Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Have a Sheri Berry Christmas!!

I just ordered my birthday present to myself!! I decided to get a few yards and 2 charm packs of Have A Sheri Berry Christmas!! Isn't is too cute? I want to make zippered pouches with this fabric. I know it's not October yet (almost though!!) but I need to get going on cutting and sewing if I want to get them into my Etsy shop anytime before Christmas!!

I really should get the fabric panel also. I haven't done much quilting lately, but I think the panel would be cute as a wall hanging or even a table topper/runner thingy.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Happy Birthday!!!!

Don't forget the birthday sale is going on through today only!!)

Today is my son's 15th birthday!!! He's high maintenance in everyday life, but when it comes to his birthday he's pretty low-key. The only thing he wanted to do for his birthday was to go to the St. Louis Zoo. We have THE most wonderful zoo here. And it's free, which makes it doubly good!! We went on Sunday and the weather was sooooo nice. I took tons of photos.

I have not been getting much sewing done lately. Pretty much not at all during the week. I did manage to make this bag on Saturday. A lady at work asked me to make a bag for her grown daughter who's birthday is on Halloween. This is what I came up with:

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Birthday Sale!!

Another birthday, another sale!! My daughter just celebrated her birthday, and my son's birthday is Monday, so I had to have another sale. From now through Monday, September 28, get 15% off your entire purchase. Just type 'Birthday Sale' in the notes to seller field on Etsy. I will refund your discount after payment. (If you prefer, let me know if the notes to seller field and I will send a revised invoice with the discount applied.)

Also, look for me in the Bags and Purses Showcase Friday, September 25.

I just listed 2 'Design Your Own' items - the Marie Bag and the Zippered Pouch With Swivel Clip. I will be listing more 'Design Your Own' items as soon as I can.

I have tons of fabric that just arrived, so I will be getting photos for custom orders updated this weekend.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Happy Birthday!!!

Today is my daughter's 12th birthday!! She had her party here at the house last Saturday. 5 of her friends and her (older) cousins. It was just the right amount of people to make it a very good party.

The water balloon toss was a huge hit. The girls went through 2 bags of balloons playing!! It was warm enough that they didn't mind getting a little wet.

My daughter HAD to have a pinata. We gave them a wiffle ball bat to hit it with because these girls do not swing very well!! No wooden sticks for them. We all stood waaaay back when it was swinging time!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

How To Be - Movie

Robert Pattinson's movie How To Be finally has a U.S. release date of November 17.

Another of Robert's movies, The Haunted Airman, will be available on DVD in the U.S. on October 13.

I'm not sure how I feel about watching either of these movies. I'm sure I'll enjoy How To Be because I like quirky British movies, and I actually like that Robert is such a dork in this movie. And I have to admit that I probably wouldn't watch The Haunted Airman if Robert wasn't in it.

If you have seen either of these movies, please comment and let me know what you thought of them.

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Have you seen the latest fabric line from Sandi Henderson? It's called Meadowsweet and it is absolutely gorgeous!! I really like the pear colorway. AND she made the Henna fabric in brown this time!! I can't wait to get my hands on some.

I also love her previous collections - Ginger Blossom and Farmer's Market. They are both very bright and fresh, just like the new line.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Yesterday, I took my 3 newest bags in to work to show off. I sold these 2!!! Took me completely by surprise, as I usually try not to pimp myself too much.

Don't forget that I do take custom orders. If you see anything you like, but want it in a different fabric, just let me know.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”

Hearing that Patrick Swayze passed away makes me very sad. I saw it on the internet, and my daughter was nearby, so I told her first. She ran and told her Dad. I was okay with the news at first since it's been expected. But then my husband comes to check on me to see how I'm taking the news, and he's being all sweet. So I told him "I was fine until you came in here to check on me, NOW I'm crying!!"

Perhaps my favorite Patrick Swayze movie of all time is North and South. My girlfriend and I were in high school when this originally aired, and we used to swoon over Swayze's character 'Orry'. I still have this in my 80's movie collection - it's on VHS, but I still have it.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Sage Wildflowers Marie Bag

I managed to create this latest version of my Marie Bag over the weekend between NASCAR, baseball, football, and kids' homework. This version has a strap that adjusts from 24" to 44" in length. Once again I used decorator weight cotton fabrics. These are wonderful to use for purses and bags.

Monday, September 7, 2009

New Items In My Shop

Don't forget the Labor Day Weekend sale ends tonight!!

I have new items listed in my shop. Here is a small zippered pouch with a swivel clip, and a Robert/Kristen/Twilight/New Moon wristlet with detachable strap.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Rainy Saturday, Rainy Sunday

My plan was to stay in and sew on Saturday. I've been dreaming and craving sewing time all week. I only have weekends to sew now that the kids are in school and I am back to working part time. I have about 45 minutes free every afternoon before the kidlets return home and demand my time and attention.

My daughter has named this bag my 'four day purse', since that's how long it took to make it. I know I am anal about measuring, cutting, and sewing, but 4 days is just way too much time to spend on one bag.

Both of these bags are currently available in my Etsy shop. And I have tons of fabric to choose from, so if you want something different just send me a convo.

Friday, September 4, 2009


Now through Monday
I am offering 15% off your entire order
I will be listing new items over the next few days
Be sure to enter 'Labor Day Sale' in the notes to seller area during checkout

On a completely unrelated note, I have officially placed my husband on the hunt for this magazine. I am so glad he encourages my obsessions!!! (I totally stole this photo from Twitarded!!)

Thursday, September 3, 2009


How I love thee!!! There. I said it. I really love Glee!!! I had such a huge smile on my face after watching the pilot episode again. I can't wait for next week and a new episode. But I may just have to catch the pilot eppy again on Friday night!!

Don't forget I take custom orders. If you see anything you like but want it in a different fabric, or even a different size, just send me a convo and we'll set up a custom order. I have some more new fabrics to add, and I should have even MORE new fabrics any day now.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

You Should Think About Winning This!!

Kelci over at Crafty Mama Creations is having a giveaway. Look at the cute purse she made using Amy Butler fabrics. Just go to her blog for details on how you can have a chance to win this fabulous purse.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Shaq Vs. Albert Pujols and a new purse...

A few weeks ago my husband and my daughter went to the taping of Shaquille O'Neal Vs. Albert Pujols in a home run derby at T.R. Hughes Ballpark in O'Fallon, MO. No pictures (no cameras OR cell phones) were allowed, so I wasn't as interested in going, but they had a good time. This episode airs tonight on ABC. Catch it if you can.

On another note, I am back to work at the elementary school part time, and between that and homework - not mine, since I am not in either 6th grade or 9th grade - I haven't had much time to sew. Weekends are all mine to sew, so if you want something, don't hesitate to request it. I just received tons of new home dec weight fabrics, and more will be arriving soon.

I am also in the middle of making a new purse - it's coming along nicely. I was hoping to have it finished this evening, but I just have too many other responsibilities tonight.