Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
My goal on this blog isn't just to sell patterns and bags, but it's also to help mothers see that everyone has something that they're going through and with that we all have talents to share.
So go check out her blog, the Polka Dot Pig, shop around, and while you're there grab her button!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Let me explain something...Quilting and sewing a bag are two entirely different things. As most of you know, I purchased my first quilt pattern the other day and decided to give it a go. While I sit in my sewing room and stare at these tiny little squares that I just spent hours cutting out, I wonder if I will ever finish this. It's slowly becoming adorable. And I love the fact that I have only used scraps so far. But it's a lot like doing a puzzle, whereas sewing a bag is more like fixing something. Roni is texting me, "haha's" every 5 minutes, but I know that I will push through this. I will get this done! And it will be look amazing hanging in my living room...I hope...maybe...please?
Also, I whipped this up the other day. This bag has been a hit with the moms out there. The size-versatility seems to really work in our favor! Watch for the pattern this fall!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
2005 I had Ruger c-section,
2006 I had my gallbladder removed,
2007 I had Sawyer c-section,
2008 Ruger had his tonsils removed,
2009 I had knee surgery (something with my knee cap and tendons and such). I don't even ask anymore, I just say, "Fix it, so I can move on with life!" Granted, the babies are much more than operations and such, but it's just how everything falls right into place. I think Jason and I are just being reminded that we need to slow down and appreciate what we have. Anyway, my knee is well on its way to recovery, my children are taking complete advantage of having Grandma and Grandpa K. in town, and I'm anxious to get in the sewing groove again. I just bought my first quilt pattern (Pint-Sized by Thimble Blossoms) and I am so excited to start! My living room is in desperate need of coziness and I thought a quilt would be the perfect solution. Wish me luck on my new adventure!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
This is the spot where I keep all of my important things, like patterns, ribbons, fabrics for bag orders and such. The flowers were made by Ruger. He gave them to me for Mother's Day and the wrought-iron purse was given to me for my birthday from Roni.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
- Never leaving Old Navy without purchasing several bouncy balls for my children's entertainment.
- Opening crackers in the grocery store before purchasing them (I know I'm going to pay for them, but the whole idea that I haven't purchased them yet is still a little foreign to me).
- Always trusting my advice, because I'm always right!
- Fraying my jeans and cuffing them (We know we look rediculous...people tell us that, but it's comfortable).
- Haggling at yard sales.
- Always looking for our initials or names on key chains or decor.
- Sneaking ziplock bags of popcorn and soda into the movie theater.
- Calling Roin's mom at all hours of the night for quilt measurements (we're not very good at that) and Kay, you work for me now, so there's no escaping me!
- Thinking we're hilarious, even though we're not.
- Standing up for myself and refusing to be pushed around.
- The MSG...Apparently that's just what we are! HA!
- Throwing stupid Halloween Parties (actually I may never do that again).
- Keeping up on HSM and Hannah Montana just so I can understand her conversations with Emma.
- Hershey's Cookies and Cream and Diet Soda!
- Huge sunglasses.
- Children's clearance sections.
- We're totally different, but completley the same. For example, I dream of being a Rock Star, whereas she dreams of being a Vampire. It's not the dream that brings us together, it's the fact that we dream!
Four years ago she taught me how to sew my very first bag, and clearly that was a great lesson for me to learn. She also gave me some rediculously amazing fabric for Christmas last year and I made that into the Glam Bag...imagine where I'd be without that bag? I think people are in our lives for a reason and clearly Roni's made a significant difference in mine. So even though I kicked her trash in the bag competition, let's not forget who brought me to where I am today! I love you Roni and this town is totally boring and lame without you! Come home soon!
BAG A: Roni BAG B: Tiffany
BTW, throwdown bags are due today and I must say we have some serious competition on our hands so far!