Patterns and Schedules

I bought some patterns today! I had to stop and get needles for my serger and found that patterns were on sale for 99 cents. WOO HOO!!! Hopefully I’ll show them to you, completed before long. I have had this fabric for quite some time…but now I have the pattern I want to use to make Haley a dress!

It’s a little school girl dress pattern that I think will be super cute this fall for Haley. (That is very soft corduroy fabric in case you were wondering!) There are a few other patterns as well – all for Haley. Poor boys.

Oh and in case you were wondering about this pattern…

The dress is cute but to be honest I wasn’t so happy with the pattern. Which I feel really really guilty about – and that is why I haven’t share more regarding that dress.

So what else is there? Let’s see – how can I say this….my life seems to be a little bit crazy right now. With building the house, 3 children (on summer break), the sewing side of my business and selling fabric – I often feel like I don’t have a minute to spare. And, well, ya know, I kinda like spare minutes. I want to take the kids to the water park, I would like to have lunch with friends on occasion, and I’d really like to sew some things for our new house and my children.

So last night, after the kids had gone to bed, I sat down with my wise and supportive husband to talk things over. He has really great ideas, good perspective and manages to balance things very well. We came up with a new schedule for me to test out. I should still be able to get everything done and hopefully it will give a few spare minutes back….if I can stick to it.

So it means I won’t answer emails 10 seconds after you send them. (That is an exaggeration…I was never THAT fast!) It means I am really really really limiting the sewing orders I’ll take over the next few months, and hopefully it means that I’ll be able to enjoy the summer with the kids a little bit more!

In addition to the dress patterns, I am really anxious to try out some of the patterns from Amy Bulter‘s Sew-It Kit.

And in case you didn’t already know, she has a new book coming out – Little Stitches. I’ve ordered several. Very excited about that too!

All for now, I’m scheduled to blog again next week – so see you then!

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3 Responses to “Patterns and Schedules”


  1. 1 Mom June 15, 2008 at 4:36 am

    So did you make a dress for Haley from that pattern shown? I don’t know how you keep up with as much as you do, you’re pretty amazing. Will talk to you sometime soon.
    Love, Mom

  2. 2 craftapple June 16, 2008 at 4:10 am

    Hmmm. I’m interested to hear more about the pattern. And your schedule! I’m going to go email you now. :o)


  1. 1 Finally Friday « Fabric Family and Fun Trackback on August 15, 2008 at 3:47 pm

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