Settling in and back to work!

Holy moly, it’s been forever and a day since my last post!!  Three whole months, to be exact.  Well, a lot has gone on in the House of AquaSeventy6!

First and foremost, I am out of my in-laws and into my own place!  I am still in the process of unpacking and putting together my design studio, but my goal is to have it up and running by the time the kids get out of school (June 4!)  I’m so excited, not only to be back in my hometown, but to have found a home in my favorite neighborhood.  I lived here for 7 years prior to moving to Virginia, and I haven’t felt more at home anywhere, ever. ♥

I participated in a spring trunk show this month with my same handmade posse, and we are planning a Back-to-School event for the end of summer.

I’ve also been busy working apart from AquaSeventy6.  I was hired on in January as the Event Manager for a super cute local party hall. (Check out Pretty in Pink Party Place for more information.)  This has kept my weekends busy, but I love having my weekdays free to be with my kids and work on my designs.

Speaking of designs, I can’t leave you without sharing a couple of new applique burp cloths I’ve been working on for little girls!

Elephant Applique Burp Cloths

Flower Applique Burp Cloths

Since I am no longer commuting 100 miles per day…yes, you read that correctly…I have much more time to blog, sew, DIY, etc.  So, keep your eyes peeled for much, much more!  xoxo

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Working Through the Pain

Gosh…I don’t know how to begin to tell you how sorry I am that I’ve been lagging on this blog.  I’ve been very busy with orders, which is so amazing.  I love, love, LOVE what I do!!

Unfortunately, I somehow aggravated my back injury on Monday (unloading the dishes, of all things) and I’ve been in excruciating pain ever since.  I can’t tolerate pain killers other than basic ibuprofen or acetaminophen, so it’s been a rough week.

How did I injure my back?  7 years ago my husband, kids and I were hit by a drunk driver who ran a red light.  Our SUV spun around and rolled over. I was driving.  By the grace of God we all walked away from the accident, but my back was never the same.

I go through this every few months…but this has been the longest I’ve been in pain…ever.  I think I may have to see a doctor soon. 😦

I probably should have relaxed my back much more than I have this week.  After I finish this post, I promise I will go upstairs and stay in bed until Sunday.  Maybe my fairy Godmother will appear and do my laundry this weekend.

Here are some photos of what I worked on this week, pain and all…tell me what you think:

20″ x 20″ Chevron Throw Pillow
Elephant Karavan Applique Pillows
Scrappy Scarf Necklace

Boho Cuff Bracelet

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