Sunday, June 29, 2008


I didn't realize that I hadn't posted in over 2 weeks. I haven't been sewing much, except for a purse & wallet for myself to go to a wedding last weekend. But alas, my camera battery is dead again, so no pics today.
I worked 4 days this past week at my aunt's strawberry field, about 25 hours. I'm having a really great time working there & meeting some great people. I've also seen some old friends that I haven't seen in a few years. And I've eaten way too many strawberries! Only 2 weeks left of the strawberrry season & then it's back to the old routine.
Well, I guess that's about all for today. There really hasn't been anything else exciting going on around here lately. I'll be back again soon, hopefully with some new completed projects.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Finally, Pictures of Purses

Yay! I had a spare battery in my camera case & didn't know it. I charged it & was finally able to take more pics & upload them all to my computer. So here are some of the recent purses I have made. These first three are available for purchase. I am using the following email address temporarily as a business email:
If you're interested in purchasing, please email me for details. The muted paisley & bird bags both have 8.5 inch openings & a vintage button closure, and the teal/floral bag has a 6.5 inch opening with no button.

These next 2 are gifts for friends.

And these last 2 were special orders. The teal one has a zipper closure....

So that's all I have for now. I have a few other in the works but you'll have to wait til another day for those. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, June 8, 2008


I have to yet to buy a new camera battery, so please bear with me while I post with no pictures. Especially since I have some purses to show you & no way to get them on this dang computer.
So, what can I blog about?
My mom & I had a yard sale yesterday. We didn't make out too badly, but we still have a lot of stuff to sell, so looks like next weekend I'll be running the show at my house with a few of my neighbors.
Ooh! I have a new favorite dessert! My cousin, Cally, introduced me to a new place on Maine Street in Brunswick called "The Gelato Fiasco." Mmmmm..... So Delish! I tried a few flavors before deciding on the Brownie Batter flavor. All you need is the "treat" size, as it is so rich & chocolatey. I have found a new guilty pleasure. Thanks, Cal! Next time I'll get a combo of a few flavors. I'm really anxious to try the Cake Batter flavor. And the S'Mores flavor. And the Dulce Leche. And the Mint Chocolate Chip. Aahhh, looks like I'll be spending some money & getting really chubby this summer. Plus they have a corner with big soft arm chairs where I can sit & read or crochet while enjoying yummy gelato & coffee. They're open from like 7:30am til almost midnight. Who wants to watch the kids while I take a little break today?

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

It's Official, I Think

Thank you so much to all of you for your input on my business name. I'm quite sure (as of 8:33 am Tuesday morning) that it will be: Dum da da dum! Drum roll please.........


Yay! I think this is the one I've personally been leaning toward all along. I know that many of you liked Grace Robert Designs, but I found a Robert Grace Designs on Google & wasn't crazy about possibly being confused with him.

So now comes the really hard part- starting the business. I have some work to do, both on the business end & also on the sewing end. But I'll get there. Just keep your eyes on the lookout for me. And yay! I have a new printer! Thanks, Grammy! Now I can actually print business-related "stuff."

Oh, and I'd love to post a few new bags, but my camera battery died, so that'll have to wait. I will leave you with these 2 pics of my mom's new purse. It was her Mother's Day gift (even though she bought her own fabric). She has a cute fold-over bag that I made her for Christmas, but this is her new Spring/Summer purse. I can't wait to start on the Betty Boop Christmas purse, Mom!