Sunday, August 2, 2015

Vintage Embroidered Linen Pin Cushions Summer 2015

During the summers, I typically struggle with having consistent productivity when it comes to Isa Creations. Although I have not even started on one of my summer goals - re-opening my Etsy shop - (That requires a certain "Administrative" frame of mind which I have not been able to find ALL summer).  

Moving on to better news, I have been very productive in other aspects of Isa Creations.  I have been in a "Creative" frame of mind and when I am in that place, I need to stay in that place because that is my favorite!  Most of my work has been accomplished late evenings and into the night. I am definitely a productive night owl.

I recently open an Instagram account, ISACREATIONSVINTAGE where I have been posting many photos of my work.    Here is the link.  Love using the various collage frames and grids to post on Instagram. 

In the last month, I have created  over 110 new vintage linen pin cushions which is a good thing because of those I have sold over 24 pin cushions to Carolyn  (The Barn in Castlerock) who buys them from me wholesale.  I also re-stocked my consignment supply of pin cushions at SEWN located at 18 South Broadway in Denver.  With my existing inventory plus the new ones my inventory, as of yesterday is at 120.  This year I want to make sure my inventory is healthy as I return to A Paris Street Market in Aspen Grove, September 5th, October 3rd and then on to the Holiday shows in November and December.  Last year I was so busy creating holiday inventory, my pin cushion inventory was sad but did I not have any time to create more pin cushions for the holiday shows.  This year, I should not have that problem!   My pin cushions are my #1 best sellers, so I am happy to have a very healthy inventory.

These are photos was my newest batch of over 30 vintage embroidered pin cushions created this past week:

The other area I have had success is with vintage hankies.  The last 4 or so months, I have been lucky to find so many great vintage hankies at various estate sales.  My dear friend Amy of the Pink Attic Cat gave me a wonderful gift a few weeks ago!  She gave me her portable Iron Mangle!   With that gift I took the tall pile of washed vintage hankies and started ironing ALL of them!  This lead to two areas of productivity.

First, I was able to re-stock my Vintage Hankie display boards (ready for shows).    My hankie boards has been looking a bit sparse so it was time to re-stock.  The second, is I have created many one of a kind Vintage Hankie Scarfs (more on that in my next blog post).

And finally, this area is still very much in progress and currently  most of my studio in the basement is a mess; however, I have been making slow progress is consolidating my vintage button collection.  Here is the progress made so far, photos posted on Instagram.

Love my collection of Black Glass, White Vintage, Mother of Pearl vintage buttons!

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