It seems as though when I pay attention to the blog, I ignore the shop. If I'm making new items, I forget to clean the house. If I'm cleaning, I'm writing blog posts in my head, but not on the computer. It's a vicious cycle, but I'm learning that as long as I'm focused on something and getting something done, it's all good.
This week has been shop stuff. I finished off a set of personalized zip pouches for Greta's preschool teachers as part of the end-of-the-year group gift. Then I made another set for a friend for her son's preschool teachers. I love them all and how different but fun they all are.
I know as a former teacher, I would have loved getting one of these for a gift. Coffee mugs get old after awhile. (Gift cards for coffee do not, however.) Find them at Milo and Molly, or customize your own!
Keychains are in the shop with more options coming. These also make great teacher gift (hint, hint) or would be awesome for a high school graduate going off to college. They're going to have to carry their dorm room key somehow- may as well be stylish!
I've also been working on fabric jewelry. Cover button earrings and rings are in the shop, with necklaces on the way soon. I'm having a lot of fun with these, and they're great for using little bits of fabric. Did I mention these make great teacher gifts?
I'm really drawn to all the bright colors and patterns- I have to hold myself back on ordering more fabric before I make a dent in what I've already got stashed. I've been thinking about bringing back some baby items, and I'm trying desperately to think of things for men, to no avail. Help a girl out if you have an idea.