a little shop talk…..

It would be embarrassing if you saw the stack of fabric boxes I packed up tonight.

This really better be the year of quilts for me because I sure as heck have the fabric to make it happen. My teenage boy will be teasing me about this for a very, very long time. Some how it all looks bigger in brown boxes than folded nice and pretty on a shelf. Ahem. Imagine me sheepishly smiling at the dear husband when he asks if I need it all. Well, of course not. But I love it all.

Speaking of fabric-y goodness…. I’ve got a sale going on in the shop. I’ll be putting a few items on sale each week for the next week or two. Just to pare the shop-goods down to one tote that will get packed for the ride to NY. The three youngest kiddos, two dogs, cat, and I will be heading north to hang out with family while we wait for Joe & Sam to finish things up down here. Two whole months without that guy I love so much. That’s a whole lot of making my own darn coffee. But, back to the shop goodies. I’m discontinuing the big fluffy wool quilts for now, a few spindrift quilts have been marked down (over $20 off!) and my postcard sets are buy one get on free!

Snag yourself a handmade bargain. Your purchase will help fund my dark chocolate and good coffee habit as I drive 1600 miles north with a pet/kid to grown up ratio of 6 to 1. (oh my!) Of course, the big girl isn’t really a “kid” anymore. She’s more like my co-pilot.

 

a little shop talk

 

a little shop talk

 

a little shop talk

 

a little shop talk

 

a little shop talk

 

Speaking of driving with kids….. does anyone have some wonderful audio books to recommend? Suggestions please…. especially something that a mama and big sister can also enjoy.

One last bit of news…. for the last year I have been a part of this group. I can tell you they are an amazing, talented, kind hearted group of crafters. Really, truly. We’ve got a really sweet giveaway on Soulemama’s blog this weekend. Here’s a sneak peek at the spring goodies. Swing by on Saturday to enter.

 

natural kids spring giveaway

 

I’m off to pack something else I have too much of. Books. Oh boy….

have a good evening~~

xo,

stephinie

 

ps ~ i know you’re wondering about that fabric. the answer is ten book boxes full. i know, i know…..but it’s all so pretty…..

   

8 thoughts on “a little shop talk…..

  1. I was so on top of that sale- I snatched up a quilt early this afternoon. For M.’s ninth birthday 🙂
    Audiobooks! I think that Where the Mountain Meets the Moon would be a great one that everyone could appreciate. It speaks to people of all ages. But did you already read that this summer when we did it for the Book Along? I can’t remember when you joined up… Grace Lin has a second book out in that series now, though, so that could be a good one as well.

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  2. Yes you were quick! That unicorn quilt is so lovely….. I'm glad to know where it's going. Grace Lin is wonderful! I wouldn't mind hearing that story again….. my big girl read the second book on her own…. but I did not. So maybe I'll try to find that. Speaking of birthdays…. our girls are closer in age than I thought. Mine will be 11 this fall….. hopefully they can meet one day 🙂 xo~

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  3. Oh, my – I had the same conversation with George when we moved last year. Lots and lots of boxes of fabric… I’m not sure how it all fit in the small space I had for it in our old house!
    I have no audiobook recommendations, but I do want to wish you safe travels. xo

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  4. My daughter loves Elizabeth Enright’s series that starts with The Saturdays. There are four in that series. She also loved the Penderwick series. There are three in that series.

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  5. Not a book, but one time we listened to a tape that was aimed at teaching German to children through songs. We listened once a day on the trip and it became a humorous fun time. Steve could do the best German accent but purposefully sang nonsense and the kids loved it.

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