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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

50% off aprons @mariasewsalot

I decided to have a 50% off my aprons from today until December 31st, 2012 at the studio and on my Etsy shop. Take a look at the link above.Nikon Coolpix L810 16MP 26X Optical Zoom Black Digital Camera (Google Affiliate Ad)Canon EOS Rebel T3 Digital SLR Camera With 18-55mm IS II Lens - REBEL T3 (Google Affiliate Ad)Nikon Coolpix L810 16MP 26X Optical Zoom Black Digital Camera (Google Affiliate Ad)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Today I shipped an apron to Russia

It always amazes me when I ship something across the country how easy it is. I never thought it would be so easy to ship to Russia. All you do is fill out the customs form with your information, your customer's information, what you are shipping and the value and you can ship it. So easy, I don't know why more people aren't doing it. Don't get me wrong I still love shipping in the USA and I still get excited when I ship to a new state. It's just makes me feel great when someone in a country I have never been to likes something I created. I love being able to do what I love everyday.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Maria Sews A Lot in Portuguese

Yesterday I started a new class in Portuguese. I don't usually get requests about doing classes in other languages, but this time I did. It was a lot of fun. We set up her Etsy and Paypal accounts now she can add her doll clothes and any other items she wants. It was a little different. My Portuguese is Portuguese from Portugal with a little Boston accent thrown in and hers is Portuguese from Brazil, but we both speak sewing so it's all good. It makes me want to help other people set up their own shops so they can do what they love.

Monday, December 17, 2012

New sewing classes @mariasewsalot

I have decided to start FaceTime sewing classes. The reason I decided to do this is I know not everyone can make it to a sewing class at the studio. This way if someone needs to learn to use a machine or how to make a specific project they can from the comfort of their own home. Now people have suggested I do Skype, so I'm doing Skype classes too. There is no reason not to learn to sew now.

New leather cushions

This is the leather cushion I worked on last Friday. I was so focused paying close attention to detail. This is something new, something challenging I have never attempted before. I loved it. The piping was perfect, the zipper seemed to fit, the corners were great. The bottom was just lovely the top stitching I couldn't be more proud of. Then it was 2:00 time to leave to go pick up my daughter from college. I turn on the radio, I don't understand. What's going on? I call my friend, and say what's going on. She said didn't you get my email? No, I was so into my sewing, I missed everything. I hear shooting little kindergarteners from the radio. What, I start crying, I don't stop crying for two hours, as I listen to the radio. I can't stop listening. I pick up my daughter, we listen, we talk, we cry. I feel so blessed she is coming home this weekend, she's safe. Others are not so lucky. We get a message from my son he got a ride home, he's home safe. I drop her off a her friends school and know she'll be home tomorrow. I call my nephews they must be busy, they don't answer the phone, but they call me the next day because they know I need to talk to them. I call my sister in law to talk to the kids, she says "you don't want to talk to me". I say "no sorry I don't today". So glad I got to talk to them. Off I go to my next stop to pick up my son feed him, so lucky I get to spend time with both kids today. He's playing soccer our normal Friday night activity, that those poor little babies will not get a chance to do. I can't stop watching tv, I can't stop crying, I feel so sad for those poor parents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, grandparents and all those poor people that had so see those babies and teachers and tell those parents their babies were the ones gone. I always say do what you love and love what you do. While I was doing what I love, those poor teachers were doing what they love trying to teach and protect those babies.