Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Just a little crazy…

My dining room table looks like a fabric store exploded on it…

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You don’t need to see what the floor looks like. It’s a very not pretty sight of fabric scraps and threads. I have a guest room with a table and desk set up for sewing projects, but if I sew in there, I can only do it while Jace is napping. The dining table is perfect for practical purposes.

I’ve been a little busy lately and it doesn’t look like life will be slowing down anytime soon. I got my hair trimmed/cut today (which means it was a wonderful day). My hair dresser and I have an exchange system—she cuts my hair and I bring her $40 worth of items I’ve made (and I take my time into account when establishing the value). This time around she said just to have fun and surprise her. So I made her another pillow (and it turns out this is her favorite color!):

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and a could-hold-anything-beach-bag-meets-the-ultimate-mom-bag:

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It’s made from an outdoor material, so it will wear well and put up with [almost] anything. (And in case you’re wondering about the tiny bit of green peeking out at the top, it’s the pillow. I put it in the bag to take it to her, and liked the look of the bag being full for pictures.)

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And it’s huge. I patterned it off a bag I already have, and now I like this bag better.

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My hairdresser loved both the bag and the pillow, which made me happy. There’s nothing more intimidating than her possibly not liking it and saying, “Can we just go back to having you pay me?”

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The flower is attached to a strap with a magnetic closure on it, and there are tons of pockets inside (7 or 8 if I remember right). The lining is a sweet, yellow quilter’s cotton.

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I kind of wish I’d bought more of the fabric. It was on clearance at Jo-Ann’s, and then the additional President’s Day discount made it nice and cheap affordable. I’m guessing I wouldn’t like the price if I were to find it again, if they actually still sell it. Oh well!

Dinner’s almost ready (which makes me happy)… tonight we’re having a beef stroganoff casserole topped with French’s fried onions (which makes me even happier… whole dinner planned around those onions). And then I have a secret project to finish up, followed by getting to work on a BUNCH of things to sell in a boutique/bizarre that’s coming up in 3 weeks. Oh, and I need to sew a smaller version of my pink ruffles dress for an order on Etsy. And I have an idea for a dress (inspired by Mod Cloth) rolling around in my head. Like I said… just a little crazy!

Don’t forget about my Foggy Mountain Jewelry Designs giveaway!!! You still have plenty of time to enter it (until Tuesday at 10 am pacific time).

And please check out THE GREAT PARTIES I’ll be linking up with! You can visit my party page or just check out their super cute buttons in my left sidebar.


  1. I'm glad to know someone else's dining room looks like mine! And what a great deal you have going with your hairdresser. I need to pitch that deal to my hairdresser :) I love the bag...the bigger the better as far as I'm concerned!

  2. Um, its no wonder we haven't seen you in awhile! :) j/k!! Mom was asking me tonight if I had heard about you doing this and that...and I had no idea...although I haven't been online a ton either so i am outta the loop!!! I bet Janna LOVED her fun new things you made her! They are great!!

  3. That's pretty much how my craft area looks right now!
    Now if I can just find a hairdresser like yours!

  4. Mine looks the same way. You have some great projects.

  5. These are both beyond wonderful!! The fabric for the bag is PERFECT and I make pillows but have never seen one with the ruffles the way you made them on the front of the pillow. (run on sentence)
    Thanks for sharing these. Linda

  6. That is so pretty!! Love the big size, too.

  7. That sounds like a great exchange plan:) Love both the pillow and the bag - they're so cute!

  8. That bartering system is fabuolous -- you both get beautiful things! Very fun! :) Thanks for pointing us to your giveaway.

  9. Love the bag, Fun colors and pattern. You have a great deal with your hairdresser! :)

  10. What a great bag, I love it!
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  11. The striped fabric is so cute & the flower just makes it perfect.

  12. So,So cute!!! I'm blog hopping and found your blog. I'm following. Would love for you to check out my blog and follow back! Have a great weekend!

  13. Love the bag and the pillow is adorable. Your blog looks really fun and informative. I'm a new follower.


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