Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Oh my god! If I could figure out how to get the photos off my camera I would be showing you a store fire just down the street from me! I was working on the computer, checking my email, etc, when I heard the engines go by. Now, that's actually pretty normal. I live on a major thoroughfare and we hear trucks go by all the time. But about five minutes later I'm smelling smoke. I searched the apartment, thinking that my landlord had finally decided to cash in on his insurance policy. Nothing burning. So, what the hell, let's go look outside.

I couldn't see the street, the smoke was so bad.

My street was blocked off, the pumpers were going, and the photoshop six stores up were belching flame. This is probably the most excitement I've had in a while. I'll keep ya posted.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

I've been ravelled!

I finally got my invit to join Ravelry! I've heard somuch about this site, I'm so excited! So, of course, I curently have no projects on the go. An excuse to go shopping! Yeah!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Happiness in a couple of garbage bags

A few weeks ago I signed up to join a group online called freecycle, an absolutely great way to keep perfectly usable items out of our landfills. People post things that they have or things that they need and within days they're usually filled/picked up/whatever. Well, yesterday I was gifted with two garbage bags filled with fabric and craft supplies. I was thrilled! Everything was amazing, even the little scraps. As I make more and more handbags (which I've now been asked to sell at a fundraiser in June) I'm finding that I just can't afford new fabric. This gift is perfect.

I encourage everyone to try freecycle. There's groups set up in all sorts of communities, so you wont need to travel far for pick ups or drop offs. Give 'er a shot!

Friday, April 18, 2008


Boy, do I love 'em! Just when I'm feelling at my worst, I get hugs and kisses and cake. Especially cake! I love cake.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Getting older

Well, tomorrow is the day. I will turn thirty-five. Still not too sure how I feel about that. I want to make so many changes in my life, the first being to not be so lazy that I don't make changes. I've got five amzing kids and a great husband and yet I'm not happy. What's wrong with me?
My father-in-law tells me it's normal, while my own mother tells to stop bitching and accept my lot in life (personally I think that she accepted her lot and now she's not happy. Misery loves company after all).
On the other hand, I am making changes. As soon as my new credit card shows ( there was a screw up with my replacement card and it never showed in the mail. My other is expired and I can't use it) I will be opening my Etsy shop. Going to be selling my handbags. Yippee!!! God, I hope it works out!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

I knew when I turned on the computer this morning, I wanted to write something. Now that the keyboard is before me, I'm at a loss.What do I say? It's not as though I live an exciting life, travel the world or cure fatal diseases. I'm an unemployed factory grunt. I cerainly can't afford to fly anywhere and I don't drive. Even if I did, I can't afford a car. Instead, I sit at home, taking in old clothes and turning them into new handbags. And no, it's not because I want to recycle (Ido, but that's not the reason). It's because I can't afford new fabric... maybe I'll get a gift certificate to Wal-Mart for my birthday...

Friday, April 11, 2008

I just realized that anyone reading my last post wouldn't understand what it was all about.

Well, with the new season and my pending birthday, I've realized that I really need to start getting my crafting things out there into the real world. I'm opening an Etsy shop, but I want those things that I sell to be my absolute best (not an easy task for a perfectionist). It means that I'm spending a lot of time with my sewing machine, and we're already no longer on speaking terms. I figured that maybe writing a blog about the crap I'm going through might be a good way to seperate myself for a little while from that threaded demon.

To totally change the subject, I'm going to show you some dolls I've sewn recently. I got the pattern from Craftster, a great sharing site. You should try it. The creator is ghillie, who is a genious!
This one is my very first. Not my favourite, but Pinky is still very cuddly!
Sorry her picture is sideways! Someday I'll learn to post this stuff properly! Ayway, this is Marie. She's the good girl of the group. She has another dress, a little more revealing, but I made the sleeves of her blouse too tight and now they don't come off too well. I think she's just too much of a prude to wear the strapless!
And last, but not least, this is Cleo. I call her the Purple Kitty Harlot. I probably shouldn't. It must affect her self esteem. I keep picturing her leaning against a lamp post, smoking a cigarette. Origanally, when I first put on her hair, I thought rastafarian dreadlocks, but when I tried out the dress pattern for the first time, she screamed out for a matching hat and she became my tough kitty.
I'm trying to sew slippers. Why do I do this to myself? I've got thread bits all over my bed and I'm ready to throw my sewing machine out the window!