Thursday, December 27, 2007

another snowy day

As you can see out the window, we had another snow day. Since I couldn't go anywhere, I took advantage of the time to do some more sewing projects. I'm sending Stacey 4 shopping bags, 2 hats and a bunch of cup sleeves.

I'm hoping that this year won't be like last year with snow every week and no melting in between. I'm tired of shoveling.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas projects

I spent Christmas working on some sewing projects for my friend's shop in Vermont. I want to use up the piles of fabric that I have had for a while now. Thses 2 fabrics happen to be some of mine and Stacey's favorites. I made a hat to give to her and loved it so much I had to make one for myself. I like that the brim can be folded up in different ways to give different looks.

I'm also planning on some coasters, cofee cup sleeves and maybe some placemats. I want to make things that might normally be disposable to encourage reusing. Lotta Jandotter's book "Simple Sewing" has some great ideas which is where I got the hat pattern.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

95% completed

The downstairs bathroom is now my favorite room. Mike and some friends helped with the tile and installing the new fixtures over the past 2 weeks and had it ready for my holiday party last Friday. i love this little boutique bathroom.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

pup art update

Tuesday was the opening of our staff art show and the dog paintings were a hit! Everyone loved them and had nothing but good things to say about them. 2 of our big doners, Steve and Reba Savageu also loved them which meant a lot because they are an art dealer and a fine artist respectively.