Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Scrapping Me.

Talking abot yourself, for many people is the hardest thing to do. So when I saw a blog post for a postion that would be great for me. fill my time AND put a little money in my pocket, I found the hardest part to be creating a scrapbook page about MYSELF.

Of course, the first place I went was online to search for ideas. see what others had done and panicked! No examples. But this email stuck in my head...a response I had gotten from someone...

this is what I ended up with!

The jouraling reads...I once had a life coach ask me if I had a personal need to give and maybe to please. You never realize how complex you are until someone states it in simple terms! I DO! I answered with surprise that someone who has never met me, much less TALK to me could describe me so easily. I love to help. Whether it's customers, family or friends, my mission in life is to make YOURS easier. That sometimes means that my own wants get put on the back burner, but it never means that helping has not made me happy. And in the end, that's all that counts right?

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I hate to say it....

But I need to get out in my community and make some friends! We've moved and I just don't get out anymore. It's kinda a catch 22. Jack's tired of driving me everywhere, but all my friends are down south and don't want to drive up here. I can't meet new people, bc jack never wants to go anywhere, so even if I did a thing, I still couldn't get there. pbbbbbbbbbbbbt! The upside is that my home is waaaaaaaaaaaay more organized now! LOL

Saturday, December 8, 2007

items made, lessons learned.

so here we are, the end of the week. I was going to say that I've had a delightfully pleasant evening at home by myself but sadly did not sew anything until I remembered! I sewed little sacks for my Partylite products to sit in. There's nothing fancy to them. Just a piece of fleece sealed at the edges. ;)

Last night I finished up my sample Pursonal and my first chapstick holder. I like how they turned out too! The pursonal wasn't so neat and pretty, but it's functional and will tell me what I need to work on when I next approach it.

Changes to my Pursonal.
- name change. I didn't actually BUY it from three green apples, so I shouldn't be calling it that. I'll call it mah-ee instead. phonetic spelling for you hawaiians out there ;)
-add a flap to the top. pulling it out of your purse is one thing, but the top edge is still exposed, making it VERY obvious what it is.
-neaten up the stitches :D lol.
-interface both the inner AND outer fabric. My first one didn't and the top is somewhat floppy considering I used such a lightweight fabric.

I've got a show tomorrow afternoon, so I'll post pictures once I get home from that. It's a busy exciting weekend. Here's to hoping I remember to call Tambra and Thelma tomorrow before this event starts.


Wednesday, December 5, 2007

cute template yeah?

sorta.... I'm in the middle of learning how blogger does there between classes here at work, so excuse the mess while I sort things out!

I am so not liking these templates!!! Definitely going to have to spend more time on it!! It's not automatically as customizable as I would like and I'm having trouble getting everything to display right. Plus, I'm not into the free advertising for a company that already has millions to do that for them. It's not really me anyways......

ok, this one I like, but I would prefer my side panel to be on the OTHER will probably stay like that for a while... It's definitely more me than the rat movie one was and I like how nice and soothing the color combinations are. I'll do a little work later and try and figure out where in the coding the change is to move the panel to the other side. Hey, does that mean it's no longer "Tropical Grunge"? lol.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Second project almost done...

I used this fabric
to create this headband!

using the pattern found at Heather Bailey's website. how awesome does THAT look!? :D

Can't wait to go get the elastic (that I thought I had) and finish it off!!! Totally makes those $15 ones at the store look like crap! :teehee

Sunday, December 2, 2007

First project done!!

I got my first project done! yay!!! I did the bunny at wee wonderfuls done and sewed on a face for Chelsea's birthday present (of which the birthday was LAST week.... *anon*) I think it turned out cute! I did make a small error, of which will still be stuffed and sent to Rachel's husband as the "thank you" mutant bunny. I think, though, that this time, the face will be sewn on first. and THEN stuffed. We shall see though.


I forgot to include the bunny!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

how frustrating it is to have all these ideas in your head and no time to DO them!!! lol I had an epiphany today too.... if I got off my butt and hussled some business, I would not have to worry about Cashola! pbbbbbbbbbt!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

getting closer...

I seem to be getting closer to actually sewing. Not the purrsonal though. lol. I found a pattern for a cute little bunny at wee wonderfuls that I downloaded and printed. It will be PURRRFECT for Chelsea's bday present that I never got around to buying. yeah yeah yeah I know, but shes only one and I haven't had the chance to get down there anyways. sunday I promise! The bunny is in pieces waiting to be sewn and stuffed and while puttering around the house I decided to put all my fabrics in the perfectly sized PARTYLITE box lying there staring at me instead of the plastic bags I purchased them in. *anon* At least I thought she was done, until I saw the flickr group and someone did LONG fluffy I'm changing it and making the "ears" into feet and cutting up the long fluffy ears to make tonight.

Imagine my surprise when I actually saw how much fabric I have! (we won't even go into patterns I haven't touched.) so I have two projects ready to sew, three if you count the tissue holder that didn't require any cutting. I have a fabric ready to be interfaced for a totebag for kekoa and some color books and I found some PURRRFECT fabric scraps that have just enough fabric to make a pretty purse for mom. gifts away! i need some stitch witch though....i think. i forget, it's been busy here at the j.o.b. I can't wait for the day that Partylite allows me to quit this! (either that or Microsoft!)

did I tell you that i decided to make sushi inari last night too? that's what clearing the cupboards getcha! lol

Monday, November 26, 2007


I've discovered that I'm lazy! lol ok, not really ~ knew that already, but let's just say that I didn't get anything beyond cutting the pieces to the purrsonal done, interfaced it and added one part of the magnetic snap. *anon*

I had *meant* to complete at least the purrsonal on Friday, but the day got away from me and then I had a shocker that evening that left me less than inspired to do anything.... all weekend.

I finally figured out how to do tissue holders and totebags, so I may put together some tissue holders and maybe a small tote or too.... I gots no moola to buy anything more until AT LEAST this coming weekend, so that too will have to wait. :rolleyes:

can I say that I miss not having BoB emoticons everywhere? :sigh

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Getting Pursonal

One of the many "first" projects I'll be working on. it's small, so ideally it "should" be easy. LOL. If I like how the first one turns out, I'll be making lots of them. Oddly enough, fat quarters should work for this project. I found it on Etsy and since I'm cheap, I'm not willing to shell $30 bucks for it. Maybe Bob'ers will buy some..... hmmmmm....

Sunday, November 18, 2007

So sue me...

So I was determined not to blog here. I keep trying out new blogs and still, for my everyday blogging, I kept returning to my Xanga blog. But today, while sur...actually it was last night while I was waiting for WoW to finally update properly, I came across yet another craft blog. I was googling how to make my own purse. or handbag - whatever you want to call it. So many of the girls on Best of Boards had been doing them and selling their wares that I felt that it wasn't too hard and I could try my hands at it. Well, then I found Crazy Mom Quilts and a weekly challenge that I felt wasn't too challenging to do. By the time I'm done with it, I'll have a couple quilts ready to gift away and maybe by then I'll have found a purse pattern I like!

I was at the Renton Holiday Bazaar and there was ONE lady there who wasn't simply a hobbist hawking her wares. She had some awesome looking purses, including a couple that looked rather high fashion! (I want to be like her!)

So stay tuned for shots of the projects I'll be working on. .... oh, and my regular everyday blog will still be on Xanga.... ;)

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