Monday, April 19, 2010

Spring Has Sprung!

I've really been excited about spring this year! I love the colors and the fact that the snow is gone and I can see the ground! I should mention that I'm in western Virginia and we don't get a ton of snow usually. However, this year our ground was covered most of the winter. We had at least 2 very significant snow falls (2 feet) which is so rare for us.
This month, my husband and I noticed two flowering trees in our yard which we hadn't noticed before! We're thinking they are either apple or cherry, but we must consult a tree identification book to be sure. All of the new colors around our yard have made me ready to start sewing in some new colors and fabrics too. I've recently become a big fan of linen and hemp/cotton material. My newest additions to Etsy are a purple hemp tank and a linen tank. I'm working on a couple more top designs which should be posted by the end of the week!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Seasons of the Valley on Etsy!

Hello! This is my umm...3rd attempt at blogging. I tend to start and then get busy and forget I even have a blog. Whoops!

Thank you for visiting my site and if you've visited my Etsy shop thank you X 2! I really enjoy sewing and posting items on Etsy. If you're not familiar with my shop, I should explain that I have a variety of handmade clothing items, including some made from eco-friendly and recycled fabrics. I also have several vintage items (clothing and housewares).
About me:
My Etsy shop is not my day job, unfortunately. I work full time at our family land surveying business. My day usually goes like this: wake up around 5 or uhh...5:30 am (by the time I give into the alarm), my wonderful husband makes my lunch while I quickly get ready for the day, leave for the 45 minute drive at 6 AM, get to work 6:45, work work work til 2 or 4:30 depending on how the economy is that week :), then make the long trek home, make supper, BREATHE, clean up, SEW, watch tv, and go to bed. ok...that was my day in fast forward. Thankfully, I work 4 ten hour days so I have all day Friday to work on housework and Etsy!

My husband and I live in a very small town. We have a small greenhouse and big garden, which I'm excited about right now because the temperatures are rising! I love having fresh food that we grew ourselves. It's good to know where your food comes from and also save money! Gardening is hard work, but very rewarding.

In the coming days I hope to keep up with this blog unlike the ones I tried before. I want to keep those that come to my Etsy shop informed on what's going on with my shop and how my items are made!