This is so exciting!!! On April 1st of this year, I started sewing face masks for a FB group I belong to. On April 6th, I was out of fabric and decided to sell some on Etsy and donate one for each sold to keep me in supplies. Well....I started sewing on my kitchen table next to the kitchen we are remodeling. So, that drove my husband nuts, because there was no place to "live" upstairs.
Next, I set up a table in a downstairs bedroom that we will be redoing walls and things to in the future. The bed in the room was lying against a wall, ect. Not the classiest working environment!
And then 7 weeks into this adventure - let me just backtrack story tell a little: I am not an online professional seller. I am also not a sewist and I wasn't looking for a job. HUGE learning curve! But, 258 sales and a few custom orders later, I was needing a decent work space to keep my busy little spirits up!
First was my cutting table. Whoa, there was an arguement lol! My sweet husband didn't want me to have cheap ol' particle board to cut on. He wanted me to have REALLY nice plywood. So that was what he bought. And I did one of those things where I said, "You don't listen to me!" and possibly, "I am not using that" Okay.... you can imagine the other stuff I said if you want, but please put your nicest spin on it :) And, I did get the perfect particle board that I wanted. - But now the edges are covered in pink :)
Then, against the back wall were cabinets (one of them was from a kitchen we redid in our old house - story for another time) that the daycare that was here before us used as a kitchen area (and we did, too, while we were redoing the kitchen upstairs that is still not done.). I have hated this wall for almost a year. Take a look at this picture and see if you can tell why.
Ugh!!! I HATE splatter painting. The only way to make splatter painting worse is to do it in primary colors. UGH!!!!!!! And that, my friends, is how I really feel.
The work benches are supper cool. They have two drawers and the "bench" part of it is on a crank that goes up and down. I could literally stand up and sew if I want and I am pretty tall. That is how much it cranks! I love them!! I think they are priced really well, too. $229 a piece at Home Depot.
I have a lot of things that I want to do to the area, but they will have to wait, because I have orders to get out!
I did want to show you a sneak peak at some new items coming out in my etsy shop next week. These are the prototypes. What do you think?
My sweetie, Wilson, came to visit for Mother's Day. He kept his mask on in the house. Except to eat, but he ate waaaaaay at the other end of the table. My selfy stick couldn't get a pic with us 6 feet apart, so I had to prop my camera and use my clicker. I just love that he is such a rule follower and I am so happy I got to see him, but I will be even happier when I get to hug him!
We only have counters to do and then my kitchen is DONE!!! Can't wait to show you! Then I'm sure we will be on to our next project.
Over 400 masks sewn! Ack! I need a new project! I will start on my unpaper towels this weekend. So excited! Got my first order from Louisiana this week! California is catching up with Indiana - what's up with that? Still have Alaska to go, but I've hit every other state!! :D Etsy buyers are the nicest people ever.
Here is my shop if you want to take a look! My Etsy Shop
I am a recently retired small town librarian living the dream in Montana in my boujee yet redneck kind of way. Married to a mining engineer and mother to two wonderful young men.