Friday, March 2, 2012

My view

This little man likes to be sneaky and squeeze between my sewing desk and the wall. I rarely sew while my kids are awake, hence there is not a ton of sewing going on around here. But the few times that they are playing well together, I might stitch a few sides on a block. But when this view appears, it means back to mom duties. Wouldn't want any cute little fingers to get sewn through!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Office supplies in the sewing room

Hi, my name is Amber and I'm an office supply junkie. I love looking at all the cool organizing products. So when I found a whole row of new Martha Stewart products I just about died. I especially loved the aqua desk top organized, but they were really low on inventory for those...wonder why? But there were also tons of really cute labels, and note pads, and file folders, and binders, and vinyl dry-erase wall decals...and I could go on and on.

I grabbed these and just couldn't put them down. Didn't really have a purpose for them yet, but knew there had to be somewhere I could use them. Then inspiration hit!They were perfect for labeling my stacks of block pieces! I usually use either a fabric marking pen and write directly on the fabric, or post-it notes, but those never stick to fabric. I have no idea know why I never thought of using real labels before. They were just the right fit for the job. Not to mention, they're easy on the eyes! I cant deny that I kept stealing glances at them, wishing I had more pieces to label.

I also ended up bringing home the dry-erase weekly planner and dry-erase flourish edge decal. Both are currently living on my refrigerator and have helped immensely to keep me on track with weekly appointments and daily to-do's. I have the worst memory!