Thursday, April 23, 2009

My Muse

I sent 2 pretty little outfits to a scrumptious little cream puff in Texas last week. This baby is so yummy you won't be able to stand it. Really. The fro'sting on top of her sweet head is almost too much to look at. But do look! And look, if you can veer the eyes from those cheeks, at her purdy clothes. These outfits are offered as customs in my etsy shop and I'll be running over there some time soon to switch out the photos. Waiting for the final pics from my photographer/sister. The photos I'm posting here are just rough drafts. My hats off and my deepest thanks to Cream Puff's mama, Kim, and to the rockin' photographer, my dear sister.


Saturday, April 18, 2009

I made stuff this week!

Well, I FINALLY found the time and ambition to focus long enough to sew and list some new little sweeties for my etsy shop...yay! It is so hard to accomplish anything between my A.D.D. and other distractions (house, children, phone calls, internet surfing). So I stayed focused this week and made these purdies. I shipped the Pink Lemonade and the Rose Leopard sets to a scrumptious little angel, my muse, in Texas for her to model them. I cannot wait to see her (and her amazing 'fro) in her apronstrings! I will post the photos here when I receive them.

I have sew many plans for my fabric this week, but sew little time...ugh! Sam is still home with me 3 days a week and I get very little accomplished in the studio on those days, but one day I will be missing having a little one shadowing me all day (yea, right). But I am attempting a new goal for myself. I have so so so much fabric so I have this idea to sew up at least 5 dresses or skirts from my current stash before I order any of the new fabrics I'm obsessed with (i.e. Paula Prass's new line and Paganelli's Flower Power...oh my goodness, yum!) Really I have to do this plan...I have absolutely nowhere else to stash fabric.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Welcome to my world....

I thought I should post a bit about myself, give some background info here. Probably should have opened the blog with the "about me" post, but I'm doing things jumbly with no real sense of order 'cause that's how I roll.
Let me just start by saying I am not a writer nor photographer. I follow lots of bloggers who are gifted writers and amazing photographers...I am certainly neither. I'm just a seamstress and fabric addict. My raison(s) d'etre here at "Ramblings...." in no particular order, are as follows: ~to join the blogging party...I don't want to be left out of the fun! ~to share info about my little bizness ~to tell stories ~ to brag or vent about my children ~to ask for input about who knows what. There may be more reasons, but that's a good bunch of it.

***photos are (top) Nonnie & me 1971...isn't she beautiful...and (bottom) Nonnie & Huffy in his "sharp" patchwork shirt 2008***

Here's a short & sweet bio:

I am a child of the 70's and a teen of the 80's and I have the musical taste to prove it. Born and raised in Oklahoma and don't mind it at all...nice place. My jobs have included dishwasher/terrible waitress at Pizza Hut, video store clerk, gifted barista (before it was so mainstream), something to do with unclaimed government checks (very educational), Montessori preschool teacher, and, now, mother and seamstress. I have 3 children between ages 4 and 9 (boy-girl-boy) and a wonderful husband of 15 years. Oh, and a dog...can't believe it but, we do.

So I learned to sew from my grandmother, Lanette, who was known by the family as "Nonnie." For me she was a mother and grandmother rolled into one amazing person and I miss her greatly. She was my biggest "fan." Nonnie taught me to sew when I was 13. I chose a pants pattern with a gussett and she loved to tell everyone that I chose such a complicated pattern as my first project...those were cool pants. Nobody else had anything quite like it....well, not until M.C. Hammer came along.

I sew as often as I am able...actually more than I should. The house tends to get a little too neglected as do the dog and the 4 year old when I'm on a sewing binge. I am working hard to strike a balance DO they do it? If I could exist on frapuccino and much less sleep I'd have it all worked out.

Gotta go pick up the kiddos. I think my next post will be a list of things I love...that's the plan, but we shall see.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Sam's bestest day ever

So the kids need new shoes. Alex wants checkerboard Vans, Sarah wants gold ballet flats, Sam wants the same exact kind of "slide-ons" as last year...camo with the army jet. Of course Target doesn't have the same as last year and I'm really hoping he doesn't decide he wants Vans because I'm counting on a $15 pair of shoes for the little guy. There are just no cool and cheap "slide-ons" around here at this moment...except for at Wal-Mart...on sale for $8, but mis-marked so actually $6. Hard to hate Wal-Mart at a moment like this. And Sam says this is the bestest day of his life so far because of his new robot shoes. Suh-weet!