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Amshina Handmade Gift Ideas Round Up 2018

Happy Tuesday!

It’s the week before Christmas! I am here to share with you my creative makes for handmade gift ideas 2018. These items were made specifically for the holiday in low quantities to give you some gifting ideas for your family and friends. If you missed my sharing on social media and my etsy shop- here’s a round up of what all made the list this year and may still be available in my shop for order or drop off ( Only if you live in Toronto :)).

Day 1- Dining Decor

Table napkins are still in. These are a great way to decorate your food festivities at the dining table or at the kitchen island.

Day 2- Stocking Stuffers

Little gifts and treats for a gift exchange or a fun, unique and useful gift under $20. The mini purses, the key fob and the pocket square.

Day 3- Cold Weather Fashion

These are all about the scarves, shrugs, vests and ponchos. Stay warm and stylish at the same time.

Day 4- Fashonista in the Kitchen

This category featured the colourful and durable potholders made from wax print cottons and double insul shine batting for maximum heat protection. They are pretty and functional too. The apron is another conversation piece. If you like the Flintstones then this fun chic apron is for you or that person you have in mind.

Day 5- Get Organized

These catch me all bags are great options for many things, travelling or just organizing pieces in your hand bag or closet. A variety to choose from.

Day 6- Ornaments

These were special. I know some families like to add a new piece to their tree every year. These were made using wax print scraps to create a fusion of colour and interest in each piece.

Day 7- Hair Care

These tell their own story of hair care but also of decor and sleeping comfort. Another great way to mix and match bed linens too.

These items can be found in my etsy shop: http:///www.etsy.com/shop/amshinaapparel

Here’s to wishing you guys an amazing week. Thanks for stopping by. Whether you are making items, shopping for your loved ones or just looking forward to the holiday with family and friends I wish you all the best as you plan. Is there anything in particular you appreciate about this time of year? Drop a line below and let me know. 🙂

Bless

Uta

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Dress Rehearsals: The style test!

It was that serious……

Yes…. dress rehearsals. Trying on my outfits prior to an event. It didn’t matter how small the event was I made sure I did a run through to test for a few things.

  • Fit- Too tight, too big? Bulky, bunching, too long , too short Etc.
  • Function-do I have pockets? Would dancing be a problem? Can I sit?What if I fall?…hmmmmm… would I be embarrassingly exposed?Can I reach up? Can I bend?
  • Style- Did the look make sense for the event? Would it be typical? Do I stand out? Would I run into someone else wearing the same thing?

I know the list sounds a bit extreme. But guys… it worked for me.. And it became so routine that soon after going through those steps was natural as walking and didn’t seem laborious in any way. It became my style process.

Now when I look back I can say.. I was developing that eye of what works for me.

It served its purpose and I am happy to say that I no longer do that so much in detail. But with a quick glance and more so knowing what’s in my closet I put my outfits together easily. 🙂 You can say the process now takes place in my mind before I even get to the closet!

What’s your get ready process in selecting something to wear? Do you have a mini dress rehearsal? I would love to hear.

Thanks for tuning in to part 2 of my mini Monday style series in May! See you next week!

Just keep sewing, just keep sewing, what do I do I sew sew.

Bless

UtaVZ

 


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FALL FEVER: The infinity is back!

Fall is here and we can agree or disagree. 🙂

The sewing chronicles for fall continues and I am back into making my customized infinity scarves! Dropping by to show you what I have been up to. These pieces are all on my etsy shop now. Also I am working on my photography skills and some new products to add to my shop! So its busy busy busy in addition to my 9 to 5! 🙂 🙂 What do you think about these pictures? Not bad if I can say so myself.. 😉

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Trust you enjoyed these pictures of what I have been up to. Special thanks to my friend SO who graciously  volunteered to be apart of my fall fabulousness. She really shows you that your accessories can make a statement this fall/winter! Good models are so hard to find. 🙂

What have you added to your fall sewing? I would love to hear. Or what have you added to your fall wardrobe? perhaps you can inspire me with some ideas for more FALL sewing? Do share!

Happy Friday to all.

Please feel free to follow me here 🙂 Do share your links in the response box too 🙂

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amshinaapparel

Instagram:@ amshina

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AmshinaApparel

Utac


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Fall Fall Fall!!! Scarves Scarves Scarves!!.. It’s here again!

The weather is slowly letting us know that the time is near…. are you ready???

I am already steps ahead and looking forward to the fall season edition of my scarves. Here are my colour line up! So excited. This fabric is amazing, the Elisha Knit. Feels great on your skin and looks so chic and stylish. Pictures of the finished product to come soon.

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From the top purple , dark turquoise blue hue,mustard,olive and charcoal grey!

Thanks for stopping by! Stay tune for more Fall/winter Sewing edition from my blog. I have some really great line up posts for you on projects I will be working on this season.( pretty much started…. ) 🙂

The sewing chronicles continues!.. Just keep sewing, just keep sewing…..

Bless

Utac


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My Crafty Venture!

So a quick update. On May 20th 2015 I decided to go ahead and launch my etsy shop. Is it a business…I guess in a small sense for now! You think…. I basically see it as a way to answer those questions and needs of friends and family that are interested in purchasing some of my pieces and a good way to showcase and grow in my skill. I like a challenge.

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So for now lets just say its a “Crafty venture” I like that term. 🙂 Business scares me… hahah

I had a great opportunity to showcase some of my pieces that I was working on over the last bit at a recent Ministry Luncheon I felt confident. I got really good reviews and that pushed me.

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My booth!!! 🙂 So proud of me

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I definitely had to make sure I wore something I made! That was a big bonus. Loved this maxi dress

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My booth! I have scarves, maxi skirts, Pencil skirts, Kimonos, shoe bags and headbands! I also had a giveaway for the lucky shoppers!

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The booth! Do you guys like my handmade Pom Poms! Great touch I thought.

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Headbands and signage!

Now whether that was premature or not, I wanted to do this now. Who knows right? Remember my previous posts about taking risks. So here goes! I have so many ideas and ways to get this going but I will pace myself. At least I started it!. 🙂

Please feel free to just check it out. Here is the link to my Etsy shop, Facebook page and instagram: I welcome your feedback and reviews. As the time goes by I will be adding other items that can be custom made to order! I have since branched out to three social media engines.

1. http://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/amshinaapparel

2. https://www.facebook.com/amshinaapparel

3. https://www.instagram.com/amshina

I only have a few items so far.  If any of you sell on Etsy I welcome your tips and feedback as always and of course share your links so I can visit your shop too!

Thanks

God bless

UtaC