As part of the class I took in February, Louisville Mayor, Greg Fischer, held a press conference to get to know class participants. I’ll admit to being a little star struck. Mayor Fischer has a strong interest in entrepreneurship, its impact on Louisville and the potential it holds for ending local poverty. I have a lot of respect for that.
I learned so much in class. I can’t wait to show you what I’ve been working on by truly getting my Etsy store up and running. More about that soon! In the meantime, here is an article about our class and its press conference by Jamie Sears-Rawlings of Louisville Distilled.
In October, I unexpectedly began a job in my career field. It has been the most wonderful blessing, but you may have noticed I’ve been absent from my blog. Am I still doing vintage? Most definitely!
They say that anything worth doing is worth doing well and, to that end, I started taking an Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Class through the Louisville Metro Dept of Economic Development. The class is three weeks long and Jordan Kavuma from Thistle & Thread Design is our instructor. She’s been great and the class has taught me so much already. You may remember Jordan from the Spring Loop Giveaway several of us did together last spring.
I’ve built up a pile of vintage goodies this winter that I’m looking forward to listing.
I have come across something rather wonderful that I’m excited to share with you – especially if you sew!
On Friday night, my husband and I popped into Fancy Tiger Crafts and my eyes were drawn to this: (pardon the quality of the photo, my phone is acting up)eVINTAGEpatterns has created Downton Abbey style patterns to coordinate with Downton Abbey fabric by Andover. The 1920’s are in full swing what with last year’s Gatsby and now Downton entering this time period. 1920’s memorabilia can be difficult to find so, creating it yourself makes a terrific option. It is rumored that some of the pieces used on Downton Abbey are authentic and, therefore, not able to be washed. Imagining the cast in beautiful, but stinky 1920’s era gowns creates quite a picture, doesn’t it? I don’t see Maggie Smith tolerating that, do you?
Image courtesy of eVINTAGEpatterns on Etsy
Candidness aside, eVINTAGEpatterns offers beautifully illustrated pattern booklets from the 1920’s thru the 1970’s. Loveliness like this is not to be missed!