Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Time Flies

For being mid April, the weather has been really nice around here.  There are tractors going in the fields everywhere and I LOVE IT!  But one thing about being a stay at home mom and married to a farmer, when he gets busy, it seems like I get busier.

Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade

I have been trying to keep my Etsy shop updated.  I have almost everything listed that I have recently finished, it's more of a job then people think.  Finishing my bag or flower does not mean I am done.  :)  Then I have to take pictures of them, and crop them and fix the lighting on them with my free slow software.  After that is all finished, I then get to post them on to my Etsy site.  But the hardest part of the process for me is coming up with a description of the bag.  To me the pictures say it all.  You would think that I could just look at the bag and type what I see but I just have this block sometimes.  If I were smart, I would have that all ready before I post them but I am not that organized.  :)  If you know me, you would be nodding your head right now.
I think that should be another goal for me this year, to become more organized.  Now Mom if your reading this, don't fall out of your chair.  :)  If anyone has any good ideas for a completely unorganized person with a small house, 3 children, no closet space, to become organized, I will take all the help I can get!  Nothing hard to keep up though, otherwise I will end up with more stuff to add to my piles.  :)
I will keep you posted on the attempt on becoming organized, it will probably be a really slow process.
Until then, Enjoy Your Veske!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Lots of new things!

Today I became an new member of HandmadeMN which is a group of sellers from Etsy!  I'm hoping this is going to be a great resource for me and this wonderful adventure that I'm taking!  Take a look at the blog they have HandmadeMN Also if you are on Etsy and type HandmadeMN you should get items made by members of that team.
Then yesterday I found a new think on Facebook called Link Love were you can find all sorts of different Fan pages looking for other ones out their.  It's a way to spread out your fan base beyond friends and to make new friends.  It's great and addicting, looking at all the wonderful things everyone has for sale, it's hard not spending all my money!  :)
I am going to do another little give away on my Facebook fan page to fan #200.  I am going to give this flower pin that I had recently made.
Today I also finished a custom bag!  Here is a pic of that and the one previous to that I just finished.  The pictures are the greatest.  The ones I sell in my shop, I like to have better pics for but it had to be quick so I could get them sent out.
Thanks to my great support system!  You all know who you are and it's growing!
Enjoy your Veske!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Cookies! Yum!

These Have to be some of the best cookies and the easiest to make!

They are a favorite at our house.  I remember these cookies growing up, my Grandma would make them and us grandkids would sneak them by the handful. 
I made them this afternoon and they really take not time whatsoever since you don't have to bake them.  I know when my family realizes they are in the jar, they are going to go nuts.  I make cookies all the time and just love watching everyone enjoy them.  The recipe was from one of "The Grandma's."  Vivian isn't really one of the kids grandmas but they call her that and really she could be, they have so many loving grandmas!
It's out of one of my favorite cookbooks that I got when we were married and it really is the best.  It's one of those great church cookbooks where you know all the recipes were made with love!
I hope you enjoy because I know we will!  Tomorrow I get to take the kids bowling for a birthday party, I know it's going to be a blast!  Have a great weekend
Enjoy your Veske!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

So Many Projects I want to do

Right now I have 7 projects started and am working at different times.  A couple of them are custom bags for my shop that were ordered, dresses for my girls, a couple bags I am trying to figure patterns out for, there are a few kinks to work out, and a little quilt.  I just have to have my WIP (work in progress) pile sitting next to my sewing table.  There are just somethings that I can't just keep working on in a whole sitting.  Like trying to figure a pattern out for a bag, it seems like when I walk away for a couple days and come back to it, I have some better ideas.  But there are times I come back to them and wonder what I was thinking!  :)  Sometimes it happens more then I'd like to admit. 
Here's a custom bag that I am working on right now and hopefully finish tonight or in the morning to get it sent off right away.  It's the "My Veske" style, the one with the grommets. 
This is a couple squares of the little quilt I am working on.  It's alot of fun and the first time that I have ever did any type of ruffles.  I can't wait to wash this when it is finished because the edges of the flowers are not finished, so they will fray some.  I am such a tactile person, I just love the texture.
I am wanting to make a few of these as soon as my WIP pile shrinks.  They are little art folder/tote things.  Still trying to think of a name for them.  Any suggestions?  On one half there are slots for markers and crayons, and the other half there are pockets for paper, coloring books or what ever.  I just love them, and they are fun to do.
So that's what I am keeping busy with this week and probably next week too.  :)  Things don't always go as fast as I plan, but who wants to rush life by.
Enjoy Your Veske!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Can't wait for warm weather

Today I am just itching to start digging in my flowers! I can't wait until everything starts to green up! I'm even a bit excited to get to start mowing lawn again but that feeling will wear off pretty quickly I'm guessing. It's going to be interesting trying to get that done this years with the 2 little munchkins, at least I have Mya to help. She is so grown up for 7, I'm pretty lucky. They are all excited for summer too. Mya asked me the other day how long it will be until we can set up the pool and the slip 'n slide?!?! Then poor Kinsley went to go find a towel because she wanted to swim now! I talked her into taking a bath instead. :)

Here is some fun summery fabrics to look at. Can't want to start making bags from them!

