Monday, May 4, 2015

This blog post is about my updated Etsy. First you'll be shocked, then you'll be inspired!

Things have been quite exciting lately over here at Floozy Headquarters. Hence the click bait in my post title. Hahaha! Please please please check out all of the excitement over at my Etsy store. You'll never look at effing cute embroideries the same way again! (Okay, I'll stop now.)

My subversive Cotton Floozy stitching business has really taken off, to the point where I am no longer able to single-handedly keep up with the demand. So, much like my waistline after thrice visiting the dessert bar at Chuck-A-Rama, I have expanded. I now have a bevy of beautiful stitchers working with me -- The Happy Valley Crafters. I have stitched with the Happy Valley Crafters since the formation of our Stitch and Bitch group (of the same name) a few years ago, founded by cross-stitcher extraordinaire Yvette Beaudoin (Dame Toadstool.) Just recently the Happy Valley Crafters have welcomed into their midst the hilarious stitcher Stephanie Sorensen aka The Socially Awkward Stitcher and her mother, Phyllis Sorensen, aka The Vintage Stitcher.


The Socially Awkward Stitcher is an elusive creature of mystery and can only be coaxed out of her natural habitat by The Cotton Floozy. 

The Socially Awkward Stitcher specializes in snarky embroideries that are snarky and full of snark. 

Since she's new to the shop, she has a reasonable turn around time for custom orders. My queue is loooooooong, so it takes me six weeks, whereas the SAS is about three weeks. Message me on my Etsy page if you are interested in a custom order stitched by this very talented Happy Valley Crafter.

The Socially Awkward Stitcher has skillz, yo.

The Vintage Stitcher knows her way around a needle and a hoop.

The Vintage Stitcher looking chill.

She specializes in ALL THE CRAFTZ and prefers to use vintage materials for her stitcheries.

How true is this?!

And lastly, there is Yvette Beaudoin (Dame Toadstool) who made all of this magic happen in the first place. She created the first Happy Valley Crafters' Stitch and Bitch group a few years ago.  That was the first time I had felt inspired to stitch since I was a kid. And now I can't even stand to go a day without stitching. Stitching is a slippery slope, my friends.

Yvette specializes in cross-stitch and all things geek. She is a magnificent advisor to everything I do. You can meet her if you attend my upcoming Craft Lake City workshop. (Which sold out, sorry. But we're planning on another one later this year.)

She has been extensively traveling these last few months, so her cross-stitch pieces are not available yet, but stay tuned!

The Flooze and The Socially Awkward Stitcher
at Craft Sabbath

Somebody recently asked me about how I handled difficult customers, and I realized that I have the best customers in the world! The people that are drawn to my subversive embroideries are the same kind of people whom I would be friends with in real life. In fact, I have made a lot of friends with those of you who have stopped by to chat with me at craft festivals. You guys really are the best. Thanks for everything!