day 137: new things out of old things

I did not forget about my blog.
I just…uh…forgot to blog.
Actually, Friday was a long day and I went to sleep shortly after work. Saturday was an exciting day, but had few moments (*ahem*…or rather, no moments) free. I’m really excited about the goings on of Saturday, because it was planning for something that has been in the works for almost two years. A few years ago I started thinking about recycling fabric from thrift stores for new projects. One of my good friends was really into the idea and we would toss around ideas every now and then when we would get together. A year ago we decided to make a go of it…got a name, opened an etsy account…but…..
You know how it is.
About a month ago I decided that I was just going to start making more things out of recycled fabric even if I didn’t sell them. But then as I got going, I got really excited about making them for people. Honestly, I have no idea where this will go, but all I know is that I just like making things that people will enjoy. It makes me very happy. So that’s that!
Saturday we had a planning meeting…got out all our fabric and picked the colour story we wanted for spring/summer. We are starting small (in the next two weeks we plan on making enough to sell 20 sets of our product), and don’t want to overwhelm ourselves with too huge of a plan. My friend is a much more skilled seamstress than I am, so in addition to making the smaller accessories, she will be making larger things like purses, etc when she has time. I will be handling the business and marketing, which gets me really excited. I already have ideas for how to market the product and all we have is prototypes! ;)
Anyway, keep on the lookout. In about a month we will be launching the product on Etsy, with a website to view our company goals and visions.
I have a link on my sidebar to our etsy page (which at the moment I am selling 80′s My Little Ponies…the store will probably have a few vintage finds, but that won’t be the focus).
Chatty Budgies Etsy Shop

3 Responses to “day 137: new things out of old things”

  • Alison Says:

    I really enjoy reading your blog! You always have great ideas. I look forward to seeing what products you come up with!

  • Jacqueline Says:

    So excited to see your product. It sounds like so much fun… I’d love to do something like that someday… first I just need to learn how to sew (it’s been on my “to do list” for YEARS). Have fun!!!

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