Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!!

Hey Everyone!
I hope that you all had a safe night celebrating the end of 2012. I can't wait to see what the new year will bring. For our family, for sure another wedding....
Melissa's Ring! They announced their engagement on New Years Eve.
and a new baby... no, not my boys this time but my little brother {who isn't so little anymore!}.
Lil' Bro "modeling" crazy jacket. Another Instagram Moment.
I'm always SO excited for babies. I get to make little clothes and baby quilts. Maybe even a Raggedy Ann or Andy!
Raggedy Andy {minus cap} | made for my little Nephew 2008
Good thing I like hanging out at JoAnn's Fabrics. I see lots of crafting in my near future.

This year might also bring some changes to my shop.  When I started it a little over two years ago, my intent was to have a place to channel my crafting & sewing obsessions while I recovered from surgery. Much to my surprise, I became hooked on Etsy and all the wonderful people I met while learning the "ins and outs" of the site.
When a friend or family member has a birthday, often I'll make something if time permits. I'll usually make duplicates and list in my shop.  While it's good to have variety, I'm thinking I should focus on just a few items that people want and make a variety of those items. Another thought was dog items, mainly coats or cold weather wear. I'm being gently nudged in that direction. Afterall, we do have two rescued Italian Greyhounds that I may have mentioned once or twice to you in the past!! Those sweet girls just love to model the things I make for them!! NOT!  Ohmygosh, they act like they are frozen statues when I put their jammies on. The jammies are different than their usual outer wear because all 4 legs are covered. For some reason, that makes it so they can't move. It's hilarious. {One way to keep them out of our way when company comes over!!} Here's a picture of Abby from last post, wearing her jammies.
Abby, frozen in time. Aka, wearing her Jammies.
Here's another outfit that apparently allows more freedom of movement for my little timid Fur-baby...
Abby, wearing her faux-fur trimed vest style cover up.
You can see above, that Abby's head is held a little higher in second outfit. No restrictions and she can run, jump and leap off tall couches with no issues. That is, as long as nothing gets broke... otherwise there will be issues!

Not too many people make dog clothing.... I know, I know, not too many people make their dogs wear dog clothing. But I do because they are little and unlike me, they hardly have any body fat!  And since So Cal is out to prove there is no such thing as global warming... haha and as long as we continue to dip into lows of 34 degrees, my girls will wear clothes!
Oh, and after the past summer house remodel, we no longer have carpet. For me, as I wander aimlessly through the hot-flash time of my life {that's a whole other story...hormones, ugh} I'm very happy without carpet. Since the girls do not like wearing their socks, this winter they seek out the throw rugs!

It'll be fun to see how things change and evolve as time goes on.  For me, right now the house is quiet so I should sneak off into my sewing room before my opportunity vanishes.
Wishing you and your family a very happy New Year! Thanks for stopping by.

Until Next Time,


  1. Wow, you've got weddings coming out of your ears, Tammy! So much to celebrate! Congrats on another baby for your family - can't wait to see the cute things you will be making. Your friend, Anne

  2. Happy New Year Anne! {and Congrats to you again :-) }
    Yes, It sure seems like Weddings are big right now. So much fun... and of course the babies... I get to be an Auntie again. I'm thrilled beyond words. I live for this stuff.
    xo Tammy


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