All the lights were off when I arrived at school today to find that the power was out. And after bunch of little ones were dropped off by buses, we ushered them in the from the rainy, windy playground into the dark hallways, only to call their parents asking them to pick them up from school. Two hours later I’ve started my three day weekend. 🙂 I made a trip to the fabric store and picked up some leather cording for the new drawstring bags I’m making. It’s too late for any natural light to photograph them now, but I’ll post some pics this weekend. I’m making them out of leftover scraps from bigger projects and I just LOVE them! They make really special gift bags that can be reused or re-gifted. I also picked up a copy of possibly the cutest book I’ve ever seen : Illustration School Let’s Draw Cute Animals by Sachiko Umoto. I originally intended to bring it to school and make copies for my students to use as drawing reference…but I’m really tempted to keep it all for myself. 🙂
I also picked up a copy of Stitch magazine. I’m thinking I’m going to need a subscription. It’s so great. I’m just starting to get into sewing new items (thinking about aprons a lot especially and maybe making some clothes for myself) and the articles are so helpful! I also found a new sewing idol Heather Moore. She designs amazing fabrics and there are so many wonderful and totally usable products made from them (napkins, aprons, pillows, etc.) I’m feeling so inspired today.
I also managed to squeeze in a nap this afternoon and then set up for the Flea Market tomorrow at Everlasting Blooms. Come check it out! I’ll be there 9-5. I got a sneak peek at the other booths and boy is there going to be some great stuff! That’s all for now.