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Today was Wednesday

As, indeed, it should have been. I packed up a big pile of orders, which will be going out tomorrow. I visited a local farmers market and found the first blueberries of the season. And I finished another bag. This one is for you, Jen!

New handbag

And then, because I had more of that main fabric than I thought, I finished its twin. It’s fraternal twin.

New handbag

It is so tempting to scoop up every last bit of that luscious Bleeker Street fabric and just horde it away. All for me. But really, how many more things can I realistically make for myself out of it?

Obsession

I wore the skirt today, and had to leave the bag home when I ran out to buy bagels. The idea of being that matchy-matchy with myself was just too much. What am I going to do in the winter, when I have to wear my scarf and carry my bag at the same time? Oh! The dilemmas of a crafty girl fixated on a single fabric collection. Sometimes it’s hard to be me.

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Do you know that I signed up to teach a polymer clay class to teenage girls at the library next month? And that there is going to be a display case with my name on it (and my creations inside it) in the library throughout July? And that I was approached today about talking to some high school freshman girls about my “career?” And that some MOMS Club friends think it would be a fun activity for me to show them how to make fuzzy flip-flops? Pardon me while I freak out… Most of these things involve me talking. To other people. In person. As if I know things. Love the idea of the spotlight, but now that it’s found me, I kind of want to crawl under the table and suck my thumb for a while.

If I don’t come out for a while, somebody please toss a bag of Reese’s Pieces, a can of Dr. Pepper and some Rold Gold sticks down here so I don’t starve. Oh, and I’ll take my tiny stack of Bleeker Street scraps, too. Just ’cause.

15 thoughts on “Today was Wednesday

  1. Wow, Kudos to you! You are one popular lady! Enjoy the spotlight.

    1. Yeah, popularity is a weird concept for me… hope I can handle it, LOL!

  2. Mazel Tov of the teaching and talking 🙂 You will do fine. I am one who hates talking to groups, yet get me going on clay or any other passion I have and I totally forget about how I hate to talk in public 😀 Besides, it’s not like you have to see those folks every day :))

    See what Kathi has been blogging about: A few Pictures

    1. Well, I do live in the same town as most of these people. Can’t I just write up a tutorial and email them all a link? 😉

      1. uh…that would be no 😀

  3. I love the bags! yea!

    As for you teaching and presentations – you will do great, and how cool that you are so popular. Maybe you could bring a hairbrush as a microphone? (hee hee heee)

    1. Maybe I should just get up there and sing a few songs from my favorite musicals. I’m WAY more comfortable performing than I am just being me.

  4. Oh Lisa, I am just looooving these bags you are creating! You are one creative lady and the girls are so lucky to have you teach them. Did you have a link in a former post as to where you buy your fabric?

    1. Thank you! I’m liking these bags, too – I wish I’d kept one for myself! These are all so much nicer than the first one I made, which is the one I’m carrying around. Maybe at some point I’ll make me one 🙂

      I am pretty sure I wrote about my favorite fabric places in a comment somewhere, but I’m not sure which post it was. I’ll gather my thoughts and make a post out of it soon, but offhand, eBay and Etsy are usually successful for me, if I know ahead of time what I’m looking for.

      1. I’m making a quilt using Bleeker Street fabric, but have only two fat quarters of the fabric I want to feature in my quilt. My feature fabric is the floral fabric which you used to make your bags and skirt, but I can’t find it anywhere! I’ve tried my local stores and eBay, and I’ve just spent nearly two hours using Google search to try to find this fabric online, with no luck. Can you help me to locate it? I’m desperate! Thanks so much!

        1. Hi, LoriJo. It’s harder and harder to find, it seems! Last time I bought any (last month) it was from this eBay seller. She doesn’t appear to have any right now, but maybe you can email her about it. Hope this helps! I’ve seen images of quilts from that fabric and they are gorgeous!

  5. Lisa,

    You are gonna be great. It’s just like blogging, only with eye contact 😀

    Congrats on all the wonderful things that are going your way.

    And I love the matchy-matchy! 😀

    Starr

    1. You mean I have to look at them? Nooooooo! 😀

  6. lol!!

  7. […] I can’t tell you what this is, or who it’s for – you never know what family members are lurking here these days – but I made it using entirely materials on-hand, including much of what was left of one of my favorite fabric collections. […]

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