Sweet16inStitches — One Year Anniversary!

January 2, 2014 marks the one year anniversary of my etsy.com shop: Sweet16inStitches! I am so excited because, January 2nd is also my birthday! = )   

I started this shop on my 16th birthday. I was super exited!

Because it was on my 16th birthday, we decided to title it: Sweet16inStitches. It was a name that fit perfectly!

Since then, I have sold a handful of orders {mostly custom} and have some more pending custom orders in the making!



Many people are stunned when they figure out that a 16 year old made the quilt they snuggle under at night.

Some are shocked when they discover that, yes, I made it all myself! = )

Some even want to know my secrets of success….

Well, this is the moment you have been waiting for:


**My secrets of success**

The only way to do great work, is to love what you do. ~Steve Jobs

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. ~Maya Angelou

The only place success comes before work, is in the dictionary. ~Vince Lombardi


There you have it! Those three quotes are my secrets to success: Love what you do, love how you go about it, and work hard to reach your goal.

Work has to be the biggest key word in these quotes. If I had just… dreamed up a shop name, designed the logo, and thought about what I should sell, do you think I would have gotten anywhere?

Of course not!

I had to work toward my goals, I had to make myself known, I had to strive.

I also think that Maya Angelou has a great point. You can’t do something enjoyably, if you do not even like doing it.

I love to sew! I love starting with a piece of fabric, and watching and experiencing it slowly form into a huge and bright colored quilt.

I love to see a pile of fabric and stuffing at one moment, and then a pile of cute little stuffed animals the next.

I even love to see tons of felt shapes turn into sleep masks, pretend masks, and mustaches, that people love to wear!

What can I say, I love what I do!


If you have not gotten a chance to, go check out these FAQ’s below. And remember, if you have a question you want to ask, leave a comment below and I will answer it in an upcoming post!

Where are you located?

Can you alter or customize an existing product for me?

Did you make this stuff all by yourself?!

How old are you?

What does an item cost?


Help me celebrate my birthday! The biggest and bestest gift you can give to me, is a like on Facebook! Below is where you can find me.






Thank you so much in advance!

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One comment

  1. Liz says:

    I have been entering givayews galore from the Blog Hop Party and now I am on a blog called Pine Valley Quilts where there are 2 givayews that are going to make 2 quilters very happy. Either one is a keeper. But you have to be very lucky and either #1 or #2 from Pine Valley Quilts could be yours. I just want to say thank you for your time and your participation in the Blog Hop Party. I am a follower of your blog and I am sure there will be a lot more new followers.Sandi T.

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