Hello! Anyone out there?

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Hey Y'all! It's me, Andrea. I hope all is well and your summer is off to a terrific start. There's lots of exciting stuff happening here at Watermelon Wishes and I am looking forward to sharing that with you.

Since it has been a while, let me take a paragraph or two to get you up to speed. As you are aware, there are many forums in which a small business owner can promote their craft: Flickr, Blogger, Watermelon Wishes Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest...and more! You can see how it can become a bit overwhelming to manage so many facets. For the last two years, I have focussed on the Facebook page and Watermelon Wishes website.

In January, I launched a personal blog dedicated to my fabulous customers that focuses on home organization and creativity. The theme for my life in 2014 is organization. A major component of organization is time management. A question I have been pondering for some time, is how do I maximize my online presence without posting duplicate content? Ideally... I would like for each forum I contribute to have it's own purpose.

There is so much wonderful content embedded into this blog that I don't have the heart to pull the plug. So, if it is to exist, I think it should be updated and managed because it bears the company logo. This is where I could REALLY use your help. Please take a minute to tell me what you would like to see here (that I do not already offer in another location):

Watermelon Wishes Website: studio news and new products
Personal Blog: home organization and creativity
Facebook: announcements, sales and new products
Flickr: product portfolio
YouTube: video tutorials
Pinterest: my personal interests
Instagram: a snapshot of my life

Many thanks for sharing your thoughts!

Removable Messenger Strap Tutorial

Friday, March 22, 2013

For this project you will need a 44" or longer strap, 2 o-rings, 1 tri-glide and 2 swivel fobs.
Slide one end of he strap up over and down through the tri-glide so that the center bar is under the strap.

Flip side of the strap.

Turn the strap over and pin down the loose end. Stitch in place.

Slide one fob on the strap and position at the center of the strap.

Feed the other loose end of the strap back through the top of the tri-glide.

Your strap should look like this with the fob at one end and the tri-glide at the other.

Slip the second fob on the loose end of the strap. Fold over the fabric and stitch it down.

Your finished strap can be attached to any bag which you have pre-installed rings. 

I slip the rings through two fabric tabs and secure those tabs to the bag during the construction process. 

Vintage Jewelry Roll Remake

Saturday, September 15, 2012

I have a new design to share with you that evolved from a piece which was created by the grandmother of one of my local clients.

Intended to be a jewelry organizer, this particular design could hold a variety of objects, large and small. It is distinctive in that the 4 zippered compartments have varying depths: 2.5", 4.5", 5.5" and 9". The top tab allows the caddy to be hung on a door knob or hook, when open or closed. Compact and sized for travel, this piece is ideal for small spaces, such as dorms. 

Approximate measurements:

[unrolled] 9" x 11" 
[rolled] 4" x 9" 

What types of items would you use this piece to organize?

Original design inspired by a local customers grandmother.