Friday, May 16, 2008

I'm a Find!

I woke up the other day to a convo from the lovely Steph, letting me know that my Passport Wallet is an Etsy Find!

For the uninitiated, Etsy disperses news/how-to's/style commentary from its Storque site and often selects sellers to feature. I'm thrilled to get mentioned!

Now I need to focus on my weekend plans:
-Mow the lawn
It'll be the first time this year, so I'm expecting it to be like the jungle in "Romancing the Stone" sans a young Michael Douglas with a machete. Bummer.

-Photograph shoulder bags, flip wallets, pouches
Yay, the weather folk are finally predicting sun!

-Take the kidlings to see "Busytown" at the Children's Theatre
For the third time (but I love it just as much as they do).

-Sort my scraps

-Sew a bunch of stuff

-Rent "Romancing the Stone"
Hey, do you remember an old movie called "Napoleon and Samantha" with an itty-bitty Jodie Foster and my childhood heart-throb, Johnny Whittaker, and an old circus lion? I got it from the library the other day to show the kidlings and Michael Douglas played a poli-sci student (or "hippie") who saved the day. The movie was much more surreal than I remember.

What are you doing this weekend?

Thursday, May 08, 2008

New Passport Wallets

Yay, some of my new superbuzzy fabric is now a passport wallet called "Happy Map"!

Here's the interior:

The youngest kidling picked out the orange dotty fabric. She's developing a great eye for color! My favorite thing about the main fabric is the little quotes, like "Without a purpose, being free, to please myself, it seems the time stops." I love non-American English syntax.

Here's another new Passport Wallet:

My friend, Laurie, put together most of these fabrics for a custom order passport wallet and I like them so much, I put her design into production. Here's the inside:

These will go into the shop today and tomorrow, plus I have some new flip wallets to photograph. Oh, and those new shoulder bags, too. I hope my Seattle sky can stay clear for the next few days!!

Friday, May 02, 2008

My Own Project Runway (I think)

True confession: I've never seen Project Runway. I caught about 30 seconds once. It looked like someone was rushing in from the Dry Cleaners. I mean to watch it, but we don't have cable and I keep forgetting to put it on hold at the library. I don't what my problem is because it sounds like my kind of show.

Anyways, this is a boring introduction to my pronouncement of May as my personal Project Runway month. This month I'm going to make myself some clothes. I'm tired of looking like I threw on whatever was lying on my closet floor (which is how I actually pick my daily ensembles) and I hate shopping for clothes with the intensity of a white hot sun. Especially with 2 kids in tow - someday, if we ever meet in person, I'll tell you the story of trying on bras at Target with both kidlings in the dressing room. Hilarious and far too mortifying to discuss here. So I figure turning clothes acquisition into a craft is my best bet.

And the Interwebs have aligned to encourage me in my endeavor! A few nights ago, as I ordered this from Amazon

photo courtesy of

Sew, Mama, Sew! announced their Women's Clothing Month! They are even having a Sew-Along which I'm excited for, especially since I missed their Quilt-Along.

So it was all meant to be. I'll try and post some updates and photos (if I don't look too freakishly strange) throughout the month. Wish me luck!