30 November 2010
29 November 2010
I'm missing summer (and fall) already.
pumpkins make fall decor fun, especially all the heirloom pumpkins
22 November 2010
Found on my doorstep...
OK, so if you like to follow my bog I'm sure you 've noticed the completely horrendous lack of posts lately. Let me just say 2 words - school and sewing. I'll spare you the other details that have contributed to this lack of blog posting. You can thank me!
I really had the best of intentions to blog about this box that was mailed to me the exact week it arrived. But I didn't get it done. Then I thought about doing it so often that I began to be convinced that I already had posted about it. But after perusing my blog I find that I, in fact, did NOT post about it. And it deserves to be posted about! I was beyond thrilled when I opened this. And I'm hording this stuff like it is gold!!!!!
Thank you, thank you, S.S.!! I am so thrilled that you thought of me while shopping at that auction! I can't wait to have time to create some really fun stuff with all this. It makes me happy just seeing it sit there in the crate all ready for whenever inspiration strikes:)
19 November 2010
Sewing shoes - yes! Shoes!
Little Sister and Middle Sister needed new Sunday shoes this fall. And I was not finding anything that suited me, their likes, and their dad's preferences. He is a firm believer in all leather - at least the uppers and the lining. And I've come to think like he does! They are more comfortable, they look nicer longer, and they last longer. But I find it very hard to pay the money for children's shoes that they will wear one season and then outgrow. So I searched and I searched and I stewed a little! I finally decided on these flats from Mini Boden. They are leather with leather lining, they were the color of brown I wanted and with a coupon I got them for $33 a pair. Much better than $80 and up for most of the others I drooled over! Now I know I can go to P*yless and get shoes for $15 or less but they are not real leather (even if they say they are!) and besides I don't like anything they have right now!! So don't tell me how ridiculous it was to spend over $30 on shoes for each child;)
I would also like to share a couple links to a couple people who actually MAKE the entire pair of shoes!! I am in awe! Now I probably wouldn't wear these to town and places that would be hard on them but for a wedding? Or special occasions? DEFINITELY!! They are on my 'wish' list and I am just amazed at the talent and ingenuity that goes into these. Check them out!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheGeneration this is my favorite pair on this site: http://www.etsy.com/listing/62064053/oriental-chic-vegan-mary-jane-style-b
And another site:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HydraHeart?ref=seller_info and this is my favorite pair on this site: http://www.etsy.com/listing/57883024/lotus-mary-jane
09 November 2010
New fabrics from Sew to Speak
This past weekend my hubby and I went shopping with 5 other couples. The girls left on Friday morning and spent all day and the next shopping. The others were nice enough to stop at Sew to Speak - my favorite shop! I promised not to spend too much time but I did pick up some fun new stuff to add to my stash:)
Wool felt. Tons of fun stuff can be created with this stuff:)
This kind of pile of goods gets my creative juices simmering!