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Saturday, November 15, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I see beads and even though I have no project in mind, I must have them. Is that a sickness, perhaps, or the makings of a small bead shop? Either way, its time for me to Destach. I have created a section within my Etsy Shop to sell off some of my overwelming stach of beads, which you can find here: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5628867§ion_id=5380655
As of this moment, I currently have Carnelian and pretty African Rhyolite beads posted, but more are soon to follow.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Well it's a beautiful morning here in South Florida, it's about 69 degrees, I think it's suppose to warm up to around 80 today. I have a couple of things that I want to do today, or maybe over the course of the weekend:
- Mail out my NHL Jersey to Triple Threat Sports who are personalizing my jerseys
- Write a letter to my brother and mail out his Christmas Gift from last year, yes, last year.
- Refill my O2 tanks as I've been itching to start lampworking again
- Go to Expo and purchase cabinet handles (we only redid the kitchen three years ago)
- Mulch the back yard area
- Finish the Rosary Necklace, take pics and post on Esty
- Bead Stash - Take pics and post on Esty
However, a couple of weeks ago I pulled out my sewing machine. When my husband saw it, he commented that he had never seen it before....we've been in our house for over 10 years now, so I guess it's been a while. I had brought some "cleavage covers" for some of my shirts (working in HR, I like to been seen as a modest girl) every time I wear them, I am reminded of how I always think to myself about making some modifications. So, as I said I pulled my sewing machine out and have been playing around with "designing" a better cleavage cover. This prompted me to walked into a JoAnn Fabrics because I needed new Fabric shears and I now I may never be the same. Years ago when I was sewing, I could spend hours looking and buying yards of fabric. To this day I still have some scraps and a few yards of fabric that I purchased without purpose. Well, I started looking at the pattern books and brought some funky fabric for the shoulder bag pattern I picked out....so I want to add that to the list as well. I have almost convinced myself that I would work on my To Do List first, but then I read my California Apparel Newsletter and they have an article on Textile Trends by Alison A. Nieder:
Shades of red and orange warm up printed knits and solid velvets and provide a jolt of color for digital prints and foils.
Leaves of Grass
Velvets, burnouts and prints are romantic and chic in autumnal shades of green and brown.
I Want Candy
Candy-colored brights are sweet and whimsical for floral prints and geometric patterns, as well as plaids, stripes and textural solids.
Textile makers are seeing a future in dots with traditional polka-dot patterns, circle prints and curvilinear geometrics.
The new blue is turquoise, which provides a sophisticated punch when paired with black or a tropical twist when mixed with oranges, browns and greens.
Here's the temporary link to view these fabrics up close...oh so fabulous, http://www.apparelnews.net/fashion/trends/Textile-Trends-2009