Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Woohoo!! I received an early birthday present....3 new craft books!!

I spent my morning sewing a dress for a customer who contact me last night and wanted a dress for Sunday. My policy has always been, pay for your order then I sew it up, but since this was a rush order and I knew I had time this morning and maybe not again until Friday, I went ahead and sewed it up. She said she would send payment by 3:00 this afternoon. 3:00 came and went and finally at about 7:00 this evening I get an e-mail telling me she changed her mind. For now on, I stick to my policy!! Now I have a size 8 white pillowcase dress ready to ship if anybody is interested.....

Kids had swimming lessons tonight and they both did so great!! I'm so happy it wasn't the struggle we had this summer when they wouldn't participate unless they were in the same class. Today we had long talks about them being in different classes and I didn't want to hear any whining and it worked!! Woohoo!!

I came home and saw three craft books I've been wanting sitting on the counter. I asked hubby what they were doing there and he said they were the beginnings of my birthday present from my in-laws (more than a month early!! :-))!! Yiippee!! I can't wait to sit down, read through them and make some new things. Here are the books I just received....

Sew & Stow - 31 Fun Sewing Projects to Carry, Hold, and Organize Your Stuff, Your Home and Yourself! by Betty Oppenheimer

Sewing Bits & Pieces - 35 Projects Using Fabric Scraps by Sandi Henderson

Sewing Clothes Kids Love (includes 10 full size patterns) by Nancy J.S. Langdon & Sabine Pollehn

Now I need to finish up a couple skirts I started earlier today and maybe move onto some other projects on my long to do list.....probably some Halloween/Fall stuff first!!

Have a wonderful night!!


Cole's Corner said...

oooohhhh! I have two of those three and I want the other one!

Yea... Happy Early Birthday!.. and sorry about the pillowcase dress.

~Bekah said...

thanks soo much for such a sweet compliment comment on my blog about my wipe case & canvas! :) i love your sewing! soo beautiful!! I hate to hear about the pillowcase dress issue! I ALWAYS stick to my policy of pay when you order BEFORE i even order fabric to INSURE they're serious and want their order. i find it's always easier to do orders that way and insure that they will want them in the end since they've already invested in them :)! Might be something you wanna instill. :) it's hardcore but it always works for me b/c I'VE BEEN BURNED TOO MANY times by this same issue!
if you need anything or any help w/ painting tips or whatever, i'd be glad to help ya out! i'm gonna go to ur etsy store now! :) i have/had an etsy store but sold NOTHING and it was too much to keep up w/ so im just a buyer now and no longer sell on there. i get my customers by word-of-mouth, my blog and Facebook. :)
~God bless,

Goosegirl said...

Oh that stinks about the pillowcase dress. I have such a hard time requesting payment before making a custom, but I, too have been stuck with things. I hope someone snaps that dress up! Your books sound fun. I have two of them on my wish list but need to go check out the other one. Happy early birthday!!