Getting back in the swing of things

Gosh, where did the summer go? It sure seems to go by faster every year. Ours was filled with lots of gardening, swimming, baseball & a two week trip to my Grandparents cabin in Minnesota. We’ve taken at least one trip there for the last 8 years & it’s something we look forward to all year long. This is the lovely view we get to enjoy while there.

I didn’t get very much sewing in while the kids were off school, so I have been making up for it this last week or two. The girls each got a new back to school outfit before I switched into Halloween/Fall mode. These two are my favorite pieces so far.

I’m so glad that my kids got my quirky sense of fashion. It’s so much fun to sit down & pick fabrics with them. They have come up with some excellent combinations, including some things I wouldn’t have put together on my own. I can’t wait until they’re older & I can get them involved in more of the sewing side of it.

During my downtime this summer, I decided it was time to re-think my business plan. While I absolutely love to dye yarn, I will no longer be offering ready to ship yarn & fiber in my etsy shop. They will still be available in co ops & by custom order as time allows, because I can’t just quit cold turkey.  I will only be offering custom or semi custom children’s knits in the future. I’ll still be stocking at Their Own Knitted World on Hyena Cart, but will mainly be stocking items in sizes my own children can use if they should happen to not sell, as well as offering semi customs with yarns dyed by that months featured fiber artist. I WILL be offering more adult knits on etsy…cowls, scarves, hats, fingerless gloves, & mittens. The majority of the clothing I make will now be on a custom order basis as well. I’m still working out how many orders I can take on each month, but I can usually squeeze something in if asked 😉




Author: pinkebody

Hi! My name is April and I am a fabric junkie. I started sewing in 2006, after my second daughter was born & was instantly hooked. I started selling custom kids clothing on ebay in 2007, then moved to etsy and hyena cart. I love to create fun, unique clothing for kids of all ages. I also enjoy knitting, spinning, and gardening, when I'm not spending time with my family.

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