Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Glass Half Full

I am the type of person who sees the good in everything. Even when I am having a crappy day I can still manage to find something to be happy about.

So I own my own business. I make baby quilts mostly, but other things too. Much of my business is custom orders. I did OK during Christmas. Not great, but considering the economy, I was pleased. There was a point last year when I was getting so many orders I almost couldn't keep up. Which was super! But all I did was make quilts. I love to sew, but doing the same thing over and over gets a little boring. I have a very short attention span. I think that is why I make baby sized quilts, because they don't take that long, and I can move on to the next project. I was a little burned out on baby quilts and rag totes there for a while.

The good news in having no business...? I have time to play around with other projects! Since Christmas I have discovered prims. I have made bowl fillers, and cloth dolls from scratch... little outfits to go on my dolls. Fabric gift bags, for us green type people. Yesterday I came up with personalized fabric bookmarks. This morning I have been working on a sensory baby block. I have been having so much fun, doing what I want to do. Yeah it sucks that the economy is so bad and I am not having any sales. But maybe this lull will lead to a new product line. And after I had a couple weeks to play around with something other than a rag quilt, I was re-energized to make more of those too. I completed 4 baby rag quilts over the long weekend.

I tell you what, once the economy gets better, I am going to have tons of product to offer!


  1. Hi Missy... Welcome to the blogging world! I saw your icon over at Psyche connections and wanted to check your place out and say hi!

    Don't worry about no one wanting to hear what you have to say! You'll get lots of listeners hear!!

    Also - have you considered getting at Etsy shop and selling your art online? I know a lot of bloggers who do that supplement their businesses... Maybe you already do that?

    Anyway, nice to meet you! And I agree - I can't believe they are selling Sahsa and Malia dolls!!!

  2. Thanks for the kind words Charli. I feel better after I type it all out, even if no one reads it.


  3. luv ur blog!! Can you tell I've been im'ing with dgd? I love the way you write and what you say. Keep up the good work!! Your "Glass Half Full" was very inspiring! Thanks!


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