hunkering down in my craft room

my chalkboard helping my sanity.

i have been completely overwhelmed by my etsy shop (in a very good way!) and the orders that have been rolling in. i never thought i would get to the point of having a cut off date but i am definitely going to have to do that. (a heads up for my blog readers, on that cut off day there will be a discount for orders placed!) i am so touched by your kindness and appreciation/love for my crafts. it means so much!! thank you all!

i quickly realized i needed to go to the large fabric store in cary. the fabric stores in our area are either so expensive they might as well charge you to look or just no selection. for example, i went in one and could not find a single piece i liked. i love fabric. i am not hard to please. that is just how bad it was.

so the husband and i made my list and headed to our old stomping ground. we stocked up! the whole way there i just went on and on about ideas for my shop. seasonal items, shop standards, creating a logo and business cards, etc. my mind is racing and it is all so exciting!

i love these coordinating pieces i found.

my craft room after returning. it is a complete disaster!

i also want to mention that this is the last day of the peony felt flower special that i have been promoting on my facebook fan page. you can buy 2 and get 1 free, a savings of $6 or you can buy 5 and get 1 free and free shipping, a savings of $10. you can choose the colors and even add bead work. they are completely custom orders! you can leave a comment here or email me if you are interested.

the “kelsi creates” fan page is currently at 111 fans and i am thrilled! i am going to hold a giveaway because we hit 100 so look out for that in the next couple of days.