Today is the start of many days away from the office for me – my summer holidays! I’m almost giddy – so much so I want to share a small gift with you to celebrate … but more on that later!
I’m starting my time off with careful planning of what has to be done while I’m off work. I need a LIST! … Are you a “list-type” of person?
To start off, some “spring” cleaning is definitely in order around here … *boring!* … except for the entry: set up deck furniture 🌞
I’m going to finish a customer’s Rosie© Bag – I’m this close! I don’t think I have ever seen a more patient, understanding, kind customer. I’ll show her Rosie© Bag to you when it’s finished and delivered to her. The customer has to see it first! But you might remember this fabulous fabric from Instagram?
I’m back on my exercise and diet schedule … but that’s another *boring* entry!
Every summer I take a close look at my blog. Does it need some tweaking? I might even change the “theme” that I am using. Spice things up a bit? What do you think? Do you have a favourite theme? What do you like/not like about mine?
I’ve got my black denim jeans cut out and am tinkering with using RED topstitching thread again, just like I did with this denim jacket. I like to practice with different topstitching thread colours and designs before I actually commit to something. I’ve looked at some designs on Pinterest but nothing has caught my eye yet. I’m even thinking of adding some appliquéd flowers to my jeans, maybe just one, similar to my jacket, but definitely not as much appliqué on the jeans as on the jacket. If I wear the two together, I’d like the “busy” to be on the top and the “calm” to be on the bottom. I’ll add photos on here as I work through the steps of my jeans-making process.
I also have on my list a top cut out for my sister and pattern and fabric for a dress for another customer.
Summertime is also the time for my first #designindecember post. Yes, we’re going to do it again! Keep in touch though because I have a change or two in mind for this year! You’ll find out soon! I already have my Designer Original picked out, now I just need to do some fabric shopping, sounds like I need a trip to Vancouver to get the perfect fabric! Have you thought about your Designer Original yet?
Is this list getting too long now? No way this is all going to be done while I am off work! Oh well! LOL!
While I’m off work, I’ve got some days planned out for a trip to Calgary, Alberta, too. I love seeing the animals at the Stampede, and the zoo. I think they might have Pandas visiting the zoo now? I’ll be sure to take some photos for you. I’ll probably take my laptop too and work on my next bag pattern during my down time. If I can’t sew, at least I can design! Oh, speaking of which …
My Canada Day Gift to you! I would like to give a discount code of 15% off on my PDF sewing patterns only, to everyone who signs up for my “Bag News” Newsletter at my shop Lányos Handmade BUT you must sign up before Monday, July 1, 2019 (Canada Day!) at 11:59 pm (PST/PDT). The discount code will be a one time use code, one per customer, and it won’t expire until June 30, 2020 at 11:59 (PST/PDT). So you can use it towards the purchase of the Gemma© Bag PDF Sewing Pattern, or wait and use it towards the purchase of my next “Secret” PDF Sewing Pattern! “Bag News” may be a monthly newsletter, we shall see, with Tips/Tricks, new product/pattern announcements and SALES – and you will be alerted when my next PDF Sewing Pattern is released!
I just want to thank you all for your kind support of my creative efforts!
So head on over to the Lányos Handmade Shop and sign up for “Bag News” and my first Newsletter to you will contain the discount code details!
Happy Sewing! and Happy Canada Day!
FABRIC STASH SIZE still 131.2 metres left!