Monday, February 21, 2011
You may think 4 days old is too early to go fabric shopping, but the ladies at Quilt Crossing were all impressed, and some actually scolded us for waiting so long! She was a trooper, slept through the whole adventure. That's good, since I'm sure there will be many days when Rachel will have to do some serious bribing to get her to be excited about a trip to Joanns, or the like. I remember those days of my kids hiding under bolts of fabric....
Check out her blog, The Fox Den, for updates on little Alma Jay and also her creative blog, BelleFourche, for updates on her sewing projects, or what she may currently have available on Etsy or at Bricolage.
Aren't they just so cute?
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Now off to sew all day and work on filling up my inventory and stocking a couple stores.
Monday, September 20, 2010
It worked so well to be across from the kids' furniture, we will be doing some cross marketing soon. Kids in aprons playing on super cute furniture. Good idea, isn't it? Also, some last minute additions to my shop have been pincushions, hot pads and kitchen towels. They were a hit this weekend, so it paid off to live with a covering of fuzz for a few days while making them all.
And, here's a metal shelf I found at the Idaho Youth Ranch Thrift Store. Painted green, adorned with cute painted drawer knobs. Then I added a pantry door from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Caldwell and painted it, added a double hook for the back, and it helped stabilize as well as add charm to the shelf. It worked really well to keep my backstock.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
The only place where housework comes before needlework is in the dictionary. ~Mary Kurtz
I keep my end tables full of needlework and quilting so I don't have to dust them. ~Author Unknown
In Seattle you haven't had enough coffee until you can thread a sewing machine while it's running. ~Jeff Bezos
Sewing fills my days, not to mention the living room, bedroom, and closets. ~Author Unknown
Any day spent sewing, is a good day. ~Author Unknown
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
After 1068 miles we arrived in North Dakota, connected with Grandma and Grandpa, Emily flew in to Bismarck and the girls visited Medora together for the first time. Look at those smiles of anticipation. Could they REALLY live there for 3 months? Hmmm...
Saturday, July 24, 2010
And look at this wonderful diaper bag I made for Melissa! In June she welcomed Miss Natalie into their family and now she'll be toting her things around Oklahoma City in this amazingly enormous bag. When I showed her and her mom my bags and another pattern I was considering trying, they decided on this style. I'd never made it before, but I gave it a shot. I have a few kinks to work out in all the pockets I've added to the style, and making it super sturdy, but I really like it so far. And, considering it's bigger than we anticipated, she'll have room for everything PLUS the kitchen sink.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
It's funny how at times I get down about slow sales, or feel like all my things look the same, or any matter of things. Seems like just about that time someone comes along and says just the right thing, finds me on Flickr, orders something, or gives me another idea and it's just perfect!
Thanks Desiree, good luck at the health fair!
Monday, December 14, 2009
On another good note, I've sold 6 of my precut apron kits so far and have received feedback from one buyer. She says the instructions are easy to follow and they turned out great. I'm waiting for pictures, but so far so good!!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
* I discovered a job posting for my dream job in the neighborhood middle school library and was hired! With this new job I was able to quit my super boring job and my husband is happy, too. Apparently I was not real pleasant of late :-)
* My daughter opened a new etsy vintage shop and had 2 sales in the first 2 days she had merchandise!
* Only one of the young adults was able to come to the 'project linus' night we had last night, she had never used a sewing machine and by the end of the night she had finished 2 quilt squares! Since it was just she and I we had great conversation and we have a new friendship! I'll post pictures of the squares when we are closer to finishing.
* A friend ordered 3 aprons for her sisters, I made 5 so she could choose. She, of course, picked the ones she originally asked for and the ones I made extra are now for sale. This one, pictured, was the most 'iffy' in my mind, I loved the fabric, but would other people??? It has had the most views on Etsy and also Flickr. Isn't it funny how things go?