Saturday, October 25, 2008

The ABCs of Me!

I found this questionnaire on Alyssa's blog so thought I would answer the questions myself to let everyone know a little more about me!

A - Age: Twenty-seven
B - Band listening to right now: I can't get enough of Fiona Apple, The Cranberries, and Jem
C - Career future: Hopefully I will have my own shop one day!
D - Dad’s name: Robert (Bob) Owens
E - Easiest person to talk to: Either my husband or my sister (depending on the situation)
F - Favorite type of shoe: Flats
G – Grapes or Grapefruit: Grapes
H – Hometown: Wheatland, WY
I – Instrumental talent: I tried several...the violin, sax and flute and never caught on to any of them.
J – Juice of choice: Definitely orange juice!
K – Koala Bear or Panda Bear: Koala Bear but the Panda is so cute too!
L - Longest car ride ever: 23 hours from Colorado to Oregon
M – Middle name: Elizabeth
N - Number of jobs you’ve had: I started working when I was 15 so have had too many to count!
O- OCD traits: My PB&Js always have to have more jelly than peanut butter! That's the only one I could think of but I am sure there are others.
P - Phobia[s]: Getting thrown up on by a complete stranger.
Q - Quote: "Sorry about your luck" - you can apply that quote to about any situation :)
R - Reason to smile: There are a lot of things that make me smile!
S - Song you sang last: "pee pee in the potty" - the kids started it!
T - Time you wake up: Around 6:15 on school days, and the weekends it is usually around 7 when the kids wake up.
U - Unknown fact about me: I can wiggle my nostrils.
V - Vegetable you hate: Eggplant.
W - Worst habit: Procrastination is definitely the worst!
X - X-rays you’ve had: Teeth
Y - Yummiest food my belly likes: Chocolate, chocolate, oh and ice cream!
Z - Zodiac sign: Aquarius

20% Off Sale

Just a heads up that I am having a Saturday Night Sale! 20% off of everything in my shop, excluding shipping (wait for a revised invoice). Shop early for Christmas - only two months away!! The sale runs from 5 p.m. EST, October 25th through 6 a.m. MST, October 26th.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


This Birthday Cards in a Box, $40, by Twiddlestix is just what I need to remember to send cards when the occasion strikes! I am terrible at mailing items to my family and they have come to learn that my cards often come days, or even sometimes weeks late. Better late than never, right?

The altered tin lunch box holds 12 handmade birthday cards, 3 of each design! The tin lunch box can hold up to 40 cards if you want to add more or even include more dividers for cards that represent different holidays or special occasions.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Placemats!! Feedback please?

As I was sitting here playing Majong Tiles on Pogo (one of my favorite sites to play games) I thought to myself, "I could be using this time to make placemats..." So, I turned off my game and walked upstairs to my sewing area and put my pattern that I designed a while ago to use. It isn't a hard design, I just prefer oval placemats to rectangle placemats. I love Joel Dewberry's fabrics so put two of them to use and came up with this design. I would LOVE any feedback anyone is willing to give me!
Update: I've created another set in more feminine colors! I plan on making more to add to my shop :)


I love this shop! PetitCollage offers originals, gocco prints, limited editions and mobiles. Based out of Sanfrancisco, Lorena Siminovich has a goal of offering affordable art for children and grownups with a modern feel! I could look at her creations all day and hope to own something of hers in the future!

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Green Daisy

I was checking out all of the new designs in Kimiko's shop this morning (TheGreenDaisy) and came across these awesome Owl Gift Tags, $2.25 for 5. These would be a perfect little extra touch on Christmas gifts or could also be easily used on everyday gifts! The paper is also handmade by PulpArt before the design is added by Kimiko! Love them!
At TheGreenDaisy you can also find cute pendants and magnets! I have a pendant that I always get compliments on and it stands up to my little guy's grabbing and pulling on the chain. I don't know how many times the magnets have been knocked off of the fridge and they still look brand new!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

New Acorn Bib and Onesie Set

I ordered this wood grain fabric a while ago and had a wholesale order come in that requested a matching bib for my green polka dot acorn onesie. I figured acorns and wood kind of go together and came up with this bib design. I think it might be one of my favs! Little Sprout definitely needs a set to sport when we are out and about!

I think there definitely needs to be a pot holder (and possibly placemat) set spin-off from this design!!

The Battery is Dead...

Today started like any other day. The alarm woke me at 6:15 a.m., I took a shower, got dressed and then woke the kids up. They did what they were supposed to do, we ate breakfast and loaded into the car. I turned the ignition sound...nothing....then realized we don't have jumper cables. The kids must've left a light on or a door open or something because my battery is completely dead. Funny part about this whole thing is it was the ONE morning this week that we were actually on time and I wasn't saying, "Hurry up! We're going to be late!" So, instead of stressing and running around like a crazy person I just decided they could stay home with me today and my husband can bring some cables home from work (he works at a car dealership). I am kind of looking forward to having a reason not to drive anywhere today and spending time with my kiddos...maybe a little sewing too :)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My First Holiday Design!

So, I finally got to it and designed my first holiday bib/onesie set! This one is for a girl but I have a blue and green polka dot fabric for the little boys! I am thinking that it might look pretty awesome as a pot holder too. I really like using non-conventional colors for the holidays...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


My gosh! I just realized it has been a whole week since I have posted. I can't believe how time has flown. The new house closing is just around two weeks away and the kids are going crazy with Halloween coming up. All of these things going on around me are making the time pass so quickly! As I look around me while I am sitting here there is so much more to be done. How to balance everything? I have yet to figure that one out!
I am thinking there needs to be another giveaway soon! What would everyone like to win? Shall I do another pot holder/kitchen towel set...or maybe a bib? Or...I could even let the winner choose between bibs and pot holders? A scarf? Any input? New suggestions are also welcome :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Undiscovered: ToScarboroughFair

I was looking at undiscovered shops again when I came across ToScarboroughFair and this Blondie Witch Hat, $9. I wish that my cats would keep a hat on because this hat is too cute for words and perfect for Halloween!

Monday, October 6, 2008


Check out these awesome handpainted bowls by Ninainvorm! I love the modern designs and how she hides her signature in the leaves. I think they would look great on a coffee table or end table! She has several sizes and different designs, some of which are on sale right now!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Funky Chicken Design

One thing I noticed about the new house is that the light switch plates are rustic. Rustic is a neat look if the interior of the house matches but I prefer a modern mixed with vintage look. I decided to search Etsy to find some unique light switch plates and immediately found Funky Chicken Design! I love the variety of light switch plates and at $5 a piece, I can afford to get a few!! Also offered are frames, pillows, magnets and push pins - something for everyone!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Moving Time!!

Anyone remember this post expressing my excitement about a potential new home? We are getting it! My husband, Aaron, and I put in an offer yesterday, negotiated a price and signed the Contract today! I am too excited for words. We finally get a yard, a playset and the kids get their own rooms! Plus, we were able to negotiate the Sellers leaving their front loading washer and dryer set. I couldn't ask for for the packing...the closing is scheduled for October 31st!