Sunday, October 4, 2009

Time to check in!

It is a completely different feeling when you are moving into you own home. A more permanent feeling. It feels good to permanently get rid of boxes because you're not going to need them for a future move. :) We are still getting settled, but the house is definitely livable and we are certainly enjoying it. Also enjoying our home is an incredible variety of bugs. Everything from a bajillion stink bugs to amazing little creatures like leaf bugs and stick bugs.
This was the first leaf bug I think I ever encountered in person. It was greeting me as I was moving one of the first car loads into the house. It just hung out at our front door while I moved boxes in and out watching my every move with great intent.

Just before the move I was able to whip up one last birthday present for a dear friend. I had found her birth year on a linen calendar and made her a zipper pouch/ clutch.
I really loved how this turned out. I also found my birth year as a calendar. I am not too fond of the image it has on it, but I'd like to make myself something with it.
My sewing room is far from being set up but I have managed to dig through a few boxes to gather some mending supplies. The room does have a desk and the sewing machine is finally set up. Now I need to finish a few things for Etsy before I can start having fun with a few household sewing projects. The weather is definitely screaming fall around here. Apple cider has hit the grocery shelves and so I am embracing fall. I better find the box with all my sweaters soon!

11 comments:

  1. beautiful pouch/clutch... is a perfect birthday gift!

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  2. What a great idea! Is her birthday in August, like on the front of the clutch? Love it!

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  3. what a cute idea! isn't it nice that there were so many cloth calendars made? now we've got our pick!

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  4. oooh! Have you yet made friends with the local katydids and praying mantises? (mantis's? mantisii?)

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  5. What a friendly green fellow. You know it's not easy being green.

    The clutch came out perfectly. All of your extra details were really worth the effort.

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  6. i LOVE LOVE LOVE that pouch! i have a few calendars that i need to reuse some day.

    enjoy settling in your home!

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  7. I love what you did with the cloth calendar - so clever and cute.
    Enjoy getting settled. The idea of a permanent place sounds so perfect to me right now.

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  8. Yikes! I would freak out if I saw that little green dude staring back at me. eugh (not a bug fan)

    I'm so excited about your new house, I'm really looking forward to watching you decorate it.

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  9. Hi I saw your post on the Falcon chairs.
    I own one too. I was wondering if you ever fixed them up and where you put them in your house.
    I make dolls and mixed media paintings.
    Nice to find you. I like to sew too. It was fun to see your work.

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  10. I love it!!
    I was born in 1984!

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