I came up with a business plan for myself (kinda). The first step was to make business cards. Hubs and I got out the computer, came up with a name for the business and ordered the cards. They came in yesterday:
What do you think? I think they came out super cute and I'm really excited to pass them out. Oh, and yes, I did black out my phone number. If you are interested, email me. I just didn't want the whole Internet to have my cell number. You understand I'm sure :)
Step number two is send out a few samples of my work, to whet people's palettes. I emailed a few of my facebook friends, and Anne (who is my lonely only regular commenter) asking them if I made them something (free of course) and they liked it, would they merciless advertise me. I got overwhelming yes responses.
The first sample project I'm working on is for a friend from high school that has a small, adorable daughter. I decided to make her a fabric dollhouse like the one here:
I cut out a few pieces on Tuesday night, but then had to stop because I didn't have any plastic canvas or batting (for the house pieces). Hubs went to Windsor Button in town yesterday for me during work and got the canvas and the batting. I gave him a list and he just passed it to the sales lady saying "I need this, but I have no idea what it is". What a good Hubby right?
Since I had the plastic canvas and the batting last night I was able to continue. I cut out and covered the house pieces. I secured the batting with packing tape. I had started doing it with hand stitches, but it was just taking too long.....so, the tape came out. When finished they looked like this:
Then I started on the fun part, embellishing the exterior of the house. The directions said to do this with felt after the house was put together, but I vetoed that idea. I wanted to applique real fabric onto material for decorations. Currently, I have everything cut and pinned out that I want on the front and back of the house. I just need to secure it with zig zag stitches on the sewing machine tonight. I was way too lazy to take out my sewing machine last night.
That's what I have so far. What do you think? Can you picture it?