I finally did it!
I opened up my Etsy shop!
I am aiming for Dutch buyers at this moment, so all of the texts are in Dutch. I will be adding English text within the next week, so all of you can understand too! It took me a while to decide on my prices. There are actually not many Dutch quilts on offer that I could compare to and even less that have the intricate FMQ on them. I hope I now have priced them at the right level, not too high, not too low! I am excited to see what happens!
So celebrate opening my store I made myself some cool cookies!
They taste wonderful!
Designwise they were not really a success! The dough got stuck in the cutter, too sticky!!! Somehow the dough also got runny in the oven and the imprints of the cookie cutter+stamp disappeared completely. Luckily the cutter+stamp worked on the fondant well, so I stuck those pieces on top! I think that using gluten-free flour was the culprit as the dough rested in the fridge for at least an hour and a half. Or maybe the recipe that I used was not right at all. Who knows a great recipe that will not get runny or even a gluten-free recipe that I could use? I think I will try this recipe out next time!
This is the cookie cutter that I have used! Thank you very much Patricia for gifting it to me for my birthday!
Except for having a messy kitchen, I also have a messy sewing room now…
I tried some of the FMQ with a ruler as normally done on a long arm machine that I wrote about a week ago. I will try to get my hands on a real thick ruler that you are supposed to use. As an experiment I used my thickest normal ruler, but I think I will not do that again. It could be dangerous as the ruler could easily slide under the needle and make that break… EEKS, flying needle points I do not want!!!
This started on the design wall…
Disappearing nine patch with pink and green fabrics that alternate!
Building up the blocks…
I decided it needed a bit bigger, so I added a hot pink border and then basted the beast.
I have already started the quilting process. Pictures will be shown later this week!
One more thing…
Yesterday I went to visit my sister and her two gorgeous boys. Tom, the eldest (4), was showing me a drawing he had made in school.
Me: “Could you make me a drawing?”
Tom: “You are a girl , right?”
Tom: “Okay, I will draw you as a princess then.”
Me: “Do all girls like princesses?”
Tom: “All girls ARE princesses!”
So, there you have it! We ARE princesses, even if we don’t have a tiara to show it.