Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sewing at home, at Starbucks and at school

These days I’m slowly updating my blog, but mostly I’m sewing, everywhere. Currently, I’m sewing cats and dogs for my Etsy shop and I’m almost ready to put most of them some on sale. But I just wanted share some (low quality taken with my iPhone) pictures of what has been keeping me busy and happy!

I’ve also been very busy preparing for a couple of sewing classes I’ll be teaching next week. Next week is Silver Week, so we’ll have a four-day-weekend (yay!) and just a three-day-workweek. Regular classes have all been cancelled for that short week and replaced with numerous special lessons. Don’t worry I won’t get bored, I’ll still be busy teaching several different kinds of special lessons, of which the most exciting are the sewing classes! A couple of weeks ago a I sewed a few examples:

Since then students have been able to choose their favorite stuffed creature and their favorite color combinations and sign up for my classes. The fish is the most popular by far, and the least popular is the ghost, which happens to be my own favorite.

So far this week at school, I’ve been busy cutting felt and organizing embroidery floss and buttons so that next week the students can get right to the sewing, because one class only lasts about 50 minutes. I have to remember to take my digital camera with me, because my iPhone just doesn’t take very high quality pictures.

7 comments:

Louise said...

Ghe ghe... je hobby begint een beetje uit te groeien... keileuk dat je je studenten ook een lesje naaien gaat geven!
DVK XXXXXXXXXXX je moemie.

Chantal said...

Je hebt nu ook andere diertjes gemaakt zie ik?! Wat zijn die toch leuk hè. Ik zag ze alleen nog niet op je verkoopsite staan, komt dat nog? en hoe kan ik er èèn kopen? Ik vind ze zooooo leuk . Ik heb mss ook een paar collega`s die interesse hebben.Ik hoor het wel van je. Dikke XXXXX

Louana said...

Ze komen er bijna allemaal nog op, ja. Nog even geduld, komt net een vakantie weekend aan en moet nog een paar honden en katten maken en een fotoshoot doen. Daarna ga ik paarden maken en daarna.... weet ik nog niet, ik heb te veel ideeen...
Je kunt ze kopen op die website, vraag maar aan mama die weet hoe! En je kunt me altijd emailen met vragen heej!
xx

Abbie said...

That looks like fun! Out of curiosity - how many signed up? I have a hard time getting students to come to my lessons. (Also, I suggested a knitting class once, but my manager canceled it because she said nobody would sign up...)
Ps - I put a link to your etsy site on my blog. I hope you don't mind. If you do, let me know and I'll remove it.

Louana said...

Abbie, I just left a message on your blog! Thanks for the link, please keep it there! I'm so happy I inspired you to make that cute little man!
15 students signed up so far, it's the most popular special lesson we've had so far, I've had to even add a lesson to schedule. Let's hope the class it self will be succesful too!

Mee a Bee said...

Hi! I found your Etsy shop tonight. I have one too. AND I live in Osaka! I am out near Kansai Airport. So cool to see another local Etsy seller. Your things are adorable!

Louana said...

Wow, another Etsy seller in Osaka who speaks English! I checked out your shop, your bags look really professional, they're very well made and beautiful!