Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Monday, March 25, 2013

Waiting for Spring!

We've passed the first day of Spring and we've still had snow on the ground. Kind of unusual for us here in Indiana. This time last year we were already experiencing days of 80 degrees. And, it's putting a hold on my husband's ambitious plans for a new backyard koi pond.
 
He spent his free time over the winter planning and researching for his next big project. He has already ordered the pond liner and protective underlament. And the new pump for the filter system.
 
We put in a koi pond and water garden last Spring and truly enjoyed it. You can see the finished results here and here.
 

We have a space in our backyard where we have had a very large vegetable garden. We decided to give up some of that space for his wish of a bigger koi pond. The plan is for a 14 feet by 14 feet pond that will hold approximately 3000 gallons of water. We have lots of work to do. . .  digging a very large hole, collecting rocks for the edges and building a new filter system.
But for now we're just waiting for Spring!

 

Monday, March 11, 2013

Wholesale Flower Brooches

I decided to offer limited wholesale quantities of my flower brooches, available in my Etsy shop.
 This grouping of 10 assorted brooches is the first batch, all in jewel tones.
 
 I hope to soon have available another grouping, all in Spring colors.
 
I had these cards made, in postcard size, to be included with my wholesale orders. They have a cute button and thread illustration, since each of my flowers is hand cut and hand sewn, many with button centers. I ordered these from Vistaprint.
 
 I just punched two holes in each card to allow the brooch to be "pinned" to the card.
 
The back of each card includes info about the recycled nature of all my FeltSewGood products. I also included my Etsy shop and blog web addresses.
 
I usually make tags for all my handbags and zip pouches from business cards with jute hangars. I thought these postcards were a nice way to show off the flowers.
 
Do you make your own tags or labels? Or do you purchase or custom order your labels?