Monday, 16 May 2011

Custom orders

Isn't life funny. Last week, just as I was starting to think that I really should pull my finger out and start making some bits and pieces for the Horsebridge Summer Fair on June 19th whilst I still had time to make lots and what should happen but I get lots of orders!
Within the space of a few hours I had  received 2 custom orders and sold a cushion from my Folksy shop, plus I was given an order for 2 personalised cushions for a friend for a Christening she is attending in June!

One of the Folksy orders was for a personalised felt envelope for a ladies little girl to put her pocket money in. She very kindly left me some nice feedback via Folksy so it seems Isabella was pleased with her felt pocket money purse!

The other Folksy order I have just finished, which was one of my baby quilts. Sue had found one via the sold items in my shop and wanted one with more of the aeroplane fabric and a square embroidered with her newborn nephews date of birth etc. The aeroplane quilt was born and fingers crossed she likes it! I really enjoyed making it.

I must, MUST get more baby quilts made. They are one of my best sellers and never normally make it to my Folksy shop because as soon as one is made it normally gets brought up by my family or friends as gifts for new babies! One day I will have a selection in my Folksy shop!
I'd best start cutting some squares out now!


Pomona said...

No wonder the baby quilts are so popular - it looks lovely1

Pomona x

Simply H said...

Thanks very much Pomona, we won't mention the fact that I spelt the baby's middle name as 'Issac' instead of 'Isaac' and just had to unpick that corner, re-embroider and re-sew it up though! Doh!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Helen, that's great that you are getting lots of custom orders. Your baby quilts really are lovely. I'm hoping to come along to the horsebridge fair and looking forward to seeing what loveliness you will be selling. Next one for me is 11th June and also need to pull my finger out and get making. Hannah x

Hannah said...

Hi Helen, this is such a lovely quilt! I really want to give quilt making a go, but I find the prospect of stitching all the layers together and doing the binding rather daunting!
And congratulations on getting lots of custom orders : )