Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Timothys Earbud Bag

Over the years I have made many, many items for my kids. As my son has gotten older it has gotten harder to come up with ideas for things I can make him. Because of this my girls end up getting more of my goodies than Timothy does. So you can imagine how excited I was to be able to make him something recently and he loved it. :)

His birthday was last week (he is 14yrs old now!) and one of the things that we got him was new earbuds. So of course he needed an awesome bag to keep them in. Actually they came with a bag but it wasn't a cool handmade bag. ;) I also wanted to try out some digitizing for my embroidery machine so what better opportunity than to make him something fun and useful. And so he ended up with an earbud bag to match the i-pod sleeve that I had made him. He was super excited when I gave it to him and that made me feel great! J

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

You have got to check out ColeArts

Well I obviously have not been better about posting regularly. Sorry. :( However Im going to make up for that by telling you about a super awsome shop that I recently discovered on Etsy. I was on there the other day when I saw a picture of a cute little Green Bay Packers snowman ornament. Now no one in my house is a Packers fan but when I contacted her about doing a Steelers snowman she was more than helpful. :)

Less than a week later I had the cutest little Steelers snowman ornament to give to Adam for our tree this year (Im early, I know). I cant even tell you how amazed and pleased I am with her work. The detail and smoothness of this little guy is awsome! And to say that she is reasonably priced is a huge understatement. Im so thrilled (Adam and the kids loved him too) with her work that I placed another order for a custom snowman/snowgirl for each of the rest of us. There will be a whole new family of snowpeople on our tree this year. :) I cant wait to see how the rest turn out, I know that Im going to be super happy. Then I cant wait until I can put them up and show them off. :)

If you would like to get a custom ornament for yourself or others I definitly recommend this wonderful artist. You can find her at

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Donation Time :)

Well I will be the first to admit that I am very (very) lazy when it comes to my hair. It is very curly/frizzy. If it is short I wear it down and curly and if its long I wear it pulled back..... or down and curly. But mostly pulled back. I dont take time to blow it dry, curl it (like it needs that lol) or style it, unless you count putting gell in it.

It has been just over 2 years since the last time it was cut and that means..... Its way long enough to donte! Yay! :) My oldest daughter has donated to Locks of love before but then we found out about Pantene Beautiful Lengths. They require a shorter hair length so you can donate more often. :) Our youngest daughter had her first hair cut last year and was able to donate 11in. It is an awsome program and you can read about it here:

This is the third time that I have been able to donate and Im so happy that I can. I was able to donate about 12in this time. Here are before and after pictures. I would love to hear what you have to say about these wonderful programs. :)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Back to School

Well its hard to believe but the kids are back in school..... well, 2 of them are. Tim doesnt start until tomorrow. The girls started today and were both very excited. It is a big year for both of them, Katie started middle school and Megan started 1st grade which means full days. Katie had her hair straightened and her alarm set early yesterday evening and Megan had coat, shoes and backpack on about half an hour before we needed to leave this morning. LOL I think they were both ready. I cant wait to see them after school and see how it went. :)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I cant believe she is 6yrs old!

Well my youngest, Megan, is now 6 years old. She actually turned 6 on August 20th. To keep a little piece of her always little I made a small handprint wall hanging. I let her pick the fabric, that explaines the "Cheetalicious" choice. lol I appliqued her handprint and added her name and age with machine embroidery before quilting it. Here is a picture of it.

Im going to do a larger wallhanging with handprints of the whole family. The one we did 9 years ago needs replaced. Handprints always remind me of a gift I made for my mom when I was in first grade. It had my handprints on either side of a poem. She had that hung in her room for years and I read that poem so many times that I know it by heart. I would like to share it now. :)

Sometimes you get discouraged because I am so small

and always leave my fingerprints on furniture and walls.

But everyday Im growing

and I'll be grown someday

and all those tiny handprints

will surely fade away.

So here's a final handprint

just so you'll recall

exactly how my fingers looked

when I was very small.

Author unknown (at least to me)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Well I have been a busy girl lately...... obviously not on here though. Between work, my daycare, my family and making things for my Etsy shop it seems like my poor little blog gets very neglected. Next week will be the last of me doing daycare and my kids go back to school in two weeks so maybe then I will have more time. Not that I expect that. ;)

Back in March I had a wonderful lady order some make-bags from me. Then she ordered more. Before I knew it I had a new friend and alot of make-bags to make. :) She makes awsome mineral make-up and can be found here: So alot of my "free" time the last few months has been making my bags in fun fabrics to match her great make-ups. :)
Now I have started on some holiday items. Hopefully I will be back on here to show you some pictures of some new table runners, pot holder sets and other fun things. I will try not to wait months before positng again.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Well I finally got Adams lap top bag done the other day. Im very happy with the way it turned out. Even though I didnt plan it this way, I finished it the day before his birthday so his birthday was the first day that he used it. Happy Birthday to him! :)