Monday, December 2, 2013

Santa Claus Is Coming ... Uptown!

It's Shameless Commerce Tuesday, and today I'm featuring one of my newly-listed oven mitts.  I've been loving the yellow and gray (or grey) color combo lately, so when I saw this wonderful fabric designed by Brejer for Robert Kaufman's Uptown fabric collection, I couldn't resist.

I love the little details -- tiny circle pulls on the window shades, shingles, little potted flowers in one of the windows.  It reminds me of my daughter's old neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY.

I lined the mitts with a bright and cheery yellow solid cotton fabric.

It's been a wild and crazy ride from the week before Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday!  I am SO grateful to be busy!!  I've been sewing in overdrive.  I currently have 3 challenging custom sewing projects pending and 24 oven mitts to sew and ship!!  Not to mention some handmade gifts for family that have not yet been sewn.  I feel like Dory in the movie Finding Nemo -- "Keep swimming, just keep swimming!"  But in my case, it's "Keep sewing, just keep sewing!"

So I'll continue to spend more time sewing and less time on the computer, at least until the holiday rush subsides.

Call me crazy, but I'm also going to try to list at least one new item per day in one of my shops from December 1-20.  Today I listed this vintage art deco sweater clasp in my vintage shop, Aunt Pheba's Vintage, and it sold only minutes after I hit the PUBLISH button!



  1. Love this fabric! This would make a great gift for someone who lives in the city. It also be super cute for someone who lives in the country but loves the city. Super adorable!

    1. Thanks, Sher! I just loved that fabric.

  2. I love yellow and gray fabric too!
    Yay for being busy :) We'll sleep when the rush is over, right :)

    1. Ha.Ha. Right. I'm trying to sleep from 2 am until 6 am so I don't totally burn out.

  3. I love that print, and the gray and yellow together are fantastic!! I know what you mean about being busy, I keep telling myself it's a couple more week and then I will have my life back. Make sure you you take some time for yourself in between sewing projects :)
    Everyday Inspired