Saturday, September 22, 2012

what i'm working on

Lately, I've been working on my embroidery; and am planning to open an Etsy shop within the next month or so.

Above, is an eight by eight inch piece I made for a friends' birthday recently and plan to add it to my shop as a custom order option. I've always done embroideries like this or similar for friends, and I think they make lovely little gifts.

Something I plan on doing is making everything affordable. Yes, the embroidery takes a great deal of time; but I see how overpriced some embroidery shops are and it makes me sad. There should be a happy medium between selling yourself short of your talent and overpricing things to the public.

I have about 5-10 designs in my head and a small handful already finished. Lots of fun and silly designs for nursuries, kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms; all of which you can buy for keeps or give to a special someone.

Well, I'll keep you updated! I'm quite excited for this venture and have been hard at work prepping for my upcoming opening.

If you want to see more of what I've been up to and future embroidery designs, stalk follow me on Instagram!

(Made for a friends twenty-fourth birthday. Almost didn't want to give it away!)

Friday, September 14, 2012

dear friend

Thank you for your wonderful friendship.
I think of you quite often lately as the arrival of your darling girl comes closer and closer. That little lady will have so much love around her and for her, you'll have to keep some tucked away in a jar to give to her when she's older and goes through her more tough times. It will be so exciting, getting to see her grow and become a beautiful and true-hearted person, just like her Mama. I can't wait to meet her and read her stories and teach her things; someday, someday.
You and your world inspire me so much and make me smile bigger and more often in a weeks time than most people can get out of me in a years' worth of friendship. I love whom you both are and all you stand for. I wish I had a tight-knit family like you share together and love hearing all the stories about your memories with them. You both teach me almost daily that it's okay to be completely open and that it's not such a bad thing to be silly, openly. And the love and friendship you show for each other and others oozes onto me and makes me a better person.
But you, just you my dear are amazing. There's not even enough people to count on one hand that I trust as much as I do you. I value you and your friendship emmensly and I feel so honored to know you. Your soul shines bright with all the kindness that you show to not only your friends and family, but everyone you come in contact with. You are many, many lovely things but most of all you are: caring, compassionate, a great listener, wonderful advice giver, sweet, smart, daring, kind, and just when it comes down to putting it all together - one of the greatest friends I've ever had.
Thank you for sharing all your kindness with me along with all the tears, fears, laughter and love shared through love notes and late night phone calls.You're my constant companion, someone I can always count on and whom I do belive is a true soul sister.
Sending you all my good thoughts and prayers as your world flies in tonight. And for little lady, as she is expected any day now.