Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tuesday Tidbits

Ultra Soft Blankets and Matching Totes
  • making steady progress on 'the list', these adorable baby gifts ship out tomorrow
  • I'm stuck at -25 lbs... still losing inches & clothing sizes, but no pounds!
  • 30 more school days before summer vacation...yeah, starting the count down a little early this year
  • made a vow to go to bed early tonight so "Sweet Dreams, y'all"

Sunday, April 25, 2010

How many...

...different ways can you decorate a plain black tote? My guess is that the possibilities are endless, but here are four fabulous ones that I made today. And talk about affordable! just $22.00 for all that cuteness!!! This is a great gift for teachers, Moms, graduates, bridesmaids...YOU! We have several colors and lots of ribbon options. Get yours here. I also embroidered the blanket & child's tote...love the design & colors.
Right now I'm very tired of being in the basement. My sweet husband did many of my normal weekend chores, the rest will just have to wait. We didn't have our typical meals & the treadmill sat idle. I'm hoping praying that the scales don't show it!
Is it time for summer vacation yet?

Saturday, April 24, 2010


The Basement 'to do list' is very long. Here's what I made today...it hardly makes a dent in the list! Busy is good, right?!?! The Travel Set is for Leslie, winner of the Springtime Giveaway....I think she will love it.

I want this. It's a clamp for the embroidery machine. I have the small one. Now I want the big one. I really want one, but I really do not want to pay for it. I know I will get it...just have to wrestle with myself first (that will include talking about it endlessly to my wonderful husband..poor Danny!) Why can't I be like other women and just want shoes or jewelry?
Hope you are staying safe & dry this stormy weekend!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Finally got around to playing with a slide production...so easy...what have I been waiting for? These are some of my favorite baby goodies.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

New bag, old brain

This new polka dot lunch bag is just too cute! It's the newest bag available from the basement. New bag, old brain? glad you asked. I was exchanging email with my brother on Friday & said I'd see him next weekend. He replied that Mama told him that we were coming this weekend and that he'd have to watch her/get her to write things down because she was beginning to get things confused. Low & behold! it's not Mama who's confused it's ME! I completely mixed up the dates...just like two weeks ago when I forgot about the promise to 'dog sit'...bless my heart, my brain is shot! At least the remembering part of it. So anyway, we flew down yesterday and enjoyed a short visit. The weather was absolutely gorgeous. I'll be playing catch up with orders the rest of the week, so hang tight if you are expecting a package...it's coming soon, pinkie swear!
I am angry a little disappointed that the house cleaning/laundry doing/grass cutting fairies didn't come while we were away...just can't find a goof fairy these days!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

And the winner is.....

.... Leslie from The World According to Leslie. Congratulations and thanks eveyone for participating. Drawing results available at Random.Org #1872

Sadly my Spring Break is over...ahead to summer vacation countdown!
Happy Sunday, y'all.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Last day

Y'all don't forget Springtime Giveaway enteries must be in by midnight. Winner will be announced tomorrow evening. Good luck to all!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

New Designs

Here in the Basement, there can never be too much fabric & ribbon or too many cute embroidery/applique' designs. There are so many talented digitizers out there. Many of them are SAHM/WAHMs (I want to be one of those!) and it feels great to support their businesses. What a win/win!...sales for them, adorable designs for me & my customers. The soccer ball and snail came from Applique' Cafe. More cuteness using their designs coming soon!
My vacation week has been good. Made a quick trip to SC to see Mom. Nice visit. Of course, that always means a stop at Mary Jo's Fabric store...it's like fabric heaven! Wish I could have one yard of everything! I did an excellent job of containing myself and came out with just one small big ass bag of fabric.
Durham Daughter is passing through this way tonight...we're off for a 'Mexican Date' and then we are 'dog sitting' for the rest of the weekend. She is visiting a high school buddy that is in Vet school in AL. I'm sure I don't want to know how much fun they will have!
Only one more day to get your name on the Giveaway list...don't forget to enter!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

It has been a perfect Easter Day here in NC...could not have ordered nicer weather. Hope the rest of the week (my Spring Break) will be equally as beautiful. Also hope to find time to visit the blogs of new followers and others that have signed up for the Springtime Giveaway...thank you all for participating. For my new followers, "Welcome to the Basement!" Please spread the word, there is still plenty of time to enter. Just be sure to leave you comments and let me know if you have posted about the Giveaway.

I was not very productive this weekend, but did finish this cute shoe bag and cosmetic bag set above. This was the last of one of my favorite fabrics. Trying to decide if I should order more or try something new...what do you think?