Friday, September 12, 2014

Business Birthday Gift

It's Finished!

I have a wonderful friend that I met in graduate school. She is wonderfully kind and thoughtful. On top of that she is a wonderfully talented jewelry artist. Her business, Coffee Cat Creations, was officially created on August 31 of 2011. Thus, for her business "birthday" I made a one-of-a-kind business-inspired tote bag!

I used the tutorial here for the measurements. I changed it up by making the pockets from paper pieced blocks from the Block Central website. Pointedly I use the mug and the heart cat (but didn't piece in the heart). Also, her absolutely favorite color is purple which is why so much purple is included. Plus she uses pink and purple in her logo so I tried to mirror the colors.

(c) Coffee Cat Creations
The Coffee Cat Creations logo

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Hello, Out There!

Wow! It's been nearly a month to the day since the last time I was active on this blog. Amazingly my stats bar shows that people are still checking in and seeing what I've been up to. Or rather what I haven't been up to!

I could offer excuse after excuse but it comes down to poor time management and a priority list. My sanity went to the top of that list and this blog dropped to the bottom. This is such a new project for me that it is easy to drop it to keep the basics on top, such as laundry, food, and going to work!

This semester like last fall, I am teaching one class during my normal full-time job plus teaching at a community college. Thankfully that only puts me at teaching two courses. While at times I almost wish I could drop my evening class, I know that I cannot as I do enjoy teaching and keeping up to date with those skills. In addition, it gives me money pocket money for fabric and things! (You know, like groceries!)