Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Upcoming events and information overload

A few fun things coming up here at OCD that I thought I would let you know about...so as my 4 year old says whenever she has something exciting to tell me, hold on to your panties!


First up, if you were a follower of mine last summer (which, let's face it, most of you weren't!), I had a little week of fun that I called Bag Lady Week. I showed off a few purses and bags I had made, as well as debuted 2 of my tutorials, my Messenger Bag Pattern and the Bias Tote Bag Pattern. I am a sucker for a good bag (aren't most of us?), so I thought this year I would do it again, make Bag Lady Week a bit of a tradition! So, mark your calendars: Bag Lady Week will return the week of August 29! It will include a week full of new tutorials, guest posts, pattern reviews and daily giveaways, all with a bag theme, of course!

A big thanks to the very talented Lee at Freshly Pieced who designed my adorable Bag Lady Week button. She is currently in the running for a fabric design contest at Connecting Threads. You can check out her entry, Flourish, and submit your vote here.

Second of all, I am excited to announce that I am going to be co-hosting a quilt along in October with a new bloggy friend of mine, Kate of Needle and Spatula. The "official" announcement and details will be in September! But I will give you a hint....it may involve some "drunken" behavior ;)

Also in the works, some "baking"....

And , very exciting... I have a new baby. A Go! Baby, that is ;)

Just like a real baby, this one took far too long to arrive- it was sent in mid-July but due to a Customs kerfuffle, it only just arrived. My brain runneth over with ideas to try- I will be sure to share them with you soon. AND, one of my lucky readers will get the chance to win one, too :) In the meantime, check out the link below to get a bunch of free patterns that you can make with Go! dies (they can be made without the dies as well!).

22 Free Patterns - Download Now

Anyways, between all that, and the ridiculously unrealistic list of Christmas gifts I plan to make, it will be hopping around here! Stick around to watch the craziness unfold ;)

Final words- in case you are interested, I have started up some fun on Pinterest. I could be lost for hours looking at all the amazing photos over there! Feel free to take a peek at my collections of pretty here.

21 comments:

Little Island Quilting said...

You're in good company with Kate/Needle and Spatula. She made me some fab AMH place mats that get used on a daily basis as I was her swap partner in the Spicing Up The Kitchen Swap on FLickr.

Kim said...

I love the 4 yr old saying,LMAO!!!!! It all sounds super exciting!!!!

Lynne said...

Enjoy your new Baby!

Mine sits, sadly neglected, in its little sleeping bag! I just can't start a new project right now!

Patti said...

Love the bag lady idea! I wasn't a blog lurker last year so I missed it. Never done a QAL and would love to do one...even a drunken one! I hope you love your Go! baby. I actually just won one, so I hope customs takes pity on me and delivers it in a timely manner!

Kati said...

So many fun things coming up! Can't wait for your bag lady week!

randi said...

bag lady week--i love it! looking forward to it! i will add the button to my sidebar too. :)

Jennifer said...

How fun! I love making handbags. I can't wait to see everything you're up to.

Anxiously waiting and holding onto my panties!

Jennifer :)

Lindsay said...

I am so excited!!! I found your blog by searching for a messenger bag tutorial about six months ago (i made the large bag and I love it). Can't wait to see what fun ideas you have this time! ;)

Lisa said...

Hope you enjoy your Go! Baby as much as I enjoy mine :) Have fun!

Katie B. said...

I can hardly process all of the excitement! I know I'm going to join your tipsy quilt-along. Can't wait for bag lady week. Bring on the fun!

Shay said...

A bag-along!Since I had recent success with a purse and I know you will write a very thorough tutorial for the bag challenged (that would be me)I'm really looking forward to this.

And now I know you have a GO , Im sending you all my fabric for cutting....

Little Blue Mouse said...

I could hardly get past the "hold onto your panties" bit for laughing!

It all looks very exciting.

Natalie said...

I've been a little bag obsessed lately, so this has me totally excited! I also think it's awesome you and Kate are planning a quilt along-- so fun!
And, I find more and more that I laugh out loud at my desk when I read your posts. Your kids sound hysterical!

bethanndodd said...

Wow, you have lots going on! I am looking forward to it all! Smiles~Beth

Lee said...

Woo hoo, looking forward to Bag Lady Week! I might really learn something! : ) And thanks for the plug for my CT contest entry, you are the best!

felicity said...

Oh. Mah. Gah! That's a lotta shizzle going on, there, my friend! Yay for the Go! Baby!

Kaelin said...

Yay for Bag Lady Week - woop woop! I'm gonna scurry on over to my blog and post a little somethin' somethin' about it.

And what's your "handle" on Pinterest? I believe I need to stalk you on there as well ;)

gill said...

Kaelin sent me!
Your bag lady week sounds great fun! I'm now a follower so I won't miss anything!!

Tanya said...

Oh, I want a Go Baby in the worst way! But it's not in the budget at all. Looking forward to Bag Lady Week!

Kritta22 said...

Hi! I'm coming over here from plaid Scottie . She said you were as great as Ryan reylonds. You certainly are as busy!!
So anyway hi!

Stephanie said...

Pinterest is all kinds of awesome isn't it :)