Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Writer's Block

I've been suffering from a little bit of writer's block lately! But I've always heard that the best thing to do is to just sit down and write… no matter what you write about… it usually helps you get over the slump.

So what have I been up to lately?

Well, last Friday my husbands car broke down while he was out of town. I 'got' to go pick him up. I drove the 2 hours to where he was while pulling a tow-dolly, which I've never done before. My whole day was basically taken up but it was definitely something worth doing. By the way, my husband has already gotten his car fixed!

I've also been doing a bit of cleaning and organizing. While homeschooling, cleaning was put on the back burner, I tried to keep up but it was nearly impossible. I've just been cleaning things here and there and making my house into a home. I've also gone through my fabric, purged what I don't like or will never use (that was really hard- but I want to make room for the good stuff), and have been working on putting my good fabric on mini bolts so my fabric looks all pretty and organized! While cleaning I also moved all the school books out of the dining room and into the basement. I'm returning some things to whomever they belong and will eventually list the rest for sale but that will come later as I have time.

In between there I've been working on a wholesale order. When that one is done I'll be starting another. I'm really enjoying being able to work with little or no interruptions. It's much more relaxing, stress less, and productive.

Both my boys are doing great. Ian is enjoying school and Jameson is still as sweet as ever!

I hope you all have been well! Have a great week!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sew you Say...

I found some cute sayings about sewing and thought I'd share!

~Stitch your stress away.

~My husband lets me buy all the fabric I can hide!

~If I stitch fast enough does it count as an aerobic exercise?

~"Fabricologist Resource Center"...now does that sound more impressive than "fabric stash" ?

~Behind every sewer is a huge pile of fabric.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Crayon Wallets!

I finally have 3 crayon wallets for sale in my shop! Well, I was supposed to have 4 but Jameson decided he really needed one. ;) We love these and they are really awesome to take along to dinner, which we did one day and it kept Jameson pretty busy for an almost 2 year old. These are great for any age though, even husbands who try to borrow it from toddlers to play with. LOL

Carebears (a discounted oops item- the fabric bled- the crayon wallet still works fine though!)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

500th Post and Some Random Thoughts

I began this blog way back on August 23, 2008. I've been blogging now for 3 years and I never would have thought I'd have enough to write 500 posts! It's amazing how the time has flown!


Ian returned to school yesterday. He started 3rd grade in our local public school. He had a great day, met some old friends, made some new friends, and got into trouble for talking.


Jameson has been going over to a friends house 3 mornings a week to play with other little people while I take a break. I've been getting so much done in just those few short hours that I am alone.


My stress level has really lowered in just the week and a half of these changes. I've been trying to just focus on my sewing for awhile. I'm getting caught up on things I want to make and am just getting started on a new wholesale order. I've got more time to work on things so I'm not feeling the dead-line stress like I normally do. Life is good and I'm enjoying myself!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Back In Business!

Life is unpredictable sometimes. Just when I think everything is going good I take a 180 turn!

Ian will be returning to the public school, beginning tomorrow. I loved teaching him, having him home, and seeing him learn and grow but my stress-level has gone through the roof trying to keep it and everything else going.

Because I'm not homeschooling any more I've found a lot more time to do my chores around the house, to cook and sew! I hope to get my blog back up and running better. It's seen better days and needs a little TLC.

I have decided to do away with my destash shop but all my other shops are back open and in business!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Backpacks and Crayon Wallets

I have a new product that I'll be adding to my shops shortly. Over the weekend I made my testers and they turned out really well! The only thing I wish is that I'd gotten these patterns earlier so I could be ready for the school year! Oh well. I bought the pattern from Amy E. at Pattern Play and AEBaby. She's been an online friend for a while and I just love the stuff she makes. :)

The backpacks are for preschoolers, aged 3 to 6, but I made the first backpack for Jameson who is almost 2. He loves it and will grow into it more. As soon as I gave it to him he ran off to fill it up and wore it around the rest of the afternoon. He's too cute, but I'm biased.

The crayon wallets are also a really neat new product. I've made crayon rolls in the past but I didn't really care for them for some reason. I really like the wallets because you have your little pad of paper in there too and everything is ready and waiting to be used! I made this crayon wallet for my nephew's 2nd birthday. Happy Birthday Collin!

This week I'll be working on several of these items to list in my Etsy shop. I better get to work!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Orange Sherbet

No not the ice cream... the fabric! I completed 2 aprons this past week using Art Gallery's Orange Sherbet fabric. They are both already listed and ready to ship!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My July Goals…

July was a pretty productive month even with all the troubles. Time seems to fly and yet go so slow sometimes. I hope you all had a great July!

  • Organize Movies- they are no longer all over the place but in their own bookcase
  • Organize Fabric in Closet- I started to collect stray things in my sewing closet so I took it all out and got it all organized and put away correctly
Business Sewing- all items I completed for my business
Personal Sewing- all items I completed for myself or family
  • Math-U-See Block Bag
  • 2 Paper Pieced Hearts for a Charity Quilt
  • Polka Dot Flannel Wipes
  • Embroidered Oval Table Topper- still a work in progress (no pic)
  • Hexagon Charm Quilt- still a work in progress
Ian's Completed Projects
  • No Sew Fleece Pillow
  • No Sew Fleece Blanket

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