Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Blast from the Past!

Think back a couple of years ago when I first took up sewing...I was going to bring the apron back into fashion. As we all know, I am the only one still wearing them as a fashion accessory. Oh well, some things just don't fly
(like the little bird on the apron).

Man, I really need to be designing clothes. I can't wait until things really get off the ground and I able to really branch out in my creativity (not that I don't do that for myself, but I mean designing for others, as well). I think I would better at it then handbags. Funny how things work out, but will come full circle in the end.

Connie and Ranee (Brian's mom and auntie) photo taken by Bill

Things finally calmed down enough for me to have a little fun. I attended Brian's Halloween party on Saturday and had a wonderful time. I am going to continue to take advantage of my down time by diving into that 'special' fabric I have been saving to sew MYSELF a bag. It is exciting to think that I will be able to carry around my very own Lylou (that isn't a second or sample). I am also getting started on those PIF bags and hope to get at least one out before the holidays.

I have heard that my little Leslie is sick, so this is for her. Wes and Will

Monday, October 29, 2007

Chicken Tikka Masala

my favorite Bollywood film

One of the many things I brought away from being married to an Indian man was the wonderful ability to cook Indian food. After spending my Sunday morning cleaning and sewing, I was able to settle into a nice afternoon of cooking a wonderful dinner.

For those of you wanting to get your feet wet
http://www.indianfoodforever.com/ .
Don't be fooled...cooking Indian food isn't as hard as you might think it is.
Coorg, India - photo supplied by Shruti

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Come on my little creative chickens, I have one bag left to give away on the PIF!
(See post for PIF below)

Friday, October 26, 2007

Notice by Lylou

It is always exciting to be exploring blogs and run across a post on my bags.


Are things as grave as they appear?
At times it doesn't seem quite clear
Ice cold water runs 'neath my feet
The taste in my mouth is rotting meat

A thin coat of salt covers my hide
The water is rising like a rushing tide
I notice my hands starting to vanish
My imperfections becoming quite lavish

My comforting breath is a heavy wheeze
I develop a chill with the slightest breeze
My hopes arise with thoughts of being saved
But I am gently moved with the flow of each wave

Piece by piece my body dismantles
I notice in the distance a row of lit candles
I struggle to find my way to the light
My journey ends without a fair fight

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Shower by Lylou

Playful Cry

Have you found your way through the city of the lost?
You would never suspect there would be such a cost
It is easier to give in then fight to the death
They’ll continue to batter you until your last breath

Hold in your gut and count to five
Then prepare to take that scheduled dive
The towel will be tossed into the ring
Your voice will be broken unable to sing

At least you will have your life to recall
Only memories of happiness in spite of it all
Was it worth the price that cost your heart?
You’ll never be able to make a clean start

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

I am a nervous wreck. I think the Georgia Magazine is being distributed today thru next Wednesday and I am on the cover. Fingers crossed this takes me to the next level, because I am ready for Lylou Design to start standing on it own financially. Also, I haven't heard back from BUST Magazine about the Craftacular, but I haven't lost hope.
This is one of my spring fabric samples.
It reminds me of Zsu Zsa and her beautiful photo from
her spring hiking trips throught the
mountains of Transylvania.

I was recently turned onto http://www.smosch.com/ She is now one of my morning staples (along with others). She is as refreshing as a cup of tea.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

I have decided to do my 21 day cleanse early. It will be 21 days of food diaries, hydrating juice, morning juice flushes and rebounding in the evenings. Oh the life of a 40 year old woman. I ask myself, "can it get any better then this?"

Other news, I love having my intern around. She is sweet, smart and knows how to get the job done. She pays attention to her work and has really help me get out a quality end product. She informed me tonight that she will be staying for next semester, so that is a sigh of relief. She is also going to be hooking me up with a couple of interns this week. Hopefully they will work out as well as her.

I was wondering to myself tonight....how long has it been since I have gotten flowers?

One More Crafter Need!

Whisk (above) has been reduced for $50.
See it and others on my shopping cart www.lyloudesign.com/shop

I have "PIF" left (see yesterdays entry).

The Bizarre Bazaar team are wrapping up things for our second annual open house. I have hand selected 10 awesome artist/crafters from the area to secure that this years Bizarre Bazaar is very special.

Christain Hampton http://www.yellow-kitchen.com/
Jasey Jones http://www.jaseyjones.com/
Jillian Gaurco http://www.jillianguarco.com/
DeAnn Larson http://www.artistsingeorgia.com/
Karen Low Phillips http://www.shutterstitch.com/
Lylou http://www.lyloudesign.com/
Ruth Allen http://www.fracturedfaeries.com/
Will Eskridge http://www.willeskridge.com/
Beth Cyr http://www.bethcyr.com/
Sarah Dunning

Monday, October 22, 2007


Pay It Forward (I will follow Bibbi) -
here's the rules:
"I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog."

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

BUST Craftacular

I have decided to give the Craftacular a whirl. I applied for BUST's holiday Market and if accept I will have to lay down some cash for a booth and a weekend trip to NYC to participate. I figured 'what the hell' worst case I don't get in and have to stay back in Athens and spend a weekend at Big City Bread selling bags. I am keeping my figures crossed that I get in and have the chance to spend QT with Leslie working a booth in the city. Next year it is Union Square Holiday Market. Watch out NYC here I come.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


I recently reconnected with one of my favorite boys, Matt. It has been AGES since we have seen one another, but he is like an old hat to me. I fondly remember spending hours upon hours laughing together.

www.xraymag.com (one of Matt's many brain children)