Bella Blu Designs

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Splish splash, the carpet's taking a bath

Last week I heard a dripping noise coming from our furnace (had to verify that it was actually the furnace behind that scary closet door that I don't like to open) but Andy was out of town and convinced me that it was just condensation or something... nothing to be alarmed over. So fast forward to today, and $300 later, we've cleared the blockage in the water lines and removed all of the carpeting and baseboards from the flooded guest room adjacent to our furnace closet.

Thank goodness the water hadn't yet reached our new hardwood floors. Yikes! It was totally by chance that I even noticed the water... I never go in that room but walked in to get something off the bed table and discovered water squishing between my toes. The Mr. Miagi-esque furnace repairman basically told us we're lucky we've made it this far with our 30 year old furnace and that it we don't replace it pronto, we could either drown from the continued leak or die of carbon minoxide poisoning when we use the heat this winter. I think he was exaggerating but we're going to get estimates next week to replace it. No fun!

Oh and did I mention that I have an awful head cold? I can hardly breathe and planned to spend the day resting. Nothing like an impromptu home renovation/demolition to keep you on your toes.

I did manage to get the fabric birthday banner listed in my shop so I feel good about that, at least:

Here's hoping tomorrow is a better day!

Friday, June 12, 2009

New lab panel set

I've been working with a wonderful buyer who ordered two sets of wall panels for her twins' nurseries. One is this lab set, which I just listed in the shop, and the other is a dachshund set which I plan to list later. I always love custom orders because they force me to create new products! Something I don't usually have time to do if I am not filling orders.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Sneak peek! Birthday banner

For the past couple of nights I've been hard at work on a new birthday banner. Have a sneak peek! I think I posted previously about my love of fabric banners and I finally decided to get in the game. I spotted these adorable prints and after careful mixing & matching, decided on a 'where the wild things are' palette of oranges, greens, and brown animal prints:

I just discovered I will need to make a third trip to JoAnn tomorrow night for yet another attempt at the bias tape. Single fold, double fold... who knew there were so many (confusing) options for your bias tape needs.

Check the shop by the weekend to see the finished product. I plan to offer personalized banners, too!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

New maltese onesie

I've been meaning to get this little guy sewn and listed for quite some time. Introducing my new Maltese onesie:

I love this little floral pattern - too cute.

We're off to see The Hangover tonight. Hopefully it lives up to the reviews!
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