You've been asking about it, and I've heard you! It is so very flattering that many of you want to try your hand at selling items made from my patterns, and I have been thinking and thinking and thinking about it for a long time.
If you have asked me about this recently and not heard right back it is because I have been inundated lately with these requests and needed some time to think it over. I love to support indie businesses, and honestly, my reaction when someone points out to me a shop that is attempting to sell items made with my patterns is more along the lines of, "Awww...they did a nice job!" and "Wow, that is cute!" as opposed to, "How dare they?!". And then I have to go put on my Big Meanie face and ask them to stop, which stinks.
So. I am now allowing individuals to make items for sale with my patterns. My terms are simple: give me credit in your item listing and hang tags ("This item was handmade using a Retro Mama pattern"), let me know where you are selling your wares (I might want to feature you on my blog or offer you the opportunity to host a giveaway), and the items must be handmade by YOU in your home-based business. See the full terms of my policy here.
Thank you and good luck in your sewing business ventures!
Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you have something special planned with your Sweetheart!
And speaking of sweethearts...
I'd like to introduce Betsy & Basil Bunny to you!
These sweet sleepy bunnies are now available as a PDF sewing pattern in my shop and sidebar. They have hand embroidered eyes and noses, and cute fluffy soft tails. The pattern includes similar techniques to my Stella & Stewart Owls and is a great project for beginner stitchers. A pattern and tutorial for the felt carrots is included, and the fabric Easter eggs pattern is available here for free.
A few finished rabbit softies, including The Betsy and Basil, will be available in my shop, I'll let you know with a shop update!
I'm still working on my swap project, bit by bit, and really taking the time to savor it. Usually I plan everything out to the quarter inch, but this time I just kind of winged it, and I love how it's turning out.
My favorite kind of quilting, straight lines--well, straightish--but not quite perfect.
And the binding. I love binding. Even fussy, wiggly linen binding. You might think I'm crazy, I know many folks find this part tedious, but I just love putting a neat finished edge on something quilted. Do you love this part too?
The fancy thimble sure makes the job more enjoyable (thanks, Mom!).