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Friday, September 16, 2011

Stash Enhancement, and Cartwheels

Actually I know better than to attempt doing cartwheels (couldn't do them when I was a kid and I don't expect that has changed with age!!)....but if I could, I would......our house is sold and the deal went through today!!  YAY!!  Jack is delighting in going around saying we are house-less.


On a different note, long-suffering hubby
took me on an excursion to Fabricland
and I enhanced my stash with all of this...

The four fabrics on the left  will be turned into jacket linings.  The bit of white to the right is three different types of iron-on interfacing, for various projects in the works.
The gorgeous orange (also on the right) complete with sequins is probably going to turn into a bag lining (or two.

Above is a hodge-podge of 'stuff'.
There's some thread (again earmarked for jackets),
a bunch of zippers - some for bags, some for jackets,
some nylon tape for making purse handles,
and some trim which will be added to
some boho bags (if and when I get time to actually make any!)

and finally, this came in the mail from StudioKat...

I can't wait to make this bag and have had my finger poised over the 'order' button ever since I 
saw the prototype being developed on her site.  

The flap of this bag is crying to be made in so many different ways, but
I'm anxious to give it a crazy quilt look and hopefully combine
it with some of my recycled denim too.  Some of the above stash
is for creating one of these!


  1. Congrats on being houseless. We're all happy dancing here on your behalf. Love your stash enhancement. Whoopee!!!

  2. all fabulous and hearty congratulations - Yay!!

  3. Seems you have settled right in to your new workroom.

  4. Congrats on the sale and the stash enhancements. Have fun creating...

  5. a lot of stash there to keep you busy and out of trouble!!! Congratulations on being houseless too!!

  6. Sounds like you have a few projects waiting in the wings of your new studio. Have fun with them! Congratulations on the sale of your house. That must be a relief. Take care, Connie

  7. Congrats on selling your doing the happy dance for you as I have never done a cartwheel either LOL

    fun shopping and I think it's extra nice when the men in our lives support our creativity!

    Enjoy * Enjoy and happy weekend

  8. Congrats on the sale going through! I look forward to seeing what goodies you create.

  9. Hey MA ... YAY for you two ... I like that term "houseless".
    Nice stash stuff ... have fun with that!

    Hugs ... Marie

  10. I know exactly how you feel, been there. Enjoy being houseless.:)
    Great stuff you got, so have fun. Thanks for visiting me and leaving your sweet comment. Not sure what I will do with it. I actually made it for an all member show at our art center, but we'll see. LOL

  11. Yay, for unloading the house! very glad it went through and now you can start to live in one place and do the serious stuff of life, i.e. crazy quilting!

  12. Oh La La! I wanna come shopping with you.. lovely stuff to work with.. and I to love the bag pattern.. I need to make a boho too... :D

  13. That bag is gorgeous! Please, please don't let me buy another bag pattern...

  14. Thanks for the link to StudioKat. I am making handbags right now and really enjoyed this blog. So great that you have sold your house a real load off your mind I'm sure. Love,love,love adding to the stash!! It looks like there will be some lovely things to see soon!!

  15. Hi I noticed when you commented on suztats blog instead of a photo you have that black and white thing. I have that too I wonder if anyone know how to change it to a different picture.

    By the way have a new blog.

  16. I will have to tell my daughter she gets a shopping trip the day they close which is Oct. 11 - hopefully.
    She is worn out running back and forth keeping 2 houses and 3 active boys hauled around.

    I was over at JoAnnes today looking for lining for the bag I am making for the auction and picked a black with small polka dots. should be interesting.

    Your little chickadee is very sweet.




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