NO MORE HOLIDAYS!

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the holidays. LOVELVEOVEOVELVEOVLVOLOVE them. The food, the return of friends from out of town, the drinks, the family (sometimes!), and did I mention the FOOD?!

Cookies for days. So. Many. Cookies.

Though I feel now that if I even so much as look at another cookie, I might explode.
Maybe.
Okay, I may or may not have had one while typing this post. Two.
It’s not my fault, they are homemade heaven in a Christmas tin, thanks to my lovely Kali over at ShrtStacks! Keeping me fat and happy well into 2015
Cookies

Now that the holidays are over and the new year has rolled in, I feel like I need to re-motivate myself. Back to sewing, reading, cooking, and of course, blogging. I can’t just keep up with my life through various daily Timehops for the rest of my years, can I?! I think not.

I would also like to point out to future Me, that I have type ‘my’ for ‘me’ and ‘me’ for ‘my’ each time during this post.

OK, back to goals. 2015 goals……………………I hope.

Some time last year, I was inspired to make my own lingerie. The feel of the satin, the silk, the lace; It’s wonderful. Almost like a dream. No matter how 2007 Kelly Osbourne
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I feel like I look, (Let’s be honest, we all have those days), I can come home, put these luxurious suckers on, and feel like Dita Von Teese.
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I picked up a couple of patterns from Ohh Lulu, as well as one from Mrs. Depew, and I’ve only cut out the patterns.

I’m not sure what happened to me last September, but I just lost my motivation. I think it may have happened when I started “tailoring” at a local boutique here. I put that in quotations because I had maybe 2 clients, and the rest was just sitting around, being a boring shop girl in a store with lovely items, but no traffic.

Point is, I’m getting back at it. I’ve made a few dresses, a bunch of skirts, and failed to finish a top.
I’m going to pull a Drake and start at the “bottom”, and work my way up….or out, I guess. This week I will be choosing my exact adventure. I will be picking out the following patterns:

  • Undies
  • Bralette
  • Bra
  • Slip
  • Skirt
  • Top
  • Pants
  • Dress (or maybe two. I really would like a vintage wrap style dress.)
  • Cropped Cardigan
  • Coat

That’s about one a month. I think that is a reasonable amount. This creative venture does not include my knitting, crocheting, or food creating goals. It’s pretty safe to say that this year will be a creative one. I am also trying to get out of the house more, maybe ride a bike and rejoin ballet. GOALS!

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grand opening!

I know I don’t have a lot of followers on my blog, but I want to apologize anyway. I have been SO busy, working full time weeks as well as overtime, and crocheting up a storm to get Christmas gifts done before I run out of time. Maybe starting a blog this late in the year wasn’t really in good form, if I wanted to keep up with it on time.

Between all of this, I have found time to open myself up an Etsy shop. Drum roll please……….

https://www.etsy.com/shop/PinEmUp

I’ve actually just uploaded my newest baby ice cream:

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As well as a new Florida style Christmas palm tree:

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Ch-ch-ch-check it out.

Also, a dollar from each sale will go to help the 306 Foundation. What is that you ask? Well, I will insert my post from Facebook from a month or so back.

Since I have started working with The Spice & Tea Exchange of Winter Parkand The Ancient Olive about 2 1/2 years ago, we have always sold a few products that – with 100% of the profits – helped to benefit a local foundation that helps put an end to human trafficking in Central Florida, as well as helping out at-risk women and children in the community. That foundation is the 306 Foundation. Lately, we have been lucky enough to meet and work with some of the women that are benefiting from this amazing foundation, via their Toolbox4Life program. Speaking one on one with them was both heartbreaking and inspiring. The most inspiring part about them, was that out of everything they have endured, they are crazy determined to make a better life for themselves and their children, with whom they share space with in their shelter.

Because of my position at work, I was able to extend a job offer to one of the women from the program that we had job shadow us last week. This holiday season, I would also like to help monetarily, by donating $1 from each small crocheted item sold, and $3 for any large, directly to the 306 foundation. Everything I have made and will make, is handmade individually with love and care, in a smoke free and pet free home. Brooches, patches, and ornaments are available. In addition to the things I have posted already, I am open to requests and suggestions. I hope that this picks up, because if it does, I will eventually be able to donate more per item.

If you would like to help directly, you can visit them athttp://www.306foundation.org/
‪#‎getinvolved‬