Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Stash Management

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Well! That was fun. I tidied the fabric shelves today. Again. I started this over the weekend, but some of the little pumpkins were watching and the folding and stacking quickly turned to sewing and crafting and painting. I had a lot of energy after 7 slices of toast and cocoa. This place has been an honest-to-goodness mess for weeks and weeks, but I found myself nearly everyday with a no-sense-in-stopping-to-clean-now attitude. But after today I think I may actually have a little room in those shelves. What to do?!

I do have some guests to prepare for....can you guess who'll be BOLTING into the studio this week??? Yup! My Drawing Room fabrics are coming this week! Make way people! Make way scraps! Move over Chocolate Lollipop! Tuck your self in tighter Bohemian! Meet me here on Friday (barring all comical catastrophes, which would be just as fun to share, provided they really are, in fact, comical) to see the latest and greatest! I have been close to busting with both hands over my mouth, jumping up and down inside your monitors (right behind your browser window!) to show you this new group! That'll be good. Check. Hopefully the fabric will ship in March, and you know you will be made aware of these things, so no fretting.

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And speaking of shipping, I wanted to take this chance (because I may never get another, its not like I'm here bugging you everyday or anything) to thank so many of you for ordering stacks from my shop! I have shipped A LOT of fabric and art (several went out today!) and I really appreciate all the comments you leave with your orders and for just placing those orders with me to begin with! Its been so fun to play store and has provided a nice distraction to some of of the other more intense bits of work here in the studio. Oh, and I've added a new little scrap bag section which was fun to put together and makes me want to keep all of those bags now instead of selling them. The scraps look so much more enticing all stuffed into bags for some reason. But I titled this post stash management, so there ya go. Managing the stash then. Anyway, thanks for supporting the shop and I'm looking forward to lots more fun things soon! And I promise the painted and sewn galleries will not be sparse forever. Really looking forward to pumping them with fresh new goodies. I could use freestyle creative time after so many days on technical stuff.

Okay, there is a gorgeous nearly 36 year-old man somewhere around here who needs to be given a proper dinner to celebrate the last night of 35. So the kids are getting macaroni and cheese and we'll be finding that proper dinner elsewhere. have a good night, xo,A

36 comments:

  1. Love the stash of fabric. I could just oooh and awwwhh over it for a while. Can't wait till Friday- so excited to see the new line. Yay!!!

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  2. Happy Birthday to Jeff!
    Nani

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  3. I've been diying to get a good look at drawing room... :D Can't wait!!

    Your stash is so beautiful!! Mine could use a good cleaning too.

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  4. Ahh, the storm before the calm. It always feels good to let the mess go during a creative frenzy then pull it back in with a little re-org when it's over. Have a great din-din and can't wait for friday!

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  5. I want that whole stash of fabric!!!!!!!!!!! Happy Birthday to your 36 year old!

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  6. Happy birthday to your hubby - hope you guys have a fun "adult" dinner! Can't wait to get my hands on those new fabrics..those little glimpses of it on you shop site are just gorgeous!

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  7. Enjoy your night on the town with Jeff! Looking forward to Friday's big reveal.

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  8. YAY!! I am so excited to see Drawing Room!

    Have fun with your gorgeous almost 36 year old.....I have one around here too, only he gets to sit at 35 for another 4 months. :)

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  9. Gorgeous fabrics in that stash! I'm jealous (mine own stash being fairly small and hidden in plastic bins!).

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  10. I've seen this Drawing Room everybody and it's stunning! You guys are going to love it :)

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  11. Your stash looks great. I wish I had an area like this for all of my fabrics. Mine are all in plastic boxes!
    Can't wait to see the new line.
    I love your blog, I read it every day.

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  12. So Happy Birthday to your Husband from good ol' Germany, too ;)

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  13. Happy Anniversary you two!
    Can't wait to hear the funny stories Anna Maria :)

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  14. Oh Anna Maria, I can't wait to see the Drawing Room debut! I know it will be great! So excited!!!

    One of these day I have to order a stack from you sho - believe me, I've had my eye on them just forcing myself to finish some projects that I ready have started first.

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  15. I'm really looking forward to seeind those areas fill up on your website! It seems as though I am hopeless with a sewing machine and the only chance of me utilizing all your gorgeous fabrics is to have someone else make something for me!

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  16. I love little fabric stashes - you never know what you're going to find!

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  17. I cannot wait to see the new fabric collection! Something to look forward to on Friday : )

    And happy birthday to that good looking hubby of yours, I hope y'all had a nice dinner!

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  18. Well, thanks a lot, now there is drool all over my keyboard! :) Lovely stash, can't WAIT to see your new fabric!
    I hope you and your DH had a nice dinner out.

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  19. I am sooo excited to see all of your new fabrics! I hope you had a good time last night too! My 37 yr. old will be turning a year older 2 wks. from Sat.... we both got handsome February guys!!! It does make Valentine's Day difficult though...seems I always have trouble coming up with twice as many great gifts right in a row! But he hasn't complained yet in 15 yrs.!!!

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  20. The stash bags are soooo tempting! But, seeing as I just cleaned out my stash~23lbs of fabric later, I will resist the tempation for now.

    Congrats on the the debut of Drawing Room and can't wait to play with it!

    Hope you and Jeff had fun celebrating!

    Caroline

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  21. What a wonderfull World...and the scrap Bag!!!!

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  22. Your stash is so lovely. Can't wait until Friday!

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  23. Ack!! I can;t wait to see the new arrivals. I just love getting to see behind the scenes of your beautiful collections. Thanks for letting us glimpse your life.

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  24. I love cleaning up...I should rephrase that...I love the feeling after I clean up - so I know you must be feeling pretty good. Can't wait til Friday :)
    Happy Birthday to Hubby.

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  25. oooo....I can feel some fabulousness coming on in the form of Drawing Room handbags and accessories!!!! gosh, i heart your stuff. :)

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  26. Molly7:54 PM

    What a gorgeous stash. I enjoyed seeing you on Martha awhile back and now I really enjoy your blog. Thanks!

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  27. roz_etta@yahoo.com10:56 PM

    I can't wait to see the new fabric line!

    ~elaine~

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  28. oooh-la-la! I cannot wait! I'll have to blog-stalk every day! And your stash looks lovely. ~jen~

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  29. I can't wait to see Drawing Room!

    And I would definitely need to fill up those empty spaces on your shelves! :)

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  30. Anonymous10:59 AM

    I love your fabric but more importantly hope you and your family are safe. Know that you and your community are in my prayers.

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  31. Kimberly9:21 AM

    The Drawing Room line is beautiful! I love love love Plumes. It acts like a solid with more zest. You are incredible.

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