Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Showing the Jonas love...

Not MY love. My daughter's love for Nick Jonas. This was my 'surprise' gift to her for Christmas. 2 zippered pouches of Nick Jonas. She keeps her new digital camera in the black and white one, and in the other one she carries her MP3 (which she tosses in her school backpack every day). Both pouches turned out really cute, but I think the black and white one is just adorable!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

A movie, a CD, and a book...

I have recommendations today.

First up is the movie Keith. I know it's a story that has been done before, and somewhat predictable, but who knew that Jesse McCartney could actually act????? It took me by surprise. So go rent it or borrow it from your local library and come back and tell me what you think.

My recent CD purchase - or rather gift - is 'A Twist In My Story' by Secondhand Serenade. I'm sure everyone has heard 'Fall For You', and the rest of the album is equally as great. I love listening to this while sewing.

I love my local library. Not just because it's right around the block, but because it is a reciprocal library, so I have access to tons of material. I can reserve everything online and they send it to MY library, and it's all free of charge. You can't beat that!! I just finished reading 'Flirting With Forty' by Jane Porter. I read a small portion in an old Redbook (I think) magazine and I finally remembered I wanted to read the entire book. It's an easy read. Nothing TOO deep. **On a side note, I recently realized that Lifetime made this movie with Heather Locklear in the lead role. If that's not bad enough - Heather in no way resembles the description in the book - they also totally destroyed any vision the author had of the male lead. Dark, sun-streaked hair, dark skin and tattoos, blue-eyed hunk of a Hawaiian surfer dude named Kai. But for the movie they have this spray-on-tan white beefcake named Kyle. Kyle. If you read the book you can totally understand exactly why this turns me off the movie. Kai's appearance is as much of an obstacle in their relationship as his lifestyle is. I can't understand why they would choose to change such an important aspect of the book. Let me know if you have read the book or seen the movie. I'm interested in someone else's opinion on this one.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Yay for 300 Sales!!!

I hit 300 sales on Etsy yesterday. Congratulations to Bridget who receives her order for FREE!!! Are the rest of you kicking yourselves for not being my 300th sale?????

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Zipper addict

Best place to buy zippers!! Zipperstop

I always purchase from their Ebay store. They have a crazy selection, great customer service, and always ship asap.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Slowly approaching 300 sales...

on Etsy. I never thought I'd say that!!

Thanks to everyone who has supported me and purchased from my Etsy store.

I really need to straighten up my sewing room. It's not horribly out of line, and I know exactly where everything is, but it would be nice to have a place for everything (and everything in it's place!!). Maybe one day soon...

Sunday, February 8, 2009

I love fabric!!

This is my latest acquisition - 1/2 yard stacks of Good Folks. It's so yummy and soft!! And a good price on top of free shipping. I'm in fabric heaven.

I've also been snagging jelly rolls and charm packs lately. I've been wanting to get back into sewing quilts, but I don't know if I will have time for that right now. I may just hoard my jelly rolls and charm packs until this summer when I'll be home with the kids.

I've told my husband many (many) times that I either need more hours in my day, or I just need to cut out sleeping to do everything that I want. He's very encouraging and supportive, and as long as I don't admit how much I spend on new fabrics, we're all happy!!!