Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Custom Cheerleader Bracelet

I just finished this little bracelet and I'm thrilled with the way it turned out. The customer wanted something for her daughter who just made the cheerleading team. I hope her little girl likes it! I better not let Josie see it---she'll want one too ; - )

I love custom orders---if anyone is interested!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I love Etsy---my new purchase

I absolutely love shopping on Etsy!! If you've never looked there, you should. You can find just about anything you are looking for, and the best thing is, it is all handmade. I just love the idea that the item I'm looking for was lovingly handmade by another person, and not mass produced in some factory overseas. I have purchased a lot from Etsy over the past year and I LOVE everything I've gotten. It is just the best place to find one of a kind gifts for everyone.
So, here is my latest purchase. It's from Under the Moon and it is absolutely amazing. It arrived so professionaly packaged and quickly. I love the chain---it's so dainty and it's going to be perfect for dress up or everyday use. It comes with a choice of white or peacock pearl and I chose the white. Check out her shop from the link above---I'm sure you'll find something you'll like ; -)

Friday, July 25, 2008

Two new bracelets: Tooth Fairy & Daisy with Ladybug

I've had these bracelets done for quite some time now----just getting around to editing the pics. The kids slept in today, so I was able to get a little computer work done. I really like the way they turned out. They should be available in my Etsy shop later today. I also have my fall/halloween bracelets done, but I'll post those tomorrow....

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Peach Pie anyone?

I made the most delicious, not to mention pretty peach pie yesterday. Before I left for my trip, a friend had brought over a basket of peaches from the local orchard. By the time I got back, they were absolutely golden rip---and so juicy---you know the the second bite, juice is running down into your hand. And, they were soo sweet. So, I decided to make a pie. On my trip to Nebraska, we went to Williams and Sonoma and I got some really cute pie crust cutters ( as well as a few other treats ; -) and I was really wanting to try them out!

I like my peaches sliced thick for my pies and cobblers

My Uncle Roger taught me how to make that perfect flaky pie crust
Ready for the filling!

Here are my new cutters

What a beautiful pie!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I'm back!

Knitty Bitty Apparel is officially open for business!!

We had a nice trip----but A LOT of driving. Yesterday I drove/rode 15 hours in the car with my two little ones, but I must say, they traveled REALLY well, and we are glad to be home.

I did get an order while I was gone---I just finished up this little lemon hat. It is perfect for a boy or a girl---it's a really pretty shade of yellow---soft and buttery---not that really hard yellow that lemons really are.

I'm including a few pics from the trip. They include myself, my two kids, and my two nieces. They had such a ball playing with eachother. But, as you can imagine, there was a lot of taddeling, fighting, and with all little girls, crying ; -)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Knitty Bitty Apparel is.....officially on vacation

I've tidied up the shop, and I just put all my orders in the mail. It's such a good feeling to be completely "caught up" with orders. It really doesn't happen too often---I always have projects lingering around, but when I go out of town, I have to get everything caught up. I'm going to be leaving tomorrow to visit family and I'll be returning on Tuesday. I wanted to get a vacation banner for my Etsy shop and found mana moon studios. She made the cutest banner for me in less than 24 hours. I just love it---and everyone will know I'm on vacation!
Here's all the orders going out today

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Angelina Ballerina Necklace

I'm just thrilled to finally say that my little girl actually likes something that I made for her. I purchased this angelina ballerina bead months ago with the intentions of making her a bracelet. When I got the bead, it was much larger that I anticipated----so I made a necklace out of it. I LOVE the way it turned out and I'm just tickled that Josie wants to wear it. I made it yesterday morning and she hasn't wanted to take it off. Anyone else want one ; - ) I thinking I'm going to be making lots more necklaces!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Pink Sweet Peas and Cream

I just now finished this little hat up. The photographer, Cari Lyn, did decide she wanted a pink striped hat to go with the set. I love the way this one turned out---I always like pink hats ; - ) I did use darker color peas---can you even tell? I'll be listing them in my Etsy shop----anyone interested?

Here are the other three!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

New Tooth Fairy Beads

Here is my newest set of beads. Aren't they just precious!! I just love them. I got them because my daughter just loves the tooth fairy---and she's only three and a half. We've talked about the tooth fairy and how she leaves a coin under your pillow in the middle of the night when you leave her your tooth. So, whenever she finds a coin around the house she thinks it's from the tooth fairy. It's cute! So, I thought she'd like a tooth fairy bracelet. Hopefully I can make one this week and post it for you to look at. And, of course, I'll be carrying them in my shop!!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Ribbon Tied Jewelry Box

Hello!! Sorry for the lack of posts this week. I haven't been doing any creating or anything around the house for that matter for the past week or so. I had a family member in and out of the hospital two times in the past two weeks, so it's been crazy around here---and my schedule has been really off. So, hopefully I'm going to be getting back on track.

I came up with a new way to "gift wrap" my jewelry boxes. I think it turned out really cute---and a great way to use up those little scraps of ribbon that we all have. It is just one piece with the ends taped to the back and then I just tied on the other scrap piece. Voila!

This particular box is on its way to Illinois. It is filled with a watermelon bracelet and is packaged with the coordinating hat and onesie. It packaged up rather nicely ; - )

ooppss...sorry I forgot to rotate the pic before I uploaded it---but you get the idea.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Sweet Peas and Cream

This is my newest hat creation---sweet peas and cream. Last week a very talented photographer, cari lyn, contacted me about creating these hats for her. She wanted them in newborn size to take pictures of her newborn clients. I CANNOT wait to see some of these pics---which she promised to share with me. I think I'll list them in my Etsy shop, but I'll create a pink one too!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Trio of Bitty Bugs

Here are the most recent things I've put in the mail. On the same day, I received orders for three bitty bug hats--- and one coordinating onesie. This is one of my favorite boy hats---I just love the green/blue stripes.

Here's Quen in his bitty bug hat....I think he was about 6 months old.