Monday, November 30, 2009


Well, we all know of course, that all of you are winners, in your own special way. That said, only two of you are actual winners as in "the people who get the stuff". So, congratulations to: who won the Flock charm pack, and also to who won the limerick writer's FQ giveaway! Thank you all for playing, I wish I had something for everyone, but sadly I have not yet come into my fortune. Alas, alack (sp?) and Craft Show Blah-de-Blah coming soon!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Wow. Limericks. Wow.

Yeah, this is what I do when I am bored.

Well, my friends, I have a lot of little pieces of paper that I need to put names on. I am TOTALLY awed by how many people signed up, and even more, how many of you WROTE LIMERICKS. You are eternally awesome in my book. (Which reminds me, I should get a giant leather bound book so I can pull it out when I use that expression. I will make a smarmy face while writing, and then look at the person through a mimed monocle. Oh, and write with one of those big feather pens. I have a sore throat and took the prescription Robitussin with Codeine {sp?} and should probably not be writing so late, as I tend to go off on tangents, and) OK. I think where I was going is that I was so amazed by the number of limericks that I am going to pick a second winner from the limerick writers, who will get to pick a FQ of their choice from any of my fabrics. Also, I will be posting some of my favorite limericks, just because I can.

And, just to remind you, this is the last day of mah Whatever-Holiday-Excuse-for-a-Sale Sale, so get while the gettin' is good. Most toes under $20! FQ's for $6.50! Blah! Gratuitous product shots in 3, 2, 1-YOU'VE BEEN TOTE-BAG-SPAMMED! HA-HA! DEAL WITH IT!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Get Some For Cheap.

You want some fabric? Well, all of mine will be $1 off Black Friday through Cyber Monday. The fabric packs will also be $1 off per piece of fabric, which means you will save even MORE moo-lah because the packs are already discounted. I will show you, with my mad math skills:

1 FQ = $8 ($7 on sale! Whooo!)
4 FQ Pack = $30 ($2 less than 4 individual pieces already) $26 on sale!

So, since unfortunately not everyone can win the charm pack (Though Oh My Godness I wish you all could, because the limericks are AMAZING and my favorite thing to read, ever. You guys are disgustingly awesome) anyway, since you can't all win, if you have your eye on any of the "Flock" or Bicycle fabrics, now is the time!
Now is the time is such an incredibly cheesy thing to say! I would be a TERRIBLE copywriter! Which, ok, totally unrelated story, yesterday I went to the doctor and told him about my hand going numb when I'm using the computer and he's all, I have this AMAZING thing for you to try, everyone loves it, and my nurse will bring it in! And she does, and seriouly, I cannot stop laughing at the thing. Because it is RIDICULOUS. It is a giant pillow that you put on your arm, essentially. And it is called a Pil-O-Splint, because it was apparently named in 1951. If I hadn't had the awesome nurse who knows me, she would have thought I was INSANE because I was laughing so hard at the thing. It gives you a PILLOW ARM! It is HILARITY! Anyway, I think where I was going is, I am bad at being serious, and also writing anything that is not completely stream of consciousness. I am like a really stupid and sober Jack Kerouac, but not at all. ANYWAY.
Also, all my bags are 10% off, and I am putting up a whole heap of new ones made in the "Flock" fabrics, and a stray Tree Tote or two. $22 - $2.20 = Somewhat less than $20. I'm not going to get more exact than that people, YOU have calculators.
I am doing this sale as part of the 2009 KCEtsy Sale, "Handmade for the Holidays", which you can read more about here. There are a TON of awesome local etsy sellers participating, so you should definitely check it out, because do you really want to give your mother-in-law Isotoner gloves again? You can search for the tag kcetsysale09 on etsy, or check the team blog for individual sellers sales. (Holla to my girl, Lori of ditda, who is working on a project with me, and is selling all her already really reasonable stuff for 20% off!) So, CONSUMERISM! Onward! And keep writing limericks! I love you! Goodnight!

Friday, November 20, 2009

I Am Giving Stuff Away.

