Thursday, March 24, 2011

Basement Inspiration


This bag has a story behind it.

See, we've been in the process of remodeling our basement. Just doing some much needed updating - painting, throw pillows, wall art. We've lived here five years and are now finally getting around to this. It just seemed like there was always something else that took priority and time. And let's face it. . . a basement is easy to hide away and put off. But our family uses this space a ton and I knew it was finally time to make it our own.

So I found this fabric on a blog and fell in love with it. I loved it's modern floral print and that it tied our smokey blue walls in with our navy couches, all while adding a touch of burgundy. The couches have been with us for a long time and aren't being replaced anytime soon so we were forced to tie it all together. This fabric did just that, and I love it so much that I ordered a bunch extra for my shop.

Who knew that basement redecorating would inspire a new bag? It just goes to show that there is inspiration all around us if we take the time to see it.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Literally a Pain in the Butt!

I've had back trouble a good portion of my life. It started with scoliosis as a kid and then a pinched nerve in my lower back on several occasions, and now I have a pinched nerve in my pelvis (I didn't know this was possible!). This incident is the worst so far as I can't stand or walk for very long before I feel a stabbing pain that makes me want to grab my butt cheek and scream (sorry if that's too much information). So I've pretty much been out of commission the last two weeks.

I started physical therapy and am slowly (very slowly) making progress and am getting to a place where my pain is very little in the late morning/early afternoon. This allows me some time to catch up but not a lot to do my usual.

That's why you'll notice less bags being posted in my Etsy shop and less blogging. So please bear with me as I recover. I was told it could take anywhere from 6-12 weeks. I'm definitely hoping for sooner!!!