I was recently given the opportunity, through The Artisan Group, to gift Renée Zellweger. After a little research, I decided to make her a hand pleated clutch with wristlet using colors from her Alma Mater, The University of Texas. The exterior of the clutch is made using a rust and ivory chevron print and the lining is also a rust and ivory chevron print but on a much smaller scale.
What are you doing on Saturday, December 1st from 10 am-6 pm? I’ll be at DesignCraft at Market Square Downtown selling my handcrafted goods as well as many other vendors. If you didn’t find that special gift during Black Friday, Small Business Saturday or Cyber Monday, I’m sure you’ll find it here. Be sure to stop by my booth!
For the past couple of months, I’ve been helping my sister-in-law redecorate her house. We’ve been using items found around her house as well as new purchases, if needed. After finishing her powder room, we moved to the dining room, where I helped her create drapes for her windows. That inspired me to want to redecorate our house. We painted our bedroom, purchased new sheets and I will need to make drapes for the windows in there. Looking at our dining room, we wanted new drapes as well. I purchased these panels at Bed, Bath and Beyond and it just doesn’t fit our style anymore.
I was on the hunt for something new. I visited Jo-Ann’s to peruse through their home decor fabric, which as on sale for 50% off and I had an additional 30% off coupon, score! After many picture taking and email exchanges with the hubby, we finally found one that would work great. The top part of the panel would be a solid ivory, drapery lining, and the bottom half would be a printed taupe floral pattern. It was perfect for the room.
The hubby and I were talking over the weekend about upgrading my dear sewing machine. It’s very near and dear to me since it was my mom’s machine, however I’ve been having small issues with it. The reverse cover recently broke and it’s been difficult feeding thicker fabric through. It has been a great machine and brings me a smile with every project I’ve made. Now that I am ready to upgrade my machine, this little beauty popped up on Monday as one of Amazon’s Lightning Deals. After research and talking it over with the hubby, we made the purchase. I anxiously waited for the UPS truck to arrive today. It is years beyond the machine I was using, so I was pretty intimidated. After reading over the manual and playing with some stitches, I believe this will be a great investment.
Thank you all that were able to come out and support me at our Open House. It was a huge success and great to see the shop finally filled with people besides us. I sold a handful of bags and stationary cards. Stay tuned for when we are officially open to the public. I can’t wait! Now to ramp up my inventory.
I just created this sling for a dear friend of mine. Just in time for summer. If you’d like your very own bag in one of these prints and/or patterns, message me.
I recently participated in my first ever craft show. It was actually a crawfish festival with craft booths available for the public. Although I did not sell all my products, I did gain a lot of experience. Take a look at some of my booth photos.
Sugar Rush Creative’s 1st Craft Show – http://t.co/AS8UdgDs
I’ve seen this bottle and many others like it for more than half my life. This bottle has followed me since I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis at the age of 16. After countless medications and treatments, I am still plagued with this little orange bottle. But, it’s not as bad as it was 16 years ago. I’m able to move around and do things “normal” people can do since I’m on the right treatment. I’ve never cursed my life but I am appreciative of the many blessings that I have in my life. I may never be at the front of the pack, but slow and steady always wins the race.