First off—congratulations to Mandy Cowart who was chosen as one of the Happily Handmade winners from my shop's entries. Incredibly, there were about 14,000 entries in all, 445 from my shop alone. That has to be some kind of record! Thanks to everyone who participated in the contest!
Secondly, I have two new products to introduce. While I haven't been blogging much lately, I have been working very hard.
Cute little bags made from the same vintage and vintage-inspired fabrics that Primrose Design is known for. Each has a colorful zipper across the top and is lined with a coordinating fabric. The one shown here is made from a vintage fabric with little girls and is lined with a peach/coral and white polka dot fabric. There are six up on my website now and I'll be adding more soon, and probably some to my Etsy shop as well. And I'm happy to report that I've conquered my fear of sewing zippers! Binding is the next phobia I'll be working on :)
This is a natural with my aprons and vintage kitchen items and I don't know why I didn't think of it sooner. I've used a cool vintage black line illustration of a girl cooking and provided lines for writing and space for a title, source, and number of servings. Very cute but I really love the packaging I came up with. Twenty cards wrapped with a strip of colorful scrapbook paper, tied with a ribbon and a flower-shaped tag (the same flower found in the print). A coordinating shopping pad is in the works, too.
And this is only the beginning—my head is filled with fun ideas for new products. Finding the time to do it all is the challenge :)