Friday, October 1, 2010

Let's start October off right!

Happy Friday and Happy October, friends!  For most of you, I think this mean a reprieve from the insanely crazy summer heat, crunchy leaves, pumpkins galore, and more long sleeves and sweaters all around.  I know that for a few of you readers it means spring flowers are finally coming up and new life is blooming beckoning the warmth of summer! Either way, it's a new month and change is in the air!


I woke up this morning to my 100th sale on Etsy! That's quite a turn since I last told you about my big plans to go professional! Not only have I hit that milestone, but I've also started (successfully!) selling in two local shops and am going to be participating in my first craft fair next weekend!  If that's not enough, I'm going to be releasing a new line of baby and toddler girl clothes at the end of this month (wow, can't wait to show you all these new sweeties)!  My "out-there" goal is to include little boy clothes, but I'm trying to remain realistic here!

This isn't to just brag on myself. I have had some incredible help from my hubby who gives me the time I need in the studio and some amazing friends who have come to help with some of the non-sewing stuff for the craft fair (Beth, Alicia & all rock!)

And it hasn't all been dandy either.  Two nights ago I had a {minor} meltdown over all of this and some of the challenges that come with it.  Thankfully my hubby is patient and just lets me be slightly crazy knowing the sanity may or may not return. 

I also was really encouraged last night while reading through the book of Matthew.  I was reminded very powerfully from Jesus's words reminding me that my Heavenly Father knows of all my needs (and wants) and culminating with this charge to rest in my Father's provisions:
Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.


And so I enter October seeking to rest even in the midst of this craziness.  I love the reprieve of Fall and the reminder that each season has it's time.  

I'm also entering October with another SALE! Yep, to celebrate that 100th sale on Etsy, I'm offering 10% off your total order (before shipping) this weekend only!  All orders placed between now and October 3 with the code "Celebrate100" in the Message to Seller will receive a 10% refund.  

What are your October plans, Friends?


  1. Yay! I'm excited you are going full time! You will do great! This is my birthday month and we are doing a big Craft Fair in 2 weeks, so it is going to be pretty busy!

  2. I'm so proud of you! I want hang out soon, even it's talking over the hum of a sewing machine. Maybe one night this week??

  3. Yay! How exciting! I can't wait to see the clothes! You have some really great fabric choices, I'm sure they'll be amazing!

  4. Hi! Thank you for the prayers for us! I know if it's meant to be it will work out. I'm not only behind on posting on my blog, but I'm behind on reading them too. Things are just too busy lately! Anyway, congratulations on your 100th sale - that's awesome! I'm glad your business is going well for you!


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