Saturday, November 24, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
My first craft show was a success! I shared a booth with a friend. Turned out perfect. The traffic came in waves. But, I sold quite a bit. It was a little stressful getting ready for the show. But, completely worth. Can't wait for the next one. Here are some pictures of my half of the booth. I was worried I wouldn't have enough to fill it up. I was wrong. these pictures are after a lot of stock had been sold too!
The compliments were amazing. People couldn't get over how pretty the bibs were. Worried about them getting dirty. I had to reassure them that they are completely washable. I sold almost all of my bibs at the show. The key fobs were another big seller. I still need to list them in my store.
Keep your eye on my shop. I'll be loading it full before the holidays ;)
Monday, September 17, 2007
My friend had the set made for a co-worker who was just approved the adoption of a preemie baby girl!
So, we're getting closer to finding out what we're having!!! On next Tuesday we should know the sex of our little bean. I can't wait. Feels like the month and a week has dragged on and on...lol. We had a slow weekend around here. But, I got lots of cleaning done this morning. Now that's super exciting. I'm about to start working on another bag. Hmmm...what should I design this time???
It feels like Fall here already or at least it did this weekend. Although, it's going back up into the upper 80s this week. I went and bought some pumpkin puree to make a loaf of pumpkin bread. Yummy! I'm not a big fan of pumpkin pie. Texture thing. But, I like the taste of it in sweets. My friend made these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies last year and they were so yummy. That's when I realized I do actually like pumpkin...lol.
I have a feeling a baking spree will be coming soon. Since I found another recipe for soft oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Since I have been pregnant I can't pass the bakery section of the grocery store without buying something. Explains why I'm finally starting to gain some weight. Lately it's been cinnamon rolls with a ton of cream cheese frosting smothered all over them. Probably not the best choice. But, they're so good and I just have to pop them in the microwave to get them gooey ;) After all that talk maybe I need some lunch. Have a great week!
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
I thought it looked cute next to the Red Riding Hood Diaper Bag. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=5456682
It's in my shop now. Move fast because that last two were swiped up within a day. Only $10!! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6984873
I did some minor fabric shopping this past weekend. Got to love a Labor Day fabric sale! Got some new fabrics that I am looking forward to creating new items with. I was in a vintage mood. So, that will be seen in some of the new items. Can you believe Christmas is less than 4 months away??? I just realized that what I listed on etsy today. Better get myself off the computer and onto the sewing machine.
Still counting down till I find out the sex of the baby. I'll be 17 weeks tomorrow. I am eager to design a diaper bag specifically for me. It's been so long since I had a little baby to carry stuff around for. But, the bag has to be able to cater to my sons needs too. He's only 3 1/2. But, he needs the usuals. Drink, fruit snacks, and a toy. Just need to find out what I'm having so I can pick the fabric and start drafting the design. I don't like a huge bag to carry around. Can't believe my first diaper bag I picked out was an overnighter! I figured the bigger the better...right...oh so wrong! Only used it for trips. Live you learn. I'll be sure to post my bag for the mom of 2 when it's done.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
One added bonus of the bib is that it's reversible. So, if you wanted this side for drool and the other for messes. That's always an option. It's listed in my shop for $10
I have made 4 key fobs so far. Still need to get the key ring part. But, I've already picked one for me! I'll try to get pictures posted later. They're going to be perfect for Christmas stocking stuffers.
So, I went to the doctor on Monday and we will be finding out the baby's sex on September 25th!! So, excited. The doctor was trying to hear the heartbeat with the doppler and having problems finding it. Scared the crap out of me. So, he pushed in a little further. At 13 weeks that little baby pushed back and the doctor felt it. Pretty impressive considering the baby is only supposed to be about 3 1/2-4"! I'll be sure to keep you all posted. I should start taking bets now...lol. My sister is convinced it's a boy and then I have friends that say girl. I have no clue either way. With my son I just knew he was a boy. We couldn't say she. Always said he. Could have been coincidence though. Who knows.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Introducing our new Bib Design!!chelmorning). This is a one of a kind. I can't even list it in my shop yet. I was emailing a couple friends and relatives and one has already put a hold on it ;)
Friday, July 20, 2007
Around the last time I posted I found out I was pregnant! I have been out of commission. Today was the first time I touched my sewing machine since June. Poor thing. I have been extremely sick. But, I'm learning that the more active I am the better I feel. If that makes any sense. We're pretty excited. I'm due on Valentine's Day! As you can see my little bean in the making.
