Saturday, February 28, 2009

Spring Time Hipster

As mentioned in my previous post - here is the Hipster that was custom requested. The colors are so cheerful and happy that I couldn't help but smile while sewing it up!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Busy with Custom Orders!!

A lovely friend of mine sells Cookielee Jewely and asked me to join her in an open house sales event. There are several pieces that I have my eye on such as the Crystal Expressions Necklace/Earring set that contains 7 pieces that can be worn for 4 different looks. The Jewelry is gorgeous, yet so affordable that it is easy to pick up a few pieces without guilt!! She also invited an Arbonne specialist to give facials and try out some of the products.
I received several custom orders that are just about done and ready for delivery!!
One more left, will post a picture when done.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

SNoW DaY!!!!

Our first official school closed because of snow day!! It's still coming down but expected to change into rain later. Good day to work on a custom order that I received in my shop yesterday. My little girl is still at her friends house after her sleep over. She had a bit of a rough night and finally settled in after talking with me on the phone for a few minutes. It's very touching hearing her voice knowing the tears are in her eyes - believe me, I almost went to pick her up but I know she is happy to be there this morning! Today I also need to work on some items that I'll be able to use for a Valentine's showcase that I will be in on Feb 7 - I really need to get working while I have some quiet!!!! Love the way the snow on the table looks like a doily.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Aren't these little Scissors the cutest little guys!! I just had to pick up a pair today to do all of my little snips while sewing. My old scissors just weren't "CUTTING" it anymore!! Literally! I think I dulled them by cutting off zipper ends. I will be sure to use and old pair of scissors for that in the future and not these new babies!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Lazy Sunday before a busy Week

I used to call it a "CAT DAY" because I would stay in my coziest PJ's and just curl up on the couch with a nice cup of tea and watch DIY home shows all day long. Didn't care about what I ate (that was when the lbs never added up) or if I napped on and off. I especially remember having NOT ONE guilty feeling about spending the day like that!! This picture from toeNja Fine Art Photographs shows it perfectly. Well now my lazy day is a bit different. No cleaning except maybe running the dishwasher or running a load of laundry (only one though), spending the morning watching a movie with my little girl and then some computer time. DD and DH then go out for a few hours to have "their" time and leave me to have some "mommy" time. Up in my sewing room I get a few things done while watching trashy things like reruns of America's Next Top Model, easy to sew when you don't really have to keep up with the plot! Have a nice healthy salad (why should I cook just for me??) and before you know it the family is back home as if they never left. Great day for everyone. Nice thing is, I'm ready for bed and don't even have to change into my PJ's!! Perfect.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Tree down, Hearts up

I know already that my little girl that is already 5 1/2 yrs old, is following in her mommy's footsteps. Her favorite show on TV is Trading Spaces Boys vs. Girls and she is already decorating for Valentine's Day. The paper snowflakes came off the doors and windows and we now have paper hearts in red, pink and purple in their place. I only got around to taking down the Christmas Tree today!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Snowy Day

Well, actually only a few inches but always a good reason to stay in you PJ's and have a lazy day with the family! I've started the New Year off right, started the diet (again) and got all of my paperwork for the shop in order for tax time. Created some new worksheets to keep everything organized and accounted for.
Also posted some beautiful new Wallets to my
My Etsy Shop. I will be adding some new Christy Clutches by Wednesday or Thursday if the weather cooperates to take pictures. I've been really trying to improve the pictures of the items, reading and researching the best methods. Hopefully this research will payoff.
I finally have statistics available for my use in my shop, provided by Google Analytics, and will hopefully be able to see where I need to work more to promote!