Monday, December 15, 2008

Oh Happy Day!

I made my first Etsy sale and will ship a Christmas jumper to Massachusetts today - can you believe it!? I still marvel at how the internet makes such things possible. A few short years ago I couldn’t have dreamed of such a thing. It makes the world smaller, don’t you think? When I see that I’ve had visits (and comments) from exotic, far-away places like Australia (!!!) I am humbled!

Well, it was another busy weekend for us, I‘ll bet yours was too. Another Christmas party, this one sponsored by my husband’s place of part-time employment and so graciously hosted at the home of the managing owner and his wife. Mid-afternoon it dawned on me that a hostess gift would be nice . . .

So I whipped up this kitchen towel. With the addition of a box of chocolates, we thought we should have all bases covered (husband and wife).

I had a request for a couple of tiles expressing this sentiment. With the words being the focus, I kept them pretty simple in design. I like simple. I think simple should be my middle name. For a lot of reasons. :)

And a monstrance cover. In white satin. Satin works up so beautifully, you can hardly go wrong.

I added covered piping and an embroidery design I digitized myself. Simple elegance. Again with the simple!

That's all for now. Have a good day. We're in line for our first winter storm; I'll let you know how that goes.


Victoria said...

Truly beautiful work! And congrats on your first Etsy sale! YAY!! Many more to come I am sure!

Hey Harriet said...

Oh how cool is this!?! I was only here the other day congratulating you on starting your Etsy shop & now I can congratulate you already on having a sale! Well done! That's truly great news! Good luck with the storms. We experienced a period of really nasty storms over my way recently. Icky things they are!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Congrats on your first sale! Your hostess gifts are very nice :) How was your storm?

modkidboutique said...

Hi Janis! I just clicked over here after your comment on my blog (very sweet by the way) and wanted to tell you how cool your hostess towel is... we're "The Youngs" too, hahaha, so It really jumped out at me!

Happy Holidays!