So much for being sick

I had so much sewing on my "To Do" List today. And what happens?? I get a fever accompanied with a sore throat.  ???? This never happens to me.  I literally have not had a fever in over four years.  I know this because the last time I had one was the week of my sister's wedding.  Luckily, I wasn't that sick, but still, no energy to sew the 6-7 shirts I had wanted to today.  I did, however, get A LOT done.  It was all the little things that add up and take up time and sneak up on you when you least expect it.  I like to call them "The Little Ninjas of a Small Business."  No, I don't.  I just made that up...

I made logo stickers.  I am kind of OCD about the way my shirts are wrapped.  The tissue has to be folded in the middle, then the top and bottom are folded up, then the sides where no raw edges show.  It must be sealed with a logo sticker.  I don't like a plain piece of tape.  I even go crazy sometimes and use two different colored tissue paper, so it is half and half.  If you get the half and half, I'm either in a really good mood, I really like you, or I want to impress you.

I made "speck tags."  Well, the tags were already made up, but I punched holes in all of them, looped them with yarn, and then safety-pinned all of them.  That way when I'm finished with a shirt I can quickly grap one and go.  I hate having to do it each time I make a shirt.  Which I've been doing lately since I have had zero time to attack these little ninjas.

I made address labels with my logo!!!!!!!!!!  I am most excited about these, because I've been wanting them for a long time.  I hate mailing stuff to people with my handwriting as the return address.  Weird, I know, but now I feel more like a "real business."  I couldn't have done this without the help of my WONDERFUL graphic designer, Jessica Charlton.  Who is currently working on my business cards!!  They are going to have pictures of some of my designs and some with little ones wearing "specks" and then the backside will have my info.  I did that today, too.  Sent her cropped photos of the designs.  I'm pretty excited about those, too. Because then I will have real business cards that SHOW others what it is "speck by becky jones" is.  SUPER PUMPED.

I made "speck tags."  Actually, I made these last night, but I had a fever last night, too.  So, it still counts.  You can tell I didn't feel well, because they are all on the same fabric (green for girls, red for boys) and same color thread.  When I'm feeling well and all spunky, I usually make them to match the upcoming orders I have.  Because I REALLY like it when the tag coordinates with the shirt.  It actually took me three hours to make just the few tags you're looking at!!  It usually takes me 7 minutes to make one tag, but since I wasn't feeling well, it took me about 15 minutes a tag.  Oh well, all tags are done for one week..... (note the sarcasm)

I made this helicopter tonight!  I wouldn't have, but my mother told me last night that she needed a shirt by Thursday.  I decided to be a good daughter and get the shirt done.

I made this Purple Skull for Ty & Kc in Pensacola, Florida last night and had it mailed off today.  I really didn't think I was going to make it to the Post Office today, but not only did I go there, but to Office Depot and Publix, too.  And.... I made this delicious sun-dried tomato dip from my Veganomicon cookbook.  I'm going to post the recipe probably tomorrow, because it is that good.  Get excited.

While uploading the previous photos from my mom's camera, I found this picture of Little Man sporting his Turkey shirt.  I don't think I've ever seen it before, but he sure is cute.  He's grown so much since just November!!


So Ready for Summer

I just made two anchor shirts and I have to say.... I AM SO READY FOR WARM WEATHER!! And I'm not talking about able to wear shorts and a short-sleeve shirt while running warm weather (which I am so thankful for today, by the way) but I mean bikini, out in the sun all day, spf is required, by a large body of water warm weather.


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I haven't posted anything in a while and I just saw this picture and thought I would share. It's my wonderful, handsome nephew wearing a speck, playing on his horse, and watching an Einstein video. Three of his favorite things all at once :)

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