Monday, September 29, 2008
My husband is at Hooter's right now watching Monday Night Football with the boys, so what am I doing? Shopping on Etsy, of course! I just came across these Vintage 1970's Sneaker Wedges in GreyBrocket's shop! I LOVE them, they are kind of cute in an ugly way and I could see wearing them with jeans. How I wish I had $73 to blow on shoes right now....
I've been Pouncing again and found these cute Fingerless Mittens/Gloves, $30, by AmityJoy who happens to be undiscovered (0 sales)! I love the color of the yarn and the button accents, I am a button fanatic! I wish I could use more in my creations but they present a choking hazard for the little ones. Anyhow, give a newbie some love and check out her shop today!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Some of you may know that over the summer, we had our home listed for sale. Well, it didn't sell and I was pretty bummed thinking that we may have to stay in our cramped townhome for another year. Things kind of fell together recently where we found a renter so can get a new house! I am too excited! I have been a little overwhelmed thinking about moving quickly and have been browsing the homes on the market right now. I found this little gem today and, by chance, there was even an open house going on when we drove by! I will have to keep you posted on new developments....just look at the kitchen though! It has an adorable back yard with a little garden and even a wet bar in the basement. Oh, the best thing, what is the best thing you ask? My own office area! I will update you with developments as they come!!
Friday, September 26, 2008
This bag ($39) by SeedlingTextiles is to die for and best of all - it is made from recycled fabric! It is large enough to carry all of your goodies and has an interior pocket for the little items you wish to keep separate. Sara has other things to offer like pouches, children's totes, placemats and pillows!
Sara is also running a sale right now - buy a bag and get a pouch free!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
I had a customer, well a few customers, ask for toddler bibs. One, however, actually placed an order pushing me to finally modify my pattern to make it larger! Thank you to her! So far, I only have a Giraffe in the Polka Dots and a Owl in the Red Polka Dots made in the toddler size which I plan on trying to put up in my shop today! I thought I would post them here first...they measure 8.5 inches wide by 11 inches tall - extra large for extra coverage :) I have been super busy and apologize for my blog neglect but hope to post daily again starting now!
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
I bring you, from France, lavieenrose! She creates the most wonderful notebooks, notepads, journals and necklaces from felt (one of my favorite materials to work with). I love her clean lines and bright colors. You could be the envy of the grocery store when you pull this bad boy out to check off your list :)
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I keep telling myself that I will cook more and eat out less. It is not so much that I don't like cooking, I don't like the mess cooking brings and I am the most unorganized person you have ever met. I have to dig and dig through the pantry to find the spice I need and sometimes I even find that I am missing just one ingredient after mixing everything together. Thank goodness for the grocery store that is only two blocks away! The other problem I have is that I print off recipes from the computer and have them stuffed in drawers and cupboards in my kitchen. Terrible, I know!
When I came across this Green on Green Hand Painted Recipe Box by Christopher and Tia, $44, I finally found the thing that made me want to organize my kitchen! I just love the two shades of green and the box even comes with 12 matching Poppy recipe cards - perfect for transferring those recipes I have shoved in the drawers and cupboards!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Mustard seems to be moving up on my list of favorite colors. I spotted these gorgeous Maple Sea Glass and Sterling Silver Earrings, $20, by Sea Glass Designs on Etsy last night! The sea glass is found on the beaches of Nova Scotia and turned into wonderful creations for all to wear. Sea Glass Designs is also willing to turn your own favorite sea glass (if you have any) into something special. Best of all - sea glass is eco-friendly!
Monday, September 15, 2008
Everyone needs a bowl (or two) around the house to hold loose change, keys, and other miscellaneous items that seem to find their way into pockets! These felted bowls by GretchensCreations are just the thing to hold those odds and ends. She first knits the bowls up, machine felts them, shapes them and then needle felts a design on them. Gretchen also offers awesome cuffs, can coozies, pouches, purses, plushies and LOVES custom orders!
