Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy 2009!

Well, here we are again at the end of another year! Yes, it went by way to fast!!! Like many, I am glad to see a new beginning start. For many, like me 2009 has come none to quick politically! I have high hopes for the US with the new administration. I am not unrealistic but very hopeful!! Happy NEW YEAR!! My baby Ginger!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Ginger, oh so cozy!

The last few days have been so cold here in East Tennessee, so as you can see my sewing campanion decided to get "oh so cozy"!!!
She keeps me wonderful company while I sew :)

Saturday, December 20, 2008

2008 coming to a close...

Well, I think over all this year was quite busy and successful. I had plans for many new designs that never came to be... maybe 2009!!! My family and I are planning a trip during the holidays to Sunny Florida :) Since it has rained or been cloudy here in East Tennessee for over 2 weeks , I am very much ready for some sun in my eyes!

When I get back, I plan on introducing several new items. I have been planning for months now a purse/wallet design that will keep things organized. I also am working on a better designed back pocket click-it wallet. Most every design that ever comes to production is due to my own needs. I am just awful at keeping my handbag organized- maybe this new design will be the ticket!!!

My best fabric source had a huge end of year sale where I was able to find some lovely new fabrics. This little shop has a real eye for hard to find and unique designer fabrics, so hopefully I will get some of these made up soon!

Oh yes one other big event!! I will be celebrating my 2 YEARs on Etsy in January!!! Wow-- it has been so fun and rewarding. So I of course will be having a BIG SALE!! More will be posted in the weeks to come but if you would like a special invite please just stop by my shop and send me a conversation or post a comment here with you email!! Happy Holidays and stay safe :)

Here is a quick preview of some of the items that will be ON SALE!!- many will be up to 50% off!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Deals, specials, PIF's!

Recently I have been in the mood to do a little giving away. Could it be the holiday season of giving that has made me more generous? I don't really know for sure but maybe. In any case, Sunday I did 4 PIF's that were really quite lovely. The week before that I had some wonderful specials running on my catch-all clutches. So what about this week?

Well, I came up with "THE DEAL OF THE DAY". Each day for the next 10 days, I will feature one of my items or several depending on my giving mood, as the deal!!! Here are a couple for today!

Better keep checking my shop each day for that deal you just can't pass up :)

Sunday, November 30, 2008

I can't believe December is upon us!

Where did November go? Was I that busy that I did not even realize it. I don't feel as though November was all the great as far as sales yet my numbers say differently. So bring on the holidays!!

Yesterday was one of my local fabric suppliers BIG SALE -one day only!!! I wish I had my camera . It was so crazy- I waited to pay for my purchases for over 30 minutes. But what cute little creations I made up today!! Here is just a few--better come on into my shop this week and make a few Holiday gift purchases--hint hint ♥♥♥♥

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Oh my-- These are so pretty!

I have once again made a few more new fabric purchases. My local supplier always has such a wonderful eye for fabric that I am fortunate to be able to take advantage.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Why I had a Pre-Holiday sale----

In order to buy more new designer fabrics!! I currently have so many fabrics in my very small studio, that I had to make room, so what is the best way- A SUPER Pre-holiday Sale of course!!

So here is a very small snick preview of just a few of my NEW fabrics. I bought a TON! So you best keep checking back in my shop for all the latest listings.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

A few new items!

Gadget Wristlet cases!! A fellow Etsian bought 10 of these wholesale for an upcoming craft fair in November. I thought they turned out so well that I made a few extra for my shop. Super handy for the cell phone, camera or just plain cute for a regular wristlet purse.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

On a personal note

Due to a recent illness, I will be having the first of two surgeries tomorrow morning. I really feel that in the long run this will improve my quality of life. For over 6 months I have experience chronic fatigue. So after visiting several Doctors I feel like we might of found the source. I am hopeful anyway.

In regards to my shop, I think it will slow me down abit during recovery but not stop me from keeping my shop well stocked. It will also put a longer time for custom orders to be completed.

