Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Good Folks quilt.

My iCraft fabric shop on Etsy has been on vacation lately, have you noticed? With everything going on with the house, and with the sewing flurry for the upcoming show, it just made sense. I am a terrible multitasker (if you don't believe me, ask my kids!) and I do SO much better when I can focus on one thing at a time. Hence putting iCraft on vacation.

But while I have been away it is evident that great things are coming from the pretty textiles I sell. Take a look at the gorgeous quilt made by Linda Hall, using blues and greens from Anna Maria's Good Folks collection. Such talent!

Monday, September 28, 2009

House, craft show, and other random things.

House - So, if it wasn't official before it certainly is now - we are building a house and selling our current one! We own the lot (see previous post photo), the construction will begin soon-ish, and the For Sale sign is up in our yard. Now that the house is perfectly clean (as in, dusting-with-a-toothbrush-clean), it hasn't been too bad trying to keep things tidy for open houses, etc. It does beg the question of why I don't just keep things this clean on a regular basis? Hmmm. Guess it's not really in my nature.

Craft show - If you're an Omaha local, come visit me this Saturday at the Millard West Fall Craft Show from 9 to 4! I'm knee-deep this week frantically trying to get things in order, making sure I have enough of everything, and trying to remember how I had it organized in the spring. I admit I am most looking forward to spending the entire day with my mom again - she was an awesome help last spring! And so rare for us to spend that much time together at once.

Other random things - Read this book last week and LOVED it. Couldn't put it down. Haven't seen the movie, and frankly can't imagine it being as good as the book (are they ever?) I'm still thinking about it days later and wishing I had another good one in its place! Secondly, I love, love, love this YouTube video...this kid is amazing! I will admit that it took me a good minute (or two, or three) before I realized it was the same person, edited together to look like an a cappella group. Duh. Also, despite my aversion to all things Rachael Ray, I have watched a few episodes of 30 Minute Meals while eating lunch lately. I am planning to make this and this soon. The true test will be if a) I actually make it, and b) it really takes 30 or so minutes. I may continue to watch more episodes, but I will likely press "mute" when she starts going off on "EVOO."

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Does this make it official?

The sign says it all, as it sits on a nice stretch of land that will be ours very soon. Yes, that's right, house construction is in the works! More to come soon!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Keeping busy.

Blogging has gone by the wayside lately as I have been finding a new pattern for my days. My quiet days, ahem. Between work and continuing household projects I'm frankly amazed how fast the days go! I'm also equally amazed at how much I can get done between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. Seriously, amazing.

Anyway, lots has been happening around here. I finally finished the huge project of the week which was painting Reed's room. It had awesome navy blue walls - really dark, but really cool for a boy. However in light of trying to sell the house, we knew it was time to brighten the room back up! So, one coat of primer and one coat of incredible paint (who knew I could cover that blue in such a little amount of primer/paint?), and it's done. And looks awesome. Can you see me patting myself on the back?

With that done, I'm now moving on to iCraft central and trying to declutter my fabric scraps. What I really should do is package them up by type and sell scrap bags. Would this interest anyone out there? Because as you can see, there is a LOT of excess laying around!

a happy little stack of Denyse Schmidt fabrics

and some Echino I forgot about...

and my mannequin, who is double-bagging it for the time being