For two of my grands,
And the buttons.
My daughter bought this pattern last summer. She was going to make it, but she gave it to me, instead. I finally got around to it. When I was getting ready to cut out the two red and blue dotted fabrics for Lil'E and Big Girl R, I decided to go ahead and cut out two more. I almost never follow a pattern completely, but I did this one. Whew!!! How easy it is to not have to really think about how to make something work, just read the directions, or in this case look at the pictures and TA-DA! it's done!! The pattern was so simple, and I had more fabric that would work. I've been meaning to make some things to have for either an ETSY shop (MAYBE????) or to have to sell at our wearable arts fashion show, or to sell at a booth at an art fair in a nearby town, or maybe to donate to the Boys and Girls Club for their auction if I don't have time to do what I really plan to do for it. I'm not sure what I'll do with the two extras.
These really were easy. They would be easy to make reversible, too. I was thinking maybe pumpkins, leaves, snowmen, poinsettias, bows or hearts (like on the pattern) for holidays, or I could imagine birds, butterflies, and all kinds of other general things. I don't really like doing the same thing over and over, but if I vary the appliques and colors, etc... maybe it wouldn't be too bad. Or, I could just make double of everything I make from now on to have a variety of stuff to sell. I have learned that taking orders doesn't work. You have to actually have an item to sell on the spot.
If any of you have an ETSY shop, what do you think? Is it profitable, worth your time and trouble, etc....?