Saturday, January 24, 2009

reaching for my roots

It's no secret that I have been working crazy hours. Something that is perhaps not known is that with our move this past Summer, we downsized (which basically means that I no longer have a sewing room/office). My sewing and design things are scattered in various cabinets, trying to be kept out of reach of curious and experimental 2 and 4 year olds. Some of my things are not even unpacked. :o( So the last time I created an outfit was.... *gasp* Summer.

I miss it SO much! Maybe it's because I'm dealing with some homesickness from a recent visit back home. No matter the case, I totally need to get my hands on some fabric and SEW. My plan is to make Evelyn and Masyn each an outfit and baby doll for their birthdays, they will be 3 and 5 on February 13th and 12th (which I can't even begin to believe).

{ S F B } - reliving my past

There is an outfit I loved and still love. I want to buy some new fabric so badly.... but we are trying to save every penny here, so if anyone is interested in a fabric swap shoot me an email, seriously! :o)

My 26 previous years were all spent within 15 miles of the same two cities. Oh sure I traveled every now and then, but I lived in ONE small area. I've loved the move for so many reasons. Yet, after visiting home on Wednesday I got a serious case of homesickness. I just missed my BFF Sherry and having lots of photography work, really I think I missed everything "familiar." I'm really excited though that as this week has continued, I am encouraged that I am meeting new friends and my life here is beginning to take root. I just want to grab hold of the things like sewing and photography that truly inspire me and keep me tapping into my artistic side. I wouldn't be me without some hands on artsy projects and jobs!

May you each revel in your dreams and ambitions and enjoy seizing the moments to do what you love!



Lisa~ said...

That outfit was one of my faves! I have a couple yards of fabric that I could live without:) Would love to do a trade!

Awe I am sorry you are homesick. I hate even the thought of that feeling and think you are so brave! I would never move away from home!!

Cant wait to see pics of the new outfits... I always loved seeing what you would make next.:)

*hugs* miss you guys!

Chelsea said...

I loved that outfit and the whole listing! It was soo sweet.

I'm sorry you are missing sewing. I kind of do to. I don't sew anywhere near as much as I use to.

I know the homesick feeling. I get it every now and then, but it will pass as you start to settle in. Too bad we don't live closer to each other:(


Sandi Henderson said...

Hey I'll send you some fabric! Most of my stash is mine now but I'll just send it to you. Are you going to start selling again? Puh-lease say yes!! I never got my hands on a SFB. Let me know what you want!


Tonya said...

can't wait to see what you make for them...



PamperingBeki said...

Awww, I remember that outfit!

Hana said...

It must be that time of year or something...I haven't sewn clothing for my girls since July and today I started on some new things for them...ok, well...I made one twirl wrap skirt. That's all I had time for but's a start. My middle child, Halle, turns 3 on Feb 6th so I figured I better get started. I love your SFB stuff. Never owned a set but used to love looking on ebay. If you ever want to do a fabric swap let me know. That would be fun! As for missing home, keep your chin up. I know you'll get settled in soon and your photography business will be booming. You have such talent!

Laurie said...

Hey Amelia~
I have bolts of Patty`s Andalucia if you are interested....just let me know, I`d be happy to ship some over to you!


Anonymous said...

Hey Amelia~
I`ve tried to post...and can`t seem to get if this shows up twice...sorry!

I have bolts of Patty`s Andalucia line if you want any of those!!
If you are I`d be thrilled to trade for some of the dogwood if you still have bolts of that???

Hope your homesickness settles and you get back into the swing of things soon!!


nic said...

the sewing world certainly misses you and your impeccable designs! i can't wait to see what you fashion for those sweet girls of yours...everything you make is a visual delight.

nomi said...

I miss seeing all of your beautiful outfits!!!! I can't wait to see what you create again!

CarolinaGirl said...

Let me know if you ever start selling again! I will be looking forward to it. I know how it feels to be away from home~ keep your head up and get sewing :)