We all have problems, right?

Big problems, small problems, some problems that take time to figure out and some problems that feel like they take forever to solve.

Having problems can be stressful. I don’t think anyone will debate that.

If ever in the history of ever there could be such a thing as a good stressful problem, this is my week to have one.

Let me explain.

I have been working with a customer on a wholesale pillow cover order. She is a dream to work with. She knew what she wanted and never hesitated to ask questions.

Sidenote: I myself am a question asker and also love it when other people ask questions.

Anyway, the wholesale order came through the same weekend that Karianne of Thistlewood Farms fame gave me a shout out about the large metal signs I have available in my shop. Everything Karianne touches, turns to gold. The metal signs flew out of my shop! In fact last I checked I only have one left in inventory.

On top of the wholesale order and shout out, I was visiting my parents in Texas AND my Etsy shop had become extremely busy.

The point I am trying to make is that, THESE ARE THE BEST STRESSFUL PROBLEMS EVER!

Seriously, how can I possibly complain about being insanely busy making pillows and signs and home décor items for people who want to buy them for their homes.

Every sale I receive, I am so excited to think that this item will be enjoyed by someone, maybe comfort them and possibly start a conversation when the new owner shares the story about why they purchased something from my little store.

So Thank You to everyone that has purchased an item from either one of my shops or any small business owner.

Now let’s go back to the wholesale order.

Julie from Julie Kay Design Studio was the customer who contacted me thru Etsy concerning a wholesale pillow cover order. A week or so later she shipped me the fabric and zippers she wanted me to work with.

Two huge heavy rolls of fabric made with 10oz. certified organic cotton duck canvas was her fabric of choice.

From here I cut matching pairs of 18 and 20 inch squares.

800 cuts making 200 squares created a nice and neat pile of fabric to finish step one.

Each piece then had one edge stitched with a serger allowing a clean edge.

Two serged edge pieces are then sewn together adding a zipper for the bottom of the cover. From there it is a matter of sewing up the remaining three sides and again serging the inside edges for a finished look.

The covers will now be boxed and shipped to Julie.

She then does her magic and creates these beautiful watercolor covers.

Each one of her pillow covers is a hand painted unique item. No two cover are exactly alike.

Stunning, don’t you think?

Read all about her shop and other products she has available.

These pillows would make great conversation starters. 🙂

I hope everyone has a fun weekend. Stop by tomorrow for a Sidenote Saturday chat.

Wendy

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