Here’s what we’re working on in the 1840 Farm Studio. Click on a photo to enlarge.
The first three 1840 Farmhouse Style Mason Jar Kits have been added to our Etsy shop. I'll be adding several more over the next few days including a few in fall colors just in time for holding sunflowers fresh from the garden. Which one of these three k
Time to add a few new items to our Etsy Shop...
I am applying discounts to every item from our Berry Collection in our Etsy Shop. We need to make room for the Fall Collection to join the shop later this week. Quantities are limited, but all of the fabric and paper items are on sale through Wednesday.
There's something about the combination of red, brown, and yellow in this table basket that I absolutely love. Wouldn't it be perfect on a Thanksgiving table? www.etsy.com/shop/1840Farm
You have kept me very busy this week stitching up baskets and delivering orders to the post office. Thank you! I have made right new baskets in that past five days an only one of them is still available in our shop! Two of them were claimed before I h
Slightly different, but every bit as lovely as the fabrics I was working with earlier this morning.
I find that you just can't go wrong with polka dots and gingham!
Our Thanksgiving table items are coming along nicely if I do say so myself. I even discovered that our handwrapped fabric coil makes a lovely napkin ring. I hope that you like it as much as I do!
I'm going to step out of the farmhouse kitchen to stitch up an egg basket for our shop. So far, I love how these jewel tones are coming together!
Remember yesterday's basket? Now it has a matching Farmhouse Style Mason Jar Vase Kit. Can't you just picture them displayed on a table together with a fresh bouquet of flowers?
A few weeks ago, I asked you to tell me what colors you wanted to see used in our Fall Collection. Many of you mentioned that you wanted to see dark purple added to the traditional fall leaf colors. I couldn't wait to see eggplant purple with chocolate br
Hmm. Where should I begin?
During the next week, The 1840 Farm Mercantile Shop will be getting ready for fall. I'm not in any hurry for summer to come to an end. I plan to enjoy every last moment of summer. Many of you have already requested baskets in fall colors. It won't be lo
Double stitching the base of our heart shaped baskets requires twice as much time and thread. I want to make sure that you can use these baskets for years to come, so I'll keep right on stitching! #1840farm #farmhousestyle #fabric #thread #sew #handmade
Sometimes, a collection of fabric is even more beautiful than I had hoped. This is one of those times. Aren't these colors and patterns fabulous?
It has been a gloomy, rainy day here in Southern New Hampshire today. At least there's a bit of bright color turning at the sewing machine. Watching these cheery colors go around and around certainly helps me to ignore the dreary day outside! Now that I
The first Trick or Treat tote of the season has just been added to our shop. Of course, it doesn't have to be used for trick or treating. What would you use it for? https://www.etsy.com/listing/205106769/small-tote-basket-0456
I see many patchwork baskets in my future!
I added our new Fall Collection Recipe Cards to the 1840 Farm Mercantile Shop yesterday. I'm making up a few sets this morning and wondering which one of these drawings will be the most popular. While these cards are offered as a set, we'll be making up
I hope that you're ready for a very brightly colored basket, because this is what I'm working on at the sewing machine right now.
I have spent my morning prepping these fabrics to work on a jumbo market tote basket. I just love these pink and green solids and patterns together. I can't wait to see the basket start to take shape! #1840farm #fabric #handmade #basket #pink #green #ets
Remember that beautiful basket I was working on this weekend? Here it is finished as a Medium Egg Basket. I love this bright combination of colors, don't you?
Our first ready to ship Market Tote has been added to our Etsy Shop! I love this basket's combination of colors and patterns. The cornflower blue thread accents it all so nicely. As you can see, our baskets are easily reversible, allowing you to create
Let's make the third basket something bright and cheery!
I think that we'll get today started with a Puppy Love Basket. Penny Lane seems to like the idea of sending another donation on its way to The Animal Welfare Society that rescued her and so do I! #1840farm #farmhousestyle #farmhousedog #fabric #basket #s
Yesterday, I asked if you were ready for our Holiday Collection to start filling up The 1840 Farm Mercantile Shop on Etsy. You answered with a resounding yes. So, here I am settled in at the sewing machine stitching up baskets to do just that. Stay tuned
So far, so good! #fabric #thread #handmade
I like how this is shaping up so far. I hope that you do too because it will be added to our Etsy Shop in just a bit! #fabric #thread #sew #handmade #farmhousestyle
Thanks to this seaglass inspired egg basket, I am suddenly dreaming of a sunny day spent at the beach! #1840farm #farmhousestyle #fabric #sew #handmade #egg #basket #etsyshop
First up at the sewing machine today: this cheery combination of fabrics is being stitched into a Large Tote Basket. I love gingham and polka dots, so working on this basket is the perfect way to start my Sunday morning!
I am at the sewing machine stitching up several Farmhouse Style Mason Jar Vase Kits this morning. They'll be coming to the shop this week in a rainbow of colors, so stay tuned!
Before I can start my pie baking, there's a bit of sewing to do. This egg basket will be coming to our shop tomorrow morning if I can finish it up this evening. I have my fingers crossed because it's shaping up to be a beauty! #1840farm #fabric #egg #bas
Sewing until 2:00am means two things. First, I am going to need extra coffee this morning. More importantly, there are two beautiful new baskets to add to our shop. Stay tuned for more photos and links to the listings after I have had a cup (or two) of c
Let's get things started at the sewing machine this morning with a patchwork basket. By the time I have put the last stitches in this Medium Egg Basket, I will have joined together pieces from six different basket projects to create a truly one of a kind
Remember the lovely blue and yellow basket I was working on this morning? It turned out beautifully. I think that it looks even more fantastic when paired with another basket made in the same fabric collection. Don't you agree?
Our seaglass inspired Farmhouse Laundry Set is taking shape. The sandstone colored wool is felting right now. It looks so lovely with the rocky grey and sea blue wool. I can't wait to design a basket to coordinate with them so that I can add the set to
Remember the purple tote basket I was working on earlier? Here it is all finished and full of purples in all sorts of colors and patterns. The photo doesn't do justice to the scale of this Large Market Tote Basket. This basket is over eight inches tall
Since opening The 1840 Farm Mercantile Shop on Etsy, we've mailed out more than 425 orders. It's hard to believe that we've sent more than 500 baskets and other items to customers in the U.S., Canada, Alaska, and Australia. Yet here I sit, writing a han
Pear Harvest fabric was just added to our Etsy Shop as a preorder. I can't wait to see what beautiful creations you'll be turning these new fall fabrics into! #1840farm #FarmhouseStyle #pear #fall #autumn #fabric #EtsyShop
Remember the beautiful bright aquamarine thread I found earlier this week? I think that it's time for me to put it to good use and make a new basket, don't you?