Monday, July 28, 2014

Limited Commercial License for Pencil Shaped Pouch

I mentioned this in my post last night; here are some of the details and links:

I have decided to start selling a Limited Commercial License for my pencil shaped pouch tutorial. This is a license to make and sell handmade items using the Gwenny Penny pencil pouch tutorial. If you have a home sewing business and purchase this license, you are entitled to make and sell these pouches for profit. The license is good for as many pencil pouches as you are capable of making by hand, and all items must be handmade by the purchaser. Factory or mass production is strictly prohibited. The fee for the license is $10.

I am asking sellers to agree to follow a few specific guidelines. If you are interested, please read the complete terms and conditions, found HERE. There you will also find a link to pay for the license and a form to register your business with me as a licensed seller.

This is a great back-to-school item and my most popular tutorial. I love providing my free tutorials here on my blog for personal use (which includes making items as gifts), but I have spent a lot of time working on my tutorials, and I feel the license is the best way to be fair in regards to profiting from my design. I want to thank everyone who has already expressed an interest in purchasing the license. I really appreciate it! Please let me know if you have any questions.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

What I've Been Up To

It's hard to believe that I haven't posted anything here in six months. Would you believe that I haven't even sewn anything in almost six months?!? It makes me a little sad when I think about that, but I'm getting ready to start sewing again! I have two good reasons: a new baby coming in the next month (my sister's) and my need for a new bag (always a good reason to sew ;).

I'm planning on my usual family baby gift for my sister: a baby quilt, one of my embroidery hoop birth announcements, and my tumbler stripe blanket.

My go-to baby gift for my family members.

I need to get started, but I'm thinking I'm going to have to wait another month until the new school year begins. I'm ready to get going as soon as time allows... I already have the fabric for the quilt. My sister is a big fan of purple and blue, so I decided on Tula Pink's Fox Field in Dusk:

image via Hawthorne Threads

I haven't decided on a pattern yet, but I'm partial to patchwork, so I have a feeling that may be the direction I'm heading.

As for a bag for me, I wasn't interested in making one for myself (even though I've been looking and looking for a bag to buy and haven't been able to find just the right one) until I saw the Sidekick Tote that AnneMarie of Gen X Quilters made, then I got a little giddy about the idea of sewing a new bag. I even picked up some gray mochi dot linen just in case the mood strikes and I feel like getting started. I think I'm even going to pull out some of the fabric I've been hoarding and use it on this bag.

In other news, I've recently been contacted by two home-based sewists who are interested in selling my pencil-shaped pouches at craft fairs, in their Etsy shops, etc. I have decided that I will be selling a Limited Commercial License to people who are interested in using my pencil pouch tutorial to make pouches to sell for profit. I will be posting the details and a link to the terms and information tomorrow morning.

Thanks to everyone who is still out there reading my posts. I know they are infrequent, but I still love this blogging community and miss the interaction and my friends.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Hello 2014

I've been neglecting this little space of mine, but I'm OK with that for now. I've been trying to sit back and enjoy the ride for a bit. But I do share what I'm up to on Instagram from time to time (I'm @gwennypenny2), so I'd love to see you over there.

I have been sewing. I made a whole slew of tissue holders for Christmas...

Updated: I totally forgot to mention the tutorial I used for these tissue holders! It's from The Cottage Mama, and you can find it here.

Another one of my birth announcement embroidery hoops for my new nephew...

And an applique penguin t-shirt for my youngest's 4th birthday...

This was done using the Silhouette Portrait that I got for Christmas. I love that machine so much. I always wondered if I would actually use one if I had it, so I never really thought about getting one, but I have given that thing quite a workout in the month that I've owned it. If you're on the fence, get one!

See you around :)

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