Overdue

16 Jul

wow. I’m still here, I promise. I guess I got into a little funk and forgot about blogging. I feel like so much has happened and nothing at all has happened. I don’t much feel like doing anything when the weather gets hot and muggy, all i want to do is sit so that no body part is touching another and wallow in misery. To top it all of the boys got sick last week, fevers when it’s 90+ outside is no fun for anyone, and then I caught their colds middle of last week. I’ve pretty much been laying around trying to get better, and thanks to my loving hubby who let me sleep 4 1/2 hours Sunday afternoon, I feel much better. Still stuffed up, but better. Despite the fact that I was feeling particularly lousy Friday afternoon, I did make it to my local fabric shop Momen+ for their Friday the 13th sale. Here’s what I picked up

The sale they were having that day only was 13 fat quarters for $13. Score!! Normally fat quarters there go for $2.50 so this was almost like getting them for free. Well, actually i sort of did. I sold a bracelet I made to a girl at work and made $13 which I then used to buy these lovelies. Some of these fat quarters will be used to make crayon rolls, and other little goodies I hope to start selling in the very near future. The bracelet I made for my coworker was inspired by the Chan Luu bracelets that are in style right now. Here’s an example of one that I made last week for myself.

A bracelet like this retails for around $75 and I made mine for roughly $5. NOt too shabby. I made one for the 4th of July using hemp and seed beads that wraps 3 times around in red, white, and blue but the picture of it is on my phone and I haven’t gotten around to transfering those photos onto the computer yet, but here is my inspiration for it. Already I have requests for 3 more! Woo hoo! Since I’ve been feeling better today not only was I able to finally get some cleaning done around the house, but I managed to get some sewing in as well.

It’s a crayon roll!! I actually made 2 but it was dark when I finished the second. The other one I made I used ribbon instead of the elastic which I think I prefer. These are going into the diaper bag so that whenever we are out and the boys get restless I can whip these out and the boys will hopefully be entertained for more than 5 minutes. P.S. did you notice my white background in my pictures? I learned that off of Craftgawker, my new favorite obsession. I just have to figure out how to get rid of those pesky shadows and I’m good to go! I love learning new camera tricks! I hope everyone is having a good start to the week and I promise, I won’t leave for that long again.

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One Response to “Overdue”

  1. you know who July 17, 2012 at 12:47 am #

    We missed you, I really love those bracelets, need to make a more masculine one for the men.
    p.s. Your Awesome!

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