Monthly Archives: May 2009

Another commission complete!

This one of for Mrs. A, a wonderful customer who works hard to keep me in business 😉   She wanted the nature’s sketches styled clutch…and I think it turned out quite nice:

Adama Clutch 002

Adama Clutch 005
I've changed how I construct these: I'm very happy with the improved topstiching around the top of the bag!
Adama Clutch 003
Putting the stiffner where you can see it allows me to hide the final seam!

Adama Clutch 006

If my little one’s cough gets better, Mrs. A will have a special delivery tomorrow!

Tie Dye Day Results!

The kids were happy to see their shirts we all dyed together yesterday! They really did these mostly by themselves (after a short reminder about the color wheel and a demo by me on Mr. Rude’s shirt) – the  only help most of them had was a reminder to check the bottom of the milk… Continue Reading

Commission Complete

Another commissioned tote complete:   And yesterday was Tie Dye Day in my son’s 2nd grade class. This was fun, because I’d done this with the same teacher when my 6th grader had him for 2nd grade. Mr. Rude still has a picture of that class all wearing their shirts, and I’ll take one this… Continue Reading

Post # 100!

Well, I can hardly believe it – but this is my 100th post! It kinda snuck up on me, and then I got “blog-block”, as I pondered what I could post about. As you may, or may not know, I’m a scientist, so data is always fascinating to me, so I thought I’d do a… Continue Reading

Commencement 09

In case you’ve ever wondered what it looks like from the stage, here is a very vague picture of what graduation looks like from one of us faculty sitting on the stage looking out at the grads (you can see the dark of their black caps & gowns)  and their families: A wonderful ceremony on… Continue Reading

A little fun

So, this is what I’ve been talking about on my blog (Generated by the fun folks at wordle): Looks like I spend a lot of time talking about when I can do things! Lisa Call wrote a post the other day about “Getting Stuff Done”. And she is the best example I have of someone… Continue Reading

Mother Earth Chemistry

So, I don’t usually blog about my day job – I’m a Senior Lecturer (just got promoted this week!) in the Biology department at the University of Redlands. Anyway, in May we teach one intensive course, which I’ve just finished! So as soon as Graduation is over, I’m free for SUMMER VACATION!!!! WooHoo! The course… Continue Reading

Updating the shop

So, I’ve done a shop update adding the notetakers and going green totes I made in the past month. This took – oh…most of a day. Seriously. I’m a bit bummed about this because I do NOT add the time I spend on stuff like this into my prices. I probably should…and I worry about… Continue Reading