Let me start by wishing my sister-in-law (Neil‘s sister) a Happy Birthday. Despite what the picture may show, she is not a pigtailed 4-year-old this year I realize this is yet another greeting to a family member who’s probably never going to see it, but just the same… hope you’re having a great 27th, Shana
If you’ve been keeping an eye on the new additions to the store, you’ve probably already noticed that I managed to stock some of those books I’ve been blogging about. I’m really excited to be able to offer these titles. I don’t have many of each, and they may not even be permanent additions to the store, but I’ll keep them available as long as there’s demand.
Now, I have a sewing question. I’ve been waiting not-so-patiently for my copy of Simplicity 3835, the pattern that’s sweeping the crafty–blogging community , and it finally got here today. In reading the sizing information, I’m getting confused. My bust size does not correspond with the size clothes I usually buy. Do sewing pattern sizes have anything to do with the sizes they sell things in the store, or is it a whole other animal? I’m afraid to start cutting things up until I know what I’m doing…
Something else came in the mail today – my birdie fabric! I’m making a new skirt tonight (because everyone knows you just can’t stop at six ). What excites me more than making the skirt itself is making up some clay jewelry to go with it. I haven’t been all that jazzed to make claythings lately, but for some reason I’ve had visions of aqua and orange dancing in my head for days now, just waiting for the fabric to arrive so I could make a perfect color-match.
Speaking of aqua… I decided (two days late) to join in on the Encyclopedia of Me Meme, which I found through Creative Little Daisy. So, I’m going to kick off with A is for Aqua. I’ve been an olive/chartreuse girl for some time, and although I am not ready to ditch my green love just yet, I’m finding myself drawn to aqua and turquoise a lot lately. You can see how it’s all over my flickr favorites, a recent skirt, and my craft room dreams.
Now I have to go think of what the heck I’m going to do with the rest of the alphabet
Hey, it’s Friday, and I just remembered I took the next two weeks OFF!! Woo hoo! Once I get the last batch of open orders out the door this weekend, it’ll be nothing but bonding with the boys and crafty goodness as far as the eyes can see. Oh, and “A&E’s 3rd Annual Water Party Extravaganza,” of course. More on that as details develop, I’m sure.