Sunday, March 20, 2011

This, That and the Other Thing

Wow, I need to be more consistent with blogging. Things have been hectic and I've been doing lots of things to talk about but I don't take the time to sit down and do it. Here's hoping I get on the right track!

I have finally organized my sewing area so tomorrow will see me actually sewing. I NEED to get some projects done or having a place at a co-op is pretty useless in the sense of paying monthly to be there. On another note I went to Walmart and found that they had their Garanimal shirts on clearance for $1.00 so I picked up a bunch to applique for my different shops. At that price how could you pass it up, right??

Yesterday I went to a few estate sales and yard sales to find some items for my antique stall at another co-op I'm a part of. As per the norm I find things that I love but then don't want to part with. One is a large ceramic turtle with a snail on his back and another is a chest that I was going to resell but the more I thought about it I think I might paint it and recover the top of it and use it for fabric I have that doesn't get used as often as other types like my upholstry fabric and more vintage fabric.

Today I went shopping with a friend who is just getting started on Etsy. We went to Joann's and I actually did NOT buy any fabric. I went with a mental list of what I needed for a few projects I was thinking of. I got a roll of corkboard and a jar of chalkboard paint and that's it! I was so amazed but I did have to talk myself out of fabric several times but held fast to not buying any. We also hit up Old Navy where I bought three shirts that were on clearance for 97 cents to make arm warmers out of and then to Michael's where I only bought an iron on transfer (clearanced of course) and some pins and one spool of ribbon. That is called will power let me tell you!

Last but not least, I am very excited to have won a felt food giveaway that Are they all yours???? was doing. She gave us three choices and I chose the breakfast set and cannot wait to get it. It is going to my new nephew that my sister is adopting who is 5 years old and autistic. I think this are going to be fabulous for him!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Woot! Sold my second item on Etsy.

I was very excited to see I've sold another item on Etsy. I am hoping that this will now motivate me to get sewing. I have so many ideas that I want to try as well as get stock piled on the easy projects to sell that I already know. Between my booth at the co-op and Etsy I really need to get working!!!!!!!!! I keep trying to talk myself into it. With all the snow we are getting I doubt the kids will have school tomorrow so my goal is to just work work work on several things.

This is my motivational post to myself. Rah rah rah! Siss Boom Bah!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Silhouette Electronic Giveaway at The Bragging Mommy

One of the blogs I enjoy reading is The Bragging Mommy The Bragging Mommy Silhouette Giveaway . They are doing a giveaway for a Silhouette Electronic Cutting Tool and one of the ways I can get entries is to do a post about it on my own blog.

This machine is SO amazing and now that I have found out it can cut fabric I'm thinking I want this rather than the Accuquilt Go Cutter. Decisions....... Decisions.....

I Won!!!

I have a few of my favorite craft/sewing blogs that I follow and quite a few of them do giveaways every once in awhile. Well yesterday I won this give away at Prudent Baby The Prudent Baby Elephant Pattern Giveaway . I am so excited to get this pattern and make one. I already have the recipient in mind and can't wait to see his expression. Now to go pick out the fabrics I'm going to use and wait for it. Squeeeeeeeeee!