Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I Feel Special

Look who's famous! It's me! My sis called today and said "Did you know you're on the front page of the Back to School Gift Guide?" Check me out! Props to my little lunch bag!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Back to School...Say it Ain't So!

As mentioned yesterday, I have been coming to terms with the fact that I will indeed have to go back to school. Soon. (tear) This has been the best summer EVER though! I think I will be ready to go back though. I miss the young-ins.

I have to really put forth effort to not dread the I thought, why not celebrate the new season? Time for a sale! Head over to my Etsy shop to browse through some items that will really get you (or someone you know?) ready to get back to school. Lunch bag? Pencil Case? New tote? I even found this super-cute apple fabric (above) that is so very school-ish. Look for it's green twin, coming soon!
Oh, and check out the Back to School Gift Guide on Etsy. Between this and getting a metric ton of new school supplies at Staples the other day, I'm full on riding a BTS high!
Did that enthusiasm sound at all convincing?

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

To-Do List Suddenly Empty!

Holy. Moley. (how do you spell that? moley? moly? -anyway-) Just finished my huge order...
Three weeks of FUN FUN FUN! Ha, can you sense my sarcasm? No for reals, it wasn't that bad at all....just SO nice to get that one crossed off the list. Lots of button sewing. Man, if school had only been in session...some second graders would be experts at sewing on buttons by now.
In other news, a custom order brought be back to my wallet-making days. No mistakes, start to finish! what what!
Yeah, so school starts two weeks from yesterday. So other than making these items, I have spent most of my time wallowing in self pity. Ha! kidding!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

New Jewelry Day

Are you ready? Are you ready for this? New jewelry time! I think jewelry is my new favorite thing. Buying it, not making it (I don't have that in me). So here are two sweet jewelers to get excited about.

First we have Amy Sanchez of Dahlia. Oh. my. gosh. I met Amy at the Red Barn Summer Festival and I had to spend a good solid half hour looking and looking and looking at her awesome stuff! Amy finds cool vintage jewelry, buttons, etc. and revamps them to make new pieces. And so reasonably priced. L.O.V.E. Here is what I picked out from her booth...

Next we have another talented family member: my cousin Ann! She too has jumped on the Etsy train with her cool necklaces and earrings. Her shop is AWolfDesigns...go check it out! I picked out this one:

Hmm. May rename this post Please Help Me With My Bird Obsession. But entirely un-bird-related, how cute is this?
Why don't you go check both of their shops right now?

Thursday, August 7, 2008

On My Desk...

Wednesday was On My Desk day, so here was my desk (yesterday):

Note the plethora of market bag straps (48 in all for a huge order!--not all pictured) and my computer screen displaying my 500ish hearts!! woo hoo!

I'm really sad because I took some pictures of an order I just finished and just realized most of them are blurry. ugh. Oh well, here is one that did turn out. More bridesmaid gifts! These are glasses cases. She also got matching lunch bags (from the ill-fated photos).

Can anyone explain why something is more appealing when there are several gathered together? Well, I might change my mind about that after sewing TWENTY FOUR market bags. can you say burn-out?

Saturday, August 2, 2008


I am so inspired by the young lady at Those Round Things! She has just started her blog recently, and when she asked me if we could swap linkage, I was all over it. What a compliment! This post makes me even more antsy to get on some of the new ideas that have been bouncing around my head. If you have a little girl, definitely check out her etsy shop: Emi Belle Designs. And how stinkin' cute is her birdie pillow?
Hmm, do you think I like birds...just a bit? I think every post has a bird in it. Yikes!

Friday, August 1, 2008

busy busy busy busy busy busy busy busy busy


I guess this didn't turn out to be the super relaxing summer I thought it would be! Not that I am complaining. I have been working at turbo-speed lately. I have been trying to get more and more organized in order to have a handle on this business when school starts again. It's crazy though...the organization is just as much fun for me as the sewing/creating!

But I HAVE been doing new things in the midst of maintaining order. What do you think of my new totes?
Most of these got snatched up at the festival last weekend...except this one:

Goal of the weekend: finish pending projects!!