Friday, October 31, 2008


I meant to clean the bathroom tonight.. I really did. My mother in law is coming to visit tomorrow, so I want to spruce the house up a bit.. but I cant help it.. my priority tonight is this (Raphael Italian white crocodile ladylike clutch). Now, those who know me well know I would never carry a real crocodile bag... I detest real fur and skins and I am not shy about that statement. Fur is dead, people. However you cant deny the natural and organic appeal of crocodile, especially when it is white and the detail stands out, but it maintains its chic appeal. This bag+Me=Want.

So what to do, one may ask? Well, when you make purses its just a matter of finding some nice faux crocodile! I scoured and scoured and managed to find a suitable croc-skin replacement, a vinyl home decor faux-croc in white! At $40 a yard it certainly isn't cheap, but it is undeniably a better choice than killing a living creature for its skin. It comes in a lovely array of colors from natural, browns, black, reds, white, gold, and even a silver. I will be ordering this fabric as soon as some profits pick up in the store and attempting my own ladylike clutch, results will be posted and if all is well, I will sell them in the store! Vinyl/Poly produces many issues in the land of ill equipped seamstresses... it tends to stick to sewing machines, is rather thick, and has some stretch... all things that work at a disadvantage, but I am up to the challenge. I've been informed to have much patience, extra fabric on hand, good thread, and a Teflon plate (as well as nerves of Teflon)!

PS, they also sell Python, Lizard, Alligator (slightly larger print than croc), and Emu... possibilities are endless and no animals have to be harmed in the process. What a wonderful world!

My first post!!

So I've been a cad.. thinking I could blog every single day on my official website, thinking it wouldn't bother me to have to sign in... launch website builder... type.. edit... type.. copy.. paste.. spellcheck... well.. it bothered me, to say the least. So here I am! At the suggestion of my Cafemom Etsy Moms I got myself a blogger and I intend to use it! This is such an awesome thing for me because I used to blog daily, but life got a bit hectic and I have been pushing myself really hard lately to sew sew sew and haven't made much time for myself.
What can you expect from this blog? Oh a bit of everything. Tutorials for sure, but they take some time so in the meantime you can view them on my website, . I cant help but to blog about my kids so of course you will see things about my life.. and I will always keep this up to date with new products... what I'm currently working on.. shows I may be selling at.. and so on!

Thanks for checking out my blog, don't forget to enter my November Contest... it ends on Nov. 15th so enter now!!
Go enter this months contest, here. It is for 8 note cards (made from recycled paper and a recycled book, "A dragon in a wagon". And 8 hand-made envelopes constructed from 100% recycled paper. Next months contest is for two handmade button doves, from my new ornament collection! Ornament collection will be listed soon, stay tuned!