Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My Etsy Shop

For those of you wondering what The Lily Pad Shop is, allow me to satisfy your curiosity. The Lily Pad Shop is my business I officially started in November. I have been dreaming and working it up for several years. When I was in college I would make cards and put the Lily Pad logo on the back. I have done scrapbook wedding guest books, veils and many other projects. Now I have the business that gives me new motivation behind my creativity. I do sewing and embroidery along with hair clips, aprons, quilts and children's backpacks. As time goes on I will be expanding to additional items. I am taking custom requests right now while I add items to my Etsy shop. That is the basic information. Really The Lily Pad Shop is a way for me to be creative and do something with my hobbies, learn new techniques and work with great people.



When I was a little girl my mom taught me how to sew. I remember being just eight years old and she would let me use her sewing machine. I was so excited about using it that I would sew anything I could think of. Christmas was coming and I wanted to sew-sew-sew! I found some pink fabric scraps and stuffing and made finger pillows and finger bags for everyone. If you are wondering what these are, picture a pillow big enough for one finger to rest on, and a bag so small the handle went nicely around one finger and held a few coins or a small piece of candy.

Though I don't make finger pillows and bags anymore I still have that love of creating.

Monday, January 18, 2010


I remember being a little girl in my mother's kitchen. I wanted to help make cake and pizza. I even wanted to help make bread (on occasion). In my own little world I wasn't official until I was wearing an apron. I always thought they were part of a real world dress-up game. Like going to church in your Sunday best, wearing aprons in the kitchen was another way for me to be part of the adult world.

Now that I am older I realize that aprons are actually a tool of the trade. Not just in kitchens but in hair salons and crafting studios. Even the best BBQ-er is seen wearing an apron.