Sunday, August 24, 2014

Summer is over

Hey, how are y'all doing? It's been a while, hasn't it? Well, I'm going to attempt to start blogging again. I've got a full time job at a preschool as a "supplemental staff" and last week was the first week after summer break. The schools and preschool started on the 20th and this is the first time I miss my boys' first day of school. I am off to work before they go to school and get out of work after they get back from school. It helps to have a hubby that works evenings and is home during the day.
During the summer I did a little bit of sewing and made a few cards. It's hard to get things done when your kids want to be doing other things. And now, after I started working, it's taking me a week to make one bag, just doing a little bit here and there. I tried starting on a few Christmas cards today but my 4 year old got so excited about "helping out" that I didn't get much done.
Here are a couple of handbags that I made this summer:
You can find this bag HERE

And this bag can be found HERE

Here are some pictures from summer break.
Went went to Lake Lure a couple of times. My boys love it there.

We went to the river one time. I wish we had gone more often but the pool is closer to us than the river where I like to go (Sycamore Flats).

My flowers looked pretty good for a while, until we got a lot of rain, 
then my flowerbed looked pretty messy. 

We went to Savannah, GA and Tybee Island and my 9 year old went to FL to spend a few weeks with our family there. He had a blast.

I hope y'all had a great summer. We sure stayed busy. But it looks like fall and winter are going to be pretty busy for me too. As long as I keep my sanity I'm ok with that.

Don't forget to check out my store HERE!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

More Christmascards

A couple of weeks ago the boys had a long weekend and we took them to Linville Falls. We stayed in a cabin and spent the first day checking out areas like Linville Gorge, Wiseman's View and Table Rock. Beautiful areas. But my car decided it was to old for this trip and died...on Table Rock. We were able to get it down the mountain and to the cabin (just barely) and were stuck at the cabin for a couple of days. I did manage to get decent pictures from our adventure and the cabin owner and I traded a little bit. She got 7 bags from me and we got the cabin at a discounted price. We were forced to stay an extra night while our car was in the shop and the cabin owner helped us find a car dealer in the area so we could get another car (we had been shopping around for a car before going on the trip).
These two bags in the pictures below are among the 7 bags that are going to be wrapped up as Christmas presents this Christmas :)

Both are made out of home décor fabric (outdoor fabric).
And recently I sent a few Christmas cards to my mom in Iceland.

They all have parts on them that have been stamped and heat embossed and sponged with ink before being cut.
Since our trip to Linville Falls I have been fighting a bad cold that got to my chest and I have not been as productive as I want to be. But I did add a bag to my store tonight and I've got a Thanksgiving coupon. You can see it on the stores front page (spend $50 and use coupon code THANKU13 to get $5 off).
I'm going to end this post with a couple of pictures from our trip (I should have cleaned the lens!). And let you imagine how the mountains to the left look all burnt. There was a wildfire there just a couple of days after we were there. It burned 2,579 acres. The gorge was opened up to the public again a couple of days ago.

I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving and safe travels (my U.S. readers).
Make sure you stop by my store before you log off :)