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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Happy New Year and other stuff!

     Helloooo!  What a crazy couple of weeks it has been for me.  Nothing like starting off Christmas break with a horrible virus.....Ugh.  I was so sick.  Thankfully my 9 and 11 year old were home to take care of me :)  They really did!  My kids were so sweet, making sure I had fresh water and medicine.  I made it through and am finally feeling better.  Geesh!  Before I got sick, I started working on an idea for a embroidery pattern.  Something to sell on Etsy.  A fun stitching sampler.  Well I finished stitching it up last night, did my final edits on the pdf pattern and VOILA!  Bright and cheery, an altogether fun stitch.  I know when I'm stitching that I am cool calm and collected.  Mostly just content.  Family gathered and snuggled up on the couch.  My favorite time of the day.

  Wishing all of you a Happy New Year!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Fun with felt!

Fun with felt! by WithWhimsy
Fun with felt!, a photo by WithWhimsy on Flickr.
A little fun with felt yesterday and today :) Ornaments for an exchange coming up. I may have to keep these and make another pair....I like them so much. Christmas vacation has officially started!! Kids are off for 2 weeks...oh boy! Here goes nothing! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday with your loved ones!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sunglasses and eyeglass pouches Oh My!!

What I've been working on lately!  Anticipating spring things and my love for oilcloth has inspired me  to make these charming little sunglass/eyeglass pouches.  A bit of a new design for me because these pouches include a Velcro closure.
I just love the different colors and am on the hunt new oilcloth fabrics.  I like it when you can mix and match.  I have also made some wallets.  I will be adding them soon to the Etsy shop.  All I can say is that they are pretty yummy!
  Some new embroidered pouches as well.

I love the pouches with linen, they have a real classic and clean look to them.
So now I'm wanting to get started on a new project.  I really have been wanting to make a purse!  So
I'm on the hunt for a pattern.  I hope your all having a great week and finding inspiration as well :)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Craft Fair Success

We did it!!  Our first craft fair was a success.  I only wish that craft fairs had more reasonable space prices like this one.  This was a non-profit craft fair.  So I felt good about it all even if I didn't sell enough to pay for the space.  Well I did sell enough.  My daughter did well too :)  She sold 5 items.  We will definitely do this again.

We finally decked our halls with all of our Christmas decorations!  I am excited to start my week getting back to old routines.  Things that did not sell will be listed in my shop within the next few days.  Have a great week!