Thursday, January 31, 2013


I don't know what hit me late last week, but I am suddenly in a huge organizational kick right now.  This past weekend I organized my office closet where I keep most of my product.  It could still use some work, like more shelving and bins for storage, but it's much better than it was previously.  I have a better idea what I want done, it's just a matter of executing the plan at this point to completely uber organize it, perhaps a trip to the Container Store is in order.  

It also motivated me to finally put up the artwork that had been sitting in that closet for over a year now.  While I was putting up the photographs, I finally narrowed down some decorating ideas of putting some other artwork on our living and dining room walls.  Artwork is expense and can be so impersonal so I always wanted something that was very personal for our family.  To Pinterest I went...

Pinterest really should be illegal at times, I find to many ideas and not enough time or space for all the ideas I come across.  I think the winning idea to try to experiment with creating my own prints on canvas.  The biggest problem will be finding the right photo(s) to print.  I think I know what my tasks in the coming days. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Busy Bee

Again I must apologize for drastic change in posting frequency.  Right now I have a very good excuse, at least that's what I'm claiming.  I have been super busy with orders! 

Yeah, that's right, this lady has had order out the wazoo recently.  It's been mostly nap blankets for daycare kids, but that's OK.  I have my own design that I feel I have perfected at this point so my speed of production has greatly increased.  (The new mom energy has not yet, but that's a whole different issue!)
Aesthetic Nest Chenille Blanket Tutorial

In addition to the orders I have several projects I want to work on for my son to include a new nap blanket and his chenille blanket similar to the one on the right. 

The nap blanket won't take me long, but man oh man is this chenille blanket taking me forever to finish.  I think this is one of the reasons I am not a quilter!  I grossly underestimate the time it will take me to do something, not to mention how tedious it is.  Don't get me wrong, I am really enjoying this process.  It's teaching me to be a much better seamstress/sewer.  I've never been very good at sewing in a straight line, or cutting in a straight line for that matter, so this has been a great exercise in this as well as marking my fabric for sewing.  Most of the things I do I can pretty much freehand.  I've never really done super intricate work that is so precise before.  As a result this blanket is not one of my finer works, but it's a labor of love and I know my oldest will love it when it's finished, crooked stitches and all. 

And for the record, my New Year's resolution is to increase my posting frequency.  Do you have one?  (Yes I realize were are at the end of January so by definition I am not doing too well in that regard.)
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