Saturday, May 30, 2009

Follow my blog give away!

I am working out the details of a "follow my blog giveaway".  I will be pulling something from one of my 3 Etsy shops as the prize.  I'd love your help in making that choice.  I want you to vote for the prize that I will give away.  

Finding an item and responding here with your suggestion gives you one entry.
Following my blog gives you another entry.
Following me on twitter gives you a 3rd entry.
Tweet about the giveaway and earn even more entries.

I will be posting the give away item as suggested by you in the middle of next week, say Wednesday.  Then you will have 3 days, Thurs, Fri, and Sat to earn more entries by the means listed above.

We'll see how it goes!  Should be fun!  Visit one of these three!

Home Decor Fabric Sale!

I am having a SALE at Fabric Flair.  There are tons of home decor weight fabrics on sale for a fraction of their retail price.  Fabrics that are normally $25-$35 per yard are drastically marked down to move them out.

Check them out!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Spotlight ESST: Beads and Such

It didn't take much searching to find so many amazing supplies in my fellow ESST members shops.  I will be the first to admit that I know nothing about beads or jewelry, but I think these are just beautiful.  They make me want to learn how to do something with them!

Melon Beads and Dahlia Cabochons from MK supplies

 Czech Rondelle beads from Mountain Shadow Designs

Mussel Shell Coin Drops from All Earrings and Supplies

I hope you enjoy looking around these shops as much as I have!

Office ideas from Better Homes and Gardens

During lunch I was flipping through a recent copy of Better Homes and Gardens that was lying on the table.  I found a decorating section that showed the office I am longing for.  So neat, so organized.  Look, they even have their fabric oh so neatly folded and stored.  Here's a copy of the entire page from May's issue.

It's so pretty and girly.  I wonder how long it would stay neat.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Organizationally Challenged!

It seems like every time I turn around I am having to reorganize my office.  It makes me nuts.  Week by week my life changes enough that I have to move everything here and there to suit what I am working on.  One thing I have found, there is no such thing as too much storage!

The one thing I am kinda proud about is having built my desk.  I began with one side of the room with a built in desk, where the computer sits, and a little white desk I got from Pier 1 ages ago.  I liked it, but it just wasn't functional.  So I decided to turn the other side of the room into an L-shaped work space.  It has made life much easier, but still isn't enough.  Here's a few pics.

My stores of fabric are exploding.  I am going to need to build up in order to get the storage I need.  Use that vertical space!

I was SUPPOSED to be able to use a chair in the corner, but as you can see my shipping supplies make that impossible.

Here you can see more of my supposed to be usable workspace.  Actually I should mention that no space can remain usable as long as you have a toddler whose reach is slowly extending and everything on the desk needs to be 18 inches from the edge, and the desk is only 24 inches deep.  Keeps things interesting

I have "tried" to keep him on his own side of the room.  But apparently my "toys" are much more interesting than his!  Not to mention that I have completely lost any storage ability on this side.

And then finally there is the built-in side of the room.  For some reason, this is the only side with overhead lighting.  It's nice and bright...even though it has no real workspace.  And here you can see my shelves that are in a constant state of being rearranged.  My husbands things have been banished to the small shelf in the top left side.  I'll have him pushed out soon...!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Waiting for fabric...

So I ordered a bunch of new fabrics well over a week ago and am still waiting for them to be delivered.  It's difficult to have to sit and wait when I really want to get them listed on Fabric Flair!
I was able to get to work on a few new things, however.  I just love these sets!