20 March, 2013

Hello Spring !!!

I've missed you, terribly...

No sunshine yesterday here in the 'Burg, but lots and lots of Daffies are blooming in the garden!

 They are kind of like "Sunshine a Stem"!

18 March, 2013

Getting Presents in the Mail

Don't you just love it when you get a present in the mail?  I got one today.

Well,... it wasn't exactly a present. I bought it.  I paid for it. But when I opened that Priority Mail envelope, I found this.  Sew Lux certainly knows how to package an order to make it look like a present, don't they?


How sweet of Sew Lux Fabric and Gifts to package up my order to look like something that I might have received at my 5th Birthday Party!  I took a little trip back in time, WAY back in time!  I was remembering my dotted swiss party dress, Neopolitan ice cream and a white cake with pink sprinkles. 

Oh,... did I mention that Sew Lux had great prices for all of the fabrics that I wanted,... in one place?  Sweet!

I will be ordering from them again, most certainly.

 I LOVE getting presents in the mail

16 March, 2013

Luuucccyyyyy! I'm Home!

I am over the moon and inside out!

Meet “Lucy”, my newly acquired 78 year old Singer Featherweight, born Nov. 5, 1935. She’s looking exceptionally snappy for her age, isn’t she? She just had a total face-lift where she got her stylin’ red paint job. She is my new traveling machine and I can't wait to take her to classes and workshops.  She and I are going to have tons of fun together!

15 March, 2013

Feelin' Like the Queen of Thread Catchers!

Holy Cow!  I am feelin' like the Thread Catcher Queen!  Hand me my crown, please.

Some of my thread catchers were picked up on Pinterest and my blog has kind of BLOWN UP!, with thousands of hits per day, over 45,000 views in the past month and tons of interest and purchases at my Etsy shop, Curry Bungalow.

It makes me happy to know that people are loving my original design, buying them and requesting special orders, but it was also making me just a little crazy.

At first I thought that I had to keep my store stocked with these things and I was glued to my sewing machine.  Then I had this epiphany.... and epiphanies are good.  I make these things for fun because I love combining fabrics into something pretty and practical, AND it gives me a bona fide excuse to order fabrics that I love but would not necessarily build into a quilt.

So I have decided that in the interest of sanity, I resolve to just plug away, making these things in my studio, (OK, OK, it's a sewing closet... but I can dream, can't I?...) and posting them on Etsy as I complete them.  No pressure on myself.

I am also working on a downloadable pdf pattern for those of you who want to make your own and hope to have that available soon at my Etsy shop.

This has all been a huge lesson for me. The lesson is, "Do what you love",... and I love to make things, but I especially... simply... love to sew.

SEW it's all good, right?