What’s New Pussycat??

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What’s good Foul Mouthed Fans? So much is new in the world of Foul Mouthed Martha it is hard to know where to start.

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First I should start by saying I really want to make a consistent effort to be posting on here. I think once a week is a good stretch for me, but not being overly obnoxious about how much crap I post. There is a fine balance with self promotion, and I hope to ride that line with my customers.

So the Foul Mouthed Martha studio is expecting a new addition any day now! I have my eye on an embroidery only machine that has a 6″x 10″ embroidery field. There is a review for the machine here. The machine I have now has a 4″x 4″ field. I am super excited about this, but I am holding myself to not bringing in the new machine until I have found a home for my old machine. I only have so much room in my studio and I own a fine stable of sewing machines as it is. But regardless, I will soon be able to offer custom embroidery. So keep an eye out for an expanding line, or possibly a whole new shop opening up. It’s gonna be a game changer!

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Custom work has been the name of the game lately. Between Pussy Hats, various other headwear, and a monkey diaper bag I am finding my customers are as varied as my interests. It is always fun collaborating with people to make something perfect for them. Look for a gallery of my custom work to be showing up on the website soon. And as always, contact me in the comments, or at maker@foulmouthedmartha.com to work on something unique for you.

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That leads me into my work on my website here. You may have noticed I changed some things up. For the most part I use this site as a blog, but I am working on utilizing the features WordPress offers to give the site more user friendly and maximize my investment. I pay for the domain, might as well make the most of it. I am not a web designer, and it is the 2nd furthest thing from my skill set, but I am trying! I want to add reviews, tutorials, and a place to highlight the artists that inspire me. I have some ideas. How they translate into real life will be an interesting process to say the least. I thought I had figured out how to get a email sign up thing to pop up on my website. I was wrong. My learning curve is steep on this one.

Thanks for being the best fans in the world. If it wasn’t for you I would just be sitting in a bigger pile of projects than I already am! For the month of February I am offering 25% off anything in my store with the coupon code LOVE25. Love all you bitches.

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Futures

“While I am not entirely sure where I am going, I know I am on my way there.” – Foul Mouthed Martha

Why do I create and sell accessories? On this very important date I feel the urge to tell you why I do any of this at all.

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This is my wonderful 6ft tall 14 year old son. Morgan is a delightful loving 14. Morgan also has classic autism.

Morgan will probably never live on his own. Morgan will always need help with daily living. Right now he is in school, but in a few short years he will age out of the school system. He will probably also be moving on to an adult family home or some other shared and supported living arrangement.

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This birthday has me thinking more about my son’s future than any other birthday to date. All parents are concerned about their child’s future. And many parents support their children into adulthood. But Morgan will never be self sufficient and will always rely on me.

As in most circumstances, the responsibility for his BIG FUTURE rests mostly on my shoulders. Yes he will get supplementary income for the rest of his life, but that is under $800 a month. I want my child to have a better life than that.

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So I wash and I iron. I cut and embroider. I baste and I sew. I photograph and I list. I hope and I pray that one day the effort put forth will be rewarded monetarily so I can provide for myself and my son.

I desire to provide a level of comfort in my life that I can not do with an ordinary job. I can not work full time with his level of care. I do work part time at a chain fabric store. It is nice and I am starting to teach classes (another passion). It provides a level of comfort that is not available when living on assistance alone. But I desire more for the future of my child.

So I hustle my listings and I pimp my products in hopes that one day I can not worry about the BIG FUTURE.

Oh sure, I love creating things. I love embroidery and the pop that it gives a drab piece of fabric. I really hope that one day Foul Mouthed Martha will be the face lift modern sewing needs! I have motivators from other places, but they all pale in comparison to my 6 foot something young man.

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This face is why Foul Mouthed Martha exists. This young man’s future is my WHY.

 

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