Monday, November 14, 2011

apple and pear ornament tutorial

I'm trying something new, friends.

I've begun writing some pdf tutorials, starting with my little apple and pear ornaments, and am offering them for sale in my Etsy shop.  This one is geared towards the beginner and intermediate sewist.  For those of you that may not have easy access to felted garment wool, or who want to be spared the trouble of felting and preparing this yummy wool, I'll soon be offering a materials kit as well.

(apple and pear ornaments - make us!)

While writing tutorials is not new to me, (I've written several for various books and offer some free here on my blog), writing them to sell is new to me.  I'm hoping that by sharing my techniques I'll help more people fall in love with making things by hand, appreciate the beauty of using repurposed materials, and compensate myself (even if modestly) in the process.

As I mentioned the tutorials and kits will be found in my etsy shop, however my other completed works will continue to be in my big cartel shop.

Speaking of which... I have a few new pieces nearing completion and I'll be having my next shop update sometime in the last week of November, after the whole Black Friday craziness is over, and blood pressures return to normal.  Normalish?  I hope you'll find something for the art-lover on your list.

Have a good start to the week, everyone. 


prpltrtl946 said...

That is so awesome!!! I wish I had some money!! You'll be the first to know when I get some!! lol 8*)

Seriously, I think it is a GREAT idea!! You should be compensated for your hard work perfecting these pieces. 8*)

Tumus said...

This is wonderful ^_^ I've often thought about selling kits myself but have run out of time at the moment. I'm sure this will go over very well!

Mousy Brown said...

What a great idea Lisa...great when you want to "craft for yourself" too! Good luck with your new venture :D

Laura said...

Kits would be great! Your felt choices are always so nice. I have a pear ornament from last year - I doubt my stitching will ever look that nice!

k said...

such a great idea, Lisa. I hope this encourages lots of folks to try a little hand sewing under your careful tutelage. I've thought about doing tutorials or patterns, but I can barely remember myself how I do stuff, let alone tell others! You seem much more patient. :)

Margie Oomen said...

totally adorable

Tara said...

I am so excited, Lisa. Good for you!


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