Some of my thread catchers were picked up on Pinterest and my blog has kind of BLOWN UP!, with thousands of hits per day, over 45,000 views in the past month and tons of interest and purchases at my Etsy shop, Curry Bungalow.
It makes me happy to know that people are loving my original design, buying them and requesting special orders, but it was also making me just a little crazy.
At first I thought that I had to keep my store stocked with these things and I was glued to my sewing machine. Then I had this epiphany.... and epiphanies are good. I make these things for fun because I love combining fabrics into something pretty and practical, AND it gives me a bona fide excuse to order fabrics that I love but would not necessarily build into a quilt.
So I have decided that in the interest of sanity, I resolve to just plug away, making these things in my studio, (OK, OK, it's a sewing closet... but I can dream, can't I?...) and posting them on Etsy as I complete them. No pressure on myself.
I am also working on a downloadable pdf pattern for those of you who want to make your own and hope to have that available soon at my Etsy shop.
This has all been a huge lesson for me. The lesson is, "Do what you love",... and I love to make things, but I especially... simply... love to sew.
SEW it's all good, right?