Sunday, August 29, 2010



We had a bittersweet weekend. The last weekend before the start of school. It was sweatshirts and jeans around here. Summer is absolutely over. :(

Saturday night we had friends over for a make-your-own-pizza buffet. An amazing idea, really. "What? You don't like our food? Sorry to say, but you're the one who made it!" Bwa ha ha!

Sunday afternoon we went to Maltby. How can it be that after 8 years of living here, this was the first I'd ever heard of Flowerworld ? Hello? A nursery that sits on 15 acres--they even hand out maps so you don't get lost. Brilliant.





We loaded up on salal, myrtle, coral bells and euphorbia. This was our biggest gardening expedition all summer, and it's not even summer anymore.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Front Page

My zipper pouch made the front page of etsy on Friday night. So exciting! Thank you Cocoa Beans for featuring me on your treasury! Thank you statsy for letting me know. :)

front page!!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010


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I did it. I designed a new tote bag for the shop and named it after my mom.

Love you mumsie! :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Oh no!

Did you know that when you decide on getting two dogs, you're not supposed to adopt littermates? Neither did we. Who knew? There are lots of people out there with two dogs, right? We thought it would be good to get two--they could snuggle each other, keep each other company, play with each other, they'd never be lonely.... And that has turned out to be true. However, apparently with littermates, the downside is that they have the inclination/potential to bond so closely to each other that they ignore their humans or become so dependent on one another that each dog becomes a half-dog, incapable of functioning confidently on their own. Wish we had done our research before making the decision to get two. Sigh.

Well, life has become considerably more busy. We are keeping them crated separately so they can sleep on their own. We're feeding them at different times, walking them separately, and will be taking them to training and to puppy playtime separately so that they can develop their own identities. They seem to be coming around. The joy outweighs the work (so far). I've been taking supplements too, so I have more energy and a better attitude to deal with this all, and coffee helps too. As does having friends over. And the pups sleep a lot. Life isn't perfect, but it's still good.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sunday, August 08, 2010

I'm Honored

to have four of my tutorials included in the 2011 sewing calendar.

sewing calendar

Get your calendar here.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Custom Bag Finished

I stayed up late last night making this. was a pleasure.






Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Custom Bag

I'm working on a custom bag right now and am enjoying every spare moment I have to sneak away and work with this delicious grain sack my customer sent over. Bliss.