Monday, June 29, 2009

2nd update for the day - after the cutting

so you can go ahead and count them all... what you see is the beginnings of six bags! some lack pieces, which i don't have fabric for at the moment, but the awesome part is finding fabric in my box that not only coordinates one fabric, but adds another whole bag into the mix. i found fabric to coordinate the left angelina ballerina fabric, the orange and blue to go with the nemo prints, as well as the pieces of purple fabric that are ballet shoe & ballerina prints. i need brown to go with the pink/brown checks, two different shades of purple to go with the angelina ballerina fabric on the left, the black (which i have) to go with the buzz lightyear bag, and then something to coordinate with the angelina/alice fabric next to the nemo. nemo has all its pieces, which means i can begin to cut out interfacing and padding to get it going :) i might do another bag like my beatles one of the purple ballet fabric, depending on what coordinating print i find to do the top piece, strap and lining.
so theres the excitement for tonight. i'm off to the gym now, and may try to piece some more things together later tonight.

my floor...

is currently an ocean of fabric triangles.
i have one and a half sets of bag stripes done
*another buzz lightyear bag to sell
*pink&brown checks
- 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

what a week

i don't have any "i remember when..." moments
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

room cleaning :)

after coming home from grandmas house today
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

shopping overhaul

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

my header

not the picture i was going for...
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

getting my work cut out for me

boy do i love fabric stores :)
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.
haa haa
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...
haa haa.
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.
haa haa.
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

numbers. the before...

so i posted a photo (scissors bag) and a link to our etsy on
not just one...
or two...
or three.
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.
haa haa
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
haa haa
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

could be the next "bow lady"?

well, we all know lisa is very keen on her color coordinating of her child when it comes to accesories.
-she's told me stories (both good and dramatic) of the modesto hairbow circut, and how this lady makes these bows and sells them for roughly 8 dollars a bow
now, i usually don't frequent the beverleys in our area, even though its like 6 or so minutes from my house, for anything but scrapbook paper because the fabric is pricey, they don't carry cricut supplies, and there really isn't anything there that you can't get elsewhere...
on that note, i was actually in the mentioned beverleys - after a trip to joanns my mom couldn't find something she needed... and she still didn't find it there - i grabbed a pack of pixar cars stickers for the scrapbook i'm working on of high school stuff. (heh, for my colorguard carwash page :P i thought it was cute. haa haa)
as i'm wandering, waiting for my mom, i was looking at their signs up front for classes they offer, to see if any interest me in any ways... i always see the classes that are painting scenery and such... and as much as i would LOVE to learn how to paint anything, i have too high of a stress level for that. haa haa. then, on the floor was a sign, somewhat tucked away under the table for "hairbow 101" as they called it.
for $50 i can learn how to make 10 different hairbows, they supply the materials as well as i'll get different worksheets of how to make them, as well as should bring a camera so i can photograph the steps.
it doesn't start until september, which is when i'm attending sac state, which was almost a bummer because of figuring out my class scheduale...
BUT! lo and behold. the class is two thursdays in september, and my classes are all monday/wednesday/friday. its just MEANT to be! although the 9am start time is going to be killer, i'll just have to treat it like i'm going to a sierra college class... for two days :P
there wasn't a sign up sheet or anything, so one of these days i'll have to head back to that store to see if there is more info... i tried to convince lisa to do it with me, but she doesn't think brett will justify the drive... i'll have to teach her my wealth of accquired hairbow knowledge... although we were trying to figure out a way not to bring lisa into the hairbow drama of modesto that is already there...
perhaps when their little peterson clan moves into a place of their own, we'll start our bow making :) i'll just have to build up a clientel here in loomis. i'm sure i could get amber... that little madison of hers is to die for :)
psst. ariana... when are you going to have that baby bethany said you would so i can spoil it? and it better be a girl :P
well that is alot of words...
i wish i had a picture to go with it... :P

