Friday, August 21, 2009


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Friday, August 14, 2009

Two full weeks!

I have not bought fabric for a whopping 2 weeks.


I'm halfway there.

Monday, August 10, 2009



Seriously, you'd think I'd be getting over the desire, no, the NEED to go out and buy more fabric. HAHAHAHAH.

I know a girl who'd love a quilt made from THIS.

THIS Michael Miller fabric is something I'm becoming more and more attached too. It might be my first no buy end purchase!

In other news -

I am selling GTUBE PADS for special needs kiddos. Please contact me if you need any - I am selling them AT COST + SHIPPING - I don't make anything extra on these when you count in gas to the fabric store, fabric cost, and gas to the post office. And if you can't pay at all, we'll work something out.

I finished up a UFO pair of pants yesterday that Mila wore the whole day. I was really proud of Hubster in remembering who they were originally for - right up until he rolled his eyes and said he read the blog. ( DUH moment! )

Shay's amazing. I love her. I'd love her if she wasn't amazing, but she is.

Coffe is a necessity of life. Get over it or get out of my way when I'm heading for the coffee pot. Someone once told me that coffee is the fuel of motherhood. So true. SO VERY TRUE.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Day #9

The dishes isn't going so well.. but I'm trying. It's better but it isn't perfect.

The fabric no buy? UNREAL. I've never *wanted* so much fabric in my life! What is WRONG with me? I have tons and tons and tons of fabric.
But its not enough.
Would it ever be enough?
My name is Sarah and I am a fabric whore.
One of the things I did while cleaning out my sewing area was find a box of UFO's. A quilt that needs finishing. ( Flannel and batting/fleece, then " quilting " it ). A pair of pants that I made for my friend's 2 year old. That two year old is now 4 and her mother and I haven't spoken in months. A dress I made for Mila when she was 6 months old. ( Though, honestly, it might fit now. ) Pants for Mila. Pants for Robby.

Here is UFO #1 now FO :

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Day Two!

It was nice to come down to a clean house this morning. Tonight, I think I'm going to try to remember to set the coffee pot up ahead of time. I'm really proud of myself that I managed to actually do the dishes despite the exhaustion ( read : Mila got up super early, shayla got up super early, we spent a good portion of the day at Arie's house and we were all just.that.tired ). The fabric thing is #1 on my mind. I need to sew up what I've got but there are things that I'm just DYING to buy.

this calls my name for a raggy quilt - they don't even SHIP to Canada, I'm on a no buy, and I'd need enough of it to make it not worth the shipping but i WANT IT.

I've got flannel enough to make a few raggy quilts to list up in my shop, though, and I really feel drawn to try to make soemthing out of the hoards of fabric stored all over the house. Here are some projects that I'm going to be working on this week :

I find these are really popular and thoughtful mini gifts.

I'd like to make some potholders for gifts for the holidays this year.

This is an intriguing tutorial that might be helpful - DeeDee's favorite spot under the table next to the desk has a giant piece of fake pink sheepskin that is sadly disgusting at this point. Unfortunetly for Deedee, its not washable. I think a real " pet bed " is deserved at this point. I think that I'd use snaps though, for the polyfil opening so that I could unstuff it as necessary.

Did I mention my brother and his wife are expecting a GIRL? I think they are doing purple and sage as colors, which just totally tickles my fancy. I'm not sure what I've got " in stock " for them right now, so the baby sewing will need to commence next month. I have a cute little idea for them but shhhhhh! I'm thinking of doing something similar to this fabulous thing!

Also on my sewing list ( and some things I might be able to do )

Copy this diaper pattern, which is fast becoming my favorite diaper - but I've never make a pocket diaper before!

Make something like EC diapers. I'm pretty sure I could sell these, too.

THIS local store is selling a product I make already!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Day One Down

I bought no fabric today, and I am about to go and do the dishes before I head to bed. I am damned proud of myself.

And this is only day 1!

Quilt #2

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I pledge :

Today marks the " 30 Days of ______ Challenge ".

I challenge you to do something...anything... for 30 days. Something necessary. Something special. Something you've been thinking of but just haven't done.

Today is Day #1.

I have set myself not one but TWO challenges.

I pledge to do the 30 Days of not buying fabric challenge for the entire month of August.

I pledge to do the 30 Days of a clean kitchen before bed challenge for the entire month of August.

Now, many have said " But there are 31 days in August.

There is one cheat day.

I plan to use it wisely!