Thank you so much for your compliments and kind words from last week's post about my flannel pajama pants sewing endeavor.
I hope that post empowered some of you to dust off your sewing machines or at least consider trying your hand at sewing. It's a very gratifying feeling to start off with a piece of fabric and transform it into a beautiful, useful item. I have more sewing plans in the near future and am looking forward to sharing some fun projects with you!
So, the next part of this post is a kinda-sorta Etsy shop plug, so please bear with me. :) Some of you newer readers may not be aware, but I have a small soy candle business--Harmony Farm Candles. Several local shops--Nest in Burlington, and Fetch Antiques & Interiors and Vintage Revival in Hillsborough--carry these handmade soy candles, which are made right in my kitchen.
Back in the fall, I took the business one step further and opened an Etsy shop. At the time, I made a simple shop banner in Picasa, but I'm no designer, that's for sure! Now, I haven't done much to promote the shop since wholesale orders keep me steadily busy, but something exciting will be happening in relation to the shop in March. For that reason, I
Here's what the old banner looked like:
It was fine enough, but I wanted a banner that invoked a more sophisticated, but vintagey vibe. Plus, a lot of the candles I make are floral fragrances, and I wanted the banner to hint at that.
So, I engaged the services of Sarah Ohme of Ohmeohmy Design to create a banner and business card design. Sarah was a complete sweetheart to work with, executed the design flawlessly, and whipped up the order in just a couple days. She's a design goddess!
With that build up, I'm going to be a total tease and not post the new banner here! Visit the Harmony Farm Candles Etsy shop to check it out and let me know what you think.
And to be a further tease, come back on Friday for an exciting giveaway! It's not candle-related (I'll do one of those in March...stay tuned), but I guarantee you're going to love it!
Hope you're having a wonderful week,