Tuesday, July 29, 2008

New Stuff!!

This week is one of anticipation and fun as I look forward to and play with a few new toys!! First off, my printer ran out of ink a while back and I have been dragging my feet buying new cartridges because it costs me $100 to do so. And I just hate to spend that on ink. But Leif just saw this:

on Woot, so we ordered it! For about $50 more than I was going to spend on just ink I get a much better machine, with much higher quality printing, and the cartridges cost much less ($25-$30)! Plus I can replace the individual colors instead of getting a whole 3-color cartridge when one color goes dead. Hooray!!

And speaking of new tools for my craft room, I finally decided to get this beauty:


with the money I got for blogging at the store. I'm using it to make some new items for my etsy store, and I still hold to my earlier opinion... I love it! It even has a home on my shelf already, which is a plus! Now... any suggestions on where to get the binding coils for cheap in a variety of sizes and colors?

The item I may be anticipating most is something that I have wanted ever since I saw Dana first mention it. It is the cutest apron in the world:


Unfortunately, my guidelines for sewing sort of keep me from making one for myself. Oh, I could maybe do it, but I just don't have the patience for it. Amazingly, though, I won Dana's apron giveaway, so I'll be getting this in the mail!!

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It's not quite finished yet, but you get the idea. I am SO looking forward to it and SO excited about it! The colors are perfect and come Thanksgiving I am going to be the CUTEST cook ever. =D

So there you have it. Things I'm looking forward to and enjoying playing with.

4 comments:

Dana said...

i ended up making your straps AND deb's straps at the same time so i'll most likely get it mailed tomorrow morning! :)

Susan Beth said...

Wow! Great stuff!

lauren said...

ooooooooh niiiiiiiiice! isn't it fun to have COOL NEW STUFF?!

like, s'pose someone sent you a whole bunch of really FAB blog candy prizes when you're so far behind on your blog reading that you didn't even know you were entered in said "round up grand prize sweepstakes"?! and then you got home and found a fabulous package full of fun stuff??! wouldn't that be REALLY COOL & WONDERFUL?! (especially if you had had the day from H-E-double-hockey-sticks at work?!)

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU elizabeth! you have totally made my day and i will be thanking you officially on m'blog tomorrow!!! :)

xoxolauren

Taylor Taylor said...

Sooo cute.