’d love any input on my projects, especially since I am so new to all of this. If there is a better way to do something, or if anyone would like to know how I did something, I’d be glad to oblige. If you are interested in my Etsy store, you can check it out at www.littlelottegifts.etsy.com .
Until next time… stay ambitious! 🙂