Here’s what we’re working on in the 1840 Farm Studio. Click on a photo to enlarge.
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!
Tomorrow is officially the first day of fall. So, I guess that I should start filling The 1840 Farm Mercantile Shop on Etsy with items made in the most beautiful combinations of fall colors. To that end, I just added the first four sets of our Coloni
Today is the order deadline for guaranteed pre-Christmas delivery of custom order items from our Etsy Shop. I think that makes it the perfect day to add gift certificates to our shop, don't you? With a gift certificate, there's no need to worry about ha
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
Our Fall Collection is starting to take shape...
This patchwork basket was made using snippets from eight past basket projects. It's really no wonder that it is so unique and such an interesting combination of colors and patterns!
Working with these bright fabrics is helping me forget that there's more snow on the way tonight and tomorrow!
It's official: I adore this new aquamarine thread. I love how it looks in the patchwork basket I am stitching together at the sewing machine right now. Do you like this bright new color as much as I do?
The second patchwork basket of the day is coming together nicely, don't you agree?
Working with these fabrics guarantees that my morning will start off on the right foot. Aren't they just lovely together? #fabric
It's hot and humid outside, so I'm settled in at the sewing machine inside the farmhouse today. This Large Tote Basket is taking shape in shades of blue, peach, deep purple, sage green, and cream. I love this combination and can't wait to put the finish
There's another foot of snow expected here today. I'll be stitching up baskets and adding Heirloom Seed Collections to our Etsy Shop as long as the power holds out. Oh, and with temperatures under ten degrees, I will be drinking a lot of hot coffee. Here
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
Do you remember our Farmhouse Style wine trivets from last year's holiday season? This year, we've added a length of handwrapped fabric coil to use as a drip collar. These sets make great hostess gifts and are also perfect for shipping as they are lightwe
A member of our 1840 Farm Community named this style of basket for us. Serendipity seems like the perfect way to describe this lovely combination of random colors and patterns. I hope that you like it as much as I do because it is destined for our Etsy Sh
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
Slightly different, but every bit as lovely as the fabrics I was working with earlier this morning.
This beautiful collection of baskets are headed to the post office this morning. I am hoping that these ten orders will get out ahead of our impending storm so that they can begin their journey to our customers. I have my fingers crossed that they won't g
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
The scenery at my sewing machine is particularly lovely this morning!
Here's what is taking shape here this evening. It won't be long until this fabric is stitched together into a Puppy Love Basket. Penny Lane and I can't wait to watch it take shape! #1840farm #fabric #basket #sew #handmadeandheartfelt #handmade #etsyshop
Part of my motivation for reimagining my studio space was to reorganize our fabric stash and find room for additional storage bins. I often tell people that we have a rainbow of fabrics on hand. Today, I thought that I would show you that fabric rainbow.
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
After this morning's bright pink basket, I thought that we'd make something in muted tones. I love this purple, blue, and grey combination, 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
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
When I asked this morning if you would like to see a Halloween Collection added to our shop, you responded with an enthusiastic yes. I think that this is a pretty good start, don't you?
This seems like a good way to end my day at the sewing machine, don't you think? #1840farm #fabric #basket #sew #handmade #etsyshop
Hmm. Where should I begin?
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
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
Our Farmhouse Style Mason Jar Kits are rounding into form. Look closely and you'll see a bit of chicken wire to hold blooms in place. I hope to begin adding these kits to our shop this week in a variety of colors. I love this set in chocolate brown, tur
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!
These fabrics are coming together even better than I had hoped. I can't wait to see if the finished basket is as beautiful as the beginning!
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