Friday, November 19

What I've been up to this week

This has been a low activity week in the crafting department. It's always the case when I have my on-call rotation week for work. It is hard to get anything done when the phone keeps ringing and you have to pickup. And with the accumulated fatigue of the very short nights there isn't much energy or creativity left in me.

I did get the tutus for my nieces finished. I love the way they turned out. My sister likes them too. SO I'm only waiting for the little princesses seal of approval. My little bugs adopted them so I think it is pretty safe to assume they will too.

I signed up for the Craftaholic Anonymous Christmas gift exchange and I have started putting together something for my partner Dee. She and I have a lot in common so it's a pick made in heaven ! I can't really show the progress here because Dee knows about my blog and I don't want to spoil the surprise. 

More fabric is getting turned into scarves ... again I cannot show those because... they are a surprise for people that read my blog.

The highlight of my week has been a quick trip to DC for an estate sale. I didn't go for furniture and jewelry but for all the sewing equipment, notions and fabrics that were for sale. A true treasure cave believe me. I grabbed a brand new older model Baby Lock serger for a song. I'm taking it over to the be serviced before using it though because it's been in its original box for over 10 years. I also got a few yards of silk and wool cloth for $20 and a whole bag of accessories, bead, buttons, treads and trims for $15. Here is one small portion of just the buttons. Aren't they gorgeous?

 It was a lot of fun and I'll be posting more pictures of the loot very soon. I already have tons of ideas about what to do with some of the goodies I have just grabbed.

Last but not least it's the final day to vote for the Copycat challenge finalists... Check out my submission:

And head over to Sew Much Ado to vote ...

Voting open until friday 11/19


  1. I hope you win...I like your cushions best by FAR!! They're so elegant and beautifully sewn.


  2. isn't it so hard not to share all the things you're making for Christmas? I've told my husband that I may need to start a second secret blog just so that I can show pictures of things I'm making without ruining surprises!!

  3. You have been busy! Lovely finds and lovelier creations! I voted :)

  4. great craft ideas!!

    following you from the hop

  5. I'm your newest follower!

    Would love a follow back!


  6. I love estate sales, I buy estate lots on eBay all the time. At least somebody gets to love Grandma's stuff.

  7. Hi, I am following you from the sweet & simple blog hop! I hope you have a good weekend!

  8. Hi! I'm a new follower from FFF! Stop by and visit!

    Kristin :)
    Keenly Kristin

  9. Hi,
    Just hopping around and found your lovely blog, if you have time please visit me x

  10. Hello! I'm a follower from a previous blog hop! If you haven't already, I would love it if you would follow back at one or all four of my blogs!

    Have a great weekend!


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