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April 30, 2015


My blogging these last few (cough *6* cough) months has been sporadic at best. I could lie and say "I didn't have time" but that's a pretty lame excuse. It's actually my least favorite excuse. I wholeheartedly believe that we make time for the things that are important to us, so to say I didn't have time to blog(sew) is to say that blogging(sewing) is not important to me but it IS! I love this little space I've created to share and document projects that I put so much time and heart into. It was a tough winter for me (for a laundry list of reasons that I won't go into here), and I just didn't get much blogging or sewing done.  But I don't want to focus on what didn't get done, instead let's talk about what I HAVE been doing these last 6+ months.

SEWING. I have actually been sewing more the past 6 months than I ever have in my entire life, because it's my job. The entire month of February and some of March, I made Roman Shades. Every single weekday, and even a few weekend days, too, I was making Roman Shades. I think I made an average of 20 a week. It was ridiculous. As far as sewing for fun, I made a few skirts, a couple shirts, some scarves. Not a whole lot, really.
BLOGGING. I guess you could say I've been cheating on this little blog of mine, because I have been blogging for the company I work for. At the beginning of the year I was tasked with creating content for our blog and parts of our website and it's been a great learning experience. I still feel like I have a lot to figure out and I feel like there is so much more I want to do, especially with the blog. But Rome wasn't built in a day, right? #supercheesycliché #sorrynotsorry If you are curious you can check out our blog/website here.

BUYING STUFF (fabric, patterns, and machines!). I just told ya'll that I haven't been doing much sewing for myself, but you wouldn't know it by the amount of fabric and patterns I've been buying. I think I finally got myself under control and have an embargo in place on spending in both of those areas, at least until I have another amazing idea that I just have to have that fabric/pattern right then. No, but really though, I'm not, because I am NOT buying fabric or patterns (probably). Oh and by the way, I got a serger and an industrial sewing machine!! *Does crazy sewing lady happy dance* I purchased my serger back in October, a Brother 1034-D. My regular machine is a Brother and I have been nothing but happy with it, so I figured this machine, which is super popular among the home sewing crowd, would be a good place to start for someone who has no serger knowledge or experience. It's sorta a long/complicated story but I also came into possession of an industrial sewing machine. All you need to know is it was bought for a specific project, that project is still on my to-do list, and I'm still so intimidated by the machine that I have not even attempted to teach myself how to use it. But I'll be sure to keep ya'll posted with any updates on the #GreatIndustrialSewingMachineSaga and eventually give ya'll the whole back story, too.

MOVING MY SEWING AREA. Up until a couple of months ago, the only place for me to sew was in our (fairly small) living room. Now one of the bedrooms has opened up and I get my very own sewing ROOM, which I've never had before and am very excited about. It is still very much a work in progress, but I already feel so much more organized which I hope will translate to more productive. My favorite part? This huge mirror I found at a local thrift store, Class and Trash, for ONLY $15! You can fully expect an influx of #mirrorpics on Instagram and I am not even the least bit sorry because ONLY $15!
That pretty much sums up what's been going on over here for the last several months. If you want to see what I'm up to when I disappear from the blog, you can always follow me on Instagram (that's where you can find me most consistently).