Friday, March 26, 2010

Making good out of bad.

First off, below is the present I have finished sewing for my husbands cousins, baby shower on the weekend.
I don't think I will be going. I am not into the big groups of people I don't know and who are also all about 10 years younger than me. I won't feel right and I will feel uncomfortable. So I will send this gift along with my MIL instead.

I am happy with how they turned out, considering I haven't sewn any before.

Wondering what they are?

They are Fancy Burp Cloths.

You put them over your shoulder to protect your clothing from baby sick/dribble. I used many of these with my daughter, but I never had any fancy ones...but I will make them if I have another baby. They have my 'Little Cherry Hill' label on them. I had those made by a lovely seller on Etsy early last year I think. They're great, they make handmade things look 'boutique'. Hubby was so sweet as to say, 'she's gonna think they're from a store, not handmade by you'. Awww...he's so nice to say that.

Below are a sweet little pair of studs. I am going to try and make a heap of little items that are affordable and easy to wear. Not everyone likes loud out there jewelry like I do!

And last but not least -the title of my post - this is the piece that I was struggling with in my last blog post. The solder would not flow. It was originally intended for the shop as a pendant.....but it just wasn't going to plan. So I turned it into a ring for myself. At least I didn't have to scrap it!!! And I still like it :)

I am still buying up many cabochons.....I am a bit OCD when it comes to stuff, spesh when it comes to supplies for a new hobby. I go way overboard and end up spending every last spare cent I have on my hobby and have nothing left for anything else. So that explains why I must and I repeat MUST make this hobby pay me back...even just a little bit, I have invested sooooo much already and I really need to be recouping some of that said cash.

Well that was a super dooper long post, which I didn't plan on. I have a nice little piece waiting for me to finish tomorrow and another piece that I'm not sure I will continue with, that is waiting in the pickle.

Em :)


Amy Nicole/RubyMtnBeads said...

That ring is gorgeous! I love it! And that was the nicest compliment your husband could give you. Beautiful burpcloths, very boutique! Mine were just cloth diapers that I zig zagged stitched. Plain, but functional.

littlecherryhill said...

Thanks Amy. That ring was a big pain in the bum, but it turned out good enough to wear, so's all good :) I only used plain burpcloths with my daughter too, but now I can sew some fancy ones for my next child.

Kim said...

The cloths are beautiful & boy did your husband say the right thing! Can't blame you at all for not attending the shower, but I'm sure your gift will be a big hit. And the ring is amazing - what an awesome color combination & such beautiful detailing! You should have no worries when it comes to your hobby paying for itself - think you've got an actual career brewing. :O

littlecherryhill said...

Thanks Kim :) You are always so sweet and supportive!

Narelle said...

Wow, I'd be keeping that ring for myself too - it's fabulous.
I love the earrings too & think they'll be a great seller.
Have you thought about opening a store on 'Madeit?'
Great job on the fancy cloths too.

littlecherryhill said...

Narelle - I have thought about selling on Madeit since a Vicki a fan on my FB page suggested it. I am not sure if I will just yet. I might just stick with trying Etsy for the time being and maybe as I get more stock made and more confident, I will branch out a bit more :) I am going to try and make more little pieces like those earrings as they are simple and affordable :) Plus fun to make!