Tag Archives: sewing

Sewing Library

3 Feb

Eye Candy

I.love.to.sew.

I.love.to.read.

Put those two things together and you have my sewing stash.

I also enjoy purchasing and supporting other small businesses on etsy and bloggers who sell patterns.  They’re not as beautiful in their drawer, but hey, I like supporting other people living out their dream.

Sewing Stash Organization

25 Jan

You can check out my “sewing room” category posted to the side with other links and my personal (lack of) progress. Just thought I’d share Smashed Peas and Carrots’ post today.

Happy Organizing!

(I will have to do more today as my hubby keeps pushing me.  Hey, I’ll take the help!)

I <3 Farbenmix

21 Jan

Image from Sew Mama Sew Blog - click photo to read the article!

So my obsession with Farbenmix (and patterns) has become worse since early this morning when my 5 mo. old decided that it’s too cold to sleep (aside from the million sleep sacks and throwing the heat up to an unknown degree in our house).  Did I mention I live in Michigan and it’s COLD in January?  Not Canada cold, eh!?  But, cold none-the-less.  Knew we should’ve skipped that vacation and threw more insulation in the walls.  I.digress.quickly.

Farbenmix.  European crafting trends.  Sew Mama sew did an interview yesterday which got me thinking (drooling) again.  It’s a bit more expensive to get things so I try not to tempt myself.  Being content in all circumstances, right!?  I mean, really, check out this adorable stuff on etsy.  The trims, fabrics, ribbons, all adorable.  I purchased some ribbons awhile back and hoarded them.  Lost them.  Pulled my hair out.  Cried.  Ordered more (with hubby’s permission).  Smiled.  Found old stash.  Smiled even more.  =)

Now, if only that would work for every favorite item I have and don’t want to cut into!

Look at this site from Germany.  Pink.  Blue.  Green.  Matroshka.  Birds.  Hearts.  Teal.  Be still my heart.  Love the bands too.  Can I just have these images flashing on my digital photo frame please?

What’s your style?  Obsession?

Did you see that the new color trend of the year is Honeysuckle (pink!)

I’m so excited, afterall, pink is my signature color!

It’s tough but everyone’s gotta do it….

10 Jan

Decisions, Decisions….

Scary, really.  I have been MIA, not doing much crafting over the past 6 months once baby #2 came.  I felt overwhelmed with working at home with my kids.  I tried to become more scheduled and organized but how do you get a 2 year old and 4 month old to cooperate every day?  =)  I love my job.  I coordinate the birth-5th at my church and love it!  However, the time has come when I have to make a decision.  As my family has been growing so has the church….both awesome God things, but with that comes a choice.  Am I going to put my kids in day care full time (nothing wrong with that) or stay home with them and resign (still a huge job).  My husband and I decided together over months of tears and excitement and more tears and fear of the future and prayers and tears and excitement (get the picture of the ups and downs!?)….that I would resign and be a stay at home mom focusing on my family and being healthy both spiritually and physically.  Whoah, what a hard decision.  I give moms all over props for making this decision either way.  It’s a crazy time that guys will just never understand.

I figure that I’ll share with you my struggles and joys over the next weeks, months, years.  Wanna join along?  Walk with me.  I know I’m not the only one that sits down at my sewing machine and dreams, prays, listens to God.

I’ve not just resigned from a job, I’ve resigned from trying to control my life.    I need to trust in God in ALL things!

How do you make hard decisions?  What questions do you sit down and ask yourself?  I’ll share some of mine tomorrow.