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Friday, July 30, 2010

Fabric order done!

Seeing as I've made it through most of the large pieces in my fabric stash (yes, I KNOW!?! How did that happen??) I have needed to do a fabric order.

Sounds easy, right?? Wrong! I have been trying to do this order for over a week now.

Things would go into my cart. Out of my cart. I changed stores. Changed back. I was dreaming of fabric. Thinking of fabric. Talking about fabric. And it's enough! ARGH!

I have, as of 2 minutes ago, when I should have been in bed, finally completed my fabric order. And it feels good!

I needed fabric for more of my bag bags that I make and needed fabric for more bunting flags for markets coming up and to list on my online stores.

Thanks to Hawthorne Threads my order is complete. Now starts the waiting game. Waiting for Mr Postman :)

Here's a few of the fabrics I ordered

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sunday Citar

Oh! Sunday Citar! I've missed playing along with Sunday Citar. It's time to jump back in there.

Last night, my husband took some pictures of me with my youngest, Luke, after his bath. It wasn't planned, and the pictures are some of my favourites of me and my boy.

My quote this week is

We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. ~Stacia Tauscher

I like it because sometimes I find I focus too much on what's going to happen in the future for my kids that I don't enjoy who they are NOW. Need to remember that they are little people now, as well as in the future :)
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Thursday, July 22, 2010

My Creative Space


In my creative space today, I thought that I would be writing about working on my bag bags that I'm making for my next market stall.

Here they are cut out and ready to sew

But, we had a bit of a sewing emergency this morning. Mister 3 year old was playing with his Iggle Piggle and there was a disaster..... WHERE was Iggle Piggle's blanket???? Gone. We can't find it. So, Jack suggested that I "make Iggle one on your machine."

We rumaged through the fabric cupboard and Jack selected a train print flanelette.

We cut it out, pinned it together and did a quick sew on the sewing machine. And voila! Iggle Piggle has a new blanket.

And, you know what? I think his new blanket much nicer than his old, red, boring one!!

Have a great creative day :) Check out other creative spaces here

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Time to make a bit more of a commitment to this poor old blog!

I miss my blog. I miss participating in the little bloggy activities like my creative space and Sunday Citar. I miss reading all the lovely blogs I follow.

Time to get back on the saddle... erm.. back on the.. keyboard? yes. Time to get back on the keyboard and do some typing.

But, for tonight, I'm off to my sewing machine. See you this Thursday for my creative space. I *will* participate this week!


Saturday, July 10, 2010

I did it! My first market :)

You may have noticed I've been a bit quiet lately.... yes??? no??? Well, the reason for the quietness (whether noticed or not!) is because last night I had my first ever market stall. And it went so so well!

It was a fundraiser night at a local preschool, and local crafters had a variety of stores there. There were 10 stalls in total, which was a great number as I don't think anymore would have fit into the classroom where it was held. A great variety too.

I had for sale my hair accessories, tote bags, bag bags (for plastic bags or tea towels) and some bunting. I had lots of feedback about things that people wanted more of and they also gave me some great ideas for my next stall. (yep, I'm inspired to do it again!)

Here's a few pics

(this hanging thing that I hung the tote bags on was borrowed from the preschool. Must get my handy hubby to make me one!)

Me! A stall holder!! lol :)