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Friday, January 16, 2009

Part-time Here I Come! Plus New Fabrics I LOVE!

So this is my last week of working full-time at the hospital. As of Monday I will officially be part-time (3 days a week)! I am really looking forward to having more time with my family, plus extra time to work on my sewing!

We're going to have to really watch the budget, so I am going to have to make & sell more stuff to pay for my fabric addiction... is there a group for that somewhere? I just can't resist all of the adorable, fun, funky fabrics out there & they keep coming out with more! Take a look at Michael Miller's new fabrics...make sure you scroll down & check out the awesome deer fabric! I also love Anna Maria Horner's new line, Good Folks. My absolute favourite right now, though, is Andalucia by Patty Young... I can't wait to get my hands on this and start creating!

I finished my first purse the other day! I used Michael Miller's Rock On fabric - check it out!

It turned out bigger than I thought it would, but it's awesome & holds everything! I want to make more, so that may be my project for this weekend... just have to decide which fabrics I should use.

Ta ta for now!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year... off to a fresh start!

So, welcome 2009! I've already started this new year with my clean-eating lifestyle & have re-started my exercise regimen. I'm determined to reach my goal weight this time! I've been making some yummy recipes from Tosca Reno's Clean Eating series, as well as from Clean Eating magazine! I thought I would be stuck eating bland chicken breasts and rice for the rest of my life (that's why I fell off the wagon last time, got bored of the food)... until I found these books! All of the recipes are easy to make and so delicious! My kids even love them! I'm so lucky to have my husband joining me in this healthy lifestyle & we are encouraging each other to get in our exercise. I'll keep ya'll updated on our progress!

On another exciting note, I found an awesome giveaway being hosted by the Vintage Pearl. She is giving away a custom camera lens case & camera strap made by the wonderful & talented Amy Priddy of Priddy Creations. She is also adding a pair of gorgeous earrings that she made to the winner! Take a look & enter!

So Happy New Year everyone! I hope this year brings health, happiness, and lots of fun!