Sunday, October 18, 2009

life and times of a fabricholic...

I confess...

I'm a fabricholic...

is there a FA meeting that I can attend.



I was supposed to go to the store for 2 or 3 pieces of fabric to fill an order, 4 hours and 3 bags later I'm hiding them from myself so I don't know what was purchased. OK, so the store was busy and I had to wait to have my fabric cut...but that was 3 different times. Then had to wait in line to check out.

But everything was on sale and I had a 40% off coupon is my excuse. I've been so good and have not gone nuts buying fabric lately because I don't have anymore room to store it. You know what this means, back to the sewing machine I go.

What gets you into trouble?

Hope ya'll are having a great weekend... the weather is beautiful after so much rain. Talk to you soon.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Look who we found last week when I was back home in Alabama. Meet "FOO", the one on the left that is, the big bird on the right is my hubby Scott. Foo is part of the flock that lives at my brothers home, and I do mean a flock. My brother and his wife run a bird rescue and santuary

Sunday, October 11, 2009

gearing up for Christmas...

Can you believe it. We're already thinking about the Christmas season. In our shops, family and those many "things to do list" that we all have. Given that we all get so busy, I just wanted to say it....

Happy Halloween

Have a great Thanksgiving

And Merry Christmas

I know I've missed a lot of other hoildays in there but let me say also...

Happy Thanksgiving to our friends to the North

Happy Hanukkah

And a Happy Kwanzaa

that being said I thought I would give you some tips to make the most out of your busy season.

1. Don't take yourself so seriously

2. Get over your anger and frustration by eating some chocolate.

3. Give your friends some of that same chocolate-add a note about something funny.

4. Set some limits to how much frustration you will take daily---30 minutes to 1 hour is good, then go have some chocolate.

Are we seeing a theme here. Chocolate, the 5th food group. As I was posting some holiday pieces to etsy I was searching for some because I was having a lot of trouble with my computer last night. Didn't find any (so you know what is on the top of my grocery list) that I really wanted to eat, only found some stale cookies that HAD to share with hubby.
What are some of your tips to get through the holidays? I'd love to hear them.
Sorry for being offline this week, talk to you soon.

Friday, October 2, 2009

thought I'd disappeared did you...

This has been a real busy week for me. A lot of

work to get done, both at my day job and for

"faire wings and pixie dust"

I needed to do a little of this and a whole lot of everything else. As you can see I've got a little show and tell with what has been keeping me busy.
set of 5 lace buttons in pink. Just larger than a quarter. Since we have those CPSIA laws going into effect I needed to find something to replace the buttons. I thought this was a start but I really need to find some that are a little smaller. I found them at a great wedsite called, In making my Princesses in Pink Pillowcase top and diaper cover I got a chance to use them. The above outfit is a 24 mth old size and can be worn year round.
Now to think what I'm going to do with all those lovely buttons that I have collected for years and I do mean years. Some my mother gave me from clothing that I remember her wearing as I was growing up. Talk about recycling, they knew what it meant to use everything again and again.
Well I need to get dressed for another action packed day at work. Oh, like I haven't already gotten started on my next project this morning.
Just wanted to stay in touch...Ya'll have a good day.