Tuesday, October 28, 2014

just keep sewing... just keep sewing...

Wow, it has been FOREVER since I last posted!

It has been a very busy fall for us... we've *almost* got a new driver in the house... and she'll also graduate in a few months, both girls are plugged into a great youth group and are loving it,  we had another Japanese student for a week, I participated in four back to back to back to back markets through September, and my girls and I are in full swing with preparations for our upcoming Christmas Open House! It's been good, but like I said... very busy!

I'm still selling Jamberry nail wraps and have discovered the fun of swapping with other consultants. Besides trading wrap for wrap, I've offered my handmade clutch purses and they have been a very well received! Lots of work though... but a little hand sewing on a rainy fall afternoon is never a bad thing!
These are just a few that have flown out my door over the past couple of weeks. I think there was close to double this amount in all...
I also made a pair of pretty bucket bags and am so pleased at how they turned out...
...and some patchwork dumplings... I made six in different colors, but just got this mid project picture to share...
I've now shifted to painting for a few days. I find that bouncing back and forth between that and sewing makes me more productive in general.
I will post soon with information about our Open House... we missed out on it last year and are SO excited to be back on schedule with one of our family's favorite traditions!
Have a great day everyone... it's good to be back in blogland!

(and the bag patterns that I used for everything shown come from the vary talented Michelle Patterns)

2 comments:

Diane N said...

I love your little clutch purse and the patchwork dumplings! You wouldn't happen to have a tutorial for either of those would you?!?

Dad said...

Kim

It was a good cup of coffee today.
Welcome back.