Thursday, September 13, 2007

Connections, Contacts, and Cows

Yesterday I got an inquiry from Julia at the Indiana Beef Cattle Association about one of my farmscene purses (pictured below) and it got me thinking about one of the scraps I had left from my Johnny Appleseed scenic fabric and about the fact that I have been wanting to create a tutorial to show people how easy it is to make a zippered changepurse. Which leads me to my thoughts about how I love the give and take from my various friends and contacts about my sewing business. Amber from Multi-tasking Moms originally requested one of my aprons in exchange for an ad on her blog for a contest she was having (I said yes), and also ended up buying a couple of custom made purses from me (see them below). When she requested a zippered changepurse my first thought was "well I've never done that before, I guess I'll have to learn how!" I don't think I would have done it if she hadn't requested it, and now I love making the changepurses, my daughter Mae has made one and I can see that they are a really nice addition to the purses in my collection - thanks Amber!

Back to Julia at the Beef Council - because she contacted me with a specific interest in cows I remembered the scrap of fabric I had, and I finally shot the pictures for the tutorial I have been meaning to make - thanks Julia!

Let's hear it for connections, contacts, and yes, cows.

Tutorial coming soon!

The farmscene purse that caught Julia's eye.

Amber's purse #1

Amber's purse #2, a gift for her mom who has a honey business.


Amber said...

I LOVEEEEEEE My purse and my change purse!!!!!! Thank you!!! I'm gonna try and put it up for show and tell this week.

Thank you for everything again!

I can't wait for the tutorial, I want to learn to sew and so does my oldest DD, but baby steps:)

God Bless,

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