Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Feathering The Nest

I've been feathering the nest with purses lately... oodles of them.

I was blessed with an abundance of local orders just after my last post. This brown and blue combination was the most requested order.

I had to order more of both fabrics just to fill the orders for that one and I made so many with those fabrics that one night I dreamed about some kind of family gathering and everybody in the dream was wearing clothing made of those two fabrics! There was no conversation in the dream, only smiles and silent laughter. Creepy! I think I've see this fabric toooooo much. I didn't think I dreamed in color...until that dream. I'm now preparing for our "Spring Fling" this weekend where my sister and I will have a craft tent. It's my first time selling at Spring Fling and I'm really excited about it. I've decided that even if our weather isn't that great I will enjoy myself!

While my nights and weekends have been spent crafting, I've spent my days working my regular job while watching this little wonder. (I don't know what that cord goes to but with water on the left and my door/office on the right I don't think it looks very safe. 'Em.)

The geese are nesting and this little lady is just outside of my door.

And SO is her husband!

He didn't like me at first, but when I realized I had to unlock my door every morning like lightnin' and move away from the mother of his babies, he quit squawking and coming over to my railing.

He's there every morning though as if he's counting the seconds it takes me to get in the door.

"You've got 8 steps to your door lady. I'll give you 8 seconds or I'm comin' over there!"

Once a day he talks her off the nest...

...and they go for a dip...staying within 3' of the eggs.

This love is so sweet!


Anonymous said...

That is so sweet that you have a couple of friends at your doorstep! I love their sweet feathers too! :)

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Awww--that IS sweet!

How wonderful that you are so busy with all your lovely bag orders. LOL on the dream--sounds horrible! I feel like that when I work on my wholesale order (25 of each bag--all the same fabric), which, coincidently were brown and blue this last batch!

Smiles, Karen

Jenn Maruska said...

Oh I love hearing about the geese! What a great story : )

When I saw the photo of all your handbags - my eye went immediately to the blue and brown one.... you've really got something there.

Keep up the good work!

Vedrana M. said...

beautiful. love your work, xoxo

comfortable said...

aw that must be a sight! I bet you can't wait until the eggs hatch. little geese everywhere!!!

Katherine said...

Dinah, I love the bags you've been making. Gorgeous fabric combinations - I can see why they're in such high demand!

What a sweet story about the geese. Hope you'll get to snap some pictures of their goslings to share with us.

Anonymous said...

That fabric is great! And I can't believe that dream! Haha!

Kelly said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous bags!
And I love your sharing of those two "love" birds. How sweet!

Vallen said...

Those geese are just so darn cute. I bet they play footsie under water.

Jamie Harvey said...

I just found your website through's comments -- the reason I clicked through is because you mentioned the Beacon Drive-In!! I'm from that town and LOVE the Beacon. What a small world! I need a chili cheese bun aplenty with some sweet tea!! Yum yum!

LeeAnn said...

Hey lady! What have you been up to lately? Update soon, okay?