It has been a while since I've shared anything that I've been doing with Seedling Design. I have been reluctant to post here too often about this creative business venture because this blog started out about food and personal projects. When I am not writing or cooking, though, I am often sewing new things for Seedling. I've thought about starting a separate blog but all of these things are part of what I do so I like keeping it all here. At this point I am unable to choose my passion for food over my love of creating with fabric or vice versa. While I wish this could be a simple and very focused blog, this space is a reflection of the things I care about and it is going to be imperfect just like me.
Anyway, I've decided to do a weekly update on what I've been working on in the studio. When I say studio, it's really our project room that houses our desk, my sewing stuff, Ray's bike stuff and his kegerator (he brews a lot of beer!). Also not a perfectly focused and designed space, but such is life.
This week I finished several napkin sets. I find that I am drawn to similar colors -- greens, blues, orange. I have yet to discover whether people really want napkins in these colors, but I have been selling them throughout the summer. I'm excited to have more available before the upcoming holidays. I think they would be lovely for a hostess gift or on a Thanksgiving table.
I also managed to start and finish two new aprons in one day. I love combining colors and patterns and figuring out the design of the applique. I don't have many aprons in my shop right now because I'm not able to photograph them by myself. I either need a model or someone else to take the pictures which I hope to take care of very soon.
This weekend I will be at the Handmade Arts from the Heart which promised to have a lot of beautiful handmade things and is also a benefit for the school. I love making these aprons, especially when they become a final product. I am looking forward to meeting people who also enjoy them and will use them and make them their own.