Friday, November 10, 2006

catching up



funny that i wrote the title of this post last night at about 1am and then did not have the mental capacity to even form a thought. the good news is that i was quite motivated to stay up that late and get quite a few things finished. for the first half of the evening i worked for Daniel, something i pick up now and then when he is slammed with deadlines and has something my remedial skills can do. well once done with that around ten i was surprised by the energy i had. so i finally photographed gifts i mentioned oh so long ago. the they are now all packaged up along with two others that needed to be done. now it is just a matter of writing the notes and getting to the postoffice.

yesterday afternoon i was reminded by a photo Lisa took. i had gone to the fabric store sometime last week for some blue fabric to finish Miss A's curtins. i was so good going straight to the fabric i needed and then up to the counter to get it cut. i even remember thinking to myself 'wow nothing else?' well there was not enough fabric left on the bolt and they needed to do an item check. so what did i discover but some amazing fabric set up right next to me.


it was there just for those who have no selfcontrol. but they are great and i know just what Christmas gifts they are going to turn into.

yesterday afternoon i was finaly able to get out the the burbs to get some crafting books. it is always hard to make the trip because of traffic. it seems as if the time of day does not matter it is alway bad. so yesterday i braved it and was quite successful with my finds. i needed to get a book for a friend i was swaping with and since i was there i figured i would save myself a few trips and just get what i wanted then.



the books are amazing one is all on skirts and another is on jackets, shirts and pants, and the third is alot of felted pieces. i guess i hope to get sewing some clothing for myself sometime soon. if nothing comes from these books for awhile it is ok by me at least i know they are there when i need them.

Note: it has now taken me a good hour plus to write this post. everything takes longer with a kid.

11 comments:

Carmen said...

I am so envious of you folks that have access to these japanese crafting books. As far as I know, there is no one who sells them here in Toronto. The books you picked up look lovely and inspiring.

Robyn said...

I about had a breakdown today after my son decided not to take a nap, my daughter was about to wake up from her nap and I still had not finished what I had hoped to get done for the day. It is such a battle to balance the parenting with the desire to craft.
I love the craftbooks by the way.

marianne said...

These are great books ...I have the skirt and felt ones and have my eye on the other....glad to see that I'm not alone when it comes to a lack of self control with fabric! Best to snap it up when you see it because it's never there when you finally make it back!

meg said...

that fabric is fabulous!

Anonymous said...

I love the ruler fabric, which store did you pick it up from?

melissa said...

lovely, lovely books (and fabrics!) I share your lack of self cotnrol when it comes to crafting stuff. I figure everyone has their vices?

beki said...

I am so weak when it comes to anything craft related. I suck! If there was a japanese book store near me, I'd go hog wild, for sure. I've had the urge to sew clothing for myself, but realistically, I know that it isn't going to happen any time soon. I think I need to plan now for spring.

Poshyarns said...

Oh those books look great, how I wish I had a store that sold them around here, then again if I did the family might not eat....

kirsten said...

love my package!
(EVERYTHING takes longer with kids).

Wendy said...

What a lovely post full of energy.Those books and fabrics look great.

melissa f. said...

was at the depot today, and fell to a similar fate! the packages like that are so good-- the feeling of accomplishment is unparalleled in my books.