Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New Hair Pins

I have been keeping myself very busy lately. Birthday parties, sewing, being a mommy and a wife. It's all very time consuming but awesome. I try to get in at least an hour of sewing everyday except Sunday which is my house cleaning day (cleaning is not awesome).
Last week I finished up a bunch hair pins that have been making their way into the shop.

Monday, August 30, 2010

New Labels

I keep taking pictures of things that may be interesting to someone other than me with the intention of writing a post about it. Then life happens, I forget about it and it gets lost in a sea of pictures on my computer. Here is one lost item I found and remembered I wanted to share.
A couple of months ago I completely ran out of labels. I was running low on funds and I couldn't afford to spend $60 to have more made so I needed a less expensive alternative. I was inspired by this long ago read post by Blue Eyed Freckle and decided to do a simple design and print them with Spoon Flower.
I have always wanted to print something on spoon flower but always feel overwhelmed when attempting to come up with a design cool enough to print onto fabric. So, I guess printing labels is a good way to dip your toes into this whole fabric printing world.
Here is what I came up with for my first try
They are super simple but I still love them. I just interfaced the back and cut them up. This time around I just got an 8x8 test swatch for $5 and I got 30 labels out of it which is an awesome deal. I am really happy with how they cam out so I am working on a design that is a bit more interesting.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Window Shop Wednesday: Anthropologie

I shouldn't do this but I do it all the time (at least once a week). I am filling up my pretend cart on the Anthropologie website and drooling over beautiful clothing that I most likely will never have the pleasure of owning. But it's fun to pretend and hey my birthday is coming up in like 4 months *wink, wink*.
Here are a few of my favorite items.
Ok, I should probably stop now. Honestly though, I could go on and on and on.
If you are interested in getting me and early birthday gift you know where to go. Contact me for sizes.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Happy Birthday Baby Miles!

Today is my baby's birthday. I did a little post on my personal blog if you would like to see some sweet pictures here.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Window Shop: Peeko Apparel

I have always admired obi belts but recently I lost a few pounds and have decided that maybe it is time for me to stop admiring and actually buy one. Then I saw one of Peeko Apparel's obi belts on the front page and I fell in love.

So in love.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Yesterday: A day of awesome productivity

Yesterday I got so much done. I actually went to bed last night feeling totally accomplished which is a rare thing. I usually lay in bed stressing about all the things I wasn't able to get to.
Yesterday, while watch far too many episodes of  The Hills on netflix,  I was able to finish up all these wallets.
Here are a couple of my favorite styles (really I love them all).
If that wasn't enough productivity I also mopped to floors with my 35 pound almost 2 year old on my back.
After all that Miles and got away for a chocolaty treat. Strawberry and chocolate frozen yogurt with brownie bits and chocolate syrup on top. Num num num.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Window Shop Wednesday

Hey look at me! Posting a window shop post on Wednesday.

So I made a sweet little treasury this morning and quickly realized I always use the same colors in my treasuries. Always some kind of blue or green and a splash of yellow. I guess I subconsciously like those colors more than I thought I did.
I really love everything in this treasury but I am ever so slightly obsessed with this dress in Flour Clothing's vintage shop

Isn't it just perfect? 
Now go on over and check out the other lovelies I included in my treasury

Monday, August 2, 2010

It's been a while since I have posted anything. I have been busy though. I spent every free moment of last week camped out in my living room, watching season two of Bones on netflix and cutting a huge pile of new stuff to sew.

Scary huh? That is a stack of 49 wallets and 5 pouches. I think I may have gotten a little carried away with the cutting. But I had so much great fabric I wanted to use that I just could stop myself.  At least I will be ready for the holiday season right?
Before I was able to get started on sewing I had to tidy up my sewing room. I had become a mini disaster zone fabric and ribbon tossed around. It is clean now though and ready for a sewing fest and a new disaster to be made.
I took this picture as the sun was setting on my clean little sewing room yesterday evening.

Oh what a pretty little pin cushion.