OK, so I'm hanging out with the wee one getting ready to put her to bed and I say to her, "Heaven's to mergatroid child!". Seriously?! Where did THAT come from? Heavens to mergatroid?! So, that got me curious, and as I do typically each night, lock myself in the bath and step into a steaming tub and catch up on blogs on my iphone (that's right, don't act like you don't do it too,risky, yes but I'm very careful not to drop it in the water : )
So I'm googling, Heavens to Murgatroyd. Turns out this is a take on Heavens to Betsy - no one is quite sure who Besty was but the pink mountain lion, Snagglepuss, on Yogi Bear coined this twist on the original phrase. Then I keep reading and it says, of all things, that the pink mountain lion on Yogi Bear was gay. What?! Gay?! I didn't know that, did you? Of course, at the age I was watching Yogi Bear I suppose I didn't even know what it meant to be gay but I was shocked. "Not that there's anything wrong with that " (remember THAT Seinfeld episode) I just didn't know. I mean, he's pink and all but he could have just been all metro sexual kind of thing but, whatever. He's a cartoon character. So, now ya know and when you are playing trivial pursuit or something, you'll have that little odd fact about this phrase to tuck away into your memory banks. What that has to do with anything I'm not sure...
Moving on...been super busy catching up on party orders! I do home parties,
Trunk Shows I call them. You host a party at your house and then I bring all of my purse samples, and loads of fabric swatches and you get to build your own bag, or quilt, or bib, or dress, or skirt, or whatever...I make loads of
stuff. Anyway, its a blast (and you can host an online party too if you aren't local - hey, just email me twopeasinapoddesigns at gmail dot com).
One of the ladies ordered a patchwork skirt. Well, I was dying to try out this pattern I found here by Chelsea Anderson of Pink Fig. I love her stuff because it is SO easy and the results are amazing. So, here's my first try at this skirt from the mag. LOVE IT! Want one? They'll be loaded on my website soon. (ohh! Launching my dot com soon - you'll love). Here's one more quickie photo from the iphone of an order from Julia's party...
And on top of all the sewing I've been doing...whew! we had swim team practice, practice, practice and then
championships and then banquet followed by a super fun
pool party. Really, that was so much fun to swim after dark with the kids! One of the Dad's DJ'd and it was such fun.
And check this out! THIS is India from our office. First of all, isn't she beautiful?! Well, one of our student workers, Allison, has been teaching herself how to sew.
She took a tunic from her Mothers closet, laid it out and cut a pattern and made this shirt. Huh?! That's a girl with a great sewing future! Don't you love this! Now, the seams were a bit rough inside but at the time she didn't have a serger. Problem resolved, I sold her my old one at the end of the school year. I can NOT wait to see what she creates next! I think she did such a fabulous job!
Ok, breathe, breathe...is this like too much information for one post?! I'll stop now, mostly because the gardener is at home with three kids and I'm sure tapping his foot waiting for my arrival home. (no internet at home - have to schmooze it elsewhere to post - blah!)
So, next post - get ready! I have a fun little service project for us! I was reading this story in People magazine about a soldier who had asked for bedding from home to be sent because their linens over there stink. I thought, all of us sewing goddesses that we are, lets sew up some pillowcases to send over! Sound good? Next post will be a pillowcase tutorial and my giveaway for August will be some fabric so you can make one more and send off. I'll post their contact info and all so you can mail off your little bundle of soft love for a wonderful soldier to bury their tired head into at night.
Be good everyone! School is back in session in 28 days! Yippee! (oops! That came out like a shout of joy, didn't it? That was sorrow - I will MISS the little ones terribly and wait at the window just watching for their return each day from school - after I do my happy dance!! Just kidding - a little. I just want to catch up on laundry - we've been playing and working a lot - not much house cleaning going on).
Ok seriously, I'm signing off - I'm writing like I'm on crack or something - get ready for pillowcase construction, ok! Go getcha some fabrics!