Sunday, October 30, 2011

Some Compassion this Halloween

We had our neighborhood trick or treat last night and I was reflecting on it this morning and wanted to share the following thoughts...take it for whatever you will.....we live in the city and are near areas that are "not as fortunate" as us, I'm not going to say not as nice because I know a lot of those neighborhoods are very nice and people take a lot of pride keeping them up, but many of them do have less money than us. Because those neighborhoods did not have a trick or treat in the their area, they came to our neighborhood. The person I was a few years ago would have made comments about how rude it was and that no one should do that-But maybe it's having kids or having some financial pains myself, but I'm glad they came. I bet to some of those kids it made their week or even month and they may be talking about it for awhile. I know it was just candy, but they had so much fun and trick or treating is something that every kid should have the opportunity to do since it's not a matter of whether their parents can afford it or not. Do I wish I had handed out apples instead-heck yes-but could I afford to hand out over 100 organic apples-sadly no....but maybe next year.

So from my flock to yours....Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

101 Things to do with a Shower Curtain

Ok well I really only have two other ideas for you but I was hoping this would spark some other ideas. I don't know why, but everytime I see a great shower curtain I think of what else I can use it for-I mean seriously how often do you change out your shower not so often. Anyways, they really are versatile. I've used a pair of them for my son's room before as curtains-they are the perfect length for curtains, just can't use them as a rod pocket. then a few weeks ago I got into a mood to organize and I just kept moving this shower curtain from pile to pile.....then out of sheer laziness(how most of my ideas are born) I decided to put it on the spare bed to cover a tear on a comforter....and voila again it was the prefect size for a bedspread for a twin bed! so all in all i LOVE finding different uses for them.   Anyone else do this or am I just crazy?

Monday, October 24, 2011

Time to get real

So after I published my post last night and I was catching up on the blogs I read and there was one that really was all about being real and admitting it when you're not ok(Thanks Courtney!) It really made my analyze my post and whether it was really how I felt. On the surface yeah it was what I wanted to put out there I mean who wants to read a blog about someone complaining? But honestly that's what real is sometimes and real life isn't always sunshine.

So this is how I really feel about the store closing. It sucks, it's embarrassing, I hate to give up on it, I wish we had the money to invest in it and hire employees, my family is so much more important to me and I will gladly give up the store if it means staying in our house and feeding our family, struggling with financial issues SUCKS but I'm learning it's part of our lives right now, I've met so many great people through the store that I hope they don't just disappear or think I'm a stalker for trying to contact them, a little part of me really hope that the store becomes something great after I leave, it melts my heart when my son tells me I can have some of the money in his piggy bank so I can keep the that's how I'm feeling about it....for real.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Dear John....

I don't know why but this title kept popping into my head when thinking about this post last week. It's not really a Dear John letter, but I feel that when you're sitting where ever you are sitting reading this you might have the same feelings that someone would have reading one of those letters.

If you haven't already seen it on Facebook, we have come to the decision to close the Brick and Mortar store. Unfortunately I'm going to join the sad bandwagon and blame it partially on the economy and the other part is personal. I will continue to sell via my Etsy store and locally to some of my fav people :)  I'm also pretty excited to say that the custom curtain orders have been coming in pretty steadily through Etsy and Local customers. My plan is to continue to offer classes and craft nights and want to help keep the local crafting and sewing community growing. I've met SO many great people through the store and some of them are my closest friends now so I have nothings but happy memories, and although I'm saddened to be shifting gears, I'm excited to be able to keep on doing what I'm doing.

Maybe I'll even have more time to sew.....with two kids yeah right!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Switching Gears

So I've come to the realization that the current blog format isn't working for me. I'm not always in a crafty mood or ordering fabric and yet I always have so much more to say but wasn't sure if it would be appropriate for this in turn I'm changing the plan for this blog...I'm going to start sharing more...all the crazy things I'm thinking, crazy things I'm working on and outrageous things I'm planning(my poor husband). Hope you stick around for the ride..............but no worries if you decide you're not in it for the long haul!

oh yeah and since I am posting about more now you can bet I'm be posting a lot more frequently.


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Baby Fever?

Ok maybe I don't quite have baby fever but I do love making things for baby showers. I had a customer request some pillows and blanket in this great vintage looking fabric with baby/child related words all over it.  Love how it turned out....maybe I can just call it baby shower fever :)