Sunday, September 27, 2009

Feeling French


All of the sudden I was feeling the Paris kick again.  I have been working on Halloween, and needed a break.   Here are a few new things that you can find in the SHOP.   I'm really feeling like getting into Christmas - so, keep your eyes out for that soon.

I have also been hoarding fabric like there's no tomorrow - and trying to figure out what I'll be making with it all.  I used to be a paper hoarder - now it's spilling over into fabric.  Yikes!  I'm running out of places to stash it all. ;)

What do you hoard???????????????


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Halloween in the Shop!

Happy Sunday!
Just a quickie post to show a few new tags & such that went into MY SHOP this morning:

Have a wonderful Sunday~
XO Linda

Friday, September 11, 2009

Shopping Tote Makeover

I decided to try to jazz up a new "earth friendly" shopping tote that I picked up for 99 cents this week. My intention was to use it as Malia's soccer bag for toting the ball, water bottle, camera, snacks, etc. We were using one from IKEA, but it was super tall, my arm could barely reach the bottom, and it is made out of tarp-like plastic that is really noisy and crinkly. I felt like everyone could hear me each time I got something out of the bag! is the before:

And here is the after:

I had an audience (Alex & Malia) while i was sewing - had a couple of little mishaps, but overall it came out pretty good and was easy (except for when I accidentally sewed the bottom into the side - then tore a little hole in the bag trying to get the super-tight-stitches out).
Here she is with her new bag. She picked out the fabric from some different ones I picked up. I actually bought 2 different ones with her in mind, but she chose this one. I was shocked - there is NO PINK!
Anyway, hope you all have a great weekend!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Time to Play

Happy Saturday!

The weather has turned here and today is rainy and gloomy. I'm not ready for Summer to be all the way over...sun, please come back.

I picked up these fun Halloween treats for myself last week. Hopefully I'll get some time over the next couple of days to create some new tags & cards for my Etsy shop. I really don't need new supplies, but I just love seeing all the fun displays and shop ideas. It always makes me want to run home and start creating things. But in reality, I never get to run home and start getting crafty - that has to wait until the 3 kiddos are in bed. Can anyone relate??

So..........I'm off to get something started before I start breakfast. :)
Have a great day.


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

New Fabric - Had to Share

Isn't this the cutest? Not sure what I'm going to use it for.......but thought it was too cute to pass up! :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Is it Ever Going to Come?? seems like the first day of school is NEVER going to get here! :) It's still another week away, and I'm not sure if I'm going to make it. We have had a great Summer up until this past week. I know this sounds awful - but my kids, well 2 out of 3, are starting to drive me nuts!! The fighting and bickering is at an all time high. I think we are all ready for school to start! Anyone else feel this way??

On a crafty note, I did manage to finish a few new cards for my shop. Here are a couple of peeks. The tree one is so much prettier in person. I am tempted to keep it ;) - but I won't.

Well, I have a quiet house, laundry to put away, our picnic bag from our lunch at the park to put away, and some fresh coffee waiting for me. Yes, it's almost 4:30 in the afternoon, but I needs me some energy!

Happy Tuesday~