Saturday, October 30, 2010

It makes me look like I'm good at this.

I am a beginner when it comes to sewing.  Waaayy back in 1990 (insert squiggly time warp lines), I learned how to sew in my first home economics class.  I have to admit that I was pretty good for a (cough, choke) year old and never sewed my fingers once.  I've started a lot of projects over the years like the beautiful burgundy satin dress that never got any sleeves to an attempted reupholstering of the gargantuan 80's sectional that one of my co-workers tricked me into taking off her hands.

Something sorta like this gem but imagine it white with paint splashes.

Lately, I've decided to tackle projects that I can actually finish (eventually).  I found and bought this great bag pattern at Noodlehead that I've been sewing the heck out of.  Of course, she is much better at it than I am but here are a few that I've made recently. 

I'd say the pattern is definitely easy to use and beginner friendly.  I have been teaching myself a lot of new techniques as I go, and I've been cursing much less!  I think that's a good sign.

I'm planning on posting these in the Etsy shop.  What do you think?  Do they look like winners?

Friday, October 29, 2010

Shenandoah Doggie Soaps

Guess what?   I don't just make soap for people. . .

I make it for dogs, too! 

This is our dog, Izzie, and she likes it!  She even ate a little bit of it once, and she turned out just fine.  Except for a couple googly eyes, but I'm pretty sure they were like that before she ate the soap.

Wash the Dog! is a cold process soap that has moisturizing and healing ingredients like castor oil, sunflower oil, olive oil, Missouri honey, organic oats, and more!  Yep, that's right.  If you have an itchy dog, you should treat him or her to this.  Heck, I've even used it myself! 

I'm going to be stocking the Etsy shop today so look out for some new and favorite products.

Disclaimer: Googly eyes are not included but highly encouraged.