one year of the dainty squid

Today marks one year since I reopened The Dainty Squid shop! Looking back, I kind of feel like my reopening of the shop was a spur of the moment decision. It just took one email and all of a sudden I’m buying the supplies. (You can read that story here.) I went full force right

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raiding my scrap basket

I had definitely planned to blog about The Dainty Squid shop and my sewing projects A LOT more this year. Obviously I did not do that. I managed to squeeze in a few posts about it here and there but it wasn’t even a fraction of as much as I had imagined. My sewing machine

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The Dainty Squid shop update

Since re-opening The Dainty Squid shop back in January, I have not been blogging about it like I had planned. I really hoped to document what I was making better, and share more about each big shop update I did. As you can see, that never happened. BUT! I’m here today to talk shop because

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adventures in stamp carving – part 2

Last week I tried stamp carving for the very first time. (Read more about there here!) Despite my nervousness about trying a new hobby, the results were super encouraging which is good because I am definitely that overambitious person who tends to give up when they aren’t automatically amazing at something the first time they

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TDS shop news!

Goooood morning! This isn’t exactly the type of crafty update I mentioned wanting to share but it is a really fun one. The Dainty Squid shop got a HUGE update this morning. Nearly fifty new items went live. I’ve been sewing my buns off these last few weeks so I’m very excited to finally share

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adventures in stamp carving

When I first started The Dainty Squid I blogged about… well, everything. Some of my oldest posts featured silly sewing projects like a catnip filled kitty mat and the one quilt I started but never finished. I talked about the hunt for my first house in great detail and rambled on about just about everything.

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TDS shop update!

Okay, I obviously have to lead with this photo of THE dainty Squid doing quality control. SO CUTE! I’ve been working my buns off the last couple weeks on a big update for the shop. This morning over 50 new listings went live. Two brand new sizes, and a bunch of new prints. I’m so

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TDS shop – one week in!

It has been six full days since I relaunched The Dainty Squid shop and what a week it has been! The response blew all of my expectations out of the water. I am still over the moon about all of the orders I got to ship out, especially now that some of those people are

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