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Happy November


Happy Monday and Happy November!

We had a very successful Halloween.  At 10, our daughter has moved swiftly away from the cutesy costumes, and decided to be a zombie softball player this year.  The costume itself was easy – softball uniform:  check!  The makeup required some browsing on Pinterest, and an entire bathroom counter full of product.  The end result was pretty spooky.  And here she is…our precious, precious girl!


This weekend, I’ll be taking off for New Jersey for a much needed girls weekend away.  We’re planning on lots of relaxation, chatting, and a day in New York City.  I’m so excited, I can barely stand it!

After I get back, I’m sure that Thanksgiving and Christmas will arrive before I know it.  I’ll be stocking up the shop for holiday shopping season.  Be sure to sign up for the PeetSwea Newsletter if you’d like advance notice of sales and promotions.

Hope that you have a great day!


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Happiness not in another place,

but this place…

not for another hour,

but this hour…

– Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

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Sewing Peek

There is something really strange about starting over in blogging.  Back when I blogged on a semi-regular basis, I had a few go-to themes that I could leverage, which would give a good jump start to my writing.  Now that I don’t have these features to fall back on, it feels like a bit like a blank page.  Blank pages are meant to be filled though, so I guess I had better jump in!  How about a peek at what I’ve been sewing?

This weekend I caught up on a few sewing projects that had been in the hopper.  In addition to my Etsy shop, I also sell some of my products at the gathered shop in Front Royal, Virginia.  While they’re certainly not as well known as Napa Valley, Northern Virginia is known for some wonderful wines.  I wanted to make sure that gathered was stocked up on seasonal wine bags, in advance of the holiday shopping season.  I also restocked a few new zipper pouches, too.  I hope that the gathered customers love what I’m sending over!

peetswea_zipper_makeup_bag peetswea_holiday_wine_bag

The Summer Clearance sale on tote bags in the shop also led to a custom order.  I hope that Jessica loves this yellow and white tote.  She wanted extra long handles, a zipper and an interior pocket.  And since custom orders are my fave, I was more than happy to help her out!


Next up on the sewing table is a handful of zipper pouches, followed by a few surprise gifts.  Don’t you just love surprises?


Hope that you liked this peek into what I’ve been making!

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Fresh Start

Fresh-StartFor those of you who have been following PeetSwea for a long time, you’ll remember that my blog was a crazy mismatch of book reviews, experiments in the kitchen, pictures of our daughter, ramblings on the struggles of a full time working mom, sprinkled with some sewing adventures and pictures of my new and growing Etsy shop.   Well, about a year back, I decided to give my website a fresh new look.  So fresh, in fact, that I (accidentally) deleted every blog post that was on my site.  There may have been tears.  And yelling.  Mostly tears.

After that, I kept the website to the basics, and put the idea of a blog on the shelf for a bit.  But now, I’m ready to give it a fresh start.  From now on, you’ll see what fun is going on in the sewing room and the shop.  I’m sure that there will still be a few books, and recipes, and family pics and random ramblings, because those things fuel PeetSwea.  And dogs.  Probably dogs.

Scarlet and Ruby - The PeetSwea Pooches
Scarlet and Ruby – The PeetSwea Pooches
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