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Good evening everyone! How was your day? Mine was good!

I spent the afternoon hanging out with my sister & have been relaxing on the couch since after dinner tonight, snuggled under a quilt. I’m cozy & warm which helps my body as I am super achy & sore from all the sewing that I’ve been doing. My body desperately needs a little break. I actually need more than a "little break", but seeing as that's not possible, I'll take a mini 24 hour break.

Tomorrow morning I need to run some errands, I need to hit Canada Post, Pet Valu & get some grocery shopping done which will take up the better half of my day. Then i’ll spend the afternoon sewing, which will give my wrists a 24 hour break... from sewing anyways. At this point I can barely hold up my wrists, so this is not a good sign. I have a list of sewing that needs done & want to restock some items at the Merry Makers booth at the Western Fair as well. I've been sewing far too much without adequate rest and down time I know, but sometimes you don't get a choice in the matter and the show must go on!

I think it’s actually time to dig out my metal wrist braces again for a while though. I hate wearing them but no choice in the matter right now unfortunately! I need the support and I need to sew. So these will save my wrists in the meantime.

On another note, we are now a full 6 days into our new household budget and so far, so good! Although that may change tomorrow. I only have $150.00 left in our weekly budget without going over.

The cats need dry food & we don't buy the "cheap stuff". Chester has another vet appt next week for a booster shot and then the week after, he is getting neutered. My poor boy, but that will add up as well so I'm trying not to touch our slush fund unless it's absolutely needed.

We also need groceries. With our food allergies, grocery shopping is never cheap or easy. I'm going to take a quick peek in the freezer to see what we have left that I can base meals on and go from there. The pantry is looking mighty sparse too, so I need to stock up on some pantry foods as well.

It's going to take some time to get used to sticking with this new budget, and hopefully I don't totally fail on this one. Things will change when Dh gets more hours at work, but for now, we need to stay within budget and not fall into the habit of digging into our sinking funds each week. I budget week to week as I find that easiest, so tomorrow after I'm done my running around I'll post where our $ went this week. I'll be able to see what needs improved and what I did well with!

Well on that note I'm off... my wrists feel like they're going to snap and I need to check the grocery flyers before I forget! My bed is calling my name as well... I'm exhausted. Night!


Keeping things fresh! A new product!

Sometimes I'm a bit too busy to come up with new products and designs in the time I'd like to, because when I do, I *know* that I'm going to want it to be absolutely perfect. I'm going to want it to work to perfection, be functional and look fabulous of course!
So this Essential Oil Roller Ball pouch coming to fruition has absolutely made my week! I'm so happy with how it turned out!
I made the pouch yesterday then went onto one of the Facebook groups I'm in and begged for someone local to lend me a handful of roller bottles for a few days in exchange for a new pouch! Which I need to make tomorrow for her so I can give back all her oils! Was so kind of her to lend them to me so I could be sure my pouch design needed no changes, and I was able to show off the pouch and how well the fit is with all 8 oil bottles snugly fit inside as well!
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A compact fit, boxy, fabulous & modern!!
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Don't they look nice and cozy snuggled in there together!?
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A slim fit with no extra bulk!

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Finished off with a funky zipper charm made by my fabulous sister!

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I'm happy and think that these are going to be a popular item along with my other Essential Oil Pouch styles!

Today I spent the day working on a handful of "glitter" orders and was able to knock 5 items off of my list along with a custom ordered full-sized oil pouch! I'm sore & achy but I was super productive which makes me quite happy! I also managed to get 3 loads of laundry done.. yay!! Now I'm watching some tv with the kids, should probably eat dinner soon and plan on staying snuggled on the couch for the rest of the night!

On that note, I'm off! Thanks for peeking in, have a wonderful weekend!


"Sew" Cute Slimline Wallet!!

Happy Friday everyone!

Yesterday I shared photos of some fun goodies from Fabric Crush & today I found some time to create a Slimline Wallet with the beautiful fabrics & cork that was sent to me!

This fun fabric line is by Michael Miller Fabrics and these 2 fabrics inparticular are called, "Sew It" and "Pin Prick"... such a bright & cute line! Paired with the natural cork from Fabric Crush and it's a perfect combo!!

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This wallet was created with my own pattern and can be found in my Craftsy Shop! You can also find a "mini" version if you're looking for something more portable!

Well it's already 6:30pm here and I need to get the rest of my "to do" list crossed off before I get too comfortable! So I'll say good-night and will be back tomorrow! Have a fabulous Friday night!!