- South Louisiana
- I have been married for 20 years to a great husband and we have 8 children ranging in age from 1 to 18 years. I am a homeschooling mom, which can be very challenging. I love sewing, knitting, reading, gardening and have recently started oil painting. I love to create. I really want to have a blog to show off some of the stuff I create, but I also want to share about my life and family. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Great mail day!
I could have kissed my mailman today. I got two packages that I was waiting for. The first one was from Beki (artsy crafty babe). I was so lucky to get a pattern for her Erica bag! And being the sweetie she is, she also sent me a gorgeous vintage pillowcase and one of her adorable button flower pins. My girls were all wanting it for themselves, but it is MINE! LOL I can't wait to make my bag, I think I am going to use Amy Butler's Cherry Wallflower and Full Moon Polka Dots. I will definitely be sharing it here, when I finish it!
The second package was from my fabric coop. I got several yards of fabric and two great patterns. I love fabric, it seriously makes me happy : D I have it all in the washing machine as we speak.
Right now, I am working on this simplicity pattern. I am using a silky, slippery fabric. It is really pretty and I think it fits the pattern well, but it isn't easy to manage. I keep procrastinating working on it, because I am scared of that dang fabric! I think I need to start another project with some good old cotton, to have a break when I need it. (Hmmmm, I am thinking the Erica Bag ; ) I am really looking forward to Sew Mama Sew's May Women's Clothing Month! I have several tops and dresses I want to make for myself and hopefully this will push me to make them, so I can actually wear them this summer.
Tomorrow, my Mom and I are going out to lunch and then shopping for an early Mother's Day. We are planning on hitting some antique shops (please send me pretty vintage sheet vibes!) and I am sure I will stop by at least one fabric store LOL Oh and Holly, we are gonna go to The Royal Standard! I can't believe I never saw this store. It used to be an antique shop and I thought they had turned it into a furniture store. Duh, The Royal Standard is in huge letters on the side of the building. I miss obvious things alot, probably because I am always daydreaming LOL
And here is a picture of one of my hibiscus just because, isn't she pretty?