|"Vortex" Chartreuse & Magenta Side 1 (8.5"L X 5" H)|
My mission for our retreat on Vashon Island last week was to make some felted bags for sale. A wonderful woman, Retro Rose Rhonda
who owns a rockin' store ( Vital Elements) here wants to try to sell some of my bags. I'm thrilled at the opportunity and have about 7 more felted pieces ready to roll onto the sewing machine for their free motion fun.
I thought that I might add one or more of the bags to my Etsy shop
before I bring them into Rhonda - just to see if there is any market there. Let's face face it - if I can sell bags sans the commission it would mean more in my pocket to use for more materials.
What I found most interesting that I was having a difficult time getting my free motion mojo going while I was away but I found it again easily once I was home. Odd? I dunno- but that is the way it turned out!
Three bags finished. The red one is on Etsy right now - if I find time I may add these other two. I have 7 more ready to be quilted - so hopefully before long I will have a passel of bags!
One would think that with 4 days to get things done I would have accomplished more! That was not how it worked out though. There were about 3 hours out of the day for meals and then, of course, the trips to one of the most luscious quilt shops ever - Island Quilter.
They have the largest collection of Kaffe Fassett's fabrics anywhere. What a delight! I finally had to forgo lunch (as delicious as they are) just keep my focus going. Next year I will plan to skip lunches and go to town only once!
Next up will be some photos of real quilts - you know the thing I was supposed be doing at a quilting retreat!! This is an extremely gifted group of wonderful women and amazing quilters.....
|"Undulating" " Green & Red Side 1 (8" L X 4.5" H)|
|Green & Red Side 2|
|Green & Red Interior - green silk|
|"Radiant" Red & Black Side 1 (8" L X 5" H)|
|Red & Black Side 2|
|Red & Black interior|