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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Craft Fair Crazies

I have been so excited since my last craft fair that I am ramping up my sewing time and creating some really fantastic things. Any spare moment I get I am at my machine trying to stock pile enough goodies to appeal to the street fair I am doing in a week and a half.

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From tiny draw string bags to bigger totes I have been having a blast making some great bags.

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Cheery Cherry Tote Bag

Pardon the mess that is my sewing space.

But today I want to talk to the people who have looked at my work and said “I can do that….”  Well you are absolutely right. With the right machine and enough practice any one can do what I do. I want to share with you the book that has helped me in so many ways.

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You can pick this up at amazon here

I highly recommend getting the print version because it contains paper patterns that are easier then following links to print stuff off. Just my opinion.

I have made about half of the pattern in here and each one of them is clear in direction, and the stuff I have made has been a hit. There are sections on running a business, material selection, photography, and information on selling online, at craft fairs, and in consignment. And a whole lot more that I cant think of.

I really want to encourage people to dive into their creativity. I am by no means a master seamstress, but the only think keeping me from being one is the number of hours I sit at my machine. That is the only think that keeps you from doing what you want too, hours of practice.

So if you like to sew, holler at me in the comment section. And if you are interested in doing what I do then I do recommend checking out that book by Virginia Lindsey and let your imagination run wild.

Until next time,

Foul Mouthed Martha

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