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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Enough about me

But first, thanks to yall that wrote me sweet, sweet emails to my personal account, posted on here, or called about the reunion. Like I said, I am usually fine with it, but sometimes it just stinks. Lisa, thanks for reminding me that I will see her again. In the moment I tend to forget.
Other notes...
My friend C is crazy talented when she gets "bored". She can make pretty much anything you want her to make with a pair of scissors and a sewing machine. It really is incredible! For those of you with little kiddos that will be going to "school" soon, here is a little backpack she makes for the wee ones. Everybody with an insane amount of t-shirts from college, schools you taught at, or just life...here is a sample of the quilts she can make. She is so crafty that she was featured on a crafty website here. Her tutorial is the one on the top right. If you want to get a hold of her check out her Etsy spot or her company blog at Columbia Lily. Oh, did I mention that she made this adorable pillow for me last year?

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Back


The colors coordinate with both my living and bedroom, and is made of fabric with baseball players on the front, and a patchwork of my favorite things on the back. (my puppy, history, government, school colors, Aggies, and Rangers fabric) This year I got a new bag for school. She even made it my school colors and includes our "mascot", the Killer Daisy. Seriously, pillows, quilts, diaper bags, backpacks, little girl's dresses, anything...give her a shout. Please place your orders before basketball season. She struggles to stay focused when "her Mavs" are on the court.

Julie is also just a little Dorothy Domestic. Check out the teacher gift she made, not for herself, but for other teachers. These things would not have gotten out of my house if I made them. Not to mention her mad cake decorating skills.

I always knew that teachers were creative people, but these two girlies are not even elementary educators and they can bust out this kind of stuff. I guess we need to have an outlet from dealing with teenagers all day. 8th and 9th graders none the less! Good luck this school year, girls!

4 comments:

Columbia Lily said...

thanks...sniff. =)

Just say Julie said...

Thanks C! If I could figure out how to ship you some cookie pops I would... And if you ever need a birthday cake, I am your girl :)

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Awww...I love C Lily's stuff too! She is one talented lady. I wish I had her sewing skills!

I linked over when your site showed up as one who linked to me. Thanks so much, as now I have discovered your blog as well! It did take me a sec to figure out the link though, a few of the links (to my site and to CL's stuff) aren't highlighting. It drives me crazy when my blog does that, so I thought you might want to know as well. Thanks so much, I'm off to explore the rest of your blog!

Lisa said...

I so need to do this... I have about a gazillion t-shirts from Aggieland... just sitting my drawers. Maybe I could do this myself, or just have her do it :)

Glad you are having a better day. I can't imagine loosing one of my best friends like that.