I'm originally from Singapore (aaaah missssing home!!!)but have been living in the UK for nearly 20 yrs. Always love crazy sewing ideas. Have started to sell my own goods over xmas market and hope.....if i have more guts...to go around to shops to stock up my goods. soon will upload some pictures of my work.
My sewing interests are:
garment, drapery, home decor, upholstery, quilting, cross stitch, embroidery
My sewing machine(s):
brother (cannot remember at the top of my head now)
singer overlocking machine
I am interested in patterns such as:
anything crazy and quirky and of course easy to follow.
I know exactly what you mean about people not wanting to pay.. That's one good thing about Etsy...most people appreciate the work. I figure that if it's made by an artist, it's original and it's been invested in. You certainly wont find it on store shelves! You can't expect to pay peanuts like you said, for something that took hours of investment.
Your art is beautiful and I hope you get to pursue it one day. Who knows things in this economy might get soo poor that people will seek you out just for your ability to sew!
You have a lot of patience or great ambition to do a cover with small squares! Its beautiful so that makes it worth it I'm sure...
I do sell some of my things and others I give away as a drop-off, Toy Society style. Under some of my photos I have links to my sites where I sell my things. I used to use Etsy. It started off great with lots of sales, but they're flooded with sellers now.
Unfortunately, unless you're well known there, your product gets buried to page ten in about a half hour or less and no one is the wiser! That got too expensive (especially when no one even saw my items because they were buried) and since I sew for fun, it really wasn't worth the time & hassle for me
Do you sell?.
Yes thanks for the thoughts... Yes my BI happened in 1999 and I had to learn to walk and talk and read and write and eat again my memory was about 4 secs long and they called me miracle girl.I have made unbelievable progress over the past 10 yrs and a very thankful to be alive!! :-) Moving on to happier thoughts... I just can't believe you have 3 that old ,from your pic it looks like you could be in college!! I am never putting a pic of myself up LOL You and Larisa both look quite young,can you send me some of the water UK has (youth elixir) Hugs,quite tired,talk soon, Jeri
Glad to hear back from you... What are you taking in school?? And how fab a trip to Sweden.My big trip is to Walmart or into Vegas once in a while lol.I'd luv you to share a bit about the trip.
As far as a picture of myself,not quite ready for camera shots. I was brutally assaulted which is how I got my brain injury and my teeth were messed up and then I had to go thru radiation treatments for a serious thyroid disorder and my hair fell out.Well hair is coming back and dental work in progress SO one of these days I hope to have a pic I'd like to share :-)Perhaps in the Fall! That gives me many months for repair work !
The button is much nicer to look at, at this point
Hi Lisa, I guess we won't discuss upholstery again then lol...(upholstery pics alright then)?? Here is one! But buttons OK! Glad you like the pics,I've got many more along the way.I also have a few articles/discussion topics coming up for the group.Have you seen the MOP and Pearly king/Queen story I put in Buttons group.If not gotta take a look! Waiting Hee! Hee! hint hint... Jeri
Hi Lisa,new friend! WAITING ON PHOTOS!! lol no pressure :-) Here is a chaise that I'd love!! You say you upholster,have you ever tackled a couch before?? I have 2 that are great in form but fabric oh my yuck!! I think perhaps I'll join the Dec/Upholster Group. Check out new the button pics,on my page!! Hugs,Jeri
Hi Lisa! Left you a message in Buttons group :-) Nice to find you . I will look forward to seeing pics when you post them here!You sound like alot of fun,I too love quirky,interesting fashion and home design. I love French toile,growing up our guestroom was covered in toile walls,bedding,curtains... I'd sneek in a lay on the bed and pretend I was a princess :-) Waitng to see what you do with yours! Jeri
wow, i red in the group (addicted to fabris) that you collect toile de jouy fabric,will be very interesting to the photos of your collection.
you can cover photo albums with it, look gorgeous
fabric suitable for both upholstery and curtains...
french toile is beautiful!