Monday, November 22, 2010

EEEEKKK! Christmas is coming!

Sometimes I just need a break from sewing, so I play with paper. I got some new punches, and made a little banner for a friend's baby. Isn't is sweet?

 I bought some German glass-glitter from  Glitter your world  and can't find enough ways to use it! It is so sparklely!
 I sold a Christmas Stocking from my new Artfire shop and from Etsy, got an order for three more, and  have to finish my grandson's.



Then I looked at my calendar to book our annual trip to Nevada City's Victorian Christmas, and went into a major panic attack (just what I need, which is another story in itself) EEEEEEKKKK! There is only a few more weeks left before Christmas! I am so far behind this year it is ridiculous! Were are all of those little elves when you need them?
Gotta run..... talk to you later! Have a great and productive week everyone!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Custom order FINISHED!!!

I had a great custom order to work on and finally finished! My customer had some fabric she wanted me to use for sentimental reasons.  Its actually harder, having a little freedom, than making something just to please ME! I really agonized over this, hoping she liked the ideas I came up with. I'll be delivering the order this afternoon, wish me luck!!! Here are the pics

All 5 bags (the tote on the bottom left is reversible)

Leather pocket and flower parts

Kids lunch totes with Chalkboard fabric for personal messages

The tote is the reverse side                                                        

 I delivered the order halfway thru writing this, and she was really pleased! She ordered 2 Christmas stockings and an I- phone bag too! Thank you, Lee and Marie!
Back to work...........

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Bring some Calm to your life!

       I am passing this on to you because it definitely works, and we could all
       use a little more calmness in our lives. By following simple advice heard
       on the Dr. Phil show, you too can find inner peace. Dr Phil proclaimed,  
       "The way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have     
       started and have never finished."  
How peaceful is this?!

        So, I looked around my house to see all the things I started and hadn't  
       finished, and before leaving the house this morning, I finished off a    
       bottle of White Zinfandel, a bottle of Bailey's Irish Cream, a package of
       Oreos, the remainder of my old Prozac prescription, the rest of the      
       cheesecake, some Doritos, and a box of chocolates, and a half bottle of  
       You have no idea how freaking good I feel right now.                     
       Pass this on to those whom you think might be in need of inner peace.
Stay calm this weekend!!!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

A Quiet Autumn morning

Just sitting here admiring the color before the rain washes it all away! 
 Enjoy your weekend!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Paperback Novel Pumpkin Tutorial

I was perusing some of your wonderful blogs and came across this really cute pumpkin, made from an old paperback! How great would this be among your autumn decor?  This is my version of it. I used distress ink on some pages and even VERY CAREFULLY burned some edges.

 I found this tutorial on Craftberry Bush  She has tons of great ideas on her blog, check it out!
                                                    Happy Autumn!