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Monday, July 26, 2010

Do you get excited over fabric?

Well I do!!  I also get pretty happy about thread too! ;-)  I loved these pieces so much I just had to share.  I always try to include everyone when I make my checkbook covers especially.  I had one for the cat lovers, the dog lovers and the skull lovers.  I also have these pieces for the Music Lovers. 


Jazzy words, instruments and musical notes.  I will turn these pieces into either a few mini-wallets or check covers.  Maybe both.

A Cat Lover’s Delight – for more check covers


This is cut and ready to go!  Just haven’t had the time yet


The Asian Inspired Pieces


I’ve been making a few check covers with similar prints.  I just love them.  And we can’t forget the Geisha Girls that never lasts very long in the shop.  I will re-stock as soon as I get the chance.

I made this a few days ago and will be adding more soon in the fabrics seen below

The Polka Dot Handbag


Matching Accessories for the handbag

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Fabrics for new hand bags


I know you’ve probably seen this floral fabric (Alexander Henry’s – Mocca Red) like a bazillion times all over the place but I really like it.  I’ll line the bag with that Aqua with brown dots fabric.

Ginger Moon Aqua Floral


I think I like this Floral Print even more than the one above.  It will be lines with that orange swirl fabric.  I only hope it’s not too bright.

This one will have a lot more pockets on the inside which means it will be a bit bigger than the brown one.  Much deeper, a little wider.

So there you have it.  My Giveaway is delayed until I get some work done but I promise it will be a good one.   Off to make flower clips ;-)



Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Checkbook Cover upgrades

I made a couple sketches and went to work.  This was the prototype which needed some adjustments, so I took it ;-) and it’s now in my handbag



My phone fit in that pocket but it was such a tight squeeze so I made it a little larger on the next one.

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After a few adjustments I made this one.  I really love this fabric.

Asian Inspired Tri-fold Organizer

Now the phone fits comfortably




Comes with a pen too!

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I also made these checkbook covers

Paisley Checkbook Cover and Card Holder


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Butterfly Floral Fabric Checkbook Cover


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Another one of my favourite fabric prints 

Pirate Skulls, Swords and Crossbones Checkbook Cover


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Rusty Batik Checkbook Cover


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Thursday, July 01, 2010

Christopher’s Graduation and his issues

Here are a few pics from his graduation from Kindergarten and I still can’t say or type that without laughing.


Here he is with his teacher.  She is a wonderful person.  I hope Alyssa gets her class in September.



I took so many photos of his class while they were signing and singing.  They sang about 6 songs and signed them all.  I thought that was the cutest thing ever.  One of the songs included was Lee Greenwood’s “Proud to be an American” which is particularly difficult for a child that age and they all did great!

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I am so pleased with this school and I especially love the mixture of kids in his class.


Here he is at the Carlsbad Flower Fields

Okay, on to Christopher’s issues.  He’s going to kill me when he gets older and finds out I shared this.

Alyssa is enrolled in gymnastics.  Today was her 1st day.  I decided since it’s the first day we’d all stay, just in case.  Mid way through the class Christopher looks at me with the most serious look and tells me, “mama I want to go home NOW”  I was confused.  I said we can’t because Alyssa is half way through her class and it will be over soon.  He tells me he needs to go pee.  So we go to the restroom.  He comes out and he’s doubled over telling me he needs to go home.  I knew what the problem was right there.  He needed to go #2.  My son has never used a public restroom for that purpose.  1 huge reason is that he needs to get completely naked.

Lucky for him the place was really clean.  I convinced him that it was okay to go.  He undressed and did his business.  He stunk up the entire bathroom but then told me he felt so much better.  Oh it was nasty.

So that my friends was the highlight of my day ;-)

Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July.


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