Thursday, May 15, 2008

Building frustrations...

For those who don't know, we are building a house. The house was suppose to be completed a year ago July 1st. We had to fire our original builder and hired a new one mid December 2007. It took 2 months for the city to get back to the builder and let us know what our options are for sewage. We were told originally we could hook up to the city sewer, but when our new builder looked into it he couldn't figure out a way for us to do that and that was confirmed by the city. So, septic it is and we aren't happy about it!

The 100 days the new builder told us it would take to get the house completed would have been around April 1st, but the city put us behind by approximately 2 months. The house was then suppose to be completed by the end of May, but now that has moved to the middle of June! Just found this out today, and only because I asked!! Also found out today that we don't have enough hard wood floors for my husbands office. We knew this was a possibility and asked our builder when we first started and reminded him again last week, before the trim started. Now the trim is almost done and he finally tells us we don't have enough. So, we ask if we have enough wood laminate flooring, which is going in my craft room. He's going to check into that, but pointed out the thickness of the laminate is thinner than the hard wood and the trim wouldn't look right if we went with laminate. I pointed out that we have been asking him for some time to look at the supplies we already had for the house for this very reason. If he had just checked this all out before starting the trim, this wouldn't be an issue. He did say if need be he would redo the trim in my husbands office!!

Seems like every time we turn around there is another additional cost to building this house!! Things haven't gone so well for us. For those who have built, hope you haven't had the problems we've been having and for those thinking about building...... I wouldn't build again!!

New house...

Times are exciting around here!!! The new house is only a few weeks away from being completed! I'm amazed every time I walk into the house how much more it feels like a home and not just a wood frame! They have been working the past week on trim, built ins and replacing the temporary stairs with new stairs. I'm amazed how everything is coming together and can't wait to be in our new home!!

Business hang tags...

Wow, didn't realize it had been so long since I blogged! Bad me!!

For a while I have been wanting to make some hang tags to put the products I make and sell and the last two days I finally took some time to complete this task. It took three trial runs, but I love the way the third one turned out and made up around 50 or so tags. I printed out my information onto white cardstock, did a fancy cut on the top and bottom and then glued onto different colored card stock.

I also have been wanting to purchase some fabric tags to sew into my products and accomplished that a couple nights ago. Can't wait for them to arrive!!! They can either be folded and sewn into my products or for those products I don't have the ability to do that I can cut the tags in half (when folded the print is the same on both sides) and iron them onto my products.

Now, I need to motivate myself to start making some more products! It is so hard to motivate myself to make stuff these days because every time I make something I end up emptying half my closet out to find what I need and then have to load it back up because you never know when we will get a call for somebody to come see the house!