To continue with Holiday specials, starting today, Dec. 4, at 8AM and running until Dec. 5, at 8AM (Central Time Zone), I have free or discounted standard shipping on selected items in my Etsy shop. Standard shipping is US Postal Service Priority or First Class Mail, and these classes are free for shipping within the US. International orders will receive a discounted shipping fee. If you need expedited shipping, or request another carrier, there will be an additional cost.
Check back for another special offer tomorrow!
With the start of the holiday season I have decided to daily promotions through December. These may be a percent off deal in my Etsy shop, a free item with purchase, or, like today, a donation of a certain amount of my sales to a cause of my choice. You can “like” my Facebook (Ladybug Glass Studio) page to get daily updates, or check back here. To start the month off I am donating 10% of my Etsy shop sales from 1 PM Tuesday Dec. 1 through 1 PM Wednesday, Dec. 2 (Central Time Zone) to White Paws German Shepherd Rescue, a group we were lucky enough to find and adopt our 2 dogs through.
As I said before, I don’t sew. Ask me to cut out and put some glass pieces together, no problem. Ask me to cut fabric and sew it together, big problem. Oh, I can do the occasional hem, repair a split seam and the like, but actually making something gets me crazy. showing off this fabric I have been designing leads to the obvious question “so what are you going to do with it?”. Luckily, my Mother still enjoys seeing and is game for a new project while waiting out winter. So we got together and I cut and pinned, she sewed and we made some scarves. I have been wearing them and getting good response. Today I decided to try my hand at sewing one myself – maybe after all these years things have changed. Nope. Well, I did set myself up for a challenge by using knit fabric, nothing like adding an extra layer of difficulty. A nice infinity scarf is now around my neck, but I don’t want anyone to look too closely. I have a lot of respect for those who sew with knits, and even more for my Mom who made me a bathing suit years ago. I will be going back to my other idea of making bags and clutch purses out of woven fabrics. Maybe with practice on some easier things I will improve. Or, I will find people who do sew…..
Making the fabric with Spoonflower’s program made me think about creating mirror images that could be printed on other materials, i.e. standard photos, metal prints. There is a great tutorial on making them in Photoshop, so I got to work. Finally got to bed about 1:30 am….. (which was a bit of an issue because our Great Dane/White Shepherd mix had decided he was sleeping in my spot). My husband questioned whether or not these new images were true to my claim that all of the designs I show are “in the glass”. Well, the only manipulation I do is to multiply the photographic image, so I’m thinking it’s not much of a stretch. And what I am seeing seems worth the work! Enjoy!
Tomorrow’s the day! Even though it may be cold and grey outside, inside it will be cozy and bright. My studio is almost ready, and Tom (TJ) Krueger will soon be setting his stuff up.
Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3-4. 10 am to 5 pm both days
North on Hillside Rd., (about 2 miles from Luxemburg or Casco), 3rd house on the right.
Give me a call at nine2zero-845-five85eight if you need more information. Or send me a message here