“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way--things I had no words for.”

~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Running on a Treadmill

Shapely Shoulder Tote with Exotic Water Lilies
Shapely Shoulder Tote with Teal Blue Roses - SOLD!!
Bohemian Tote, Large, Groovy, Multicolored - SOLD!!
I almost feel as I did years ago when I went back to college 2 nights a week, had a full time day job, waited tables and babysat on the weekends! Every pocket of time was accounted for. I scheduled homework, house cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping, etc... plus, I had to attempt to be a somewhat decent mommy and loving wife (yeah, right!!). Currently, I work a full time day job, I'm still a mom and wife (probably not very decent or loving at the moment) and am attempting to make my mark on the crafting/sewing scene with my little business, Mama Roux. I took the Handmade Pledge ("on my honor, I will try..." oops, wrong pledge) and applied to be a vendor at the local street market. Once again, every pocket of time is accounted for. Instead of school and homework it's sewing, blogging and networking, which is much more fun! I wish I had MORE time to sew, blog and network. Most weekends are usually spent in my studio, creating pretty things. If I'm not called upon to perform some mundane task I can stay in there all day, only popping my head out to yell at someone to take the dog for a walk. Last weekend was one of those weekends. It was wonderful, I sewed from Friday evening until Sunday evening, I got so much done! The result was these three new bags! They're quite lovely, don't you think? So colorful and bright. They're all listed in the shop and I have even more beautiful bags in the works. Now, I'm off to the grocery store, after I put another load of laundry in the wash. I might have time to kiss my husband and pat my daughter on her head before I go. The dog will have to wait, poor guy! This treadmill does not seem to be slowing down one bit, does it?

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18 comments:

  1. Wow, you've been busy, but it sounds like the good kind of busy. Love the bags.

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  2. Love the bags, beautiful color combos!

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  3. Great bags! Good luck with your new endevor!

    Sounds like a "good" kind of busy!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  4. The color you choose for your bags are amazing! Good luck with the market. Being productive is good. The balancing act is the challenging part!

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  5. The bags are pretty indeed, Nina! I love your fabric combos!

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  6. SING IT SISTAH! Seriously, you are a busy bee but good for you for keeping yourself challenged (in a good way). the bags are great!

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  7. Great bags! Its so good when you have great big chunks of time to create.

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  8. Awesome bags! You sure are busy ... reminds me of my life before I retired! Still busy but can now devote more time to sewing ... so sweet!

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  9. these bags look great. i love the bohemian tote...

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  10. WOW you are busy! What wonderful bags and the fabrics you used are great!

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  11. Love your new bags and fabric choices!

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  12. It is so hard to fit it all in, isn't it? Your new bags are so gorgeous, and your hard work definitely paid off :-)

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  13. Great bags!! Love your fabric choices. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. You must be burning tons of calories on that treadmill. The bags look great!

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