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Does anyone else find themselves doing this?

23 Nov

So I have learned something about myself … I hoard fabrics that i really like … even if i bought it to make something for myself.  I had bought a Jelly Roll of “frolic” by Sandy Gervais and i LOVE IT!!!  I also had some yardage that I bought specifically for an apron out of the same line but I had some left over.  about a month and a half ago I started to make a purse for myself out of it but then didn’t get it finished the night I started (which is actually unusual cause i would rather stay up till 5am to finish something than leave it un finished … ) The next time I got it out to work on it I found myself not wanting to use up any more of the fabric I had left to finish it … Its just so pretty when you buy it … so long story short the purse and fabric stayed in my “to finish” drawer for a while.  I knew it was there so it wasn’t like i forgot about it like i have done with many projects in the past, but I just couldn’t bring myself to cut up the rest of the pretty fabric I had left … Does anyone else out there do this?  really?  I would love to hear from you if you do!  I’m sure there are those of you out there!

Well this weekend gave me the perfect excuse to finish my purse … I was at a conference for the weekend and on sunday when I had my pink purse under my chair someone who was sitting close to me spilt coffee and it got all over the bottom of my purse … its not a huge deal cause I can throw it in the wash (I love quilted purses for that reason!!!) but I hadn’t gotten there yet and I have been carrying the contents of my purse in a plastic laundry bag from the hotel we were in … and thats just not that cute if you ask me … or any other human being for that matter … so finally last night i forced myself to finish the purse and I had to tell myself over and over that I’m making something for myself so I’ll get to look at the fabric all the time 🙂  So here is the result of getting over my fabric hoarding for a night 🙂

When I was trying to take the picture of my purse Christian was trying to get in the picture … so I figured I would just take a picture with him holding it …

The pose was all him … I didn’t tell him to put his hand on his face … he is such a ham!  I love my buddy 🙂

Anyways That is the most recent project … I have done a few other things but I’m not sure how I’m going to reveal them yet … I created something for a friend of mine and its totally original and I haven’t decided if i’m going to try to publish a pattern or see what the process for getting a patent or something for it … but its really cool and everyone who saw it after I gave it to my friend LOVED it so i’m sure its going to be released soon 🙂

Well with that I’m off … I need to pack up my sewing room to take it with me on my thanksgiving road trip … my mom’s family gets together every year for thanksgiving thru the sunday after and celebrates thanksgiving and christmas together because her parents snowbird to florida … this year we are going to Kansas City and I have a TON of things I still need to get done so I’m just going to spend Friday sewing instead of shopping … I don’t really enjoy the shopping maddness all that much and I don’t really have anything i HAVE to get that day so I would just assume be productive than fight crazy people!  So with that I will talk to you all soon!

Remember don’t eat too much this week … you will regret it when the new year comes around and you feel like you have to loose all the pounds you put on! … oh wait I need to remember that one … sorry for the un asked for advise 😉



finger surgery

5 Oct

well today was the day i got my finger fixed and it hurts like crazy … again i must reiterate do not attempt to cut your finger off with your rotary cutter … it sucks!  i’m glad now that my finger can heal properly though.  apparently they had to cut off about 1/4 inch of the tip of my finger.  so my finger will be shorter but not even my an entire knuckle length so it probably won’t be all that noticeable …i put a pic from before surgery in here cause i get a kick out of the fact i wanted mr bunny with me … yes i am a grown adult, but i have had this bunny since my first easter and over the last year when stevie was deployed i became accustom to sleeping with him and he brings comfort … and this is also the first major thing that i have been through without my mom being there … so mr bunny was standing in for my mom so to speak only he actually got to go into surgery with me 🙂  anyways now that i have totally made myself look like a huge dork onto regaining some respect lol …  i have been managing to keep sewing so far … i did take a day break today though because i was quite sleepy from the anesthesia till late this afternoon so i just slept quite a bit …

yesterday i did get quite a bit done cause i was anxious and couldn’t sleep so i kept sewing till like almost 4 am … I really like the bags i made too!these are pleated gift bags … they are little but would be great for little gifts this christmas season!

this is a purse i made out of two disappearing 9 block patches from the sweethearts charm pack I just got from missouri star quilt company. There are 3 pockets on the inside as well as a pocket on the front of the purse.  I love this bag and i will be sad when I sell it, but I will probably just buy more stuff to make myself one because I love it so much!  If you are interested it is for sale for $40 with free shipping within the US.

I also made a reversible bag late last night thats really cute but since i was so tired some of the stiching isn’t up to my standard to sell so darn i may just have to keep it for myself … my sisterinlaw erica really likes it though so i may give it to her for christmas … or just make another one with better stiching on it 🙂

ok wel my finger does still hurt and typing with just my right hand and my left thumb is getting a tad annoying now so i’m gonna sign off for now … but i did want to keep my updates up to date 🙂  so till next time … when using sharp objects do so carefully and don’t cut off body parts cause it sucks!