Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A whale of a day.

This has been a lovely day.

I was feeling nauseous this morning about taking my math mid-term...it turned out to be way easier than expected! I made an A. :) Then me and Mom went for a girls' shopping day. You know those shopping trips where one good find snowballs into a whole day of amazing deals? This was one of those days.

Old Navy: Take an additional 40% off of clearance items. The above scarves cost me 58 cents (the purplish-pink jersey fringed one) and $3.59 (the cream crochet trimmed one) respectively. Marshall's: Right off the bat, Mom puts her hands on a pair of boots in the style that I've been wanting (we actually went here before Old Navy, by the way). Very similar to these, except slightly shorter and with smaller buckles and no heel.

While in Marshall's, we also discovered that they carry children's books at discounted prices! I was in heaven. In case you didn't know, I'm sort of in love with quality children's literature. We looked through every single kids' book in that store. I came home with "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" (boardbook-$6), "Hop on Pop" (hardcover-$4) and "Clorinda Takes Flight" (hardcover-$1). Mom got me a few for Christmas, too, including this gorgeous version of "Alice in Wonderland"- for $5! Target: Tons of clothes on clearance. I got four long-sleeved shirts (two t-shirt types and two button-ups) for a little over $20.

Of course, I also made a stop by Hobby Lobby and bought some fabric. :) They had this lovely home decor fabric on clearance. It's still a little pricey, so I didn't get much. But if they drop the price any lower, I'm going to get a couple of yards. It's so cute...it's called "To the Zoo." Though it reminds me more of a circus.

In other, non-shopping related news, I took the next step towards starting my Etsy shop today. No, not buying fabric...setting up a checking account. I also learned, while sitting there in the bank for an hour, that banks must be the most dull, lifeless places on earth (unless there's a robbery or something, of course) and that I could never work at one. Ugh. The next step is setting up my Paypal account.

A really sweet couple, part of a family that we're close to, are getting ready to have their first baby. Actually, it could be any minute now. A little boy to be named Jonah! :) I decided to make this for them (or him, rather). I can't wait to give it to them!

I bought the onesie at Hobby Lobby. The blue cotton is from a bandanna, the grey is felt. The main pieces are sewn on using a zigzag stitch, and the details (eye, mouth, water spout) are embroidered on.

By the way, Rebecca over at "Sewing in the Past" is hosting a fingerless glove giveaway here!

Until next time,


  1. Congrats on getting an A on your math test, Kristin. That's awesome! :D

    Wow, it sounds like you got some amazing deals! My mom and I went shopping yesterday and did the same thing. That's always fun! ;)

    Oh my goodness, I love the onesie! That's just precious. <3

  2. Gah, I rather adore those boots. ;)

  3. I LOVE good shopping days like that - what fun!

  4. So random question from 9 years in the future: Do you have any of that fabric left? I saw a blanket someone had made in our church nursery and spent the past few weeks trying to find it and finally came across your blog! Now I at least know where it came from!


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