Wednesday, May 22, 2013

CD26: Sew Busy!

So, this one time? I dropped off the face of the earth for a week and a half. My bad! I do have a good reason, though: I've been sewing!

I've made friends with the new neighbors and somehow ended up sewing curtains for their house. The wife and I had fun fabric shopping together last week and have all five panels hanging up by Sunday afternoon. They look great and she is paying me with a large bottle of Grey Goose. Awesome.

While I was fabric shopping with her, I found amazing fabric that reminded me of my dad so much that I just HAD to get it! After some back and forth with my mom and sister, a project was decided upon for his Father's Day gift. Finished that Monday afternoon. No peaking!

Doing so much sewing the past week has me thinking about whether or not I could make some money on the side. My general idea for pricing right now is:
  • Materials: Retail ($6/yard and up, thread, trim, rings, pillow inserts, etc.)
 
  • Two Decorative Panels or One Full Panel: $20
  • Add Lining: $10
  • Add Interfacing: $5
  • Integrated Valance: $10
  • Add Trim: $5
  • Hanging Tabs: $5 (Rod Pocket/Seam for Rings Included)
 
  • Valance: $10
  • Add Lining: $5
  • Add Trim: $5 
  • Hanging Tabs: $5 (Rod Pocket/Seam for Rings Included)

  • Throw Pillow: $20
  • Add Welting: $10
 
  • Placemats: $20/set of 4
  • Table Runner: $10
  • Add Trim: $5

Obviously, this couldn't be a business or anything, but it could be fun. A little bit of extra cash plus I genuinely like to sew. Here are a few shots of my projects:



In TTC news, I think I ovulated this past Thursday/Friday, which could have CD1 hitting right around June 1. I'd be very happy about that since it would be a week earlier than expected and we could get this whole show on the road again. Woo! I'm leaving for FL on June 7 so I could, theoretically, be done taking my Clomid that day and get back in town just in time for a CD12 scan. Not a bad way to spend a few stressful days: lounging in the sun and filling up on my favorite food and drinks!

10 comments:

  1. That is my next sewing project. I would love to learn how to sew curtains.

    Where in Florida are you going to visit? We are going to Destin next year and I am so excited as it is my first time to visit. Hope you have a great relaxing time there.

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  2. I used to love to sew but my machine is metal and so blasted to cart from closet to table. Wish I had a room for my crafting.

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  3. I'm so impressed by your sewing skillz!! And way to meet the new neighbors and get off to such a great start!

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  4. Very impressive! I will totally trade Grey Goose for curtains. Heck, I will pay you full price. Those are great prices btw. You are very lucky to have the talent to sew. Looks awesome!

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  5. So impressive!! I can only sew basic things, like burp clothes! good for you!

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  6. Wow, you definitely have awesome sewing skills! I wish I was that good!

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  7. I'm glad you're having fun sewing! I can't sew, but I've been making the paracord bracelets and that has been a lot of fun. It would be wonderful if you could make a little extra cash doing something you genuinely enjoy.

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  8. I'm so impressed! I can't sew at all, but wish I could. I love that you have such good taste. Everything looks so elegant :)

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