This summer, it is killing me. In an awesome way, though. Is that possible? I've been unpacking and sorting and staring blankly into our room of shame, (the front room that is full of unpacked boxes- what can possibly be in them?) and painting and obsessing over paint colors and doing crazy pre-craft-show sewing, and I have neglected my little old blog. Which, to be fair, I pretty much always do, but I REALLY WANTED to be better about it this summer... I need a timer that will go off five days after every blog post that says "You must post today, or you will have extreme blog shame the next time you do." Which is a lot of words for an alarm, especially since I don't know of an alarm you can program to speak. Does it exist? If not, someone needs to make it fast, it is the next great iPhone app.I left the room and forgot where I was going with that last paragraph, but I'm pretty sure that it was nowhere, so MOVING ON. I've been doing a of of craft shows, which is fun, except that the night before every show, I get some GREAT NEW PRODUCT IDEA that I MUST MAKE 20 OF before the show. It is a sickness, and I cannot say no to the urges, and so I usually end up getting to sleep at around 2am on the nights that I need to wake up at 6am. I am an angry person when I have only slept four hours, my friends, an ANGRY PERSON. I throw purring kitties off of my and spit in the faces of children. (Not really. Well, at least not the second one.) NOTE! Photos of Honeypot Shop courtesy of Melissa Lin Ellis.The upside, though, is that I end up with a bunch of new stuff, which I have been starting to put up in my etsy shop. My favorite, super-easy new things are the Vintage Sheet Shoppers because they are SOFT and PRETTY and look SO much cooler than all my other cheap grocery bags. You have served me well, giant Aldi's bags, but you do not have flowers on you! Would anyone be interested in a tutorial-thingie for these bags? It's really, really simple, so I don't want to insult you, but is there anyone who might want something like that? Let me know. I do wonder what the asian-sexy-lady-bots who have invaded my comments section will think.I have been spreading myself all around the internet like the proverbial Cheez Whiz, so iffin' you want to, you should check out the interview I did with Jeanee of Dirty Laundry on etsy and the Dirty Laundry blog. Seriously, how cute is EVERYTHING that Jeanee does? She's a Hallmark girl, and I love her fizzies, especially the "Pretty Pomegranate". I don't want to sound like a commercial, kids, but this stuff is awesome, and it's on sale for super cheap right now, and her packaging and everything is just BEAUTIFUL and they make great gifts, So, whoops, I pretty much am a commercial. My mom got one for Mother's Day. True story. Boring, but true. So, anyway, read the thing where I answer questions if you like that sort of thing, but definitely check out her etsy store. $4! End commercial.
Ok, what I looooooooooooove more than anything is seeing things that have been made from my fabric, so I was overjoyed to see this post by Sonia of Cozy Memories, (By the way, Sonia lives in France! My fabric is in France! This is the classiest I have ever felt!), and it finally got me to do something I have been meaning to do for a while: I started an Aunt June flickr group. So, post your photos of items made with Aunt June fabric, and JUST FOR POSTING you will get 10% off your next fabric order! Just send me a convo before you make the order, and I will set up a special listing for you. It's a pretty sparce group right now, so if we could fill it up, I'd be most delighted.And need I remind you, KC peeps, that the Ric Rac Roundup is just around the corner? Next Saturday! Merriment to be had by all! And if not merriment, Sno Cones!