So overall I will be down but not out!!!

A pictures of my companion during my recovery!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Revisiting the classics

At the beginning of the summer, I promised myself that I would return to a few books that I had read during my college years. So I started with Jane Austen.
Well, I have just finished two of her most famous ones-" Pride and Prejudice" and "Sense and Sensibility". I am almost done with "Persuasion".
I personally find these books refreshing due to Jane Austens writing style and subject matter. What a treat for me to finally be able to revisit such wonderful classic literature. I hope to continue on my quest to finish all her works into the fall!!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Amy Butler's Newest Design Line- "Daisy Chain"

I love this new design line by Amy Butler!! I can't wait to start making items with it!! Here are just a few that I purchased!!

Thursday, August 21, 2008


What a sale!!! I decided at the very last minute last weekend to have a super 50% off sale on some of my items. It turned out to be extremely successful! I took a couple of really quick pics before I finished packaging and shipping out all the orders.

When will be the next 50% off sale- you ask? Well, this one really wore me out lol!!! But I do think I will make this a semi-annual event. But next time I will be abit more prepared! :))

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Time to blog again!

It does seem to be more and more difficult for me to find the time to blog. I have very good intensions but then it is 10 pm and I did not get a few minutes to blog! Summer comes to an unoffical close for my family since both of my daughters start school tomorrow. Now I have two in high school-yikes!!! I am ok really :))

A few quick pics of my new little zips with key rings for extra handiness!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

My side trip to Hancock's of Paducah

During my recent vacation out to New Mexico for our family reunion, we decided to drive from Knoxville , Tennessee to St. Louis since we still had friends to visit from the days of living there. On the way we drove thru Paducah, KY... so of course a stop at Hancock's of Paducah was in order.
What FUN!!!!

I could of spend hours and hours in that store. But since my daughters and husband were with me I knew that I must make quick work of my selections.
Actually they were really a BIG help finding some of my best sellers.
They also found the end of bolt bin for only $4.98 a yard!!!!
As you can see I think I gave one of the sales ladies a headache lol!!!!

I could not help but think of my fellow bag making friends on Etsy as I walked up and down the aisles. Glassbeach
to name just a few. Imagine the fun with all of us enjoying such a wonderful selection of all the latest designer fabrics.
I found many new fabrics which will hit my Etsy shop in the coming weeks. All to soon we were back on the road, but what a wonderful way to break up our road trip that day!!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

It is a little cutie!

My featured seller on Etsy was so much fun!! If you have not had a chance to read it please do.

Well, we had a wonderful trip out West to visit family. I wanted to really enjoy my vacation and try to relax since I knew I was coming home to 16 custom orders!!!

I have now started on them and all my customers have been so wonderful and patient. I also wanted to make myself my latest back pocket click it wallet. I love this Aqua Fresh fabric so I made another for my shop.

Another wonderful part of my trip was stopping in at Hancocks of Paducah for some wonderful additions to my fabrics. I had my daughter take pictures so that will be in the next post!!!

Friday, July 4, 2008

My new sewing studio

Well, my family had finally had it with my work being everywhere. I had my sewing and cutting in the family room. The computer and shipping in the dining room. The picture taking in front of the south facing window. So I am happy to say that after a few furniture moves I now have it all within one room!! Here are a few before and after pictures. I love it!!! Now I am not bothering anybody while I sew away !!! :)))

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Custom order looks so neat!

All lined up and ready to go! I had to get this order out fast and so I worked like crazy!!

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Old fashion bacon and eggs!

I rarely treat myself to a big breakfast since time is usually short in the morning and well lets face it, I know it is not considered "good for you". But if I eat a big breakfast I can work all day without getting hungry again until dinner time! So why not? It also gave me an excuse to relax and read a magazine - now that is rare!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Bunnies in my garden!

Eating all my strawberries and anything else that might look like a human planted!! LOL