Sunday, November 23, 2008

my new workshop

My friend Carissa and I went to a craft fair a couple weeks ago out in Santa Ana and it hit me...I want to start putting my creativity to some good use. Being there and seeing all the artist display their pieces and share their talent with total strangers was so awesome. It totally motivated me to start making my own creations. I've hit up a couple thrift stores to get material and odds and ends to use, as well as the craft stores, and am excited to get started (if you have scraps you don't want or need, I would gladly come pick them up). I have also been super busy creating a workshop in my house in the spare room (that was used for storing a bunch of my junk). It was a lot of hard work because I had to first clean out the garage to make room for all the junk from the house. So my back is hurting, along with muscles I didn't know I had...but it was worth it!

{storage room}


I still have some more organizing and cleaning to do in the new workshop, but isn't this so exciting?!?! I can't wait to really get things going! I have a few ideas of what I want to make already. Carissa and I are going to start having a craft night once a week (or every other week, depending on how it goes) and then hopefully we can have a booth at one of the next craft fairs. I bought a little display case at the thrift store for super cheap, and will be on the hunt for more creative display pieces as I mosie through the thrift stores in the coming days. The one below is what I've found...I just need to cut some glass for the shelves, but that will be easy.

A girlfriend of mine, such a sweet friend, is giving me one of her old sewing machines...I'm so excited to start learning to sew! I have known how to sew by hand since my junior high home-ec class, but have never learned the machine. So this is fabulous! Its going to be so much faster this way, goodness!

I am also interested in purchasing an adjustable dressform. If you have one you don't need and would like to help my cause (start-up biz) I'd definitely love to take it off your hands. I just can't afford a brand new one right now...they are a little pricey. Anyway, let me know if you have one...I can buy it off you too, if its a reasonable price. Thanks!

I will be starting up a new blog for my handmade items soon and I will also be creating an Etsy account where I will be selling some of my products. Etsy is a site for selling handmade items only, and I've bought a few pieces on there from other artists and have been very pleased. When my account is set up, please check it out {I'll post the links soon}!


The Audet Gazette said...

Wow Jody, what a transformation! I am so proud of you. I can't wait to see what you make.

dannyandjessie said...

Awesome Jody!! I'm so excited for your new business. I think it will be so much fun for you. You will do an wonderful job! Love you girly.

selle said...

whoo-hoo! awesome! you'll have sooo much fun! i need to start back up...i went on a sewing hiatus with this 2nd pregnancy-but peyton is out now i have no excuses! haha. time to get out my sewing machine out of the box!