This means that I can now get busy and make some items to sell. Each cent that I make is going towards bringing Zabi home from China!
I was able to make a blanket and a skirt this afternoon - I'll give you a sneak peek.
The blanket is a large 41 x 53 inches, as you can see in the photo with Chicka laying on it! It is made from warm, fuzzy flannel on one side and a soft, stretchy cotton knit on the other. I have made these blankets as gifts for new babies for nearly 20 years, and I have teenagers tell me that they still have the blankets that I made for them - that those blankets have been loved and treasured all these years! You can also see the skirt that I made as a trial run for Inara.
The problem that I think that I will have with selling the blankets is that the fabric costs me $25 or more for each blanket. That is fine for giving as a gift, but I'm afraid that they will be too spendy for people to buy. I think that I will just say that anything above $25 (plus shipping) is considered a love donation for Zabi. Does that sound fair?
I will be posting fabric options for the skirts. All I would need is the waist measurement of the sweetie recipient and the desired length. The skirts are not as expensive to make. Anything above $15 (plus shipping) will again be considered a love donation.
Please let me know if you have any fantastic ideas!