Thursday, March 18, 2010


As women we all think that we need to accessorize our looks before we leave the house. Well, I am learning how to make flowers to accessorize an accessory. :)

I already know how to make a couple different kinds of flowers, but I can never learn too much! I was supposed to show a sewing group how to make a flower before I had gotten sick, but as soon as things are back to normal, I will be doing it. So I think I am going to make the project into a tutorial to put here on my blog. That would be another first for me. :)

Making purses has started a bunch of first for me already this year, which was one of my new years "goals" not resolutions. I wanted to try new things and learn new things too. How exciting could life be if we stopped learning?
If you have any tips on how to make a tutorial, let me know because I haven't a clue!

Enjoy Your Veske!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

I did not realize it's been a month

Okay maybe over a month, sorry. I guess I just have been caught up in my sewing, kids, and trying to keep up my etsy shop and facebook page. I guess sometimes this starts to feel alittle over whelming, but different people that I have talked to that are selling their made goods started by doing this.

I am going to ask everyone reading this if you have any ideas of what is your favorite bag. Why is it your favorite, all the pockets, or lack there of? I like making every bag different from the next, but maybe that could be a down fall, should I have a couple of the same bag available? I think this will help me make more bags that are appealing to everyone. Just comment to the post.

I have 3 bags that I am working on right at the moment. That I am really excited about getting finished so that everyone can take a look. I have pics of all the bags I have made on my Facebook fan page, here is a link to the bags that I have available at Kerri B. and Company that I just dropped off there this past week.

This past week I haven't been feeling the greatest week so I think I am going to take a break from my sewing for a couple days, which will be hard. But I have so much house work to catch up on, why does that never end? I'm thinking that our hampers are like Mary Poppins bag, stuff just keeps coming out of them, I'm not really sure if there is a bottom. Especially to the girls', how many times a day can they change really?

We are taking the kids to the waterpark today and meeting my family there, so that should be a blast. And it should like it should be nice out, so hopefully playing in the snow is in the cards too.

Enjoy your Veske (and your weekend),

Friday, January 22, 2010

Busy Busy

So yesterday was a fun day for me, I got to drop off a few bags at Hair Envy in Roseau to be sold there. I also went into Kerri B and company and Kerri is going to also sell some bags for me as soon as I am able to get some more made. :)

Of course I had to make a stop at Quilt S'More while I was in town, can't go to town alone and not stop there. When I was shopping, I was asked to do a demonstration on how to make the flower that I have on my bag that I carry. I've never done a demonstration before so that should be fun. I'm going to have to make a bunch of the flowers to get some practice. :)

Time to go looking for more fabric ideas. Enjoy your Veske!

Monday, January 11, 2010

A Couple of New items on Etsy

So tonight I added a couple of new items to My Etsy Shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/VeskeByLindsay. Stop and take a look. I have just been like a busy bee working on bags when I get the chance. Tonight is a really short post because I need to go to bed! :)
Enjoy Your Veske

Friday, January 8, 2010

I am on Etsy!

Today what another big Big accomplishment for me. When I finally got done adding that item, I felt great! Hopefully now someone will take a look. I only have the one bag on there now, but I think tonight I will get a couple more on there.
Enjoy your Veske!!!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Thanks Everyone for the amazing response that I have gotten for my blog and my facebook page, I am really grateful. But now I have a bunch of work to do, so I better get busy. I have three bags that I have almost completed and as soon as I do, I will let everyone know. I am waiting on some fabric that I have ordered to work on any more. But it wont be long. Thanks again!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

My Veske

Welcome to Veske by Lindsay! This is my first time blogging and I am excited to share my creativity with everyone! Sewing has always been apart of my life, not always done by me but I have always been around it, Thanks Mom!! But this last Christmas I decided to make purses for some of the wonderful women in my life and a door of creativity was opened! It was so much fun and I really enjoyed the quick gratification of making a bag. There are so many beautiful bag patterns out there, it was really hard to know where to start. This was the first bag that I did, the Phoebe Bag from Artsy Crafty Babe. What a perfect pattern for a first time bag, it was so easy to follow. And the bag, it is a wonderful size for a day shopping or a night out, I just love it!!
Most of the other bags that I had done where bags inspired by combination of different bags, not just one or even two. Here are just a few for you to take a look at.

Some of the fabric I used I bought from aboveallfabric.com and fabric.com, but quite a bit I bought was here locally at a store called Quilt S'more. Those ladies in there are wonderful! I really have a great time every time I go in there and it's somewhere I know I can take the kids and they love it. :)

Hopefully you enjoy your Veske By Lindsay!