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The Art and Needlework Store!

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Hi everyone! This post had a long time coming, hasn’t it? Let me fill you in on what’s been going on with me since my last post (May 9, 2014).

If you are a reader of my cooking blog, Sabbath Supper, you would have known that last winter and spring I was a student of the Culinary Institute of Michigan in Muskegon, Michigan. I did one quarter and did very well, both in my studies, grades, and the path I was choosing. Then my dad’s health started on a downward spiral so there was a need for me to withdraw from school and concentrate more on helping him here at home.

It was not an easy thing for me to switch gears at that time, especially since I was looking forward to going back to school for a year prior to that. But I knew it was the best choice and I know I just pressed the pause button. There will be time for me to go back to it.

Being more home-based these days led me to search out a way to do something I’ve been doing off and on for years: sell my handmade items.

Ever since I started crafting I’ve been selling. At my family’s farm market there is a small room attached, which we call The Craftroom. My sisters and I have been selling out of that room since the early 2000’s and my mom sold her crafts there back in the 1990s. I also have been a vendor at several local craftshows and have sold items on Ebay and Etsy.

So new for Winter 2015/2016: The Art and Needlework Store!

I’ve made an online store from the ground up and it has just gone live about a week ago. You can always visit the store from here by clicking on Store up on top. I’m adding new products to it everyday. Right now I am concentrating on great gifts for Christmas so I have appliqued throw pillows with fun, woodland creatures on the front such as my Fox Pillow and Loon Pillow. I got really into appliqueing so I came up with the idea of making pillows that have silhouettes of famous book characters such as my Nancy Drew Pillow and Sherlock Holmes Pillow.

I’ve been getting back into my watercolor painting so I am also selling my Watercolor Journals such as my Birch Grove and Horse books.

I thought it would be a good idea to incorporate quick and inexpensive Christmas gifts into the mix so I also put up my Cabled Handwarmers that I crocheted and “I Heart” Quilted Potholders.

Store

Because I am turning my crafting into a full-fledged home business, some major changes had to be done to my crafting space. I will give you the tour next time!

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