Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Falling Behind...

It's been a really hard 2 weeks as I've been pretty ill.  Yesterday, I think, was the first day in quite a while that I felt like I still belong in the human race.  So, as you can imagine, the store and online shops have just come to a resounding thud of inactivity.

Right before I fell ill, I was able to launch my new mason ball jar towel design and whip up this new flat zipper pouch (more are cut and awaiting my attention next to the sewing machine.)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/203026061/fabric-zipper-flat-pouch-retro-dots
Also, yesterday I finally made something!  This adorable crochet hat, pattern available on Ravelry as the Delaney Hat.
Isn't it adorable?!  Plus it felt sooooo good to accomplish anything.  The pattern, I found is a little skimpy on yardage required.  This was suppose to be the 3 to 6 month size and as I got a a bit too far, I realized I had to make a hybrid of sorts that should fit a newborn fine.

Also, a little before my brief demise, I opened up a teeny shop with big cartel -- strictly my silk-screened towels with a rotation of my most popular styles and seasonal limited editions.
http://cottagenestlinens.bigcartel.com/
I plan to market my businesses a little different in the coming year.  We'll be experimenting more with online (including blogging a lot more - YAY).  This also means we will be pulling away from our brick and mortar, Nest Interiors in Ponchatoula, LA.  We have no intentions of closing but are looking at a much reduced schedule so I can go where the customers are -- online.  It may not be forever, but it will be squarely set in the hands of the people of our small town...if they want this business locally its up to them.

--Lisa LeBlanc

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