I have decided to run a sale through midnight EST on Friday, September 19th! Free shipping on all purchases, even international customers qualify! Once you purchase wait for a revised invoice, or if you prefer, pay and I will refund the shipping cost to you.
It would be a great time to save money and stock up early for Christmas!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Eva runs Aula46 is a student based out of Italy. She uses electronic devices from computers to fashion her jewelry. Her jewelry is so beautiful and colorful, I would've never known the pieces she used to make it came from a computer! I have many favorites from her shop but my absolute favorite are these Rectangle Earrings, $50! She also offers pendants so if you like unique, creative jewelry, please take time to look at her shop!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Well, it's Saturday again which means I will be holding another Saturday Night Sale!! It starts at 5:00 p.m. EST and runs through 6:00 a.m. EST, September 14th! I am going to be offering a 20% discount on all orders placed, wait for a revised invoice. Or, if you prefer, pay and I will discount the refund amount.
I am so excited that I found some long sleeved onesies to put my appliques on. They have been in high demand and I have had several requests for them. The only problem is, I can only find them in size 0-3 months. I have high hopes I will find larger sizes as Fall comes into full swing!
I am really into wall art right now as I try to make my home a little more interesting to the eye. The walls are filling up fast but I am thinking I need to make space for some of these Screen Printed Plywood Boards designed by DebbieP, $50. Just the art I need to compliment my new grey walls in my bedroom. DebbieP is a freelance illustrator living in London who uses a variety of techniques to create her pieces. She also offers coasters, pillows and more!
Friday, September 12, 2008
Check out these adorable and affordable pumpkins made by KittenBritches, $7! I like how she has several different designs listed, each pumpkin has its own face and personality. The other plush animals she has listed in her shop are just as adorable. Each of my children have one and love them. Not to mention they are eco-friendly and look just like new after *at least* three runs through the washing machine!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
This Sunflowers Card ($2.50) by Five Dot brings a smile to my face every time I look at it. I really wish I were better at sending cards to people but, as ashamed as I am to say it, I am often late with Christmas cards! I am going to try my best to get them out on time this year. If you like the design of this card but are looking for a card for a different occasion, please take some time to look at the other designs she offers. They are fantastic!
FiveDot is also the wonderful person that designed the banner for my Etsy shop. She even went above and beyond by offering to do my son's as well!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
These lamps made by RedSonjaDesigns are some of the neatest lamps I have come across. An original image is taken, printed onto a transparent film and affixed to a glass lamp! This Seller is also open to custom requests for lamps made with personal photos - this could be a really cool Christmas gift for a loved one!! My favorite is this Water Lily Photo Lamp, $38. It seems like it would be very calming to look at on my nightstand before bed.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
I've heard about it happening and the mess it makes but never thought it would happen to me! I washed a disposable diaper in the washing machine today. I hate laundry, it's never ending...you get the whole pile done to have everyone change into pajamas at the end of the night and WHAMMO - another load or two (we have a family of five).
I thought I would get all of the laundry today done with a positive attitude. When the dryer buzzed I told myself "go get it out and fold it, it will feel good once it is all done." So, I did. I put it on the bed for folding and then went to move the clothes in the washer into the dryer. The top layer was fine but as I got deeper down I saw all of these little gel pieces. I am thinking to myself "what could these be...". As I get more and more out the gel pieces start falling off of the clothing onto the carpet...and then...the culprit! A diaper! How did it get in there? Was it wrapped in one of the blankets I washed, how could I miss it? Was it clean or dirty? So many questions...so little answers.
I ended up throwing what was left of the diaper in the trash, putting all of the wet clothes in a basket and shaking them out one by one. Now, I am rewashing them to make sure I get it all out...not sure what would happen if it were to end up in the dryer.
Ahh...the joys of laundry.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
I just traded a bib and a onesie for this awesome Autumn Sun Brooch made by WhimsyHouse and this Vintage Caramel Butterscotch Beaded Necklace! I recently purchased a knitted tunic sweater from Target and can just imagine myself walking around with my new brooch pinned on it! The necklace is the perfect color to go with just about anything and reminds me of Fall. She has many other fabulous vintage pieces and handmade brooches so check her out if you like accessories as much as I do!
