Saturday, February 28, 2009

"it's Saturday!!@$!%@&*&#^%#@"

And someone forgot to unset the alarm clock!!! I was not a happy camper when that obnoxious sound awoke me at 5:15...for crying out loud! it's Saturday! I'm over it now, can't stay mad at D! Already finished these two cuties this morning - the flip flop ribbon is one of my favorites. The pacifier clip is a great way to keep track of that baby essential! (click the pic for a closer view) Hope you are having a great Saturday.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

They're back!

Ok, ladies, they're back! Cutest little personalized lighted compact mirrors you've ever seen. No more fumbling in the dark to put on lipstick! These are made by stitching on kiwi paper, which is a special paper made for machine embroidery. Initially, I had trouble using the paper, it kept tearing and I was too busy to 'play with it'. I took them off the site-big mistakes! The request started rolling in, so I brought them back...shippment of compacts arrived today! I've perfected the stitching method and just love the results. Just one more accessory for gift giving or self-pampering!
I'm so glad tomorrow is Friday....we're sleeping late on Saturday!!!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Zebra Print

I am not a 'pack rat' and was never one to have stacks of fabric, ribbon, buttons and other sewing notions like many seamstresses. That was before Basement Bags. I always keep the basics on hand, but used to buy materials one project at a time. Again, that was before Basement Bags! I was surprised during our 'make over' at how much stuff has accumulated. I definitely have a weakness for cute ribbon...drawers & drawers and spools & spools of adorable ribbon. It's fun for me when a customer orders a combination that I haven't put together before. This zebra checkbook cover and matching key fob are just too snazzy!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Checking 'em off

Here's what I finished yesterday. The matching cosmetic bag & checkbook cover are such cute accessories...great gifts for secret pals & birthdays. This set would also be a wonderful 'treat' for yourself! I love making baby gifts ...."Duckie" is a popular design and is great for boys and girls. Click the pic for larger view.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Minnie Mouse...

Now this is a box of bags! Twenty monogrammed cosmetics bags - black & white polka dot , trimmed in red to match school colors...going to a cheer leading squad in Ohio. I had thoughts of Disney World and Minnie Mouse the whole time I was working on this order. This is a big check off the 'to do list'. Time for bed, there will be more tomorrow.

Ready, set, .... wait!

Gracious, the 'go' part has eluded me this week. One reason (excuse) is it's been one of those unusually busy weeks...lots of extra stuff, Open House, appointments, blah, blah, blah...a couple of days I stayed in my 'school cloths' until bedtime! But the main reason (excuse) is that I don't want to be get the basement messy....isn't that the craziest thing? Fixed up this fabulous work space and now I don't want to work...I love just sitting here taking it all in. Unfortunately the 'honeymoon' ends right now...thanks to my wonderful customers, there is a stack of orders on the 'new' table that I have to get busy with. Hopefull I'll have good pics of a productive weekend to share. Forecast is calling for a cold & rainy weekend, so being 'down under' won't be so bad, especially since I have these sunny yellow walls all around me. Hope you have some kind of sunshine in your weekend.
BTW...for anyone keeping track...WW update...-12.8 and subtracting!!!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine's Day Face Lift

This face lift started with "D, I need a file cabinet" and voila!...face lift! Words can not express how excited I am about my new 'Basement Bags' space. D and I have just laughed at these before & after photos...we didn't realize how bad it looked! After all it was just a basement...hand-me downs, jerry-ridged, the K-Mart shelves and hodge-podge this & that was fine. However, as my business has grown and we spend more and more time 'underground' it really was time to freshen up a bit. D has been a great sport about this, unfortunately he lost lots of space in the transformation...but we aren't finished...he is getting a new table and we'll be adding more shelves on his side. No doubt there will be more additions and some tweaking as we work to get it all just right. I think we are both amazed that we did it all in one day! Of course, we were tired puppies when we went to bed at 1AM... unheard of for us! We'll tackle the rest of the basement in phases...more paint, new floor covering...more storage. I gotta get busy embroidering & bills to pay!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Passionate for Paisley...

This adorable brown/turquoise shoe bag is shipping out tomorrow morning. A thoughtful Bride ordered it to give someone at the rehearsal dinner...what a great gift! I love this fabric, brown continues to be a popular color and paisley is just a classic.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Why not have cute?

Why would anyone have a "plain, ugly came with the checks" checkbook cover when you can have something as cute as this one?!?!? This is actually made with paper for machine embroidery...I have lots of patterns...would love to make on especially for you! day I will learn to take good pictures.

Friday, February 6, 2009

So confused...

...what day is it anyway?!?! As one who always know when it's Friday, I was totally off track today...the snow day messed me up... two days on, one day off, two days on, now two days off...hummm, I could really get used to that schedule...wonder who I need to talk to about this?!?! I did love the day off, but I must admit that going to work is no problem...have absolutely the best classes this semester...advanced students are wonderful! It is so much fun to share all my 'sewing secrets' with them...they are working on heart shaped pillows right now...learning how to attach piping & ruffles and they are doing a fantastic job! I'll post a few pics of their work when they are finished.
Forgot to tell ya'll that my total weight loss is 9.8 lbs....really hope it will be a full 10 for Monday mornings 'official' weight in...I'm liking how the pants are fitting!
Hope you have something fun planned for the weekend, it's suppose to be gorgeous weather here...I'll be lookin' at it through the basement window, there are orders to process.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

My dancing has improved...

...Snow dancing that is. We got more than a dusting, we got a day out of school...yeah! Never mind how mad I'll be when we have to make it up, just going to enjoy a day off! Roads are icy so D is working from home, that makes the day extra nice! Think I'll catch up on making some baby stuff...have a couple of gifts that are months will be walking if I don't hurry up! That's it for now, from the 'lazy girl in the basement', stay safe & warm today!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Come on 'dusting'

Forecast calling for a 'dusting' of snow tonight....hope they have underestimated Mother Nature...a day out of school would be lovely... just dog tired here! I'm off to do my 'snow dance'!