Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A plan, and that January WISP...

2009 is my year for debt reduction - and I'm quite serious about it. I've worked hard at restructuring the family budget and we're very excited at the prospect of seeing more than 50% of our debt removed by the end of this year.
One thing I've wanted to do for a while is sell handmade items I have designed and made, items that I hope will bring pleasure to others. I'm not sure where, though I have considered Etsy, the local markets, or perhaps straight from here. That's the part I'm just not sure about.

My first design for this purpose is "Breezy", a little boy's baby quilt scattered with appliqued and embroidered kites, all 100% cotton fabrics. I'm right into whites at the moment - I love the freshness of it!

The quilt is 30 inches square, perfect for a bassinette, pram , or as a security blanket for small folk. If you are interested in purchasing this quilt I intend selling it for $99.

(I think this also counts as my WISP for January as you only need to actually *finish* an item for it to qualify!)

This is the next little quilt I'm making - boats this time, but still using that stark blue and white contrast. I'll post more photos when it is completed.

I'm also working on two pink & white designs...for the little girls.

I just hope the weather stays cooler so I can finally make all these ideas that are filling my mind.

God bless!


  1. Oh my GOODNESS those are darling quilts! I really love the sailboats. You should submit those to a magazine. Send them your photos! And yes, there is a pocket on either side of the inside of that bag! Good luck on your goal, it is a worthy goal. I know I could spend every cent I gvet my hands on, so I really try to think.."do I really need this?"

  2. Good luck on your goal, it's getting that way that we all need to watch our spending..
    Quilts are lovely..
    Julia ♥.

  3. Looking good! Adorable! I look forward to seeing the pink ones...
    Your Noah's Ark blocks are looking good too! I hope to do those at some point this year... 8-)
    Happy stitchings!

  4. Oh, just beautiful! I can't wait to see the boats finished and the girly ones! Makes me wish I could have another . . .

  5. You are such an amazing talent, I hope you do wonderfully well with all of this.

  6. Hi Jen,
    The quilts are gorgeous. You should definitely make and sell aprons too in your Etsy shop!
    Fee xx

  7. Ooooohhhh, and some of your bags. A friend was admiring mine, and Bella's too the other day.
    F xx


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