Friday, June 12, 2009

we all live in a yellow submarine

well... FINALLY the bags are done...
insert sigh of relief. although, the strap on my bag is crooked.
oh well. and that was even after taking it out and redoing it once.
annoying part of bag 1 - view a's rounded corners...
NOT fun to sew at all. but hey, it doesn't look bad... in my opinion.
my goal was to have both sides of the bag to look the same (heads on the right, "the beatles" on the left...) yeah. my mistake when cutting out the pieces. but it looks fab anyways :P
inside pocket has the beatles heads print inside, and the strap (attatched with D rings) had "the beatles" all over print. nice and roomy. also has magnetic snap.
i've concidered making another one of these bags,
but i'll have to figure out when i'll have patience to do another one. haa haa
those corners kill me!
i'm determined to figure out a way to maybe do an alteration on the bag.
perhaps squared corners... lol. idk.

now, on to my bag :)
each strip is a different buzz lighyear print...
well, more or less
6 different fabrics, 2 doubled up.
the outside two are from the same fabric - dark blue background
looks like individuals of buzz and zurg (left over from my window seat cushion fabric)
that took some creative cutting for sure :P
i wanted to try and get as much buzz in the triangle i could.
some fit better than others... lol and have the same "pose"
other than that, some creative arrangement of the strips
and whaa laa, amazing laptop sized carrying bag :)
simple black lining, pocket is one of the coordinating buzz prints.
now if only i had somewhere to take my laptop to and show off my bag. haa haa.
i may have to make another one of these to list on our etsy site. :P
i bought some other fabric to do some different variations on bags using buzz lightyear fabrics, as well as need to make a quilt of all my different lightyear prints. haa haa
so you can see the itty bit-ness of my laptop in comparison to this bag :P
on other notes
got my cricut cartridge alphalicious the other day,
as well as won lyrical letters font on ebay today.
lovely day off from work .
do i really have to go tomorrow?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

really, i am making progress...

photograph: items i made for the disney swap round 9 on craftster. my partner recived so i can now show off all the items. 5 tshirts for her kids, 2 rag quilts for her younger girls, and a bag for her. not photographed is the california adventure pin as well as the magnet i purchased for her while in the parks on my vacation - she lives in florida :)
i swear, i really am working on bags... time has just gotten away from me
i probably could have gotten more done last night, but decided to have an intense message conversation with a certain friend of mine. won't mention names because this blog isn't about that sort of thing. its about crafty-ness. yeah, so anyways. that, plus moulin rouge on didn't help much.
today i got the outsides of both bags pieced together before i left the house this afternoon to go to beverlys - and once i got to the register i found that i had left my debit card at home, along with my license... good thing i have the bank of america card on me... needless to say i now owe my dad 17 dollars for my scrapbook paper purchasing. *sigh* heh. did the top stitching on the beatles bag, after drawing multiple chalk lines of where i needed to stitch
came home later tonight after the dance recital rehersal my mom convinced me to go with her to, and got the top stitching on my bag done - within inches of running out of invisible thread (my mom used some on a costume)
so as of this moment, both bags have the outsides done. need to do the pocket/zipper part tomorrow so i can assemble the linings, as well as do the strap and snap. *sigh* so much to do, so little time. tomorrow i work at 3, thursday i have sac state orientation.
oh life... can't it slow down for once?
today was not long enough.
oh, and i faxed in mine & lisa's sellers permit applications.
hopefully it was the correct place to fax it to.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

so helpful

little kitty thinks he's helping...
when he bites the pins and pulls them out of the pin cushion..
attacks my pattern pieces...
attacks and bites the fabric...
and just completely gets in the way.
worst cat to have in the room while sewing...

to infinity, and beyond!

well, here i am on the floor, updating while taking a fabric cutting break.
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

first listing!

well, i did it!
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.
to see the more views of the bag, as well as the full listing, visit our etsy at
i'm off to load up a previous bag i made for myself back when i did erika, ariana and jenny's christmas gifts this past year, but then fell in love with the bag i use now [its black with white stars... LOVE]
on a family side note, happy birthday dad/uncle phil

sewing update

so i'm updating quick while waiting for the iron to heat up.
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

this is me updating on my little bitty of a laptop my dad brought home for me
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

craft fairs are in the works

well, last night a simple text turned into a large swarm of brainstorming.
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

check.. check.. one two.

i'm posting this as a test run.
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"