Friday, May 22, 2009

i've been sewing...

my rear off.
it should be indenting inward here sometime soon.
next week on wednesday this blog will be spotlighting me and doing a giveaway (of my choice...oh you know it'll be moda).
so i've been working on some more patterns to put in my etsy shop. just so all those people who don't really know me and come over here for the first time will think i'm like cool or something.
i'll keep you posted on when you can enter to win the giveaway.
(yes it's going to be moda)
(yes you can enter as well)
(yes you should be excited)
so have a fantabulous weekend.
the husband is trying to get livestock again.
hasn't he learned?
me and cows don't mix all that great?
doesn't he remember i killed one too?
and don't get me started on the goats and more goats.
oh and the best blog post about them devil's spawn here.
whatever it makes for some really great posts.
see you on monday.
wish us and whatever animal we end up having good luck.


Rachel said...

And those of us who visit you often KNOW how cool you are!

Goats are cool, too. My mother had them when I was a teenager. I'd get off the school bus and they'd be hanging out in the front yard. It was soooo embarrassing then; now I just think it's funny ☺

Have a great weekend!

rachel griffith said...

you are cooler than cool.
those peeps will learn that.

of course i'm excited about the giveaway. fav!!!

yall are gettting livestock?!?!!?!?!!
i can't wait to see what happens THIS time.

Busy Little Quilter said...

Yes, you're just too cool for words.

I'm excited for you, and me!

I was chased by a bull one time. His name was Elvis. I never knew I could jump a fence while praying at the same time. It wasn't pretty.

Kelly O. said...

I'm excited to see what you've been up to.
Are you also going to put up some more pdf's of the pretty dresses stitchery? I missed out on my chance to get one.
Have a great weekend.
good luck with the livestock!
Sounds like you're gonna' need it!

Katie said...

I recently found your blog through Moda Bake Shop....I am totally inspired and smitten! Thanks for all the cool ideas, you rock! Can't wait to see what you do next.

Marie said...

I cant wait to hear what animal you get. Good luck with all the sewing. Have a great weekend!!

Larissa@Just Another Day in Paradise said...

I wish I was sewing my butt off...okay I wish I was doing anything to get my butt off! HAHA.

You are pretty cool.

Livestock?!?! Crazy hubby. Have fun with that!

Jodi Nelson said...

So that's why you didn't make your bed the other day. ;o) Oh and the fried brain too. Now it all makes perfect sense. ;o) ooxx`jodi

erica e said...

can't wait to see the spotlight on you. and a giveaway is always exciting!
also thought, i'd let you know i mentioned you on my blog. hope you don't mind. it was all good stuff. :)

mom2three said...

you are a brave brave woman. Once again I'm impressed- I'm totally a city girl, I'd be scared silly with a goat, cow or any "live stock"!

Congrats on actually being creative and getting featured on cool blogs even with the crazy life going on around you... the whole world knows you are super cool.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

And a new pattern!?!?!? Can't wait.
Me and animals don't mix well either so I know what you're saying.

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Yeah! I can't wait! Side question do you get text on your photos? Can you share your knowledge?? Thanks!! Jenn

dotti white said...

I am excited to see your giveaway. I always love to read your blog and see your beautiful creations! Have a great weekend and many best wishes with the animals!

Susan K said...

I just bought the bracelet pdf pattern - it is wonderful - your store still says that you are sold out - but you are not - does it matter??

love the pattern - thanks

V and Co. said...

thanks i changed that!

Aubrey said...

my daughter would vote for getting a horse.

Aimee said...

Your cow stories make me laugh. I too have herded cows in flip flops. You should convince your husband to get Dexter cows like my dad - they are small so "easier" to herd. Hahaha whatever. A cow is a cow and no matter what it is still bigger than me (except when they are dexter calves and are smaller than a dog - then they are cute)...I'll stick with you and say no cow herding for me.

Anonymous said...

Discovered you from Inspired Room. Read a few posts, addicting, and cracks me up. Added you to the blogroll.....

Eileen @ Star's Fault

Anne said...

I would like to know if you have a tutorial on that supercute pincushion. and yes I'm excited about the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I like goats, but I'm also partial to little sweet lambs!

Good luck with the new livestock.

Anonymous said...

Love your blog and waiting for the "sound of music" skirt tutorial - thanks!

Elisabeth said...

Hi Vanessa-
I have a couple of questions about painting furniture. I'd love it if you did a post with a few more details about how you do it, since that is what I'm working on lately.
Anyway, so a couple of things I've read online say that you have to prime, then paint with eggshell or flat paint, and then put a coat of polyurethane over that after you've sanded and distressed your piece. Do you put a coat of anything over your paint color after you distress it? I asked the guy at the paint store and he said polyurethane would make it yellowish so he told me to get semi gloss or glossy paint instead, but now I'm wondering b/c all 3 posts on blogs I read said that they did do a coat of this poly stuff, or wax after distressing, to seal it and protect the exposed sanded wood. I listened to the guy and bought semi-gloss paint, but I don't think he knew I would be distressing it, so now I'm worried that I should be putting the other stuff over the top, but I don't know if that will work with semi-gloss paint. Argh! Anyway, I guess what I'm saying is I need a second opinion by someone experienced! Maybe I'm stressing over nothing and it doesn't really matter at all as long as the dang thing looks white! It will be getting heavy use with my kids putting their junk and dishes all over it all the time though!
So anyway, I was just wondering how you paint stuff and if you use anything over the paint as a top coat. Your stuff always seems to turn out so well so that's why I though I'd ask. Also, I was wondering what color you painted your buffet- if you still remember, I know that was a while ago.
I think that's it- sorry for the super long comment!


happy zombie said...

I've always wanted goats. To "mow" our lawn (we have a @#$!ing acre of grass) and to make cheese. Then I read some where that after they are done doin' all the cool stuff... you have to eat them!

And then I quickly became content with my neighbor's goat - and I say hi to him every day. And I get to tell people the directions to my house... "turn right after the goat". Wishing you a livestock free weekend!

Julie said...

As your neighbor and as one who was viciously assaulted and accosted by your former goats. I vote No goats!

...Nina Nixon... said...

Hi, I've just found your blog and wanted to say 'Hello'

I'm off to read all those links you've added the 'livestock' sounds very interesting!!

Have a lovely week,

Nina x

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