sewing, teedle designs

Trading + Dreaming

I have traded food for fabric this weekend.

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Many people know I love sewing and creating, but very few know that one of my life goals and dreams is to solely work for myself, crafting and creating everyday.

I have recently found a building that has single offices for rent for entrepreneurs, hobbyists, or anyone who needs a space to call their own. I have been looking for a small space to be able to work in for a few years and I was so thrilled to actually see a building close to home! Since, I have been creating and sewing non-stop.

I guess I am trying to prove it to myself that I am actually good enough to call this my profession and solely depend on my talent for income. Being your own boss is a pretty scary thought in this economy but I know I have drive and quality to be successful and grow. It will take time and dedication – something I feel I do not have at times.

Here are some of my latest creations from this weekend. You can view all of my items here.

Fabric Bordered Washcloths

cloth green floral2 cloth pink floral2 

Market Bags

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Do you have a dream or wish in your life that is or has been so close to actually becoming reality? How do you keep yourself calm?

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Ginger attack!

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This bright green juice looks innocent enough.. but looks can be deceiving!

I call it The Attack of the Ginger juice! YOWZA!

I juiced 2 carrots, a few handfuls of spinach, an apple, a big chunk of ginger and some pineapple. It was good but very acidic! I had to chase it with a huge glass of water. It actually was hurting my poor tummy so I made a pancake to absorb some of the juice.

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I used pre-made pancake mix, added some flax meal, cinnamon, a dash of nutmeg and a sprinkle of ginger – tasted like pumpkin! A big dollop of PB, a drizzle of maple syrup and some pecans. Tummy thanked me!

And look what I have been doing:

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Aprons are so fun to make!

All that sewing made me a tad hungry so I had a warm bowl of my lentil soup.

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Off to clean a bit, sew and get my butt in the shower!

Have a wonderful afternoon!

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breakfast, lunch, sewing, teedle designs

An old friend

Hi hi!
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I am so glad you all loved my first Power of Love post! =)
Sorry I haven’t been posting my eats – I think I am getting a bit tired of photographing every single meal. It’s quite time consuming. Don’t worry I will still be featuring food on a daily basis but I am thinking of doing it if it’s new and exciting, and focusing more on health and nutrition posts.
This morning I had a wonderful bowl of cereal.
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Mmmm… this is some tasty cereal! If you like the texture of cream of wheat then you will love this! And check out this ingredient list.
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I could really taste the sunflower seeds – yum! I fancied up my bowl with dried cranberries, peanut butter, maple syrup and cinnamon.
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I could have eaten twice this amount. MMmmmmm… The cinnamon was from Spices Inc and let me just say it was the BEST cinnamon I have ever had! Seriously you guys – I know how much cinnamon is loved in the food blog world and I highly recommend you trying this!
Lunch was a huge veggie salad – perfect!
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Where do I start – there was romaine, carrots, bell pepper, brussel sprouts, celery, chickpeas, onion, pepper, Goddess dressing and some rosemary crackers.
I have been consciously trying to eat a vegan diet. If you can remember, this was one of my 2010 goals. I am right around 75% vegan for the day. I do still have my Greek yogurt and an occasional bite of Jordan’s cheese but I am slowly starting to wean it all out.
I have been busy sewing, sewing and more sewing! I am so happy that I found my power cord to my sewing machine! I haven’t sewn in over 6 months – way too long!
I listed some new towels in my shop:
A pack of 4 valentine wash clothes
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2-pack pear kitchen towels
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I have been quilting up a storm, too. Man, I have missed sewing!
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