Hello? Is there anybody out there?
Let's play a little catch up. Obviously I'm not dealing well budgeting my time between my day job and my homelife/hobbies. Cooking has ceased. Crafting is a weekends only activity. Alot of "events" are bearing down on me in the next month or so. Taxes due. Romantic weekend with the hubby. First craft fair of the year. Parent's visit. Other small things that I'm letting overwhelm me.
So this is what we've been up to: We looked at alot of houses in the area, thought seriously about buying one. But changed our minds and decided to keep renting, but maybe move to a nicer (bigger) place when our lease ends. Aaron's been doing all of cleaning and some of the cooking, while I spend most of my home time lying around, watching tv and movies. Up in the Air was really good.
My parents are planning their first visit in well over a year. I'm very excited about that, but the craft fair is the weekend before and I have to keep my focus to be prepared for that.
I have been sewing, minimally. Feeling that I deserved a bit of a splurge, (since I bring home an actual paycheck now) I went and bought myself a Juki. Not a true industrial machine, but at least twice as powerful as my old Singer. I hope to take pictures of it and make a formal introduction at some point, but for now it's making me feel like a novice sewer. The speed is unreal. Threading the thing is a beastly task still.
I have several bags in various stages of completion:
And another bag missing it's strap:
This leather is velvety smooth. Not suede, just very smooth and matte. I had an idea that I would offer some bags made of thicker leather, unlined, but with interchangable fabric straps, but my strap hardware hasn't come in yet.
I've vowed to Aaron not to buy any more fabric this year, so I've broken back into my home dec. bins. I still have alot of home decor fabric, but so much of it is neutral and dark, which isn't usually my style. But I'm adapting.
That's all for tonight folks. It getting toward 9pm, which means I'm getting my tired butt into bed!
Hope to see you sooner than later!