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Behind the scenes

So, posting on the blog has been sporadic at best lately.
It’s not that I haven’t been doing anything.
I have been working hard.
Making wallets:

I think this gray/yellow exterior is yummy!
Making scripture totes:
I was really hoping these would be “boy” enough for my nephew.  He picked the blue/brown stripe- so I guess it was a success.  Still not sold on the dot fabric.  It might be too juvenile for an 8 year old.  Thoughts?
Working on new patterns.  I’ve noticed that women carry TONS of frequency/loyalty cards with them anymore.  I thought it would be fun to have a cute way to keep them organized.  And perhaps in the car instead of your purse?  This one is still in progress.  I think 12 slots isn’t enough for most people.  How many cards do you carry?

And then there have been Point of View projects, Design team projects, and background work as I start to put together an “official” business- complete with taxes and everything *gasp*, writing and testing patterns for my pattern shop opening soon, all on top of keeping up with a crazy bunch of kids and all the life they bring with them.

It’s been quite a trip these last few months.

I’m still trying to give myself space to enjoy, but for some reason, the inner me craves chaos or something- because I seem to be really good at over extending myself.  There are also 2 boutiques coming up I’m considering selling at.  I’m for sure doing one, just debating the other.

Oh money, why are you so necessary?  And yet not?  I’ve also started reading Walden by Thoreau, again.  I tried before, but it’s not the easiest read for me.  Plus- sometimes I get annoyed by his tone.  But, I think there’s something important tucked between the lines I need to hear.  So we’re at it again.

Life is messy, busy, crazy and incredibly happy.  I’m loving every nail-biting, hair-raising moment of it.

Happy Thursday! 
It’s my sewing day.  Hoping to finish up 4 wallets that are in process and get some mini-totes cut out.  Perhaps writing it down, and promising to post results of my efforts, will add fuel to my fire?  I’ll report tomorrow.


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  • Ronda Batchelor
    February 28, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Cute, cute. I so want to make new scripture totes for my kids! Thanks for the inspiration. Now to just do it!!!

  • Kristie
    February 28, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    I think 12 is way too much to carry. But then again, I have a wallet that has 16 slots and the spot for cash. I wish I could make me a new one, as it is getting old and starting to wear out.
    Your wallets are adorable, and those totes are adorable.
    Let us know where you sell at, I am local and would love to just come get one. 🙂

  • Amber Barber
    February 28, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    In my wallet I carry my money cards, but my loyalty cards and punch cards are all over. To fit them all in a wallet I can count 16 off the top of my head but that's not including the ones I'm forgetting…. I would def use one of the loyalty card holders.

  • Kara
    February 28, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    The loyalty card holder is a fabulous idea! I think that 12 slots is just about right. 🙂

  • Elisabetta
    February 28, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    I love your wallets very colorful (easier to find them in the purse) and love the card holder too, I'd like to have one ^_^

  • Lorene (just Lu)
    March 1, 2013 at 12:45 am

    Busy woman! I think 12 loyalty card slots is fine… you can always double-up and put 2 cards in each slot, right?

    Good luck with all your sewing and with Walden… I will admit I never made it through the first 10 pages. But a line I use often is in those first few pages, so I sound more well-read than I actually am 😉

  • Gwen @ Gwenny Penny
    March 1, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Take a deep breath. It's all going to be worth it. You're awesome!

    P.S. I'm not a good source of info for loyalty cards. I refuse to sign up for them because I don't want to have to carry them 🙂