Friday, April 23, 2010

A Busy Week

Well its been a busy week in the Studio and I have to say it is time for a spring cleaning! But first I'll tell you what kept me away. A midweek trip to Brooklyn Michigan on Wednesday landed Laurie Lou in a new boutique called Eva's Twosies! So excited to be there and looking forward to their relocation to Tecumseh Michigan in May to a shop 4 times as large! I met the inspiration behind the store and that was little Eva herself at not quite 2 she was quite the sales girl. My product will be in good hands. I'll post pictures of the new location as soon as I can.
Lots of new items up in Laurie Lou as I was busy stitching away to get ready for the meeting with the new store and an Etsy Showcase spot on Saturday so stop on in. As always if there's something you can't find let me know and I can make it up if it isn't already in the works.
I also have been patiently photographing the blooming of spring here. We have a beautiful wild cherry? tree right in front of our porch and some years it buds up and blooms within a few days or the rain spoils the petals but this year we have had an exceptionally early and wonderfully perfect warm spring so far. Not too warm or cold, but just right so after 2 weeks the blooms are finally out full force and I think the most gorgeous they have ever been! Have a great weekend!


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Had so planned on stopping in here today and catching up but I can't seem to work past this headache that has been dogging me all week. I think sticking my head under the pillow for a few before the onslaught of kids this afternoon is in order however. Hope to be back tomorrow and letting you in on some new happenings in the studio!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Happy Birthday to my Sweetheart!

Whipping up a few surprises in the Studio today for my Hubby on his special day. That's what I've decided to call adult birthdays around here. Definitely not as fun to get a year older at our age (when we feel 20 something but aren't anymore). Everyone deserves one special day a year where they are cherished, so I'm baking a favorite dessert of his and compiling an assortment of camping accessories ( for the man I never thought would camp - the one who can't wait for the first camping trip this year).  Here's to the beginning of a fabulous year dear, another year where I am the luckiest wife to be married to you!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Sugar Haze

Okay, I do it to myself seems like every holiday but somehow can't resist the sweets! Think I enjoy them even more than the main course. Lots of leftovers to help with the meal planning for the week, love that! (all thanks to my terrific mother in law this year) She's one of those cooks that can't follow a recipe but can whip up something wonderful using whatever is on hand. Trying to add some of that to my cooking ability. I'm not a bad cook just an uninspired one usually. Too many kids not liking what anyone else likes and of course the mess and chore of planning, gathering, creating and cleaning after a meal and I think twice about starting. Not so with crafting, but then I can work in total chaos when it comes to creating for Laurie Lou Studio. Have to get more organized in there though, I know its holding me back from creating some great things. That's a whole other blog post though.
Hope you are recovering from an enjoyable holiday, like I am this week. Its back to the gym and the studio for me as I finally landed a Main Showcase on Etsy this Saturday. Big push to sew, photograph, and post this week. Planning on a really productive week! See you back here soon!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter Wishes

I just wanted to hop in here and say hope your Easter holiday is filled with friends and family and is a wonderful memory maker! Happily we are still in the egg hunt phase and it's great to see everyone get into it, from the buying of egg fillers to how many eggs to hide and if the weather is nice enough for an outside egg hunt. We might actually be able to have one outside this year! A rarity for those of us in the northern midwest. The last outdoor one I can remember was 12 years ago and my daughter was 2 years old. Our yougest egg hunter is now 5 and is already wearing  his suitcoat and tie (all week to preschool I might add),  long gone are the days of Easter dresses and dress shoes for the rest of the gang except for our Tate who has a style all his own. Have a wonderful weekend and save travels if you are on the go!