Chloe' Mae's Coffee Corner Talks, Chloe's Corner Talks, Chloe's Cottage, Holiday

Chloe’ Mae’s Coffee Corner Talks Part 9- Christmas Holiday

For Christmas last year the family and I went to one of my favorite places on earth- Florida!!

It was so nice to get away for the Christmas season, and even nicer that we were able to go to the beach! While it was colder back home, we all enjoyed 60 degree weather, the beach, the ocean, and the fact that we could wear shorts in December!

Along with the trips to the Naval Aviation museum, beaches, and flea markets we were able to drive around the University of West Florida campus. I hope to transfer there after I finish my bachelors degree!

The view from our condo’s balcony! It was so peaceful to sit and listen to the waves crash onto the shore.

The pier on one of the beaches. Every time we go to this particular beach I end up taking so many pictures of the pier……then change my cover photo on Facebook to one of the pictures of said pier. (:

The above picture was my favorite of the pier…and the picture I picked for my cover photo!

The ‘Pensacola Beach’ beach ball shaped water tower is in the background of this picture. It always amazes me how white the sand is and how blue the sky is at the beach!

The ocean was so gorgeous on Christmas Eve, what better place to be?

Our itty bitty sandman….it was A LOT harder to build than I initially thought. My sister and I accidentally destroyed the first sandman while attempting to fix it. Dad ended up making this one…good job Dad!

My sister bought me this adorable turtle bracelet! I absolutely LOVE turtles! It was by far my most favorite gift. (:

Our Christmas bauble cake. It was almost too cute to eat! (;

On one of the last days of our holiday the sister and I went for a walk along the coast of the bay behind our condo. I enjoyed all the one on one time we got to spend together.

A gorgeous hibiscus flower. Usually I don’t care for the color orange, but I think that in this case it’s just lovely.

The Christmas tree at the boardwalk, I loved the blue ornaments and the starfish!

Of course we went back to the Naval Aviation Museum while we were there! It was our second time going and it was amazing. You could probably go every day that the museum is open and see something new every time!

I know that this post is a couple months late, but I wanted to share a few of my favorite photos from our trip. How did you spend your Christmas holiday?

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Chloe's Cottage, Everyday Life, Tiny House

Tiny House Update- Trim!

The trim is going up in the tiny house y’all! I’m so excited about this! I thought putting up walls helped make it look more like a house, but now that the trim is going up I can see everything coming together.

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Trim around the kitchen window. Why yes, I am using a random piece of duck cloth and layers of tissue paper to protect my counter top. (:

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The wall is looking just about complete!

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More wall and some door trim.

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The trim continues to more of the house!

The list of things to do before I can move into the bottom part of the house is getting a lot shorter now! In fact I’ve already done so much since this stage. I’ve enjoyed working on the house, but I’m really anxious to move in! I’ll fill in and what all I need to accomplish with the house soon!

 

Chloe's Cottage, Cottage Living

Princess Stitchery

Today’s cottage industry interview is with Sarah Young who manages Princess Stitchery.

What does your business make?

Aprons, Pot Holders, Hot Pads, Mug Rugs, Bowl Cozies, Crochet Dishcloths, Embellished Dish towels.

What inspired you to start this business?

I enjoyed sewing and wanted to make things for others to enjoy.

How long have you been making and selling these items?

I think it has been about 5 years.

Where did you get the name for your business?

Princess Stitchery. Princess comes from the meaning of my name and Stitchery is what I do…sew :)

How do you sell your items?

Mostly at craft shows or farmers markets. I do have a Facebook page where people can order from.

What’s your favorite item you make?

Humm… Probably the retro style apron

Do you think you’ll continue on making new items and selling them?

Yes!! Just this year I added the bowl cozy and have a few other things I want to add to my business in the future.

Who taught you to sew?

My mother taught me to sew when I was about 10 or 12. I did not do much with it after that till I was about 17 or 18.

Do you have any advice for people who are thinking of starting their own home business?

Make sure your business is something you willing to stick with for a while…it is a commitment not just something to do for a little while and then move on. A business requires time, if you are not willing to put the time into what you do don’t do it!! It also is an investment…be willing to put your own money into it till you are able to start really making a profit…so consider ALL your cost!! If all that has not kept you from opening your own business here is one tip that was passed on to me. Keep your business to a select theme. In my case I chose things for the kitchen. Others choose baby items or clothing. It makes a big difference!!!

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An adorable half apron!

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Mug rugs.

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Crocheted towel with button closure.

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A cute embellished dish towel.

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Cherry print retro style apron.

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A tribal/Aztec style kitchen apron.

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Some bowl cozies.

 

If you’re interested in seeing what else Princess Stitchery makes click here!

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