Today started out well... I had a half decent nights sleep, spent the morning doing the girls stuff, then got to work on a custom order while the kids kept themselves entertained for the afternoon.
These fabrics were sent to me with the hopes that I could make a 2 STB's (Sew Together Bags), a ruffled clutch along with a few front zip pouches with the scraps. I
My JUKI quilts to perfection, I really do love it to bits!
Just had to add on the side binding and I was good to go! Quite happy with how these turned out... I decided to add my sisters handmade zipper charms to this order as they matched so well with the linens and colours in the fabrics.
The last item was a ruffled pouch... I went with a pretty matching red tassel on this one!
These items along with the 2 Sew Together Bags I made earlier in the month completes this order! I have it boxed and almost ready to go in the mail tomorrow morning! I enjoyed working on this order and I hope she loves it!
Now onto stupid, expensive mistakes... *sigh* I am SOO mad at myself for this one and its going to cost me a small fortune to fix my mistake. I received a tote bag order and somehow messed up on the dimensions and didn't make the bottom of the tote as wide as it should have been. I quoted her a price for the size that I *thought* she wanted, instead of the size she actually wanted, made it, sent it off. She received it today and was upset with the size (obviously) as I had made it too small. The tote she wants is almost 2x the width of the one I sent her. She chose a 'redo' rather than a refund. So, I need to reorder the fabrics from the U.S as they don't sell this line here in Canada yet, and because she only wants specific prints I need to order a FQ bundle to cover all the prints and she wants the tote in a new design (takes more outer fabric) rather than smaller cuts which I was hoping to use.
So... the cost of the fabric & shipping is going to be $140 Cdn after its converted from U.S funds. Add in the interfacing & batting needed for a bag that size, we're sitting at $155.00, then shipping the new bag to her again with tracking & insurance, $25.00, i'm sitting at $180.00 cash out of pocket for this larger redo alone, not including my time - probably a solid 6 hours. I could cry - I'm just so mad at myself! Its 100% my mistake, but why does this lesson have to be so expensive?
A downfall of working for yourself... Stupid, expensive mistakes.
I'm off for the night to sulk, have a pity party, and be mad at myself... I'll be back to my chipper mood tomorrow I'm sure, but for now, I am miserable. Lesson learned.