Saturday, November 13, 2010

Etsy shop and pictures

I finally have my etsy shop up and my 3 patterns listed there.  Yesterday I picked up a stack of patterns from the printers and I have been putting them together.  It's pretty fun to finally see the finished product!  I am sending a bunch off today to some pattern distributors that hopefully will pick them up and get them out into the "big market."  I will keep you all updated.

Here are some pictures of the patterns (I'm not sure why the back cover is coming out blurry - it's not that way in real life):

First Bonnie the Butterfly:
Front Cover:
Back cover:
Ronnie the Robot:
Front Cover:
Back cover:
Olive the Owl:
Front cover:
Back Cover:

My patterns are intended for all levels of seamstresses.  They have detailed written instructions and step by step illustrations.  They are printed on high quality paper to last for years and years of use. 

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Adobe Ilustrator and Photoshop Classes

I've been borrowing "how to" books about Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop from the library. I want to learn these programs because I LOVE designing stuff on the computer and there are so many fun things that you can do with these programs. Right now I am designing my sewing pattern covers. I have learned some cool stuff on my own but its difficult to learn it all on my own - I have so many questions and no one ask. I read this awesome girls blog (funny - I don't even know her), she and some friends teach art weekend classes about photography, Illustrator and Photoshop - check her out at I am saving my money to take their classes. The classes aren't expensive, it just seems like my money is going to a hundred different places right now. Anyway, this girl just seems so awesome to me because she is a young, female and successful entrepreneur - which is what I would like to be. It is so exciting and refreshing to see so many successful, female small business owners - I love it!!!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Freddies Friends

Hello, Hello big world.  It is 6:20 in the morning and I've been up since 3:30.  I don't know why, but I have so much on my mind.  I am so excited for this blog and to get started on my new business.  A little background...

I am a new sewing pattern designer.  I am not a great seamstress but I love to be creative.  I love to sew.  I love to see the smile on my sons face when I make him a new little friend.  My son is actually the one that got me started down this road that I have been traveling for about 2 years.  He wanted me to make him a dragon out of paper, but I thought that was too boring.  I decided to sew him one out of fabric.  I enjoyed every minute of the design process and I haven't been able to stop.  My designs have evolved from one idea to another.  Finally, I have three official patterns - a butterfly, an owl and a robot.  The orginal dragon will hopefully come along shortly.   I adore each and every one of patterns and hope that they will be something that others will love too.  I will post pictures of them soon...

I am about to open an etsy shop to sell my patterns and I am also sending them to different pattern distributors to sell them wholesale (to fabric stores).  Soon there will be a link on my blog to go to my etsy shop.  I am seriously debating whether or not I want to sew and sell the finished product to those that don't sew.  I will keep you updated on that - if you have an opinion on that please let me know.

I think I will go lay back down and see if I can get some more sleep.

Bye Bye