Hey howdy hey! Look who’s back! Today I will share with you a fresh and brand new quilt that I JUST finished sewing this morning. Actually, I finished it yesterday, but I just finished sewing on the little flowers today. I have to give the credit for that sweet little embellishment, which in my opinion just MAKES this quilt, to Josh! He mentioned it in passing when I was designing this quilt a few days ago and trying to find a good match for the cactus top. I wanted to pair it with this rich sunshine golden-colored cotton for the backing, and it just wasn’t working. He said that it would have worked great if I had drawn some little flowers on the cactus tips, which gave me the idea of adding them as embellishments to the quilt itself. That got me to thinking about a whole range of fabrics that I could design that would be intended for little embellishments like that. That is still a very new idea I am hatching, but an exciting one! So here she is, the Lush Cozy Cactus and Red Desert Bird quilt. I am the WORST when it comes to getting creative with names and such. Unless it’s totally random, like this quilt *would* be named The Darla if I were so inclined to give it a name just for the sake of it. Have a GREAT Friday and a wonderful weekend to all from me and Darla!! 🙂
Etsy runs this special blog series called “Quit Your Day Job” where they feature a shop who has “made it big” in the world of Etsy, and taken the leap to quit their full time day jobs to be full time makers and sellers. WELL, Etsy hasn’t featured us in their blog, we are taking it upon ourselves to feature our own selves!! The New Year brings a lot of exciting new changes for the Goodwins, which you might suspect at this time, means that Josh Goodwin of Goodwin’s Custom Crafts has quit his day job of ten years to be a maker and a seller full time by my side! Well, not literally by my side, as his shop is outside and mine is inside, but you get the idea. We are really excited, and honestly, a little nervous too about this new leap, but it just felt like the right time to give it a try. We are young and full of energy, the kids are all really supportive and crave family time, and we have this amazing global network of shoppers who LOVE high quality, hand made stuff! How blessed and greatful we are to be able to make this announcement. But most of all, humbled. Humbled by the support of our family and friends, by our fans and loyal customers, by the shear magnitude of this leap of faith in our craft. Wish us luck, and cheers to 2015!!!