Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Evelyn's Order

Practically Necessary was featured in the Chicago Edition of Daily Candy last Wednesday - Wonderful news! The wrinkle was that I came down with the worst cold that day - and it just got worse and worse. I was sitting at my computer Wednesday morning (most of the orders came in berfore noon) with just enough energy to monitor the orders and update my site as the one-of-a-kinds sold. By the weekend the ENTIRE family had come down with it - it was almost funny (but felt so AWFUL!)

A gal named Evelyn ordered 3 of my favorite aprons - I was so delighted when I found the "E" hankie in my collection in include in her order - I hope she loves it!

I let most of my customers know what happened, and everyone was just fine with waiting a few extra days for their order. Today the kids are still recovering so I'm getting some orders finished and ready to ship. I can't work tonight though... it's DERBY NIGHT!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Derby Lite Embroidery

Here's the Derby Lite logo (thanks to Coco BangBang for designing it) I just finished embroidering on my jean jacket. Rollerskating with this great group of women has been the best thing to happen to me in a long time - we are all having so much fun! Thanks so much to my friend Queen B, a former Windy City Roller (she skated with The Fury) who started Derby Lite.

I'm still undecided on my Derby Name - but I think I'm going with "Screamin' Mimi" - I'm such a screamer!

Here I am at Derby practice - working on my skills!

I might get really ambitious and embroider another image on top of the logo - a akating gal, or a winged skate - not sure yet.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Emily's Pillow

I made a pillow and pillowcase for Emma, a good friend of my son Leo. Emma has an American Girl doll named Emily.

That's the quilt I made for Emma's doll Emily last year. (pictured here with MY Emily!)

I used vintage pillow ticking to make the pillow, and I hand embroidered the case. I had so much fun embroidering the pillowcase, that I started another project I'll be ready to show off in just a few days - it's an embroidery of the logo from my Roller Derby group on the back of my favorite Levi's jean jacket - roller skating has made me feel so great - and I'm pretty sure wearing my jean jacket adorned with embroidery will REALLY take me back!