Archive For 28 August 2011

A Wonky Bag to Make

A Wonky Bag to Make

I get Stitch magazine because I love the projects they include. Granted I have more with Post-Its tacked to the page than I could ever find the time to make, but I keep on getting each issue. Love it. The last included this funky messenger bag with a big ol’ hole for carrying on your…

Is it really a job when it’s so enjoyable?

Is it really a job when it’s so enjoyable?

So what do I get to do all day? I get to cruise around the web searching out cute new products at places like: I search for new fabrics at all sorts of shops, including: I write about new quilting ideas and patterns I find at places like: I get to follow along on the…

Working is Hard Work. Duh.

Three days in and I’m totally, completely exhausted from the inside out. Everything is tired–my muscles, my brain, my interest in doing anything at all. Really? Who knew it was this difficult to work eight hours a day?! Okay, so it’s not really the workday that is killing me, it’s the drive home, the errands…

Growing (up) pains

Despite the fact, that I celebrated my forty-first birthday this year, I have avoided some of the more grown-up expectations. I don’t own a house and never plan to. I don’t have a retirement account. I have never hired a lawyer (or a mover, for that matter). I don’t own my own car. And except…

Things are changing

Things are changing

So after six months of working primarily on Crinkle Dreams, along with few other small-time gigs, I’ve landed a full-time position that melds me love of sewing and writing. How awesome is that?! If you gotta work, it might as well be doing something you love. The time away from the sewing studio means that…

I Can See The Light

After five long months of daily searches and more than a year of irregular searching, I no longer have to pull up Craigslist, Mac’s List, Monster, Yahoo Jobs or any other website that I’ve been stalking. I finally landed a job. And a job I think I’m gonna love, which makes it all the better….

Where’s the party?

Where’s the party?

My friend had the book The Party Dress: How to Sew the Best Dress in the Room sitting on her dresser and I couldn’t help but pick it up. The cover dress was lovely enough but inside? Oh the dresses! I’m kind of a sucker for those frilly, poofy, ultra feminine get-ups and Mary Adams…

Job hunting is like dating.

I don’t like either one, in fact. I much prefer steady work and a committed relationship.

Selling in the Streets

Selling in the Streets

Saturday was the annual Whole Foods Hollywood Hootenanny, a conglomeration of Whole Foods market, local crafters and kids’ activities that takes over a street in the Hollywood area of Portland. The woman next to me has done this particular street fair for the past three years, but the woman on the other side was a…

And then there were two.

My son moved out and it’s provoked a whole load of feelings…. read more on Solo Mama Moxie.

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