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Special Orders and Special People

These past 2 weekends, the Blooming Daisies Crafts production department has been busy fulfilling a Special Order. This actually was this customer’s second Custom Order. Blooming Daisies Crafts had already produced and delivered a Scroll Rod Project Bag. Because of the high customer satisfaction, she requested two more. Blooming Daisies Crafts delivered. The bags are 36” long and will hold most any scroll rods up to 32”. The bag boasts a 12” deep internal pocket with a zipper as well as an outside pocket to store essential items. Elastic loops at the bottom and buttons on the reverse side allow the bag to be shortened when a shorter scroll rod is being used. Not only are these bags practical and adaptable, they are cute! They are not listed on the website and I am not sure that they will be—so they may be exclusive to Blooming Daisies Crafts blog readers! The bags are labor intensive, use quite a bit of materials, and would be priced at $60.

This being said, do not be afraid to contact me if you want something made. You may be surprised that your vision can be made into a reality. I know I have been. It was the thought that I wanted some Grime Guards in fun prints that expressed my personality for my cross-stitch that led to the launch of Blooming Daisies Crafts. The ideas and products started out simple and grew to the more detailed project bags that are offered on the website today!

One FAQ at the Blooming Daisies Crafts website is, “Can I get Grime Guards made of the same external fabric on my Dust Cover?” Unfortunately, the answer is no. The fabric used on the outside is decorator material which is a sturdier cloth that offers better protection to your WIP. Blooming Daisies Crafts works to find coordinating lining fabric to complement that cloth. It is that 100% cotton, prewashed lining fabric that comes into contact with your stitching. That lightweight cotton is also more conducive to Grime Guards as it is easier to grip because it is less bulky. Blooming Daisies Crafts encourages its customers to shop the fabrics that are offered on the website and to “mix & match” them for a custom look.

I am on the home stretch with the “Happy Thanksgiving” featuring the two gobblers! Seriously, at the editing of this blog, I only have the bottom border to complete. And it is only two lines wide! Once the stitching is complete, I may wait to finish it until my sister visits. Together, we will take a field trip, or two, to Joann’s, Hobby Lobby and PJ’s Quilt and Long Arm Studio. It will be our mission to find just the perfect fabric to turn the Thanksgiving project into the cutest pillow for my daughter. It will decorate her home for many Thanksgivings to come!

Speaking of the Thanksgiving project – knowing that it should be done soon or so close it counts as a finish, I have set my sights of my next project. Either the Gold Collection by Dimensions Holiday Harmony Wreath (8662) and yes, if you use the link I provided, Amazon will give me a small amount for your purchase :) or the “Just Be Claus” by Amy Brueken come to mind. What a tough choice! Really, it is as they are so different! Perhaps I will work on both of them at the same time. Thirty minutes or more on each daily. Of course, the “Just Be Claus” could be finished pretty quickly and it also has embellishments that go with it! Makes me want to squeal like a girl! What fun!

For quite a while, I have been sewing and selling Surgical/Nursing caps. The caps are of the same quality as all the Blooming Daisies Crafts merchandise. I did my research, chose the best pattern available, and then modified the product to have excellent “fit &finish.” They are posted for sale exclusively on eBay. I do have a button on my homepage that links to that ebay store. Recently “Ostomy Bag Covers” were added to the lineup. Our son’s girlfriend is a nurse that works with patients with ostomy bags. After speaking with her on the phone, and with memories of my own dad who sported a bag, I sewed up 20 or so bags (research and development, as well as good will) and mailed them out to her to distribute to her patients. She sent me this a couple of weeks ago:

Hi! Just had the sweetest patient get teary-eyed, he was so appreciative of the bag cover and wanted me to be sure to thank you so much. ❤️ He was a little embarrassed by everything and the cover made him feel so much better ☺️

This message gave me such a great feeling! So now, after my day job, and in between sewing new product and fulfilling customer orders, you know I will be busy sewing more Ostomy Bags for her to give to her patients!

I hope you are having a good week and we'll see what's up for next week!

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