Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Etsy homepage!!

Look....I made Etsy's front page today....and Sharon from Mana Moon Studios (see side bar) was kind enought to capture it----thank you Sharon! Can you find which one is me? Nighty Night!

Mana Moon Giveaway!

Hello! I've been away for awhile (my husband took some vacation days to make a long weekend), and I'm just now getting caught up on things---and that includes checking out fellow bloggers. Look what I just came across:

It is a contest from Mana Moon Studio and if you haven't checked out her site yet (her blog is on my side bar), you can do it here. The contest is simple, just leave her a comment on her blog, and you'll be entered into a drawing to win one of her wire wrapped bracelets. How lucky can one get ;-)

One look around her shop and you'll see how amazingly talented she is at her jewelry designs. She was also recently featured in Belle Armoire Jewelry as a featured designer. And, aside from all that, she is a very sweet person. Good Luck!

Are you wondering where we went on our long weekend? We braved a camping trip---with an almost 2 and 4 year old. We went to Lincoln State Park---it's Abe Lincoln's boyhood home, and it went surprisingly well. They kids had a great time exploring, sleeping in a tent, and getting very, very dirty. At one point, they wanted to fill a cracker box full of dirt and rocks and pour it over their head. Are you cringing? Yes, I did too--but my husband said, we're camping, they are supposed to get dirty. Typical male---of course, he didn't have to clean them up ;-) Here are just a few camping pics.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I love fall

Don't you just love fall? I'd say it is my favorite season. I love all the colors, the cooler crisp air, pumpkins, cozy sweaters, my jeans, leaves....I could go on and on. I have my house all decorated for the season too. The mums and pumpkins are out. I have my cornstalks and scarecrow on the porch, my light up fall village on the mantle, and fall floral arrangements throughout. Are you ready for fall yet?

I guess with the cooler air, people are ordering lots of knit baby hats. I have been crazy busy with orders---so busy, that I haven't had much free time to post---and I do hate that! I've mostly been selling pumpkins and my newest creation---the little ghost. I just love him. Funny thing is, I haven't seen him on yet. I need to make Quen one and see how it looks---probably even cuter on than just sitting here on my desk looking at me.

I have had a few new creations in the works too. Here are a few with my new focal beads. Do you like them? You can purchase them in my Etsy shop soon....just have to list them....

A few weeks ago, my little girl found the Peter Pan movie and has really taken a liking to Tinkerbell. I found these Tink beads and last night, Josie and I created this. She picked out the green pearls and the blue crystals---she wanted green for the dress and blue for her headband. Josie tends to be quite detailed for a 3 1/2 year old. Tink even has a sprinkle of pixie dust on her---love it!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Rice Krispy Friday

Do you ever make Rice Krispy Treats? I never made them until a few months ago with the kids. They are actually really, really good. We are going to a football game tonight, so we decided to make them and bring them to the game with our usual items. For the games, the kids always load up their backpacks with the usual treats: popcorn, peanuts, fruit snacks, at least on piece of candy, and their drink. And, yes, we usually do eat before we go to the games. So, tonight we'll add one more thing. I can just see it now.....twenty very sticky, very dirty fingers ;-)

Patiently waiting to get started...and making sure the marshmallows are fresh

I think I need to get Quentin his own step stool now

What good helpers

Look how focused he is....

Gotta lick the spoon!

Have a great evening!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Ghostly Onesie

I just got the ghost onesie done to coordinate with the new hat---for the lady whose newborn is going to be a ghost for Halloween. She originally just requested a onesie with the word boo on it, but I couldn't resist these cute little ghosts. I think I'll embroider Boo near the bottom or top of the ghost if she wants that on there too. I wonder which she'll like better? My little Quen is definitely going to get this set!

Last night I made this bracelet as a gift for my Aunt in Georgia. She let me borrow some very special chocolate sucker molds for a bachelorette party----so I'm sure you can image what they were molds of. I had gotten these silver noodle beads awhile back and I've been wanting to make something with them. I'm hoping she'll wear it to work. Anyone else want one ;-) ?

Finally, today is my Anniversary!! Eight years of wedded bliss...and many many more!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Ghost Hat

Check out this spooky little ghost hat. I recently had a customer contact me to make this for her. She said her five year old son was going to be a ghost buster for Halloween and her newborn son, who is due in September, is going to be the ghost. How cute is that? Some people are so creative! I hope she likes the hat? Let me know if you are interested!!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Marcy's Dream Wedding

First, I must apologize for my lack of posts over the past week. I have been consumed with getting the last minute details I promised to get done for the bride, and keeping up with hat orders really kept me busy and I literally found no time to sit and post. So, I just wanted to share a few pics of my sil's dream wedding. It was held at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis. This was a beautiful place---it looked like it was surrounded by a quiet little village and the ceiling was dome shaped with the moon and stars lit up on it.......absolutely dreamy!

Here is a picture to show you the bride----really the most beautiful bride I've ever seen!

Here's one for my Aunt Robin....she's always on me to get nice pictures of myself with my husband. I'm always the picture taker, so I rarely get in on any of the shots ;-) He was a groomsman in the wedding, and I was a bridesmaid. How lucky to be so close to my sil, Marcy, that she would choose to have me in her wedding! I was honored.

This was the bride's maids jewerly. I made all the necklaces for them---they turned out beautiful. I did also make these earrings for the bride which she wore to the rehersal. They are a smokey quartz---really beautiful.

Here's my little Quentin....a year and 9 months old....he was the most precious ring bearer....EVER.

Here's my little flower girl, Josie, giving me a little kiss.

Finally, here is one more for my Aunt Robin to see. I think I'm going to frame this one and give it to my husband for his desk at work.