25.6.12

bday flowers leather straps new juki hello everyone,

I hope you had a lovely weekend, I sure did - we celebrated my birthday yesterday even though my actual birthday is tomorrow - I have always done that because if my birthday falls during the week the following weekend is usually canada day and most of the people we know go away to the cottage. I felt like my mom was cooking for days and for an army, everyone went home with extra food. this visit my mom mentioned to me she gets to celebrate all of her children's birthday - my brother's birthday is in july and my sister's in august.

I spend a lot of time sewing and getting a new machine is a bit unnerving and also exciting - so I've been using this new juki for about a week and it's an absolute dream, I think I'm getting things done faster and it's a real bonus that it's quiet, making it much more comfortable, my last industrial was pretty noisy.

one of the things my dad enjoys doing is cutting the leather for my straps, j dyes the edges and my dad waxes them, so much care and love goes in to each part of the bags.

I will have a giveaway this week, I think in a few days. so please come back again. lately I've been meeting you in person at the shop and I have to tell you it's still a bit abstract to me that folks are visiting and reading and I feel a bit shy sometimes, because I sometimes share my private thoughts and the veil is removed and you are getting to know me and I'm always a bit nervous that I may seem different in person, I hope you're not disappointed when you meet me :)

have a great monday! xxa

16 comments:

  1. I can imagine that you feel that way. I'm still surprised when people know things about me, and then I realize they read my blog. It's like anoter world I live in that's only creative and peaceful. Don't be shy, I think people who have creative and delicate blogs like you have can only be nice and sensitive people. Have a nice day!

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  2. I've only just arrived here after reading your comment at Geninne's website, so you needn't be shy with me, we don't know each other yet ;)

    Love the pictures and wish I lived much, much closer to your shop!

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  3. That's how mums cook... for an army! :)

    Best birthday wishes,
    Diana.

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  4. For having met you last summer, I can attest everyone who hasn't met ou yet that you are even more exceptional in person ! You are an amazing person & maker too ! So glad you've had a wonderful birthday weekend ! It was a birthday weekend over here too ! (P turned 10)
    xoxo

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  5. i just know you had the most wonderful birthday celebration with your family. All our love and best wishes, Margie and family

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  6. Happy Birthday Arounna! I'm sure it was nice to be able to celebrate it with your whole family. I wish you a beautiful year.

    My birthday is on Canada Day so I know exactly what you mean about people often being away! Chloé too. Her birthday is on July 7th and she is celebrating it with her friends this week.

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  7. I think you are very much like your blog and I am sure that no one is disappointed when they meet you in person.
    I hope you have a happy birthday!

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  8. looks like a beauty + a work horse! Happy early bday. Tail wags. ~moose

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  9. Happy Birthday! I read your blog all the time, though don't often comment. I can't imagine you would seem any less lovely in person than you do here :D

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  10. i love those flowers...african violets?

    blessings for a wonderful birthday (another trip around the sun)

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  11. I loved you before I met you in person and after, I loved you even more :-) I hope you have a wonderful birthday! Feliz cumpleaños Arounna! ♥♥♥

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  12. Happy birthday Arounna! I hope you have a fantastic day tomorrow with your family! And I have to say, it was such a pleasure meeting you in person last winter. You are such a kind and genuine person and I love how that translates into your beautiful blog.

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  13. Happy Birthday to you Arounna! You are a such a special person "on blog" and off! I wish I could just walk into the store on a regular basis rather than shopping online...that way I could visit with you more often.

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  14. Happy birthday Arounna, and hooray for your new sewing machine!

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  15. Thanks for your genuine thoughts... I read them often and hope one day to visit your lovely city and meet you. Happy Day!

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  16. I can tell you that I was not disappointed in the least! Quite the contrary! You're a lovely lady.

    Happy belated birthday!

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