Like most Friday's here in Minnesota, Friday's mean discounts at some of my favorite thrift stores. My current vintage sheet inventory was running low, so I decided to see what I could find shopping last night. You can tell by the photo that my shopping trip was successful. I found lots of great vintage character sheets. Some of the characters include; Snoopy, Scooby, Spider-man and lots of Disney characters. Looks like I have some work to do this weekend. Time to get them washed and the inspected before listing on Etsy.
The other day I decided it was time to make some children's aprons. This lead me to looking through my vintage sheets for the perfect fabric and I decided on a fun sheet featuring several Disney princesses. After looking at the fabric I decided to take on the challenge of making a DIsney princess collection, which included three of Disney's most popular princesses.
Fabrics Before Sewing
Once I had the princesses selected and cut out, I needed to find the correct coordinating fabric. For Cinderella it would have to Blue, for Aurora it was pink and Belle nothing but Yellow would do. All of the coordindating fabric also came from upcycled bed sheets.
Finishes Princess Aprons
I am very happy with how they turned out and they are now available on my Etsy site princess aprons.
Anyone reading my posts will have noticed that I steeped away for my blog for a little while. I took some time away from my blog to focus on my family over the holidays and my son's birthdays. In January my youngest turned 3 and in February my oldest turned 12. I also helped celebrate my grandma's 90th birthday in February.
This time away was not completely about celebrating birthdays and Christmas, I did do some work. With the begging of a new year, also meant the begging of my least favorite business activity of all. It was tax season! It was time to enter in all the receipts and sales for the year and get my reports finished for the accountant. I am hoping that next year will be easier for tax season because I am trying about a new accounting software program that links directly with my Etsy account. I will say more about this, once I use it a little more.
I am happy to say that taxes are done and my holiday and birthday season are behind me. I am now back to working in projects for Rerun Design. Looking forward to a new year of wonderful vintage finds and new items on Etsy. The sewing machine is out and ready to go!