Monday, September 24, 2012

Brand New Monday

How was your weekend? Sorry I haven't really posted much in the past week. I've had a lot of "working lunches".  If I could discipline myself to post on the weekends, I would. But I rarely spend any time online, unless it is to rest my hands from creating. I'm still neck deep in re-doing all the Flip-Furs to have a flip-flop sole inside. But, this weekend I got to take a break.

Saturday morning I woke up to my 2nd sale of the week. And it was a multiple item sale. I was so excited. Two firsts crossed off the list. My only problem - I didn't have any lavender thread! I can't imagine I threw some out after I made mom's doily, but that was so long ago. So the boy and I had to make a special trip out on Saturday to the craft store.

I'm excited for another reason. I'm starting a new craft. I'm going to be a Bling Babe. Okay, it isn't an official title, but I am going to be adding rhinestones to various things, starting with dance jackets. I won't be blinging the boy's jacket (that's a line I won't cross unless he asks me to), but I do have a couple jackets that I will be "practicing" on. I received my applicator this weekend and some rhinestones.

Here's a before picture of one of the jackets:

Now, it already has some rhinestones on it, but I wanted to make it a little extra sparkly:

And here's another bit I did:

And, to top it off, I found a great new show on TLC. Bling It On! I kid you not. This designer hand designs everything - wedding dresses, steam punk costumes, party dresses. She has 3 seamstresses and 3 blingettes. They had this one wedding dress for a Vegas wedding that was in neon colors. It took 96 hours of those girls rhinestoning to make this dress. It was bright, but it was so pretty! I doubt I would wear it.  I was blinging while watching it.

So, for most of the weekend I was working on this doily my customer ordered. I am so out of shape when it comes to making lace. This is a pattern I've made multiple times before, and I thought I would be stretching it by now, but I keep tearing it apart because I keep making mistakes! Oh well. it will get done.

Today is Brand New Monday, so here are some handmade new listings:

Brand New Monday

What do you think? Any gift ideas for your loved ones this holiday season?

Couple of announcements: I will be cutting off orders for Christmas on December 1. So, get your orders in before then.

Second: I would love to do a giveaway this holiday season! But, as I said before, I want 50 followers before I do so. Every follower will get an automatic entry in the giveaway (unless you don't want one and you are just here to read my adventures). Can't guarantee it will be a pair of Flip-Furs. It may be a one of a kind scrap scarf or a set of scrap washcloths. Yes, I know I don't have those listed yet. I haven't even made them yet, but they sound like fun to do. 

I'd better get back to work. I'm helping other areas today.



  1. Returning the follow. Thanks for linking up to Mom's Monday Mingle. Hope to see you again ;)

    julie @ Naptime Review

  2. Happy New Follower! Found you thru the GFC blog hop! Hope you will stop by my blog!

    Ramblings of a Southern Belle

  3. Hi! Thanks for linking up to the GFC blog hop. I was lucky enough to get to co host this week, so if you haven't taken the time yet, be sure to visit me and follow along. I LOVE the name of your blog. Tangled threads. Oh, how I can relate! Have a wonderful day!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Jessica. Jen's Tangled Threads have sooooo many meanings. I love making, and also my trains of thought are often tangled among other trains of thought.

    2. I meant, I love making lace. See....train of thought left before I had finished typing.

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