Coming to you live from Spoonflower headquarters today where I am dressed in something other than pajamas and am snarfing some leftover Chinese food for early lunch! I'm taking a little break from all the mad fabric cutting and packaging I've been doing lately as we try valiantly, mightily to keep up with the flood of orders we've had lately. If the economy is in recession, you can't tell that to crafters. Or maybe everyone's just making and buying handmade these days, supporting those who are still keeping it real rather than forking over hard-won cash for anonymous chain store merchandise. I know I'm making and buying handmade this holiday!
Speaking of which, when I haven't been cutting and shipping your orders lately, I've been at home trying to squeeze in my own sewing projects between help emails, not to mention feeding, entertaining, and supervising my brood of little girls. I have most definitely not been blogging. My apologies for that, and I want to assure everyone that this is a temporary state of blog neglect on my part. Even if orders don't lighten up–and I hope they don't!–the Christmas sewing certainly will. Then I'll just be rolling in free time with which to blog. (Riiiiiight.)
In the meantime, Jan diCintio of Daisy Janie has put up a handy tutorial on how to make your own swatch book. It can be found here and the results look super professional–perhaps for sending to prospective clients or to have on the table at your next craft or trade show? Thanks for sharing, Jan!