Last month, I made an apron for my friend Lindsey's birthday. Not only was it my first apron but my first pattern! I'm very proud of myself because sewing patterns really intimidate me. My mom had to explain a few things a few dozen times (seriously, what language are those instructions written in? They make no sense!) but I did it! Why I always decide to do something I've never done before for a gift, I'll never know.
The fabric is Michael Miller . . . I LOVE it! It's covered in 50s housewives baking and decorating cakes in the kitchen. I have some fabric left . . . I'm hoping it's enough to make a purse. I have a "Cooking with Cuisinart" book that would work perfectly with this print!
Last week I made a decision that feels good but makes me nervous. When I started my shop over a year ago, I told myself it was only a hobby. Only for fun. I write screenplays and I felt like writing should always be the priority (after my family, of course). But this past week I had a feeling that I should step up and take more responsibility for my shop. I needed to be more business minded and actually keep track of my money that goes in and out. I have tons of new ideas I'm excited about. Problem is, I'm torn. I'm afraid that if I give more to my Etsy shop, that will automatically take away from my writing. I told Lindsey about that and here is her answer: