...that I've finally posted something new?
Hard to believe, but true.
I haven't wanted to let myself do anything "fun" until I get all my sewing patterns finished (a MUCH bigger project than anticipated) and all my ducks in a row for starting my pattern-selling business (a MUCH, MUCH bigger project than anticipated).
Let's just say that I'm a much better creative person than I am a business woman. But I'm determined to overcome my weaknesses in that area and face my fears/aversions to the whole red tape issue regarding starting a business, keeping records, dealing with credit cards, shipping, etc. Plus my husband is doing a lot to help me figure it all out - thanks, honey! Not exactly his cup-o-tea either, but he's working hard to help me along as best he can.
Add that to the fun and excitement of no air conditioning in our house for almost 2 weeks in stifling, record-breaking temps, plus preschool being over so I have my rambunctious 3-year-old Hazel at my side at all times, and all the end-of-the-year activities for my other kids, plus a bunch of errands to run, and you can begin to imagine how much time I've had to actually focus on getting my work done! Oooops. I forgot I wasn't going to bore you with details.
I'm on the verge, though, of getting all of my patterns out the door, I promise. And to celebrate my last pattern's content being finished today, I took a break and decorated my house for 4th of July!
Nothing fancy, just a bunch of stars I created on Illustrator and printed onto cardstock, then cut out and taped to things.
I can't believe it's almost Independence Day!! This year is completely flying by.
Of course I had to put my red and white polka dot drapes back up for 4th of July.
And of course I just had to buy this GORGEOUS blue hydrangea at Costco. Yes, it was an impulse purchase, and I love it. After it's finished brightening up my front porch for Independence Day, I'll plant it in the backyard where the darn burrowing rodents (Ground squirrels? Voles?) destroyed the root systems of my rhododendrons. Grrrr.... Hopefully my hydrangea will have better luck.
You might recognize this banner from last year - I fused double-sided interfacing onto blue fabric, then cut the letters out with pinking shears and fused them onto the striped fabric. Easy peasy!
And this little sign has been used for many years now. I made it back when we lived in our first house in Hawaii, which was probably 7 years ago. Wow. I can't believe it's been that long. Okay, now I'm rambling....
I'll post again soon - I have a bunch more stuff to share with you (plus that carrot cake recipe that I keep forgetting about....sorry!). It's way past my bedtime though (actually I don't really have a bedtime...although I should!) so I need to stop now. Goodnight!