Friday, July 30, 2010

Excitement (!) and some new wallets.

Hi, everyone. It's been a long, tiring day, but has definitely ended in a great way. I won a copy of the new book "Stars in the Night" over at Jenny B. Jones' blog! It's the first blog giveaway I've ever won, and I'm super excited. :) Here's the best part: the book, a sort of murder mystery, is set in 1940s Hollywood. I'll definitely be sure to post a review after I've read it.

By the way, Cara Putman, the author of "Stars in the Night" is hosting an amazing giveaway contest where you can win copies of her books or awesome classic movie DVD sets! Check it out here!

I've been thinking about doing another Jane Austen post (since I seem to have been on an Austen kick lately, although I didn't really know about the blog tour until this afternoon) for Feelin' Feminine's blog tour, and I might put it up tomorrow. Tonight I just wanted to show you guys the three wallets I made yesterday.

This khaki fabric is recycled from a pair of pants. The embroidered heart was a last minute addition to prevent the wallet from being too plain, but I wish I had took the time to make it a little better. It was getting late, and I was tired.

I'm running out of zippers (need to stock up again) and labels...I only have four labels left! And the lady I buy them from on Etsy is on maternity leave until sometime in August. I guess this should teach me to not wait until the last minute to buy them, huh?

I bought this fabric (on clearance after Valentine's Day) to make something for myself, like an obnoxiously cute, frilly, Lucy Ricardo apron...since I do so much cooking. *use a sarcastic voice and roll your eyes when reading that last part* Honestly, one of my goals during my month off is to have a few cooking lessons from Mom. Cooking is one of the many homemaking skills in which I am sorely lacking. Anyway, I wanted something a little different and since I have yards of this fabric, I thought one wallet would be okay.

The pink interior is not nearly as bright and tacky as it looks. And the zipper is dark brown, not black.

I hope to be back tomorrow afternoon with something Austen-related!

Until next time,


  1. Congrats on winning the Putnam book giveaway! I just started it last night and I am LOVING it!

    I also love that green wallet - so cute!

  2. Congrats on winning the giveaway!

    Love your wallets! You really should open up an Etsy shop.


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