I surprised my guy with this card. Which I'm planning to make more and list them in my shop with the pregnancy test included. The reaction was priceless. I have been on a card making kick. So, when he saw this one. He did one of those oooh...I haven't seen a card like this before (very sarcastic). Then he opened it to see the pregnancy test. "Huh?? Are you really???" Neat reaction.
Anyway...that's where I have been. But, I'm going to try to keep posting!
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Like the label that is matching in green? I was playing around with making them when I got a new printer. After the cheapo Lexmark; replace every year printer called it quits. Guess I had a little frustration with it. It took me around 2 months to research the best printer. I ended up with a HP and love it.
See the new handle style? I decided that the handles slip around too much and did what I call the shoulder treatment to the strap. I basically folded the top shoulder resting area of the strap and sewed it together. It still gives the bag the proportion and same great look at the seam by the bag. But, now the strap is easier to use and keep on the shoulder. With little kids that's the last thing you want to worry about.
You can find it here: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6129115
Monday: Buffalo Chicken & Ranch Quesadillas (made up recipe)
Tuesday: Walking Tacos (The ones in the Frito's Bags)
Wednesday: Something Quick or "To Go"
Thursday: Eating at PF Chang's
Friday: Chicken Enchiladas (from another blogger)
Saturday: Bacon-Potato Burritos (not a tried recipe but sounds good)
Sunday: Bourbon Chicken on White Rice
Now lets see if I stick to it. I have been known to prefer eating out.
Saturday, June 2, 2007
Thursday, May 31, 2007
It covered my shoulder and the side of my arm where she was drooling! It was great to see all of that research had gone into the perfect burp cloth. It's a mandatory gift for new moms for me now!
Here are a couple of my others!
They're the perfect size since they can be used as a small changing pad when needed!
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
All the toys dumped out. I was surprised he actually wanted to get rid of toys with me!
Oooh...did you see the vintage toy??? I found that at a garage sale and cleaned and lysoled it to looking new. It's a fisher price cash register toy with the pretend money. Little guy loves it! I used to play with the same one when I was little. I was watching my friends son and that was the first toy he went to. Maybe I need to start buying the dated toys that don't involve AA batteries!
These are the Oh Baby cards.
I thought it would be nice to have these in my shop. Since most of my items are geared toward baby shower & new mom gifts. Then a customer can pick out a card to send with the item. I could even add a special message inside the card from the gift giver. Then they have nothing else to worry about.
Some baby cards are so boring and in the traditional "baby" colors. But, I think these are unique and perfect for the occasion. I'll be listing them soon.
Couple questions from a buyers point of view...
How much do you think I should charge for one?
Should I sell them as a set?
Would you want a mix of different greeting cards in a set (Themes ie birthday, anniversary, baby)?
Sunday, May 27, 2007
I also have a matching diaper and wipe clutch and oversized burp cloth in the same fabric. Apparently I like the fabric ;)
A picture of them folded in half. I really like this size. Plus they are so soft that if you are out and worried about your clothes. You can throw one of these over your shoulder for baby to rest on it snugly.
These remind me of little swiss rolls. The cakes. Maybe I should give them a better product line name.
We had a family night for the holiday weekend. Went to watch the Florence Freedoms play ball in Northern Kentucky. Joe knew a guy in the line up. The night was perfect for a baseball game. 85 degrees, a little breeze, and no mosquitoes! Have a great weekend!
Friday, May 25, 2007
I haven't decided whether to ship them like this or flat. Probably flat to save on shipping. But, it would look cute to arrive in the little bundle.
I'll be making more of these. Love to match of fabric. I just organized my fabric closet. Now all colors are organized separately. I think I am going to do a pink set next.
Will be listed at $17.00 http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6050414
On a side note. Thought this quiz was pretty fun. I apparently do not have an accent...lol. I am from Washington State though. But, I reside in Ohio now. So, I guess it's a mix of the two. Take the quiz and comment on what it said for you.
|What American accent do you have?|
Your Result: The Midland
"You have a Midland accent" is just another way of saying "you don't have an accent." You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio.
|The Inland North|
|What American accent do you have?|
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