Thursday, July 5, 2012

Tally It Up! July 6

Last week I announced that each Friday during the month of July I will be posting a tally, documenting my progress on a custom order for 80 (yes - eighty!) oven mitts:

My goal for this week was to complete 20 oven mitts.  I failed miserably.  I have only one completed mitt.

However, I am happy to report that one of the unexpected time drains was a sudden spike in Etsy shop orders, including three made to order items, plus two local sales.  When it rains, it pours!  But after a brief "dry spell" in my Etsy shop in June, I am delighted to see so much activity so far this month.  

Although I am clearly NOT where I had hoped to be on the custom order, I did make some significant progress while waiting (impatiently) for more fabric to arrive in the mail:

160 InsulBright heat resistant batting pieces cut and stacked
160 needled Warm & White cotton batting pieces cut and stacked
120 preshrunk cotton flannel pieces cut and stacked
76   Metro Cafe Mixers in Spring mitt pieces cut
40   Cuff binding fabric pieces 14.5" x  2" cut and pressed
Template Plastic pattern templates created

I hope to ship the order by July 23 (due date is July 31)-- which gives me 17 days.  I need to average about 5 mitts per day starting July 6.  I can do that.  I WILL do that!   Next Friday you'll see a fairly tall stack of completed mitts (I hope!!).  

LeAnn aka pasqueflower


  1. Getting all that cutting out of the way will really speed things up when you sit down to sew! You'll be whipping out mitts like crazy :)
    Congrats on the Etsy and local orders as well! I hope the "rain" continues :)

  2. Congrats on all of your orders! Wooohooo! Wonderful! Looks like you have a really good start there.

  3. Congrats on all of your orders this month! June was super slow for me, and July has already been great. It's funny how things can turn around like that. Best of luck with your big custom order.