Thursday, March 3, 2011

Indie Biz 3.0 workshop...

At the very last minute I decided to sign up for the online workshop "Indie Biz 3.0". I had originally read about it a few weeks ago on Gussy's blog but was undecided until last week when I decided I had nothing to lose but everything to gain. I really want my little indie business on etsy to work and I guess to be taken seriously about it I need to take it seriously and not just my little hobby. It is run by 3 women who each run their own successful indie business's. Our first project was to make a portfolio to put the course work into decorated to reflect our personal style and I think my portfolio definitely reflects my personal style as it brings a smile to my face whenever I look at it.  

Making this portfolio was right up my alley as I also love to scrapbook so had all the supplies I needed at hand. The above photo is the inside pocket with my blog/etsy shop name.

This 6 week course is divided up in 3 terms with a new topic each day. We are up to day 2 and I'm loving it already:)

I used one of my favourite designers scrapbook papers for the dividers.

And being an passionate sewer/quilter I had to have a patchwork cover using some of my favourite fabrics! I just kept it simple with squares but used some fancy machine stitches for embellishing/quilting.

Each seam has a different stitch so that's 10 different stitches all up. Now I want to make a quilt using this method!

If you interested in this online workshop there is still time to register. You can check it out over here on my new button on the right hand side bar.
Hope everyone's week is going well !

4 comments:

Rafael's Mum said...

Oooooh... what an absolutely DIVINE binder for your notes. I LOVE it!! That looks like such an interesting course too. I wish I could join you but it seems I can only do one course at a time :-) maybe next year. Best of luck and looking forward to seeing how you are getting on!

Michele Pacey said...

Beauteous binder Catherine! Hey I know. When you're done your course you could give us a little summary here on your blog - a review of sorts - to let us know what you thought of the course! An idea...

Karen said...

Good luck with the course! Your folder cover is so pretty. I hope you indi business is everything you want it to be.

by Daisy said...

love love LOVE LOOOOVEEEEE your scrapbook! the detail of different stiches was a great idea and should definetely use it in a quilt, it will look awesome!!!

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