Saturday, August 29, 2009

New found hope!!

Hello again friends!!

So we are 3 weeks into Free Annie and I am so pleased to report that we are doing so well!! The eBay store is thriving and the slowly but surely we are getting some donations as well!! If everyone just gave $1 then I would be out of this mess in no time!!

Meanwhile Ive been adjusting to my "life on a budget" quite well! Ive even dusted off the ol' sewing machine again & started recycling some of my clothes. So far Ive "renovated" a great pair of jean shorts, and an old concert tee. I think I might actually be on to something here. Now if I could only make this blazer...
... then I would never have to shop again! If I could build amazing pieces like this then all my problems would be over!! There would be no more crying over credit card bills and Bergdorf catalogs of empty promises. All would be right with the world!! I could have my cake and eat it too!! I could have the woven silk chiffon, asymmetrical neckline with the bias knife pleats for a fraction of the cost!! Couldn't I?? I mean I live in New York, have you ever seen Mood fabric store!?! So that's what I'm going to do, if I cant buy it, then I'm gonna build it. Then maybe someone else may want to buy some!! Now if I could only get some free sewing lessons? Thank god for the interweb...Ill keep you posted.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

eBay auctions ending soon!!

Hi Lovies,

Me again. So some new updates here at Free Annie. Suzi (my bff/brilliant designer and mastermind behind has family in town.
Her brother John..(checkout his blog has made a little agreement. While he is (freeloading) visiting with us he has agreed to DOUBLE the largest donation made to Free Annie!
So come on people, help a sista' out, I need your money!! Lets see how much we can soak outta John! Donate $10 to earn me $20!!
Or if your not into giving money just for the cause and karma points, check out the eBay store! Tomorrow our first round of auctions end! So check into the Free Annie closet for new exciting treasures up for sale soon!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Miracle do happen, and this one happened to be at Barney's!

So here we are one day in! Not too much to report. A big shout out to our very first Free Annie contributor, Tami-Jo! Thank you so much for your love and support! 5 bucks down only $14,995 to go! Woot woot! Every buck counts around here people!
So Ive been brain storming. I bet I could make at least a few grand selling my eggs, right? What do you think a 5'7 blond hair, blue eyed gal with 20/20 and no cavities (EVER! True Story) goes for these days? Ive got a few other things up my sleeve I'm gonna pull out first. But I'm not ruling it out!

I feel like I'm already making progress because something happened today. Something amazing.
I was walking by Barney's this afternoon and happened to spot this beauty. The Nanette Lepore "Heartbeat" tweed coat. I can best describe it as a spiritual experience. All of a sudden the humidity settled and a I felt a cool breeze against my face, the noise of traffic jams and sirens silenced, my palms started to sweat and for a moment I felt closer to true love then I ever have. And as I played the tape further through in my mind and came to the part where I was walking to the handsome (most likely fabulous) clerk, I realized NO! No more! No more will I look for happiness and fulfillment in the feel of soft organic silks or the smell of Italian leather. No longer will I fill voids in my life with exposed zippers and over sized buckles. It has to stop. From here on out its poly blends and modest buttons! So I turned and walked away. And I haven't stopped dreaming of the coat ever since. But fear not friends, for I shall not falter. I will not let you down. I will achieve control over my finances and when I do..I'm going back for that jacket! Hehe just kidding!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Hello Friends!!

I have arrived! Thanks to the help of the most beautiful, intelligent, and witty people I know...(my friends) Free Annie is up and running!! I am so excited to be able to share my progress with you during this journey via my blog!!
I promise to keep you updated on all the adventures and excitement going on over here at Free Annie. Feel free to help me out and forward the site on to your friends and family to spread the word. Hopefully their will be daily news of big sales, and big donations!! That will be up to you guys! So here it is lovies, let the shopping begin ;) !!


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