mama needed a break!

February 24, 2014

babypattern

bed

melonmarg

coastersfin21. One of the patterns I picked up on sale these last few days. Along with Simplicity 1590, 1425, 1426, 1607, S0507, and 1666. But this is the first one I plan to work on ASAP for my preggo bestie that is due in 3 weeks.
Who doesn’t love 5 patterns for $5 sales?

2. Finally assembled this FREE bed set that I scored from a flight attendant pal who’s moving back to San Fran soon. She just wanted to be rid of it. It’s been sitting in my room in pieces since early December.

3. I’ve been on a real serious no sugar/no alcohol kick lately. Went strong for a solid 40-something days (lent style)
Watermelon margarita though? Ummm…………

4. My fav restaurant/bar in Sasebo, Japan that I’ve visited many times has these unique handmade fabric coasters for guests, and this gave me the idea to make a set for my own place. I have so much scrap fabric saved AND I needed coasters for my coffee table. To me, coasters never seem worth it to buy no matter how inexpensive they are.  I made these and are so very happy with them. AND I HAVE AN EASY TUTORIAL FOR YOU THAT IS SCHEDULED TO POST IN A FEW DAYS!!!!! That’s right. I’m giving you a cute and real-life use for your scrap fabrics.
You. Are. Welcome.

IIIIIIIIIIIIIII have been working so darn much. Like basically ever since I’ve come back from Japan again (a few days before Christmas) I’ve been hardly getting a real 2 days at home. And these past few weeks I’ve been working out of Minneapolis, so every freezing cold small town you can think of (Brainerd, MN or Williston, ND or South Bend, IN just to name a few) I was being thrown to. This go-go-go had really been catching up with me. Tired all the time and just slower-than-usual getting back to people that I care about. But I’ve just had 6 glorious days of peace at home and on the ground!! I’m feeling so much better again, and hopefully I can focus more next month on the things that I enjoy at home.

I’m starting a 4-day trip tomorrow, but I definitely am looking forward to updating and sewing more. First up, this scrap fabric coasters tutorial in a few days. I promise!

 

  • http://www.alluringmeraldjean.com Jeana

    So. Glad. You. Finally. Were. Home! 6 whole days?? I wouldn’t have known what do do! Can’t wait to see your coaster tutorial… I have some scraps leftover from some projects and I’m about 30 years too young to quilt, lol! 40 days without Capri sun or any type of alcohol? Congrats, but uhhh as for me….lol! And to answer your question ” who doesn’t like 5 for $5 pattern sales… Well we can light a candle for them. Happy to see you back and feeling well! Talk soon!

    • http://www.diyraven.com raven

      Haha! Getting my candle (and Capri sun) ready as we speak ;)

  • http://blog.artisticexpressionsbyelisabeth.com/ Libby

    Looking forward to the baby pattern and your tutorial. I love those coasters!

    • http://www.diyraven.com raven

      Thanks Libby! They have really added some pop to my table space. I guess sometimes it’s just the little things :)

  • http://whimseybox.com alicia

    Love those coasters!!

    • http://www.diyraven.com raven

      Thanks Alicia!! Tutorial tomorrow! Aaaaand I totally need to buy some of your graphic washi tape – SO.cute.

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