Friday, August 19, 2011

New Style in the Shop

I've added these lovely new bags to my shop. The first two have extra long straps that make them perfect for wearing as a cross body style bag. The last two are wristlet styles, making them a great accessory or to give some added organization to a large bag.
These bags are made using a pattern from Palm Harbor Designs called a Charming Little Purse - O - Nality*. I really love this pattern. The directions are easy to follow and clear. I have made two small modifications, however. I have changed up the pocket configuration and enlarged the pattern by about one inch......just to meet my own personal preferences.

Well, I am off to finish sewing a quilt top for our new baby girl. I only have 46 more days until she is due to arrive. Yikes!

* I met the designer for Palm Harbor Patterns at Houston Quilt Market. We chatted about how much I loved this pattern and I told her that I always get requests to make them for sale. She graciously gave me permission to make a very limited number of bags using this pattern for sale in my shop and at craft shows.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Oh. My. Cow!! **

Well, folks, it has been a loooooooong time since I've written anything on this blog. Over a year! But boy has it been a busy year!

I somehow had a big Blogger problem last August. I made a post and this weird graphic inserted itself right in the middle. I have no idea where it came from........but it appeared and would not go away. I used my (limited) knowledge to try and remove the graphic - which led to me being locked out of Blogger for months! And then I got out of the habit of blogging......and sort of forgot about my blog. Yikes! But now I am unlocked, the graphic is gone, and I am ready to start blogging again :)

As I said, it has been an eventful year. Here is a short and sweet recap:

August - My son started pre-K
September - My husband returned from months working out of state
October - I needed to put my beloved doggie to sleep...he was only eight and had cancer
November - Hmmm.....guess nothing eventful happened
December - We took a long road trip from Florida to Pennsylvania to visit my grandmother for Christmas
January - We adopted a very sweet new doggie for our little family
February - I spent much of February in bed, constantly sick and tired because .......
March - We found out we were expecting number 2!
April - I opened a little shop in an open air market in our town
May - I closed my little shop in the open air market because that air was nearly 100 degrees!
June - We learned that our new little bundle will be a GIRL!
July - My son graduated from pre-K
August - My son starts Kindergarten

Whew! There you have it....a whirlwind tour through my last year! I am excited to get back to blogging. I have a bunch of crafty things coming up, including several pattern reviews and a few tutorials.

** When my son tells me a story, I often find myself answering with an "Oh my goodness" or a "Holy cow". The other day he sat reading a book when I heard him exclaim "Oh. My. Cow!" I laughed so hard I nearly cried.