Today was a productive day, which makes me quite happy!
I managed to get another 6 NCW's well on the way:
- Cork cut
- Fabric ironed
- Fabric cut
- Interfacing cut
- Interfacing ironed
- Card flaps done
- Zipper sections done
- Interior flaps done with magnets
I received my interfacing order that I desperately needed, so tomorrow I'll be doing exterior flaps and hopefully finishing them off! That'll give me an even 18 NCW's done & ready for my shows. I have a week between each show so I plan on "topping up" my table for each show! The first show is a "Pop-Up Shop", which I've never done, so I have absolutely no idea how much stock I should even bring with me.
I also received a couple pkgs of Chrome Schmetz Professional size 16 needles I ordered from Stitch in the Ditch, (if you're sewing my Slimline Wallets or NCW's, leather/denim needles will save you a huge headache with the thick layers!) a whole bunch of pretty zippers from ZipperStop, a big bag of magnetic snaps I use for my Slimline Wallets from Amazon, then some gorgeous purple & teal Art Gallery Fabrics and my Peltex interfacing from Funky Monkey Fabrics. A good mail day I must say!
Do you ever find such an amazing deal you don't believe your luck!? Well that Peltex interfacing above I generally pay about $12.00 & tax & shipping for. So, when all is said and done, about $20.00/yard with shipping. Ugh! Well, I was browsing Amazon last week and found a bolt of it (10 yards) for $11.00 & change! SERIOUSLY!?
It wasn't in stock so I had no idea when I would get it, but I didn't really care for that price, so I threw it in my cart & checked out. I just received notice it'll be in on Friday! Woot!! I'm quite happy with this find and glad I won't have to purchase for quite a while! Yay for me!
On another note, poor Mya has Strep throat. Again. Child #2 just had another chest infection too, this is all within what, 5 weeks or something? I can't wait for spring, we need fresh air and warmth and sunshine!!
Thankfully Lady Luck was on our side today at the clinic. We walked in & I asked for a certain Dr, we were told she had just finished her shift and would be leaving but the nurse offered to ask if she'd see us. 2 minutes later we were sitting in the room with the Dr! We were in & out of the clinic in 15 minutes flat with a prescription! Never in my entire life has that happened, it seriously made my entire day! Hahaha!! So including the cab to & from the clinic, we were gone maybe 30 minutes tops! That's just incredible... lol!
It's nice and quiet here right now, well, except for the cats fighting. Mya's in bed, child #2 had a migraine and is in bed, Dh doesn't feel well so is cabbing to work later, Maria's playing Wii downstairs until bedtime, and I'm sitting here thinking of what i still need to do before my head hits the pillow...
- Make Dh's lunch
- Run dishwasher
- Tidy living room
- Check flyer & write grocery list for tomorrow
- Write out loose budget for the month (yes, I'm way late)
- Reply to some PM's, emails, etc.. I'm WAY behind. If I owe you a message, I apologize.
- Pkg a couple items to mail tomorrow! (2 giveaways!)
I'm feeling better about life than I was last night thankfully... I understand that some people will truly never know how much time and hard work goes into "handmade", and it's not my job to convince them, or explain to them why I can't magically whip up something at a moments notice. So I'm over it.
I figure if you don't like me or my business practices, well, that's ok, "What you think of me is none of my business" seems to be my motto in life... haha!!
On that note, I'm off to get some of those items above crossed off my list, enjoy your night!