Wednesday, February 10, 2010


The {big} order is finished!

And I am soo happy!

Weekend off... here I come :)!

Monday, February 8, 2010

paige's giveaway

Things are still NUTS at my house trying to get all of these blankets finished and ready to ship to Australia.

SO, hop on over to Paige's blog and enter her giveaway for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to my Etsy shop!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

be positive

I have been feeling down today and negative and I don't like negative. So here is some positive!

Taken from Paige who read about it on Kelly's Korner!

The little things in life that give me warm fuzzies and make me SMILE.

• Lilly kisses
• having all the lights out and a candle burning
• getting mail, I LOVE mail
• when my toenails are painted (I have no idea why but it makes me feel beautiful)
• crispy, clean sheets
• the feeling I get when Rickey pulls in the driveway after being gone working for weeks
• coming home from anywhere and as soon as I open the door Lilly's jumping up and down SMILING
• when my mom comes to visit me
• getting my hair done
• fabric shopping
• putting my cold feet on Rickey at night

This quilt is now in my shop. Love it!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

we miss you

The past 6 days with Rickey were amazing.

I miss having him home all of the time SO much... Lilly does too, really bad. He left for Mexico yesterday morning. Boarded the first plane in Louisville & then changed planes in Texas. Somehow when he got off the plane in Mexico, he lost his iPhone which made him extremely sad but I figure... he'll live.

It's funny, you know, a country boy going to a different place such as Mexico. It's so funny to hear his thoughts after a day. He's also realizing that changing to a completely different food for every.single.meal will make you have tummy troubles. ha

~ I had to get glasses.

But my pretty.messy.flower makes it alright!

~ We got snowed in for the weekend. Fun for like the first day...

~ Learned a lesson to never go look at trucks with males. Worst idea EVER. Turns into an all day affair.

but we were able to spend LOTS of quality time together but that LOTS still wasn't enough.

I miss him tremendously and want him back.home.NOW.

Lilly does too...

She LOVES jumping up on the clothes fresh out of the dryer and quickly falling asleep so I can't fold them.

In other news, I received my first ever wholesale order and even better than that... from AUSTRALIA. How awesome! Which meant LOTS and LOTS of fabric FUN.

So that's been keeping me busy and somewhat kept my mind off of being sad that he's gone.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

oh joy!

In a couple hours my amazing man will be home from Michigan after being gone for around 3 weeks - a month.

I'm so excited... Lilly is too, she just doesn't know it yet. She LOVES when he comes home, I need to take a video of it, it's hilarious!

I've been working on this today... haven't put it in the shop because I'm not happy with how it came out. It's so not fun being so picky. It has little hand tied thread on it.

We're supposed to get lots of snow and maybe freezing rain this weekend, I'm so not excited about that. However, I am excited about being stuck in the house and getting to sew while having a puppysitter, ha!

That means crazy running errands tomorrow though, which means getting my butt to the eye doctor. I've been getting headaches pretty bad lately and feeling like I'm going cross-eyed.

Wishing all y'all a fabulous weekend!

Monday, January 25, 2010

primitive swag tutorial

First off, go here and buy some of these. You need some primitive hooks to hang your swag on, duh! Well worth the $7.99 for the pair. I bought 2 pair because I have 2 windows I wanted swagged... yeah, I just typed swagged.

This is SEW easy!

You'll Need:
homespun fabric - I covered 2 kitchen windows (one over the sink, the other a normal size) so I bought 7 yards of fabric on a whim, surprisingly I got just enough. Measure your windows, buy your fabric, allow yourself enough room for swag to swoop down in the middle.
coordinating thread (something that will blend in)
sewing machine

I made sure I left the 7 yards all one piece. I started with one window and draped the fabric the way I wanted it to lay. I then cut the excess off. One straight cut. The remaining fabric is to cover the other window.

This is the ugly window before.

Now, you'll need to fold your edges under about 1/2 an inch and iron.

Load your machine up with your coordinating thread and sew with a 1/4 inch allowance. Keep it straight and make sure you backstitch at the beginning. Right now you're just going down one side. When you get to the end backstitch there too and clip your thread.

Next side. Fold it under all nice and neat so you have a pretty corner. Follow the same as above.

Repeat the steps for each side.

When you're finished you'll have a pretty rectangle.

Now drape it over your hooks and admire your work. Easy peasy, just the way I like it!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

ideas and to do lists

Still at my mom's. It's so insanely nice to get out of the house every now and then. I love being at home but it gets old being there alone day after day.

However, away from my house and all I can think about is sewing. Different projects, ideas, to dos running through my head NON.STOP. Then I get home and it seems as if other things catch my attention and the constant ideas slip my mind and sit on the back burner or are forgotten.

I need a book.
An idea book.
A book to write down all of these away-from-home constant ideas. So then I can prioritize everything and GET.IT.DONE with no excuse.