Hello my dear friends!
At long last, how have you been? I am quite well, thank you. As you may have noticed, fall (and winter, for that matter) got away from me. The thing is I *was* sewing and crafting, I just failed to tell you all about it. For that, I am sorry and I will venture to make up for it here.
To be brief, I was spending much of my time in the fall prepping for Christmas. Not only did I try to hand make as many gifts for which I had time, but I also was in a sewing and embroidery frenzy to prepare for my first ever vendor fair. I’ve included a few pictures of my little table set up with some of the holiday goodies I made.
The fair was generally a success and a wonderful networking and learning opportunity. Vendors from Northern Virginia came to sell their goods and to support local businesses. I ended up being the only purely craft table in the bunch and found it a great occasion to introduce new people to the world of Etsy, let alone my shoppe. While I can’t say I sold a great deal, I am happy to say I got over my jitters of first time vendor-ing and am eager to participate in another community event.
Fall also was a busy season of weddings both for me and my lovely customers. As you’ve seen before, I love to embroider antique handkerchiefs for brides and their grooms. Some like to carry a hanky with their bouquets or as a pocket square, while others may just tuck it away in as a keepsake to share with their children one day. When I embroider a one for a friend, I have no intention for her to use it in a specific manner, but only hope it will act a personal token to show my elation at her happiness. I’ve had the pleasure of embroidering handkerchiefs for very dear friends and lovely customers. Some have been for brides and grooms, some for honored attendants, and some to note the anniversary of the day that love was first pronounced. I’ve included a few of my favorites for you. If you know someone getting married, approaching a significant milestone, or if you’d just like to give your father personalized handkerchiefs because he’s awesome (that’s what I did), I would love to work with you. Feel free to contact me or read more about custom handkerchief orders at my etsy site.