I had the opportunity to completely freehand design a quilt for a friend of mine at Babin's who is eight months pregnant. A mutual friend of ours asked me to design a One of A Kind Noah's Ark quilt. So I did. No patterns, no templates, no stealing off the internet and printing. I have to say, I think it one of my finest pieces of art. I won't tell you how long it took, or my marathon sewing expedition... LOL
Here is another I whipped up for the Bar Manager at Babin's:
Not quite as *Krafty*, but still OOAK and my own design.
How about this cute little denim jacket?? I call it a "Name Game Denim Jacket"
Well, thats it for now.... I am working on my Hoilday and Christmas line of baby Onesies and matching separates. Anyone have a favorite they would like to see?? Any ideas?? What is your favorite Christmas item?? Christmas trees? Snow? Presents? Keep checking back for a few more pictures soon!!!
Yup. It's broken. See the fat bone, right where it ends and the two skinny bones start? The fat bone is broken straight across where the ball part is. Ouch!! This was Friday, 19 September 2008. Picture 2 big 8 year old girls next to each other, on hands a knees. Enter the tiny 7 year old. She climbs on their back to stand, one foot on each back. Ta-Da!!! A pyramid!!! Down she went!! Used her arm to keep from breaking her head. Good choice, IMHO.
Here she is with her *really cool* candy stripe cast!!!
So, are y'all beginning to understand what I have been through the past few weeks? LOL A week of orthopedic appointments... Grrrrrrrrrrrrr..... Later, Gators.
I am going to start this blogging session with an apology...... Going to anyone who is waiting for a custom item, from me. I have been stressed, completely behind schedule, unable to face the Post Office, behind and I think, recovering from Post Traumatic Stress. Since the hurricane and all the coverage.... all the loss on Bolliver Penn (my DH works there, so I know way too much) the loss of lives (and no bodies to account for them)..... I have just *not been myself*. No concentration, ADD. Only yesterday did I wake up and do things normal (well, normal for me). And I realized I needed to get my poop in a group and get my life back in some semblance of order and make good (or better) on my promises. I have several boxes packed and sitting by the door awaiting the PO tonight. Gonna go and use the kiosk. No crowds, no kids, no waiting. Wham, bam, thank you ma'am. Oh, and the boxes are heavier than what you are expecting..... *OOPSIE* Guilt got to me, so there is a bit more in your order... :0)
OK.... Real life now......work, work, work. LOL I am working on a project right now thats fun and whimsical, so I may try to post a pic tonight after, eck-hem, Dancing with the Stars. I know, geezzzzz, but I am obsessed. I want to take Ballroom Dancing lessons now. Like I really have time for that!!! Thanks for your patience. Trevor
Hurricane Ike started touching us with his wind fingers, about 7 PM last night. We hung out in the front yard with the neighbors and waited, waited.
The sunset was stunning!!!
But we knew what was coming. Ike had already devastated Cuba and was gaining strength and size in the Gulf.
About midnight, the power flickered a few times and then finally gave in. We lit some candles and found our local TV station on the radio. Scott paced. I dozed. (I think)
I listened on and off to the coverage on the radio. Being kept informed is how I keep my sanity.
Throughout the night, the wind would howl for minutes at a time at the windows. I could hear things *touching* the side of the house and the wood covering the windows.
Finally, about 5 AM, things began to get let up a bit.
Scott shined his flashlight through the little crack in the bathroom window's wood and saw that our back fence was down.
As daylight broke, here is what our backyard has been transformed to. (Oh, and excuse all the crap in the neighbors yard that they neglected to even pick up. Our stuff is chained to the tree!)
Here is the front yard. No damage, per say, but most of the leaves and branches are from our tree in the back yard and a cottonwood tree 3 houses down from us.
Last but not least, my little car stocked full of Pink Zebra designs, survived without a scratch!!! A little bit of debris and leaves still cling to the side though, LOL
I want to thank everyone who kept us in their thoughts and prayers last night. I can feel the love.
Gonna need some more prayers, though, to figure out how we are gonna replace our fence!!!!
Its seems a bit silly, but it makes this whole ordeal of waiting for the hurricane to get here, that much easier. We did it while we were waiting for Rita and the outcome was like "Good Luck". If THAT is possible. When we cut the wood to board up the house, we decided that one piece needed to have a small peep hole, or two. One for us adults and one for the kids. It will be the last piece of wood we screw in, so we decided that while playing the waiting game, we would decorate it and tell our hurricane *where to go*. Here is the side we did for Rita in 2005:
Yesterday, we flipped it over and began to tell Ike *where he could go*.
Here's one for the girls of PZB!!!!
I think it is a good idea to keep things light here with the kids, let them be involved and know what is going on. We all know what this storm has the possibility of doing to us and our friends and family. But with Scott pacing like a caged tiger, it is hard to NOT tell the kids whats happening. LOL God has his hands on us and will take care of us. I have no worries. I have been reassured. Trevor
Here we go again!!! However, my friends, Ike is heading right towards Galveston and the Texas coast. Most of the coast has been evacuated and we have been told to "Shelter in Place". So that is exactly what I am doing!!! I stopped by Walmart for a cut of fabric and stood in line for 15 mins to purchase it. I'll be going back after midnight tonight to stock us up on non perishables and water. I also packed up just about every thing in the shop and have it crammed into my Axiom. I had to leave the displays there ((chuckle)) as they just won't fit. I am not so worried about anything happening to my little house-shop, but I know Murphy's Law a little too well. If I do NOT prepare for the worst, it'll happen. So I am going to beat Murphy at his own game. I just want to assure my designers that I am taking great care of their designs and have them safe and sound with me. I won't make them ride out the storm alone!!! It is 3:30 on Thursday afternoon while I write this, and here is what IKE looks like right now:
Not a lot to write about right now except for our preparations for some wind and rain. I don't have any gut feelings about bad things happening.... But my sweet DH is so uptight right now with worry. He's out boarding up the windows, cutting down bushes and things that could blow down..... and chaining the kayak to the backyard tree!!! :0) I'll write later tonight or tomorrow morning with any updates and some other things I have to share!!!
I have not done a *big* craft show, ever. Luckily, I have a good friend who knows what she's doing!!! There is nothing like having someone to hold your hand and walk you through set up, team selling and the break down. I want to publicly THANK LISA for all the insight and knowledge she shared with me this weekend.
Yesterday morning we met at the Katy High School gym and set up our booth... Bam!Bam!Bam!
We were done and we were immediately met with customers hungry for bows and Boutique clothing!!! We spent the better part of our day writing tickets and chatting with new friends and old!! So many of our Pink Zebra customers came by to visit, to see what was new and chat with us!!
I have to tell you how awesome Lisa, Knot Your Average Bow, is!!! A customer comes in, can't quite find the exact bow, so Lisa offers to make it while the lady shops around. So Lisa sits at her bow making set up and makes CUSTOM bows and headbands RIGHT THERE!!! HOW cool is that?? The EPITOME of customer service!!! (If only I could make my sewing machine so portable... NOT!!) It was so cool, to write up a ticket, put it in line and watch her amazing technique right there!!!
Anyhow, the show was a success. I enjoyed myself, and Lisa too.
The ability to get out there and meet people, introduce people to my baby, the Pink Zebra, was amazing. I met so many neat people and took some very special orders, for very special people. I am so touched. I feel so good about what I do and am validated for making the right choice for what I do.
All it took was one weekend.
Thank you, Lisa, for the awesome opportunity and the support.
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