So, my dear one hands me back some of our vacation funds saying, "We don't need what we've saved, or we would have FLOWN somewhere for our anniversary."  He proceeded to tell me he almost bought an iPad for me the day before, but knew I was the one who would have more questions on the product than he did.  So he waited, and told me to GO!  Awesome!  btw - I'm totally hooked already on the notes app.  So that just meant I needed a handmade case for it, because that's just who I am.  Here is one of the best downloads, which I purchased, that I could locate on the web.  So my Amy Butler fabric I've been hoarding which was bought with a gift card from a very good friend, will get made up into a WHOLE set of great organizational tools and covers for MYSELF!  ME?  I don't make things for me!  But when you spend that hard earned cash on an item like an iPad, extra precautions just need to be made.  Isn't this a great pattern?
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You can find this tutorial in pdf format over at NapKittenPatterns on Etsy.  Her shop is full of great ideas and downloads.
 
 
Had a super charged visit to Hobby Lobby yesterday and here's the goodies the came from a 20 minute turbo shop.........
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Mary Engelbreit, Asian flair and black giraffe...
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Decorator fabrics for one heck of a fall bag - bargain priced and gorgeous.
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Just something that caught my eye. Pretty, pretty, pretty!
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For travel sketch books for kids. LOVE Minnie Mouse! Wish I could have found more like that, but the other pieces here will be perfect.
And here are a couple things I listed in the shop this week...........
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There are 3 Poky Little Puppy art books listed, some with Twistables, and some with colored pencils.
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Michael Miller blue French postcard journal fabric portfolio. I absolutely ADORE this line of his fabrics. Ooo-La-La!
Thank you all for looking.  I'm trying to stay busy and out of trouble.  You know how I can get.  :)

So get out there, get creative and have a wonderful holiday weekend.
 
 
There hasn't been much to report or update this week.  Not sure what's going on in my head, but maybe after the work week is over and a Saturday morning packed with some 'me' things I'll get back on track in the work room.  I'm not a real fan of tax day either and that's probably part of it all.  So now that I've laid that out on the table, I thought I'd show you a couple of things that should be arriving this week for a special order and another idea of mine.
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I found these on Etsy at a price that could not be passed up.  Yes, they are coming from China with very inexpensive shipping.  Now why can't I ship something to Canada which is closer for that same kind of money?  I can't figure it out and I HAVE to get something up there, somehow someway.  Very frustrated with our local USPS office as they were no help whatsoever.  But anyway, enough grumbling.  I found a large swatch of my own knitting while cleaning out a bin and that's what this particular closure will be used for.  I'm rather excited to try this method of purse making out and hope the tutorials on YouTube will stick in my brain.  :)

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I also found this fabulous and elegant strand of pale lavender pearls on Etsy.  There is a gal at work that has such talent in making bracelets and I just want to encourage her to keep on keepin' on.  There is a charm I found to go with these pearls and thing it will make a dynomite bracelet for someone I love very much as a gift (sometime).  

Gorgeous or WHAT?

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And finally, this is the fabric that is on order and should be here tomorrow for a special request large notebook/portfolio from my Etsy store.  It's an Amy Butler fabric and should work up wonderfully.

So hopefully it will come when UPS says it will and I can get this made up this weekend for the buyer's approval.

There are three crocheted hats that are nearly complete for a special order from a co-worker.  I should probably tie up those lose ends this morning and get these to her as they are for a friend going through chemotherapy out-of-state.  

PLUS I still have that bountiful box of goodies from Marcy that need to be made up into interesting items for her.  

And then there's Bill's leather notebook - it's still daunting me as 'unforgiving' materials, no matter HOW gorgeous, still scare the poo out of me.  

So there's a lot on my plate, or should I say PLATES!  Ha Ha!  

Now get on with your day, and get CREATIVE!
 

Kaboodle

03/29/2011

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Yet another venue...... time to get to work on some other things now.
It's...
Kaboodle
It's... by tygerlily
 
 
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Got notification that one of the mini's made it into an Etsy Treasury called "Blue Monday".  Now THAT's cool and I had to post so I don't forget all these blessings later on....

Check it out..... "Blue Monday"
 
 
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There are eight (8) new listings on Etsy.  Complete.  Done.  Written up.  Put out there.  The gazillion photos can now be erased off the camera.  Time for some eye and mind relaxation...... does that mean sleep?  Could be!

See, I'm too lazy to even put up the links to the Etsy items.  Deal wid' it.  :)  Look at the scrolling boxes down on the right side - you'll get there is you want.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend full of good things.

Blessings and get creative!
 
 
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I've had a very fruitful morning in getting some product actually COMPLETE!!!  YIPEEE  Here's the stack of large ports and a couple of medium sized martini ports.  The martini themed ones are just fun, what can ya say.

Two martinis, a pink and black princess-ish one, Maxine (gotta love her), green paisleys and you can't tell, but the bottom one is sort of like a night out with pearls and long gloves.  Yeah, it's different, so you'll just have to wait and see it whenever I get around to writing them up and putting them on Etsy.  (Oh, how I hate that part)  Or maybe I should try the Three Sisters on these..... Oh, decisions decisions.  :)  But progress has been made!  Almost time to gear up into my Henry Ford mode soon and get more things cut out and ready to roll.  But I have a little something I want to try next before I do that.  So keep watch!  
Tonight it's going to be me, that Debbie Mumm fleece blanket you see in the background that getting a lace edging put on, and a movie....... 

 
 
Four items are listed, which means now they can get business cards put in them and bagged up in plastic for safe keeping.  The listings are the hardest part to do and takes me forever!!!  UGHHHH  I'm not a writer by a long shot and could sure use some help in that area, but that's the way it goes, right?  Four items and two hours later, I'm ready to get off the computer and get back to actually making something worthwhile!  :)  Here's the listings......
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There is one more thing to list, but it just may not get done today.  But that's okay!  

Thanks for looking and happy creating, everyone!