Friday, February 1, 2013

It's Getting Crafty in Here!

I must admit, my sewing machine was pretty dusty. I used to sew a lot before I became a mom. I was always scouring the fabric stores and craft supply store for deals, remnants, and notions to make one-of-a-kind accessories like handbags, belts and hair clips. I sold my creations at a few small boutiques and the occasional festival. In my vision for my business, I planned to upcycle kids clothing by using my supplies to spruce up slightly damaged items destined for landfills. I made a few outfits and sold them.

But once I took Gumdrop Swap from a home-operated web business to a retail location, there just wasn't enough time for me to repurpose all the things coming in. Over the last years, I have collected many projects that I still intend to do... eventually. I take custom orders from time to time for fabric ties appliqued onto onesies.

Lately I've been hankering for small projects that I can do while sitting at my desk at work. Customers have asked me if I have bow ties and I haven't had any swapped lately. I always wince when I get this request because I think, "I can make a bow tie." And it would be a perfect way to use all my small remnants of fabric. So, here goes, introducing Gumdrop Swap Couture Bow Ties. I am sewing small clips on the back which make them able to clip to any style collar shirt.

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