Tutorials

For years I've been teaching local workshops on how to sell on etsy, and I've spent many years teaching art, so it's only natural that I love to share with others my love of making.

I created some flower tutorials for DIY brides a few years ago, and have been working on some new pattern tutorial e-books this year.  They will not just be sewing tutorials - I am also working on some that involve crafting / fabric manipulation / dyeing / discharge (bleaching), etc.

Not sure if I will eventually move these tutorials to their own site ( Lord knows I have too many shops already ), so for now they will be shared through my Brave Nouvelle site.

discharge (bleached) denim

discharge (bleached) denim

splatter painting canvas for totes and aprons

splatter painting canvas for totes and aprons

It just made sense to put them in Brave Nouvelle because that is the place where I allow myself to really create what I want.  For years I worried that I needed to make and sell just one product (or at least a collection of really similar products), because that's what tends to be successful on etsy.  A seller who produces the same thing over and over with slight variations.  But even though I've had success in that are in my housewares shop, I just felt that I was going to go crazy if I wasn't allowed to do the million and one other crafty / design things that I love to do.  I am a maker.  Plain and simple.  I'm happiest when I'm making or transforming something.

xo xo

Ellene