As you know, I’m always pretending like I’m really busy, when in reality what I’m usually busy with is a bunch of voluntary craft and art projects that give me an excuse to keep my house perpetually dirty and stay up late watching My So-Called Life reruns while I finish them.
I recently came to the realization that even if I have freelance copy writing work to do, and a house to clean, and a baby to feed (they eat like, all the time, those darn babies) I will always spend whatever time I can making and baking and crafting things. So I decided like every other Mormon mom…I better start to turn that into a livelihood if at all possible.
My first step in that direction is to take part in the Bijou Market in Provo, that is coming up on April 8-9th. And I’m really excited about it!
My line of products is called The Little Tiny. I plan on making mostly baby-related craft and sewing patterns. What I’m creating for the Bijou Market is a line of Baby Mobile patterns, and also a few plushie patterns.
My fabulous friend and also Bijou Market vendor, Heather took some pictures of a few of my mobiles. Here are my Russian Dolls Mobile and the Owl in the Trees Mobile.
And here’s a sneak preview of my Ahoy! Mobile, the picture is from my phone. I’m really loving this one…
The patterns will include step-by-step how-to’s on how to make your very own mobile! You don’t even need a sewing machine! They are PDF’s (burned onto a CD) that have very clear picture-based instructions, a material list, pattern pieces, and resources for stitches and all needed skills! So even if you aren’t crafty at all, you can totally make these. The kits I’m selling at the market will also include Baker’s Twine and some other needed goodies. I have been making some for friends and I have a hard time giving them away when they are done. They’re so cute to look at! I think they make a fun decoration even if you don’t use it as a baby mobile.
Also, in time for Easter, I’ve created this Peek-a-Boo Bunny Pattern. It’s super easy, but really cute (I think) and little kids love to play peek-a-book with the bunny’s floppy ears. I’ve been making them out of flannel and they are so soft and cozy!
I will have some actual mobiles and bunnies and some owls for sale at the market. There will be one of each of my 5 mobiles for sale. But mostly I’ll be selling the patterns, because what I love more than anything is creating the designs. I’m not a professional production machine! I love doing the mobiles because they are entirely done by hand and are so sweet, but it would be hard to sell them for a price that is worth the time. They take quite a bit of time. Though they are totally worth it!
So, sorry to like promote myself. But then again, not really! Ha! I have to promote it to remind myself to FINISH all I need to finish! Which is…A LOT!
Ok! Love your guts! But before I sign off, I’m sure what you REALLY want is a picture of the REAL Little Tiny, in the flesh.
Yeah she’s cute as a cupcake.