Building my brand: halfmoon

I’ve not posted in ages! In the past couple months I’ve been working hard to get my workspace set up and build up some stock. I’m still very much in the trial and error design phase! Here are some things I’ve been working on, where I work and new Liberty fabrics that have entered my life.

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What I’m knitting now: “paulie” sweater by Grasflecken

ImageI got the pattern for this gorgeous sweater on Grasflecken, which I found through Pintrest. I can’t wait for it to be finished! I’ve been working on it for 6 months now. Nearly there. It’s my very first pattern, and with the kids and the general fatigue that goes along with my little creatures, there are just not enough hours in a day to get it done more quickly. (Not to mention that I’m not a very speedy knitter)

I would highly recommend checking out the Owlsisters blog (Grasflecken) if you like to knit and are searching for an easy-to-read pattern. Fabulous! And when you’re finished, thank them for offering their beautiful patterns.

Happy knitting!

Cap Sleeve Liberty of London Summer Shirt

ImageSo I FINALLY got another shirt made and listed on Etsy. Amazing how time flies! I’m needing to re-evaluate my expectations of the time it takes to make products and post them.

 

I think I find product focus to be the most difficult thing at this point. I have so many ideas floating around (ok, more like exploding) in my head that it is impossible to keep up with them. So, I am trying to practice patience. Patience with the pace at which I can create while still work in my day-job a few days a week, be a good mom and wife, and have some me-time. And also patience with the pace of selling on Etsy. This will take some time. But what a wonderful surpise today: I was featured in a Treasury – Brown Beauties. Hooray!!

 

While I’m not quite ready to officially call this a “goal”, I will attempt to blog more. I’d like to reach at least one blog post per week in the next month. Just to keep the flow going:)

Cashmere blend infinity scarf

pink scarf 1Another listing on Etsy. On a role!

This is a super hip and very soft infity scarf, worn here by my sweet little Loula. I love this scarf. So easy to pull on and off. Nice and warm, but also relatively light weight. Good for our brisk spring days!

Funny little story: Loula had used marker to draw on her face right before I was going to take some photos. Luckily, I was able to get it off enough so that it’s not visible. And, luckily I managed to get some good photos before she went and colored on herself AGAIN! This time with black and dark green marker….which wouldn’t come off entirely. So the whole day she looked a little bit like she’d been in a fist fight. Haha!

first product on Etsy!

Cap sleeve shirt made from a vintage duvet coverHooray! I am ecstatic to announce that I have posted my very first listing on Etsy. It is a shirt made of 100% cotton from a vintage duvet cover. I have worn this piece several times and get TONS of comments. It fits with everything – blue jeans, black pants, skirts. Perfect!

Have a look on Etsy. Pin it on Pinterest. There are only 3 available in this pattern. I plan on making more of this style using the gorgeous Liberty of London fabric.