Thursday, November 26, 2009

It's Official!!!...I'm a bag lady!!



LOL...well a bag lady yes.... but not one that pushes around all of her worldly possessions in a shopping cart. Oh me oh my...goodness no!...with all of my "cra..."...oops I mean craft and collectables..lol....I would need an awful big trolley...about the size of your average road train I would think...lol (bit hard to maneuver around those tight corners...tee hee!)

What I mean is.... that since my last post about the bags I wanted to make for my mum (youno... from that ridiculously priced fabric that I just had to have!!) I got to thinkin'....and what I "thunk" was that I really should have a go at one before I cut into that $43 a metre fabric that is literally worth its weight in gold.

So I set about buying some more suitable fabric...(and handles and trim...and more fuseable lining, and..and..and....oh my god!!!...HELP ME PLEASE!!!...seriously...I have a problem!!!!)...and set about making a bag to test my capabilities.

Well....it turned out fabulously and I was surprised to find that "the crafter who hates to sew" (with the sewing machine that is) actually enjoyed it immensley and in fact set about making three more!!!....YESSSS..I know....that's three more trips back top the dreaded sewing machine (I even cleaned and oiled it....poor neglected little thing it is)

So as I said...It's official I am now a bag lady!. I even have a new sub-category button on my website to prove it!!....they may not be prim but they're very nice and I am sure quite handy (wonder if that's why they call them handbags???,....hmmmph....a thought for another day maybe!)

Anyways.....I popped all four of my newest creations up on my website this afternoon and loh and behold...you wont believe it.... but three sold immediately...I guess that now makes me a "successful" bag lady....tee hee hee!!!.

Lucky I guess....as now I have an excuse to delve into the big bag of "bag goodies" I have collected and set about whipping up some more!!

Until next time...

Saturday, November 21, 2009

COUNTIN' MY BLESSINGS ...Things I am thankful for...in no particla' order...lol





CUDDLES WITH MY NEICE....always nice but sometimes sloppy...lol

LAURA INGALLS...oh heck .."Walnut Grove" in general...for my introduction to my love of all things prairie

MY JOB...I get to work from home doing what I love!...is that really a job??

PHONE CHATS WITH LONG DISTANCE FRIENDS...gunna catch up in person one day!

STIFFY (Fabric Stiffener)....Very handy and the name always makes me laugh

GUT BUSTIN' BELLY LAUGHS ...and that fact that I still have some form of bladder control

GOOD FRIENDS...who could live without them!

PACKET MIX CHOCOLATE CAKE...say no more!

MY LOVING HUSBAND AND FAMILY....couldn't do it without their support...plus they put up with me like only family can!

OH OKAY...MY DOG!!!....even though she's neuroitic and drives me nuts...lol

COFFFEEEEEEEE!!!!

OLD JUNK...and the fact that it now lives in my home

I AM NOT ALLERGIC TO DUST....lucky coz with my busy schedule most often I am surrounded by it

MY SENSE OF HUMOUR....As I always have it to fall back on (especially when I have nothing sensible to say)

Until next time...

Thursday, November 19, 2009

JOY to the world ..la...la...la...lah.....



Yep....well it's nearly here again...that fast approaching but wonderfully enjoyable "Silly Season".

NOVEMBER!!!!......My christmas shopping would normally be done and wrapped by now....but oooohh nooooo....not this year!. This year I am yet to even start!

Well, actually I have started...if you call buying fabric "started" !!
Yesterday I headed off to a fabric sale at our local Spotlight store ...only to find that I had misread the information and it was only the "cruddy" fabric that was on sale...lol (simply  got blinded by the word SALE I guess...tee hee)

Anyways...never one to miss an opprotunity to spend money I dont really have...I headed off to my favourite quilting and scrapbooking store where I had previously seen something that had taken my eye...........uh-oh...it was about to get very expensive!!

I had seen some beautiful vintage look floral linen ...youno "the ridiculously expensive fabric that you just HAVE to have"......but what could I use it for....vintage?...floral???...not usually me at all....but WAIT....I've got an idea!!!.....bags....floral bags...but who for??? (definitely not my "cup-o-tea")....but who ?????...OH MY GOSH....brainsnap....MUM!!!!...yep me mudder....good ole mum....she'd love em!

So with my plan set I went about finding a suitable pattern .....never made a bag before...so definitely needed a pattern (oh goodie.....more money spending).

Now onto the fabric...but how can I decide which colour to get....and which trim???...so what do I do???....buy some of each of course!!!!



So welcome to my $119-47 pile of lovely to look at "but how am I ever gunna have the time to make 3 bags"  fabric....lol. In all honesty, I cant wait to get started....although with my busy schedule that day may never come!!!

BUT (and there is always a but!) I love my mum so I will be finding the time to "whip up" these little beauties to add to her Christmas parcel....hmmmm BUT (yes another but) with only 37 days to Christmas and counting!!!......will it be Christmas this year????....lol

We will just have to wait and see................

Till next time


Monday, November 2, 2009

In Good Company...


Robert Louis Stevensen, Charles Dickens, Stephen King......Chris Byron (tee hee!!!) ....all writers suffer from writer's block...lololol

Writer's block????....hah!!! ...I know!!!...you have to BE a writer to have writer's block...but hey...I'm struggling here so that counts doesn't it?......lol

I'm not sure that it is necessarily that I have nothing to write about...in fact my head is full of trivial information, silly stories to tell and many a useless fact. .....the fact of the matter is I am just plain tired...knackered, worn out.......tuckered ! ......Waaay too tired to get the brain to work...so,  I am afraid that it will be just useless dribble that you will be receiving for my post.this week .lol.

I lay the blame soley on myself....firstly we were away for most part of the weekend (GREAT I hear you say!!....well....NOT!!!!....but our trip away is a story for another day)...let me just say it would have been much more restful having all my teeth pulled...lol.... Seriously!!!

Well ....to cut a long story short....I arrived home to a list a mile long of outstanding jobs to be done, all of which have looming deadlines. So, not being one to buckle under the pressure I did what any conscientious business person would do to make things better....I headed straight for my office, determined to tackle the problem head on.....promptly picked up the the phone....... and had a good old natter for a couple of hours to my good friend Jackie.

It didn't lighten my workload in the slightest but it sure made me feel better...lol

There were a million productive things I should have been doing today...sewing , ordering, accounts etc etc etc...maybe even some of the insummountable household chores....but nup...not me!!! I just did what I do best...what comes naturally.....gas-bagged!!

I did manage however to get my orders from last week packed...but that's all folks!!


They say that if you want something done just ask a busy person...but I reckon you shouldn't be asking this busy person or you may not get what you were hoping for...unless of course it involves a telephone...lol

Maybe my dad is right....he always tells me I could talk under wet cement!!!

Till next time....thanks for the chat!.............
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