I’m back

Happy Sunday friends!! It’s been awhile. I’ll do my best to post a recap this week as to what’s been going on with us. Summer with Zac home from school was busy. At 3 and a half years old, he was constantly on the go and spent the majority of our days at the swimming pool. In August he went back to school and I though life was going to get back to normal, but it didn’t. While my husband and I were out for a drive one weekend, we found a house just outside our neighborhood that was for sale. We looked it up, fell in love, made an offer and it was accepted! In two weeks’s time, we were able to get our house ready to list, and it was on the market a day before we had an offer and were then under contract!

Our dining room has acted as the headquarters of Sew Sassy Creations for the past few years, but for the purposes of selling our house it needed to be transformed back into a dining room. All of my stuff was packed and taken to storage. Now that we’re under contract, out of due diligence, and past the inspection and appraisal, I’m able to bring some stuff back (happy dance!). I’m super stoked because in the new house I’ll have my very own dedicated workspace, with a door! I’m spending my days now searching pinterest trying to decide how to set up my new space.

Attached are some pictures from the summer, Zac’s first day at school (fabric from Peekaboo fabric shop), and a picture of him sitting on the porch swing at our new house the day we went to see it for the first time. I literally carried him away kicking and screaming because he didn’t want to go back home. We took that as a good sign that he approved.

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Preschool…

My little guy started preschool this week. I had great intentions of writing this post when I got home from dropping him off on Tuesday, but I spent the first hour pacing the floors, and when I got over myself and decided to get some work done, I received a phone call that he never stopped crying and it may be best for me to come pick him up. Thankfully, he had a much better day on Thursday and, to everyone’s surprise, he made it the whole day. He woke up today asking to go back. Let’s hope he’s this excited next week!!

I’m not sure how it is in other parts of the country, but here preschool registration starts in January. Yep, I said January. School starts in September… As a first time mom, I completely missed the boat on that one, and the preschool across the street from our house was full. I had a moment of panic where I actually cried, thinking this would somehow affect where he went to college, before I put on my big girl panties and started talking with friends and calling other schools in the area. They say that everything happens for a reason, and I truly love the school where Zac ended up. They have 8 students with 2 teachers in their 2-year-old classes. I don’t know anywhere else that has that ratio. Additionally, he has music and spanish classes once a week. So, we signed him up, paid our registration, and then somebody pressed the fast-forward button on life, because in the blink of an eye, this week arrived.

Me being me, I made sure that Zac was ready with all the personalized school gear that one embroidery machine could create. I made him a shirt and matching shorts for his first day of school, I embroidered his name on the fire engine lunchbox he picked out, and then I embroidered an appliquéd patch and his name on his book bag. Let me talk a minute about this backpack- I posted a picture of this on Facebook and immediately had friends requesting them too. They’re now listed on Etsy and quickly became my top seller. They are so easy to do, so I need to remember this for next year. Last, but certainly not least, I need to introduce my newest baby- the Silhouette Cameo. This machine really needs her own post, but I’ll work on that for next week. It was a complete impulse buy, but I used it to slap Zac’s name on his water cup for school, as well as make a little welcome gift for his teachers too.

If you have questions about any of the items pictured below, please leave me a comment. I need additional practice with the Silhouette, but I hope to create some things to list on Etsy for the holidays. Till next time, friends!!

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Going back to school in style

I don’t want to believe it, but my little guy starts preschool in just a few short weeks. I am mixed with emotions over this, but decided to channel my energy for good. I started looking at backpacks that I could embroider with his name. After all, what good is an embroidery machine without using it myself? I found this backpack at Walmart and my son fell in love. He carried it around the store naming all the trucks. Because the pattern is so busy, I knew I’d need an appliqué frame to help the name stand out. I was scared to hoop this bag and embroider directly on it, but the front zipper came down far enough that it was fairly easy. So easy in fact that I went back to Walmart to stock up and picked up a girl bag too. These are for sale in the etsy shop, and don’t forget about the code SUPERBLOG for 15% off!

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