Sunday, August 8, 2010

Stuff I want Really Bad But Can't Afford...

In other words, a Wishlist.  This stuff I found so adorable I just had to share, and maybe some of you will be lucky enough to buy.

I was on facebook, as always, and on the corner of my screen there was an add for a sight called "ModCloth" so I checked it out... and just about died of "Iwant-itis"

So here we are. Things I wanted:
Cute? oh no. Frickin adorable!

slippers.. on... cardigans?? Oh my!!!

A sailor romper!!!! I love nautical! And I LOVEEEE rompers!
Shown here: 
see? rompers= <3

self explainitory.

And finally, for the ones I want very mostest! My biggest vice, the one item of clothing that makes me all weak in the knees and all that jazz

I really. really. really. really. LOVE. socks. Tall socks with adorable patterns specifically. I want these so bad it hurts!! I just gotta convince dad to let me use his credit card.....

And The Winner Is::

Thats right! I've done the drawing at 12:00 last night!

(hey cut me some slack, I was emergency babysitting, and it was really late!)

And the winner is!!??

Drum Roll Please

Yes indeed! Yay! (Applaud now!) He's the very first winner of my very first give away!

Now Jabacue, because you are the very first loser or my very first give away, I still wanna send you something and a celebration and a thanks for being awesome with me!

Unfortunately I don't know what yet.
But I SHALL find something acceptable! And then I will tell you so you too can have a little something to show for being the first... erm... loser... But it'll awesome. Pinky Promise!

Anyways, congrats Mickey!

(Want a baggie? Just orderriee!)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Give Away

Yes, I closed it thursday at midnight!

Unfortunately this is county fair week so I haven't got to do the drawing yet!

I have to do it tomorrow or later tonight. I've been busy busy busy!
(I won grand champion turkey, so I have to be at the fair almost all day :[ ) But don't worry! I shall draw as soon as I can! As I type this, I'm on my way back out to the fair.

I'm so excited to have new followers! Thanks everyone! Bear with me while I get through this chaos!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Don't Forget enter the give away! It ends next Thursday.

Thats all I really have to post today, I'm on my way to the hospital now because my jaw and lymph nodes have been swollen for 3 days. Probably nothing serious. Just incredibly annoying. Anyways. I'll post more later. :]

Friday, July 30, 2010

Super Shopper Thursday

Sorry I didn't post yesterday! I only  had time in the morning to check up on things before I was out the door!

See, one day a month, Hancock Fabrics sells a certain brand of patterns for 99c, which is a crazy awesome deal if you do some research before you go! Yesterday happened to be McCall's.

(A quick note about patterns; the two BEST brands you can get in my opinion are McCalls and Vogue. They have really clear instructions and awesome styles, plus sections for beginner sewers. If you want QUALITY in patterns, McCalls or Vogue is the way to go.)

So at 9am me, mother, and little brother(the kid has an affection for the soft arts....), were up and headed to Hancocks.

And when we got there, there was a happy 1/2 off sale sign!!!! Meaning, certain tables of fabric were half price! I'm talking stuff thats 12 and 15 bucks a yard. Yeah. Excuse me while I happy dance.

Soooo (I giggle every time I use that word on this blog...) Me and Mom went nuts. Also, fancy shmancy 'spensive uphostery and home decorator fabric remnants were under $4 a yard (usually they are 10+ per yard)

We got there at tenish. We left at one thirty.

This is what I got::

Those two patterns? they were originally 15 and 17 bucks. I got them for 99c each!

Hmm, so starting at the left, the two paisly patterns. They were originally 6.99 a yard. On the half off table.. But the lady didn't know how to ring it up and she got frustrated. I paid 5 bucks for both pieces. I think I'll quilt them and make a few cosmetic bags to sell here? Yesh?

The green, Im making myself a cardigan, because I do love cardigans, and I'm always cold. See the black and pink and the batting? Can you say more poodle bags? I have like 4 orders for them already. I just gotta quilt the black and heave ho away we go!

And the black and gray stripey stuff, thats for little brother. He's kinds of excited for his new laptop. And he wanted a lap top bag. My bad. he wanted a "laptop bag, but for like.. well... a boy." His bag will be prototype two. And hopefully the final one!

I spent 28.01

But my day was not done! See, before we left, mom spotted an add in the paper for a sewing machine. I've been wanting my very own for quite awhile, but now I NEED one because there isn't one in the dress shop I work at. I have to take everything home and use my moms.

But you can't just buy any old machine. See, the older machines with metal parts are the most dependable, and usually they're easy to fix if something is wrong. Otherwise you have to pay $75 just to have it looked at. 

Anyways, this machine she saw was perfect. I called the lady and she wanted $30 bucks for it, but she was at work so I wait until she got home. 

She called me about 4 and said she couldn't get it working, so she would just give it to me if I still wanted it.


It was an offer I couldn't refuse.
She still had the original book and all the accessories, a bazillion bobbins and some other fancy doodads.
I spent the rest of the evening cleaning out 10+ years of dust and neglect. I got it all oiled up, turned on, and it worked.


Also it came with the original cabinet in near perfect condition. I am one happy lady.

Then I stayed up way to late watching movies with my two best friends.

Gerard Butler is the hottest man in Hollywood.

p.s Dont forget to enter the give away!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

My Very First Give Away Ever!!

The time has come! The time is now!

I am giving away this pink and black, retro, quilted messenger bag! Great for... Well, anything! purse, laptop case, school bag, present, whatever you want it to be!

I almost kept it... But then I remembered that I can just make myself another one.

So now its your chance to get one for free! Yes indeedy. Because after this give away, it'll only be available for by order for the price of $30(plus shipping)
Anyways. On to how to get this bad boy:

#1:: You MUST be a follower of THIS blog
#2:: Enter by posting One (1) comment before Thursday August 4th. Tell me you think its adorable, or what I else I should make that you would buy, or that I'm brilliant, or that you just really want the damn bag.
 (I'll enter your name twice if you mention it on your blog! just make sure you let me know!)
#3:: Hold your breath or dance around or cross your fingers or rub some one's buzz cut... Whatever brings you luck.

I'll announce the winner first thing Friday August 5th!

Can't wait? Want more?
I can do the same design in Purses($25), Laptop Cases(Coming Soon! I'm still working on my custom design, around $40), and Cosmetic Bags(Coming Soon! $TBA) as well as the messenger bag. Just email with what you really really really want.

I've used lots of exclamation points! Are we excited yet?!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Accomplishment of the Day

Today I finished lap-top bag prototype #1.

It was ok, but I'm not crazy about it.

Back to the drawing board to alter it and make it better!

Also. I'm gonna start the give away item today.