Halloween is just around the corner and what better way to decorate than with this handmade spider designed by JodieFlowers! He is so cute! You can attach him to any screen by putting his legs through or let him stand alone on a table as a decorative piece. I think I might have to buy one - or two!
Saturday, September 6, 2008
I have been painting our bedroom a lovely shade of grey this afternoon. Painting is so much work! I haven't done it in so long that I forgot that the fun is when you get to look at it while it's finished. Plus my two older kiddos want to help! I gave them paint brushes, laid down some plastic and let them go at it. Well...the problem with that is that I didn't notice the drips that were being created! I have a section of the wall (very small) with insane drippage! I think I can hide it with the headboard of the bed.
The truth is, our bedroom has been neglected. I have painted the living room, kitchen, hallway area, the kids rooms and the bathrooms. Our bedroom has been the same shade of white since we moved in here in 2004. You can imagine after 4 years the white is growing dingy and my bedroom wasn't feeling very cozy. I am on a mission! I will do it and I will post pictures when it is done so you can all see! For now, all you get is a picture of what I hope the color will look like when I am done! I hope to use a grey, brown, yellow and white color scheme with my bedding.
Back to painting - I just needed a rambling break!
Friday, September 5, 2008
It's cold out today...cold enough that I found it appropriate to wear my ugly Ugg Boots that I can't get enough of! It puts me in the mood to cook soup, banana bread and drink hot cocoa under a blanket on the couch. These Soup Bowls by khphillips on Etsy would be the perfect thing to hold a nice cup of chicken noodle soup. He also has a set of Hot Cocoa Pots!
This is the last day to enter my pot holder giveaway. If you haven't done so, please comment on this post for your chance to win the pot holder of your choice!! All comments made until Midnight EST, September 5th, will be entered and the winner of the drawing will be announced tomorrow!
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
While I was sitting down watching Thumbelina with the kids tonight (love that movie) I decided to try crocheting a beanie cap. Pickle was my little model when I was done and she loved it!
I figured out a pattern and added my little bird on it! I am going to have to make more for my shop with the weather changing...I am sure plenty of hats are going to be needed! I think she's keeping this one ;)
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Today I feel like I have been running in circles to get barely anything accomplished. I woke up to the alarm at 6:00 a.m. to get my kids ready for school. Dropped them off after the morning routine at 7:50. After that I drove to my husband's office to pick him up (he works at a car dealership) because our second vehicle is getting body repair after a stray bolt flew off of a parked semi-truck and hit right below the window - what luck!! Then we drove to Pueblo to look at my husband's new tattoo design. Got home from that appointment around 12:30 p.m. I started working on my orders at 12:30, got a few things done. Left the house to pick up the kids from school at 2:10. My oldest son started running club so we stayed and watched him until 3:10 p.m. Drove back home, fed everyone a snack. Started sewing again around 3:45 p.m. and then realized I need to help feed everyone dinner! Whew! So, I feel like I have been going all day long to get barely anything accomplished. I know everyone has days like this but I feel sometimes there is just NOT enough time in a day to do everything I want to do.
Photo courtesy of Big_Luis 17
Monday, September 1, 2008
So, I need a pair of new black shoes. Somewhere between casual and dressy. Something I can wear with a pair of jeans but also with a cute, casual style dress and tights...any suggestions anyone? Comfort is important as well. You know I love Shoemall.com but am having such a hard time deciding on what style I want. I found these but they are a bit pricey and I am looking for something in the $50 range.
Anybody out there have a black pair of cute shoes that they absolutely love? I would appreciate any help I can get!
Handmade by EllainaBoutique on Etsy, this shirt comes in a variety of sizes and colors. It is perfect for the Fall and is made from a soft, lightweight jersey and is great for layering! A cotton leaf applique has been applied at the neckline! My personal favorite is the brown which is shown in the main picture. Definitely a shop to look at - she offers a variety of other styles!