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Delivery Man Problems and Playing with Colors

So I mentioned I’m supposed to stay off my feet as much as possible, right? Yeah. What’s a gal to do when she can’t do anything? I would feel completely useless and lazy if I watched TV, so I just won’t do that…unless I’m also eating — then it’s OK because I’m really multitasking and I can’t do much else while I am eating anyway. Though I do eat a lot….

ANYWAY! I’ve been spending a lot of time on my laptop lately — planning baby #2’s room, ordering everything we need, thinking about how I can still grow my business without doing any sewing (Ha!), and brainstorming about designs for fabric that I can use for my own products. Normally I really don’t have much time to do this stuff, so I’m really not complaining!

But speaking of ordering things online… I ordered the crib online along with many other things for the room, right? Well, seeing as how I am almost 7 months pregnant and supposed to be limiting my activity (I’m not supposed to lift anything more than 10 pounds), I’ve been trying to catch the delivery guy when he comes to the door so that I can ask him to please put the packages INSIDE the door for me. Sadly, this has YET to happen! He knocks and runs away before I even figure out I heard something.

So today I was in my kitchen, which gives me a nice view of the front porch, and I SEE Mr. Delivery man walk up. So I get up and walk over to the front door expecting to catch him before he even knocks. I open the door, and this is what I find…

Thanks for the Crib

Thanks for the Crib

So obviously I wasn’t going to move THAT on my own. There is even a “Please Knock” sign on the door which he so rudely chose to IGNORE. I closed the door and let it go and went back to sitting.

About an hour later I heard a knock at the door, so I got up again and walked over to open it. Of course, there was no delivery man in sight, but I peeked over the gargantuan box blocking my doorway and saw this…

Gee, Thanks Again!

Gee, Thanks Again!

…and so, there they shall sit until my husband comes home and can move them into the house (hopefully without breaking his back?).

Now, Back to Work!

I really enjoy making the tote bags, so I wanted to expand my fabric collection to include some large print patterns that would POP on a big shoulder bag. I took my Flower Burst design and inverted it so that the background was dark and the flowers were lighter, and played with several different colors that I personally wouldn’t mind walking around town with. I wanted to make sure they coordinate with some of my other designs, so I can mix and match the lining fabric.

This is what I came up with! The orange is all new – I haven’t used orange before, BUT I think orange goes with a bright pink or a bright green quite nicely! I can use my other Flower Burst designs, my Chevron designs, or my new Paper Doily designs for lining. I’m looking forward to getting back on my machine…

Flower Burst in Solid Colors

Flower Burst in Solid Colors

Check out the other designs in my Textile Gallery and see what fabrics YOU think would look great with the new Flower Burst Solids. I’m always up for hearing what you guys have to say, and love getting your feedback and suggestions!




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