Thursday, February 25, 2010

I Love Fabric

Have I ever mentioned that before? Because I do. I have a very serious fabric loving and buying problem. I just purchased some fat quarters of Sandi Henderson's Meadowsweet and Laura Gunn's Poppy Collection from Fabric Flair.

Now I can't wait to get Joel Dewberry's new line called Modern Meadow. The Dogwood prints look really cute!!


Modern Meadow!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Rainy Weekend = New Bag and Helping with Homework and...

watching way too much of the Olympics. I am really involved in the Olympics this year. I don't know why, but it's been fascinating. Even before the opening ceremonies (which I watched) when luger Nodar whatshisname was killed... for some strange reason I watched that video too many times and cried and cried and cried. The summer Olympics are just okay for me, but these winter games are so much more exciting and dangerous, and just fun to watch and see who wins. Which also poses a problem because my husband and I have been avoiding the news and radio reports and our 'home page' so our nightly watching isn't spoiled by knowing who wins.

I also had to 'help' both of my kids with school projects this weekend. Which greatly cut into my sewing time. But I did manage to create this cute bag:

Friday, February 12, 2010

Stone Wildflowers

I managed to make this bag (along with the Twilight one I previously posted) over the 4 day weekend. We had snow days on Monday and Tuesday. Even though it didn't snow on Monday. Whatever. It just gives me more time to sew. Although the kids drive me nuts on days off.

I made 2 of these bags for Christmas presents. I thought they turned out really cute, so I decided to make one for the shop. I just love this fabric. It's Joel Dewberry's Stone Wildflowers from his (discontinued) Ginseng line of home dec weight fabrics.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Another Custom Order

I had a customer contact me about making a purse to match the pouch she purchased recently. She even picked out which fabrics she wanted. I think it turned out pretty darned cute!! I hope she loves it as much as I do.

Monday, February 8, 2010

My Baby... er, I Mean My Big Boy

Right before Christmas my 15 year old son suddenly had a girlfriend. She came out of the blue. Wait, she didn't come out of the blue, she came through the XBox. Sad, but true. He 'met' her through his friend's girlfriend. The 4 of them went to the movies once. And my son went ice skating with her. Then I found out through his MySpace that he had suddenly and unexpectedly dropped her like a rock. Turns out he met a girl in his math class when the new semester started at the beginning of the new year. So with this new girlfriend comes other problems for us, his parents. I've always held firm in my belief that my kids won't be doing solo dates or any kind of alone time with no parents around. Especially at each other's homes. I will not relent on this. He has been wanting to spend his weekends with her, so we have to be sure we talk to her grandmother and make sure an adult will be present when they are there. And I am always home when the kids are here, so they won't be alone when I'm on duty.

Any other mothers out there with kids this age? Anyone have any advice or comments on my parenting skills?

Oh, the photo up there is my son this past Saturday night. He and his girlfriend went to a school dance. I think he looked very handsome!!

My husband drove them to and from the dance. I also have firm rules about my kids riding around with strangers. Or at least riding with people I don't know very well. Maybe I am too controlling, and I am definitely a worry wart, but I want to know that my kids are as safe as they can be.