Monday, June 29, 2009
so theres the excitement for tonight. i'm off to the gym now, and may try to piece some more things together later tonight.
i have one and a half sets of bag stripes done
*another buzz lightyear bag to sell
- that would be my half... i couldn't find the right shade of brown at wal mart to alternate with it, so i need to go search possibly later today at joanns. or tomorrow.
in line to cut out:
*nemo fabric (somewhat like the buzz lightyear style of bag)
* angelina ballerina (two different prints)
*airforce <- that might not get done... still trying to figure out what i'm going to do with that one. i have two prints but don't know if i want to go total patriotic ness and throw some american flag fabric in there, or what i want to alternate with.
so there you have it. i had to resend my seller's permit, because my driver's licence fax was unable to be read. later today i need to finish my bella vista craft fair application and send that to lisa, so that she can send both ours in together. oh happy first day of not having a job...
i start subbing dance classes weds, but joanna is having me do three days with her... so here goes. :/
Thursday, June 25, 2009
but since this week has been quite a hard hit for the celebrity type.
heres a moment in memory of ed mcmahon, farrah fawcett, and michael jackson.
and as for today,
my inital plan was to get bags cut out
and perhaps even pieced together.
instead, i came home and scrapbooked...
and mastered running random things through my xyron sticker makers
today's object of interest...
haa haa. this silly little plastic snake [who after texting kasey, determined for some reason we named him rupert] that i don't even recall the orgin of, but he was a running theme of sophomore year of high school. i decided, that since i kept finding him on my floor each and every time i cleaned my room, i decided it was about time to find him a stable home... aka my high school scrap book page...
see the creativity? he makes the "s" in "sup?"
hah. brilliant i know.
yeah, it was one of those happy accidents... since i had the S cut out originally... just my piece to put it on wouldn't fit it.... darn P being so large. so theres my little crafty update... i'm off to the gym now, so that i can return home to watch so you think you can dance's result show commercial free...
man, i love dvr.
Monday, June 22, 2009
got a HUGE amount of my room cleaned up...
which means... *insert trumpet fanfare*
i can freely spread out and scrapbook.
heh, i even vacuumed up all my little photo corners strewn about
which means i'll have even more across the floor.
haven't taken the trash out, but its all confined in one area.
laundry is actually all put away, minus whats in the hamper
but that is saying something. haa haa.
oh, and it turns out my two rolls of batting i bought...
yeah, i already had 2 normal sized ones, three crib sized ones, and scraps...
so i have batting like nobody's business...
at gma's house today, lisa and i decided to go anti picture people on our photo update...
-shoot... 9 bucks a sheet versus .17 cents for two wallets via sams club-
so my dad took our pics in the back yard.
our shirts kinda theme to our personality/movie loves (and my constant wardrobe)
and so without further adieu, here is the updated photos :)here is your standard picture people pose...
although our original was taken at qimage or something like thatmy bangs look a bit whack, but what can you do?
this is our remake with a slight alteration...
the image this one is based off of, i'm not even 6 months old
as well, i'm sitting on lisa's lap in the original...
we decided grandma's swing, which has been through plenty of grandkids, and more to come, would suffice :)
so there you have it,
the photo, as well as the room update.
so hopefully this week, we'll have some crafty update.
i head down to modesto tomorrow night to talk crafty with lisa
and to overall hang out through tuesday evening :)
good times, good times
Friday, June 19, 2009
well, here is the fabric purchasing of this past week. lol. not including the scrapbook stuff, scissors, batting and bag supplies i also got. heh. thank goodness i got paid today... lol
i figured the angelina ballerina fabric would be good to combine together and market as children's dance shoe bags... i have patterns that would be a perfect size for those little ballet and tap shoes. the airforce fabric is to make some bags like my buzz lightyear one. i concidered getting more military division fabrics while i was there, but lacked money at the time being. minnie mouse is for lorelai, of course :) i hadn't seen any in quite some time, and so decided to pick some up and use my 50% off coupon on it :P buzz lightyear, well... need i say more? hah. kinda just picked up some because i had another coupon i prob wouldn't have for awhile. and the solid colors are just to have as back up bag pieces. in case i have some fabrics i need a slight solid color match for... it was on sale... so i couldn't resist... haa haa
well, didn't get any scrapping done today... hopefully sunday. tomorrow is dance recital for everyone in my fam. i'm on photo duty since i'm not teaching or dancing this year... perhaps i should find some more memory cards just incase... they're in a case in my room... somewhere
but it shall do.
my original plan didn't work out
on another note
all scrapbook pages in progress have a background
well, making them a page instead of just pictures in the sleeve
(not to forget to mention that i have ALL photos present and accounted for)
so perhaps tonight i can get some pages totally done.
since i got my lyrical letters font the other day :)
and now, i shall leave you.
and go to the gym.
i spent lots of money today... lol
went to beverleys, michaels and joanns (not the one at our end of the freeway)
and got some things for ariana's christmas gift
as well as some minnie mouse fabric for the wee one
- i havent seen any in forever... and just had to :P -
at michaels got a refill for my sticker maker
and a box to put my paper stacks in...
gotta get my room organized somewhat.
so that maybe i can focus, and get more than a page and a half of scrapbook done in one sit down.
heh. perhaps tomorrow night, or next week i'll be able to clean some things up.
i have an idea of what to do to make a banner for this blog, and make it a bit more exciting :)
but that would require setting up a still life of sorts... lol
thank goodness tomorrow is pay day.
and coupons at joanns day.
gotta give our joanns a shot, and then perhaps bust out some bags as well.
just gotta scope out what fabrics i have to combine.
