May 6, 2011

It’s all about perspective

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — fraybabybibsandmore @ 8:55 pm

Eh-yo. In preparation for this big move of ours, I have been trying to clear out the old by sewing like a mad woman AND selling fabric like crazy. I’ve been pulling the prints that I no longer enjoy looking at or that I’ve had for awhile, I’ve been taking yards, remnants and scraps to goodwill with every household item drop off. And I thought that I was doing a pretty good job clearing fabric out. I mean, my bins and grid wall were OVERFLOWING and fabric was taking over the floor.  I was starting to become a little paranoid and thinking that small children might get lost if they happen to wander in so I pulled, sorted, folded and purged and now most of the fabric is contained in those bins and compartments. I was proud of myself. Until I found this picture:
19 wire grid cubes full of fabric
And omg. I can see my floor, I can see the top of the grid wall. I can see the nice little fabric piles. and people were all “oooo, look at all the fabric”, “I love it, I wish I could come over and pick out my fabrics!”, “WOW, THAT IS SO MUCH FABRIC!!”

And now I am ashamed and a little scared to post the latest picture of this very same wall. Maybe I should tidy up and retake the picture. Oh man. (do it! do it!)
Gah. Okay.  Here (gulp) is my fabric collection now. 14 months later.
See? Perspective. Now THAT is a lot of fabric. 😉 (Did you scream in horror?)


May 5, 2011

Leaving the heart (of Texas)

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And we’re off! Well, soon anyway. My husband has finished up grad school at Texas Tech University and it is time to get back to Army life. We are headed to Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas next week and despite our local friends saying “oh, you’re going from worse to worse” and “what?!? from Hawaii to Germany to Lubbock to Kansas? what did you guys do wrong?”, we are excited. We had a great time in West Texas. Who wouldn’t? Oil derricks, jack rabbits, tumbleweeds and West Texas dirt blowing in the wind. We went to a rodeo, the South Plains fair, drove to San Antonio more than once and took a road trip down to Galveston. Oh and how can I forget the tamales?!? I will surely miss the tamales. And now we look forward to Kansas. Hmmm…flat. farms. tornadoes. AUNTIE EM! AUNTIE EM! I kid, I kid. We are excited about a new city, a new house, professional sports teams, being within driving distance of St. Louis and the direct flight out of Kansas City to Nashville and Atlanta, because let’s face it, with 2 kids under the age of 6, non stop flights make air travel 98% better and a helluva lot more likely.

And now for the breakdown. I know not everyone sees every post on Facebook and some customers don’t even have a clue that I am moving and will be temporarily closed for a couple of week. I want to post the schedule for your reference. Feel free to pass along the info.

MAY 10-12 – movers come and pack up everything we own. I’ll have to act fast to make sure they don’t load up the suitcases full of clothes we need for our hotel living for the following week.

MAY 13th – we clear our house and have one last night in Lubbock.

MAY 14th – on the road to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma for the night.

MAY 15th – on the road to Leavenworth, Kansas to get the keys to our new house

MAY 16-23rd – sit in empty house and wait for movers to arrive.

Sometime after May 23rd I will reopen from my fabulous new sewing room in the fabulous city of Leavenworth, Kansas. And I hope to see you then. 🙂

May 4, 2011

It’s gonna be a throw-down! (Shoppers gonna shop)

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A little over a month ago I was introduced to NiceGirlNotes on Facebook. Roo is the mastermind and comedian behind NiceGirlNotes. Through the Etsy Homefront Team (military spouses), I heard there was a Cute Stuff Sale going on at Roo’s page so I went over to check it out. Cute Stuff Sale? A sale put on by Roo with multiple Etsy shops, all items $20 or less (shipping included) and then? A coupon to use at ALL the shops that were part of the sale, just in case you missed out on an item or two that you were after. The pace – FAST. The item – AMAZING. You have to get there quick, stake out a spot overnight (okay, okay, just start stalking the page 5 minutes before it’s go time), copy your email address or choice phrase so all you have to do is CTRL+V to do a quick heart racing paste and cross your fingers that you are the chosen one. Seriously, it’s bananas over there! (Don’t believe me? Check out the aftermath for yourself ) SO SO SO….WHO, you ask, will be participating in the next Cute Stuff Sale? Well, I dunno about the other shops but I AM!! Mark your calenders for May 15th and stalk NiceGirlNotes on Facebook and even better, follow her blog because she is a fantastic writer, hilarious, a baller and she’s crafty! (Check out those tutes on making  a dollhouse out of old drawers and quiet time activity bins – genius.)

Now, wanna see my cute stuff?
I still have to decide what items I want to put in the sale. I have a few ideas including some baby accessories! Hope to see you there!

May 3, 2011

Starting anew (a new blog at least)

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — fraybabybibsandmore @ 10:35 pm

A few years ago I had a business blog that I posted to fairly regularly. It wasn’t spectacular but it was decent. Then I got a dot com, switched to wordpress and had my site host my blog. I was pregnant, living overseas and wanted SOMETHING, ANYTHING to help my business take off. So I had my dot com designed and built. It was pretty. It was nice. It was a little cumbersome. My business took off (and by took off, I mean went THROUGH THE ROOF) in February/March of 2010 and since then my dot com has died. I am not technologically saavy enough to understand hosting, databases and the like. I don’t think I did a very good job keeping it new and fresh or even user friendly. It was a learning experience and thankfully, not too expensive. My new cool blog that came with my dot com is lost forever in cyber space. I don’t know how to get it back and I don’t think I care all that much. So here we are! New blog! Woot! Let’s get this party started. And please be patient with me as I try to make this place pretty. If anyone has any cool decorating tips, hook a sista up.

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