In Gear

That’s where my butt needs to be.

My vision board of ‘have dones’ is a work in progress.

20130620-210816.jpgWell, kind of? I have this board game-esque idea in my head, so there’s a myriad of foam board squares on my desk, waiting for their permanent home. I was thinking it might be wise to write out a list of ‘have dones’ before I got to gluing and painting. Maybe. More on that tomorrow, when I share my Project Dreamcatcher deadlines.

My seamripper and I spent half an hour that felt like an eternity deconstructing a salvaged dress, and I’m left with this yellow flowery pile of sheer fabric.

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I was thinking scarf, but the skirt had more panels than I realized, so it’d be a lot of piecing. Then I thought headband, but I have a head that won’t hold an elastic headband. Maybe bows or flowers on hairclips. Or a bracelet. Or several. What do you think, shall I have a fluffy sheer fabric bracelet giveaway this month? Let’s do.

And then there’s my sequel. I should really get on that. So, to encourage myself, the Kindle version of my debut novel Minotaur will be available for free next weekend, June 28-June 30.

BookCoverImageGet your copy! Enjoy it! Come back and demand that I finish writing the next one! Don’t worry, I’ll remind you again.

So you see, lots of stuff. Into gear this butt must get, as soon as I hit publish.

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Recovery and a Giveaway

First of all, thank you so very much for all the support I received on my last post. I didn’t go into a lot of detail, but I do plan to delve deeper into the ins and outs of it soon. I know the worst part is this damn drug study messing up the smooth groove I had with the Viibryd, added to the worry of our upcoming home study on top of Abby’s new and improved terrible twoness. What are we thinking, signing up for another possibly right around this age?? Deep breath.

Tonight I have been sewing. I made two keychains from this tutorial I found a few days back. Y’all, allfreesewing.com is my new best friend!

Ian chose his fabrics:

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And I chose mine:

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Mine are much smaller than the tutorial because I picked up 3/4″ D rings instead of the 1 3/4″ she used, but I love them!

So I am hosting my first giveaway!

Just choose one or two fabrics from my small but effective stash:

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I’m super excited to make something for one of you guys! Just deciding to do this has made me feel tons better. Let’s go!


I Got Another Liebster Award and I’m Taking Full Advantage!

Thank you to Emily at a blanket 2 keep for my second Liebster Blog Award! Emily is also having her very first giveaway at this very moment! Go check it out! It’s cool, I’ll wait until you get back to finish up here.

In the meantime, for those of you who may have missed my other Liebster post, the deets*:
20111126-114022.jpg The Liebster Blog Award is meant to spotlight blogs with fewer than 200 followers and provide them with a few more avid readers.

Here are the rules:

1. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
2. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
3. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
4. Hope that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers!

This round of picks includes:

1. Sarah at Running On Words, who is my oldest and dearest blogging buddy.

2. Tigger at Life’s Little Reflections, who always has some sage advice.

3. Gee at Geebaby, an awesome person who has the cutest lil gravatar!

4. Amanda at My life in a nutshell, whom I was introduced to during November’s ICLW!

5. Teri at Diary of a Mad Hatter, who probably deserves one of those chocolate bouquets for all the grief I give her as my editor at Off the Deep End.

Happy reading! And if you didn’t go already, don’t forget to stop by Emily’s giveaway to leave her your thoughts on hope, faith, and believing.

*Yes, sweetie, I really used the term ‘deets.’ Please continue to put out. Thanks babe!


A Giveaway from Someone Else

So here’s the deal. My good buddy Sarah is having a giveaway.

I decided to blog about it so as to have another entry. But see, I really want to win one of the two bobbles she’s giving away. So if you go enter too, my chances are worse. I think the best solution would be for you to go check out her awesome blog and everything, but leave the winning to me.

You’re right. That’s awfully selfish of me. Can we start over?

This awesome blogger Sarah is having a giveaway. Go check it out, and while you’re there, you may want to check out some of her other awesome posts about salt or killing snails (posts unrelated to each other).

I’m off for my final entry!