since i really don't want to buy anymore at this moment...
i'm off to bed.
gotta be at work at 9:20.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
well, 24 hrs later, really no impact in the numbers
everything pretty much only went up by 3 views...
maybe if i didn't post at midnight.
i'll try again prob next week...
since the rest of this week i don't get off till late.
i'm off to bed.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
so i posted a photo (scissors bag) and a link to our etsy on
not just one...
but nine different live journal communities.
so HOPEFULLY *fingers crossed* our view amounts will jump up.
so as of now, before i go to before i go to bed, here are the numbers:
lady bug peasant blouse - 9
beatles tote bag - 16
pleated dino purse - 26
scissors tote - 16
she's wild - 21
bekah's skirt - 40
lorelai's top - 43
claire's top - 58
zebra tote - 22
and i have another reader!
well, two perhaps.
i see amy on my followers list
and kayleigh claims to have started stalking me.
went to hancock fabric today
and boy was it heaven!
bought some cute angelina ballerina fabric i've never seen at any of our stores
aka joanns or beverleys
and some fabric to make a friend of mine a bag
i cannot mention because they potentially may read this. lol.
but its for her birthday, which is a ways away... haa haa
yes, i plan ahead.
i've already begun preperations for ariana's christmas gift :P
trying to make it so i'm not giving out christmas gifts mid january this year
yeah, i'm a rebel when it comes to that sort of thing. haa haa.
gotta find the fabric i want to find to make jenny the ipod case i wanted to test out
-i LOVE having a good reason to try out a pattern... and it not being for me :D-
and yes, i enjoy using my friends as walking advertisements...
so far i've heard no complaints from that though haa haa
just now gotta get some business cards going.
well, i should head off to bed... i gotta work tomorrow. craptastic.
girls night tomorrow... aka four of us eating at fresh choice and having some smack talking time. lol
this next paycheck should be a mighty fine one.
i can see fabric stores in my future... :)
Monday, June 15, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
NOT fun to sew at all. but hey, it doesn't look bad... in my opinion.
i've concidered making another one of these bags,
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
i decided to make myself a buzz lightyear bag for this itty bit of a laptop
and instead of doing buzz lightyear print alternating with a different color like the original plan
for my bag i opted to do all 8 strips as buzz lightyear print.
now i'm sure you're thinking "wouldnt that be a bit repetative?"
of course not! not when i have 6 different buzz lightyear prints!
haa haa. yes, i love my buzz lightyear fabric :D
as of tonight, i plan to just do some fabric cutting, and then start assembling tomorrow after i'm home from work - i also need to get more magnetic snaps for these bags.
i've got piles of fabric around me, so i should prob get back to cutting.
hopefully, if all goes well, i'll have a bag or two photographed and uploaded tomorrow night for your viewing pleasure
Saturday, June 6, 2009
finally got my first etsy listing on our store :)the fabrics are ones i got randomly in a swap done on craftster [favorite crafting website ever]
should have done the smaller bag, since the back of the bag is a totally different fabric [it does coordinate, don't worry] but i think it turned out amazing, and the smaller bag wouldn't have done it justice.
currently in the process of a bag - my outsides are together, i'm putting in the pocket, and about to do the snap and strap. from that point, just gotta get all the pieces together, and wha laa, we will have the first "by emily" listing on etsy.
that, plus the dino bag i made way back when, that i personally no longer attatched to. hah.
got fabric today to make some buzz lightyear bags, since my fabric i ordered came in the mail today. gotta love ebay ;)
hm. my zipper has gone MIA, so perhaps i should go look for that.
taa taa for now, and expect my next update to have some photos, and maybe even a link :P
Thursday, June 4, 2009
came home with a box yesterday, said "if you don't like it, theres 100 people in line to buy it"
and so i took it...
well, after joshua set up the network for me so i can get internet :P
hah, thats the most he's allowed to touch it.
first thing i thought when i looked at it...
"what kind of cute carrying case can i make for that?"
lol. and thinking about it...
i'm pretty sure the bags lisa and i have begun making might fit it nicely.
i didn't get a change to try it in the one i finished before i boxed it up to mail.
so once i get the next one(s) done, i can see if it works :P
with that said, lisa and i have begun craft fair crafting
so we will have some form of inventory to photograph for our application.
alas, i had to cease my crafting in order to go to work today...
tomorrow is a day off, so hopefully things will get done.
even though i ran out of fabric. lol
and interfacing is nearing its end...
bum bum buuuum
me: hey, if i find a craft fair would you be interested in sharing a booth?
lisa: heck yes!
a few google searches later, i found the one i was looking for
and funny thing, its NOT the loomis eggplant festival.
october 3 is the bella vista high school craft fair
which has a fairly decent turn out as far as booths and shoppers go.
lisa searched a bit this morning, and found the site for the strawberry festival
which is in august, yet no info has really been posted.
we're taking serious thought into this bella vista one
applications are due this month, as well as photographs of our inventory.
[mind you lisa and i began cutting out pieces of bags pretty much at the same time... miles apart from each other... lol.]
hopefully we can pull something together in this next week or so.
well, enough to photograph and turn in with our application, as well get our sellers permits or whatever else we need. *sigh* time to get crafty :P
good thing i finished all my swap items last night
and they're boxed and ready to go for tomorrow.
alas, i'm now off to work, and hopefully will be able to get more things cut out tonight, and perhaps do some bags assembly line style
love - emily ann
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
checking to see how i like blogger.
compared to livejournal
-mind you i'll still be on lj for personal garbage-
but i think i may move my crafty stuff over here
so there you have it.
now i've gotta make this much more "me"