I would love to have some clever words here, about giveaways and fabric and what have you, but I am still recovering from "baby's first craft show" (that's, err, I'm the baby is what I am implying, and it was my first.. ) and my mind is still made of creamed corn. I don't think you need any more proof than that I have given you in the previous sentence. So I will just spit it out- I give away charm pack "Flock". You want win?(SIick of fabric in circles yet? TOO BAD!)
It is a pack that includes 3 squares each of 12 different fabrics, 36 5" squares in all. To enter, just comment on this post, and you don't have to write anything, but if you want to have a short creative writing assignment then, uhm... thinking... Oh! Write an original limerick. Keep in mind, this is COMPLETELY OPTIONAL, so I expect to read exactly two limericks. ALSO, if you want to be entered twice, just start following me on twitter. See, I am ensnaring you in my sticky social networking web, or something. And if you are a blog reader person who already follows me on Twitter, you've already been entered. Yay!SO that's all the big words I can dredge out of the old corn pit (my brain), I will be taking entries until Friday and then announce the winner on Monday. Woohoo! Oh, and prepare yourself for some massive tote-bag-etsy-updatery, I have quite a few to post now. (Another post on the craft fair, will come soon, complete with TERRIBLE pictures and lots of gushing over Things I Got.) Ta-ta!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Are You Ready For the Giant Fabric Pile?

I made fabric.I call it "Flock". Because, birds, get it? Yeah. You did. "Catch" some at the old etsy shoppe, here. Hyuk Hyuk! Seriously, my favorite ones are the medallion prints. I love me a good medallion print, and I think these came out pretty decently, if ah do sahy so mahself.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Catch Up, The Factory, Caves.

So this is going to be one of those posts where I try and say all of the things I have been meaning to write, and will forget 2/3 of them. I guess the best plan is to just start typing them before they float out of my sieve of a brain, as things tend to do.
We were in Arkansas, and we went to a cave! I have always wanted to go in a cave, and this was my first one, and according to all experienced cave tourists, it is a pretty unimpressive one, but I loved it because it was all ROCKY and UNDERGROUND! Which is my only cave criteria, really.Also, I have been sewing like a crazy person because I signed up for my first craft show, and because I am a super awesome (Ha.) I signed up TWO WEEKS before said show, which, according to everything I have read and been told, is Not Enough Time and Decidedly Not Smart. In case you haven't noticed, though, Not Smart is kindof the way I roll. That and Let's Just Wing It. That is in face my middle name: Lauren Kaye Brooks Spencer Let's Just Wing It Hunt. Just falls off the tongue right?
So, sewing, a lot. In the past four days I have made 37 tote bags. And, as always, as soon as I have one Very Important Task to do, a MILLION other things suddenly pop int my head that insist they also Must Be Done Now. Like, I finally realized how I want to rearrange the office, and the craft area upstairs, and what pillows I want to make for the couch. Oh, and I have in my head the exact desk that I want for the office, and nevermind the fact that likely this desk does not exist. Are you tired of reading this yet? Because this is what has been going on inside my head for the last week and a half or so, and fun fun fun it has been.
Oh, and I have started to calling myself "The Factory" and talking in third person all time time. The factory is angry at the sewing machine. The factory's fingers are sore. The factory REALLY NEEDS to get a QT iced tea. I'm sure this is not annoying at all.
Oh, and I have decided to start tweeting (again). I say again because I had a twitter account as "myself" (Lauren, who is oddly slightly different than the person who writes this blog, I don't know why,) but I only tweeted, like, twice. However, I think if I do it as Blog Alter Ego, I will probably do it more often, because how much more ridiculous can I be in short form than I already am in long form? Also, soonish I will get an internet-type phone, which I think will make me a better person. Or perhaps just far more communicative, which I am not actually sure translates to better at all, in my case. (SO! if you need some more of THIS solid gold. Don't all rush up at once.)Oh! And I got STICKERS! SO MANY STICKERS! I'm gonna sticker the heck out of...something?
There were supposed to be cave pictures in this post, but I am currently too lazy to go get the camera to download the photos and process the raw files and edit in photoshop, and I think I am already Asleep. We'll talk soon though?

Friday, November 6, 2009

Hello, From Eureka Springs!

We're on a wonderful November vacation in Arkansas, where, for some ridiculous reason, it is 75 degrees in November. I am attributing it to Eureka's proximity to the Jesus of the Ozarks getting it some divine favor. Tomorrow I will finally fulfill my lifelong dream of going in a cave! Today we discovered a Hawaiian-themed quilt shop! Adventures, everywhere, folks. I want to live in this cabin.I've been crazy busy for the past two weeks, so it's si nice for us to get away for a while and just do nothing. Or, semi-nothing. The other night I went to my first KC Etsy Team meeting, and met tons of great crafters! It's so cool to meet people that love crafting like I do, and some people who even do it for a living. We had a gift exchange, and I was lucky enough to get some goodies from Jill of For Strange Women, it all smells AMAZING.
TTFN folks, I'm off to do nothing!

PS: Because I am unable to ship any etsy orders until I come back next Wednesday, all items in my etsy shop have FREE SHIPPING until midnight on the 11th! Shipping will be refunded after purchase.