Sunday, September 4, 2011


Ah, there is a definite fall smell in the air this morning!  The current temperature outside my home is 62 and the high is only supposed to be in the low 70's.  Awesome!  Of course this is the mid-west and the weather can change drastically within hours.  Anyway, for now, it's superb!  Speaking of the mid-west, I want to let you know that I have joined the Kansas Etsy Team!  I'm really excited about being a part of the team, meeting fellow Kansas Etsians, learning from them, and generally spreading the word about Kansas' artisans!  Cool huh?  One fellow team member is my friend, Liza, from MacKomics Studio.  Liza is a genuine artist and all round cool gal.  She lives in Lawrence and hosts artist events every week.  Check out her blog for more information.  You'll also want to check out her blog because she has graciously accepted my request to to finish out the year as host of  Dress Up 2011.  I've posted the Simply Link link for September's Dress Up, so if you have your dress ready, you can post it there.  Or, wait and Liza will have a link up for September dresses and then she'll pick the themes for October, November and December!  Thanks Liza!

What have you been working on this Labor Day weekend?  I started this little embroidery sample a few days ago and finished up last night.  I think she's pretty cute, but I sort of wish I would have used red, or a darker color, for her hat and dress.  I'll try this again.  A perfect project for when I'm laid up after my knee surgery!

I've also been working on a "Curse."  This is the word my friend used to describe the kind of bag she is looking for.  She wants a case for her iPad as well as a purse for her other stuff she carries with the iPad.  So, I'm experimenting with a messenger style bag that will carry her iPad securely, her purse items, while not bulking, as well as the power source for the iPad.  I've made a sort of inside pocket for the iPad and, hopefully, will get a chance to work on the rest of the Curse later today.  

Have a great Sunday, friends!  Have a great Labor Day, too!

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Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Sounds like you are getting ready for the knee surgery with lots to keep you occupied. Those easy groups seem to be quite popular. Hopefully it will propel sales and let you meet lots of interesting fellow foks. Sweet rainy day embroidered gal. Keep up the fab work. xox Corrine

Cindy Adkins said...

Aww, what sweet embroidery!! And best of luck with the knee surgery...I know someone who had it and healed really quickly, so I sure hope you will too!

Big (((hugs))) from me,

Heather and Kathy said...

What a cute little rain girl! I hope that you get lots of customers at your Etsy store! It is supposed to be about 70 degree tomorrow so I am excited about that too. We had 2 days of close to 100 degrees and that was awful! Thank goodness fall is in the air!


Fiona said...

The iPad case looks lovely - hope the rest of the curse goes just as well!

Autumn is just round the corner here too ... my favourite time of year!!

Liza said...

Thanks for the great send-off Angela! I have the linky list tool uploaded and a welcome message to challenge participants as of this AM. Take care and enjoy this weather!! - Liza

DeeDee said...

I have followed Liza
s blog for some time and didn't realize she lived in lawrence.. we all could have had lunch uh... hehehe! I am happy for you getting ont he kansas etsy team.. you will have tons of fun with that....hope your surgery goes well... and that is one sweet little embroidery girl.. happy long weekend..:D

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi there would love to see that " curse " when you have finished am on the look out for one too have to carry my I pad under my arm in a none to flattering sleeve. Love your gorgeous embroidery and i think the colours are just perfect.


CuddlyBunny said...

Your weather sounds wonderful!

Lovely umbrella girl (I like the colors) and I bet you'll be popular with your "curse" ... an item lots of women I know would like to own!

Good luck on the surgery!

Wendy said...

The embroidery is looking lovely, and I'm so glad you're calling it a Curse! That did make me smile!

Linda said...

Funny...I just made one of those bags for a client, but she also needed to carry her Bible in it too...I love projects like that. Your little rain girl is very cute...and it seems as though you are meeting a bunch of people on Etsy...I need to meet more to help keep the creative juices flowing!