Friday, March 30, 2007

I snuck a little fabric today...OR...proof of my last post!

Just to prove that my love of fabric shopping isn't limited to online purchases - I had a few spare minutes today in between my kidlet's ballet classes, and of course, went to my local fabric store! They were having a sale, and there were some new arrivals....and well, it doesn't take much convincing to get me to buy fabric.

What do you think of these scrumptious fabrics? The floral is a stretch cotton with a fairly heavy hand, and has a handpainted feel. I couldn't pass up the perfectly coordinating rosy gauze, and adorable seersucker (I am such a sucker for a cute plaid). I also got a white embroidered cotton that has crocheted embellishments on it!!!

They're all in the wash now, and I am so excited about them! I only got a teensy bit of each, so look for them in a set or two soon!

Hi, My name is Becky, and I am a fabric addict. No, really.

I'm not sure when this happened, that my love
for fabric became a detriment to my credit, but somehow it has! Ok, I'm only kidding about the credit part (or am I?) The core of the matter is that I simply adore fabric! I love shopping for it, touching it, getting it in the mail, washing it, folding it, and especially sewing it up into something fantastic! It doesn't matter that I have a sewing room completely FULL of beautiful prewashed, folded fabrics, I simply NEED more! I think I may have rubbed off on the kids a wee bit.

Fabric is part of everyday! My morning routine goes something like this:

1. Get coffee (of utmost importance)
2. Check email
3. Check auctions
4. Look at new arrivals of fabric online

I didn't mean for this to be a confessional! I meant to show off the pretty fabrics I found this morning! They are from the line by Anna Griffin called Margot by Baum Fabrics, and I must get my hands on some!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Busy as a...

Bee? Beaver? I googled "Busy as a" to see what other analogies I was missing - and there are some interesting ones out there! I think the one that best describes me (and one I'm sure a lot of you can relate to) is:

Busy as a mom of two preschoolers who works from home.

I have a lot on my plate this week. It's back to activities with the kids: dancing, swimming, preschool... I have a new custom design that I will be listing soon that you can see a peek of over there; I made a deal with myself that I have to finish my orders before I can list it - so lets hope it's by the end of the week!

Friday, March 23, 2007

My house - by Sydney, age 4

The other day Sydney asked if she could take pictures with my camera. MY CAMERA. My baby, a Nikon D50, possibly the most expensive thing that is mine. My gut said no, but I couldn't turn her down. After I made sure she knew how to work it (on auto) and that she wasn't going to drop it - I let her go to town! She took about 50 shots, and some of them are so freaking pretty! These are the things that Sydney memorialized in our house:

I am dying to get her her very own camera, but I'm wrestling with the over-indulgence of that. I don't have to buy her a digital camera to be a good mom? Do I?

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Marcia, Marcia, Marcia...would you approve?

Ready for a super groovy new design? I am psyched to have collaborated on a launch with Blog Queen, and super designer, Sandi of Portabello Pixie. We challenged each other to use vintage patterns and a great new line of fabric, Uptown by Moda. I used this super cool 70's pattern, and altered the heck out of it. This set also includes an ivory bubble top, flare pants, and removable sash! Click on the picture to the left to see the auction!

I'm off to to my other job now, I get to mystery shop a very popular coffee chain. Actually, I think I should say, "perform a quality check", but it's not as much fun to say! Wish me luck, it's hard work ;)

Monday, March 19, 2007

Clean up the studio - and FAST

Nothing to kickstart a cleaning bee in my "studio" like having the furnace repairman come by for a little maintenance visit! Doesn't that make sense to you? Becuase when I say studio, you probably think something along the lines of this fabulous one. My truth is sadly, far from that!!

My sewing space, which I fondly term my studio, is really wedged in between the dryer and the hot water tank in my laundry room - I guess that's convenient! I do have a large armoire overflowing with fabric, and a giganto cutting table that (in theory) folds up into the wall. Right now it is loaded down with piles of fabric and other sewing paraphernalia. Look closely at the picture on the right to see the handle of a screwdriver. I know, what is that doing amongst my fabric? Couldn't tell you.

So this morning, knock on the door bright and early. It's the furnace guy, come to check the furnace.

Me: Are you going to be checking the hot water tank? (please say no, please say no, please say no...)
Him: Of course!
Me: Okay, great! (CRAP!)

I contemplated taking a picture of the entire area, but decided it would be too humiliating, maybe after the big cleaning spree. And besides, I need to vamoose and find the hot water tank under piles of fabric! Oh, and hop in the shower!