Here’s what we’re working on in the 1840 Farm Studio. Click on a photo to enlarge.
While packing up this order, I couldn't help but think about how much I would love to receive a package like this in the mail. Between the amazing smell of the vanilla extract kit and fabric covered in little drawings of berries and pies, opening this pa
I am stitching up a few items to add to our Etsy Shop for the weekend. This Market Tote Basket seems to be getting prettier with each turn at the machine! #fabric #thread #sew #handmade
Earlier today, I promised to start working on our Halloween Collection and share photos of my progress with you. A promise is a promise, so here's a look at what I was working on this afternoon. I hope that you like these items as much as I do. I can't w
There's something just lovely about a ball of wool yarn. The color, the texture, the infinite possibilities! #1840farm #wool #fiber #felt #yarn
On Thursday, I asked if you thought that I should add sets of our 1840 Farm Colonial Farmhouse Collection Placesetting Table Baskets stitched together in fall colors to our shop. It was clear from your comments that you're hoping to use these little bas
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
This morning, I am working on the drawings for the next batch of fabrics, recipe cards, and greeting cards. Bushel baskets, apples, pears, and pumpkins will all be doing their part to help celebrate the season. I am hoping that this cappuccino will help
This is what's next in line at the sewing machine. What do you think so far?
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
Take a look at what's first in line at the sewing machine this morning. Isn't this a lovely combination of fabrics?
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!
As I stitch at the sewing machine, this beautiful handwrapped cord is calling to me. I love this combination of fabrics and can't wait to watch it come together. I just need to decide what to make with it. What do you think I should make? #1840farm #fa
We find ourselves in between snowstorms today. We finished cleaning up from the latest storm yesterday and have more snow on the way this evening. I am making the most of the lull by preparing Etsy orders for shipment. This collection of baskets will be
I'm stitching up the last of our Halloween Collection this morning. I'll be adding these baskets to the shop today and tomorrow before moving on to making items to decorate your Thanksgiving tables. Stay tuned for photos!
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
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.
All this talk about Home Ec on our Facebook page made me want to find time to settle in at the sewing machine. There's something about the hum of its motor and working with my hands that sets my day off in the right direction. I'll be finishing this egg
My lunch break is over and I am stitching this lovely combination of fabrics into an egg basket for our shop. Stay tuned for photos of the finished basket!
The first basket of February is a very colorful one. I just added it to our shop and can't wait to hear what you think of it! www.1840farm.etsy.com
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
Today's basket is a beauty if I do say so myself!
I just added 1840 Farm Gift Certificates to our shop. Thanks to your input, I included an option to select fabric or twine to be used when making each certificate. We can make these in any denomination and take the guesswork out of choosing a gift for s
Medium Egg Basket #0431
Handmade on August 2, 2014
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?
Let's start our day in the studio with a bit of cranberry and sage. #1840farm #fabric #egg #basket #handmade #repurposed #etsyshop
First up at the sewing machine this morning...
Our End of the Year Sale is still going on strong in our Etsy Shop. There are three items in stock and ready to ship that have been marked down by more than 25%! Selling these beautiful Fall items at such an extreme discount will make room for our Sprin
Oh, the delightful promise of a new fabric combination! This is the first time we have used this combination of fabrics. After stitching them together for a few minutes, I can't believe that we haven't worked with them before. They're just beautiful toge
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!
Let the Halloween Collection begin!
The sun is shining through my studio window as I watch these beautiful fabrics go around and around at the sewing machine. Songbirds and happy hens are providing the soundtrack and an extra cup of coffee is coming in handy to get me going in the right dir
This color combination was very popular last weekend. Baskets were selling before I could even finish them! So, let's start this weekend off in the same way as last weekend. Here's what I'm working on at the sewing machine right now...
You may have noticed that the inventory of handmade baskets in our shop has been slim lately. We're making new baskets every day, but they are selling faster than we can make them. Many of them have sold within the first five minutes and others haven't
Let's see how many baskets I can make appear before the end of the day. Let's get sewing! #1840farm #fabric #basket #handmade #sew #etsyshop
Yesterday, I shared with all of you that I was working on a new line of products that will combine my love of working with fabric and paper. I wanted to give you a peek at what we are working on. So many of you sent me messages asking me to tell you abo
It's time to start work on a few more Valentine's Day baskets. #1840farm #fabric #handmade #valentine #valentinesday #etsy #etsyshop
When we moved into the farmhouse, we discovered this old wood door down in the cellar. From what we can tell, it was the door to the root cellar. It was still standing at its post right below the farmhouse kitchen. This door is distressed from years of
Yesterday's basket in the fabrics you chose turned out beautifully. Next up at the sewing machine is your second place favorite. This combination of pink, aqua, wisteria, and charcoal is going to be a stunner. Now I just need to decide what size and sha
Let's see how many of our Valentine's Day Heart Shaped Baskets I can stitch together and send on their way to the post office today. With any luck, I will be able to add a few more to our Etsy Shop for all of you who are hoping to get one. Stay tuned! #1
I started stitching this basket together on Sunday afternoon. I loved how it was taking shape and couldn't wait to share it with you. Then time went sideways on me and I was unable to finish it. Let's see if we can fix that this morning and get this lov