Monday, November 2, 2009

My little cheerleader it's been over a month since my last post. I've actually taken pics of things to post, but haven't found the time. If you have kids, let alone three, you know what I mean.
Anyways, Josie just came into my computer room while I'm sitting here checking my e-mails and said, "Mom, you really need to get some work done" and then did a cheer for me.
I just love her!


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

knitty bitty pumpkin hat

I made an Etsy treasury today....can you find me?? The pumpkin hats is one of my all time favorite ones that I make. I think because I love fall....and the hat is just so darn cute on!! Check out my Etsy shop to get one for yourself ;-)
A customer sent me this pic of her little pumpkin last year
Here's my little pumpkin...about 3 years ago
Have a great day!


Saturday, September 12, 2009

St. Louis

We recently took a trip with the kids to St. Louis. There is so much to do there with them and the zoo and Grant's Farm are FREE! It is about 2 1/2 hours away, so the car ride isn't too bad either---with plenty of snacks and drinks of course ;-)
Here we are at Grant's farm feeding the llamas

This is how Sam spent the majority of the trip!

Posing nicely!

They liked reading the map at the zoo and telling us where to go.

The entrance to the zoo

Hope you have a great weekend!


Friday, September 11, 2009

Lampwork breast cancer bracelet

A few weeks ago, my friend Christa asked me if I could make a breast cancer bracelet for her friend and I got right to it. This is what I created. I think it turned out great and her friend really liked it too. I think I'll list it in my shop too.
I really like the rhinestone ribbon!

Have a great weekend!


Monday, September 7, 2009

New football hat

It's been awhile since I've created a new themed hat and I owe this one to my friend Melody. She is patiently awaiting the birth of her fourth son and she asked me to create a football hat to complete his special take home outfit. I must admit, I did procrastinate just a tad as I always do, but this is what I created for her. I loved it so much I immediately listed it in my Etsy shop and made one for my little guy. Now to get one made for Quentin too! Football games are right around the corner---do you need one?? Click here to find it in my Etsy shop ;-)

Here's Sam sporting his new football hat.

It also made an Etsy treasury over the weekend too!! Do you see me??

Have a great day!


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Knitty Bitty Bug Box

Finally....a new post. I've been meaning to get a new one out....really I have. I just haven't sat down to do it. And, I'm sorry to admit, I haven't even checked in on any of my fellow bloggers either...sorry!!

I'll tell you what prompted my efforts this a.m. for this post was a custom request I had received through Etsy last night. A woman had wanted a custom bracelet set for her and her daughter. She had seen a previous post of mine for a set I had made for a friend and her daughter---it had lampwork beads, freshwater pearls, and butterfly charms. So, I thought, I guess people really do read I'd better get a new post up ;-)

Anyways, all is well here. I've been swamped already with orders. I guess since fall is right around the corner, people are thinking about knit hats. My biggest seller by far right now is my little green pea pod hat. If you don't know what I'm talking about, please check out my Etsy shop for yourself---it's one of my featured items.

On to new business....I made this set for a friend of ours who recently had a little boy named Carter. I've had these little bug boxes for years now and I've been meaning to use them with my bug hats. I love the way the set turned out. Do you know anyone who is going to be having a baby and need a special and unique gift?? I also have them for girly bug hats and bees. Just let me know and I can get one of these out to you ;-) Now to just get it listed in my Etsy shop........

Have a GREAT day!


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Sam's gift

My aunt has been on my case for a new blog here it goes. I really did think I'd have more time to sit and blog more, but I have no idea why----now with a newborn to look after, the days fly be even faster than before ;-)

I'd like to share a really great gift Sam received from Suzy Bee's Surprises. It consisted of several burp cloths, onesies, and the most perfect blanket EVER!! It's the cutest material of a brown backround with colorful circles---perfect for a boy. And, the softest minky material is on the reverse. Best thing about it is that it is the PERFECT size for the carseat. Even in the hotest weather, I don't leave the house without it because I still cover him up in the car, and it seems like all air conditioned buildings are on the chilly side, so I use it all the time. And, I don't have to fold it or bunch it's.....just the perfect size. Are you wanting one??? You can find them here. I promise you won't be disappointed!!

Here's Sam sporting the initial onesie. I can't wait until he fits in the other one with the's so cute!

Have a great day!


Monday, June 22, 2009

It's a BOY!!

Well, on Monday, June 8th, I had baby number three---Samuel Joseph. He was 6 lbs 9 oz and 19 inches long. Delivery was a breeze and adjusting at home hasn't been too bad. The hardest things are now the night-time feedings, which hopefully won't last more than a few months, and making sure my other two don't hurt him. They are doing extremely well with him, but tend to be a little rough and want to always be in his face ;-)

Even though my store is officially closed, the orders have been pouring in, which is a good I have been finding time to get things made right now....we'll see how things go.

Have a great day today!!


Friday, June 5, 2009

Strawberry picking

We went strawberry picking yesterday....probably not the best time to go. The season is just about over and it was a rather cool day here---in the low 60's (which it has been in the uppper 80's) so the kids complained they were cold, their feet were wet, they had to go potty, the berries were not very plentiful and the ones they could find were either rotten or dirty so they couldn't eat them. Sound like fun ;-)

No, it wasn't that bad. We managed to pick about 9 pounds. Not quite the experience we had last year---I think we picked over 35 pounds and canned jam, but not this year---too many other things going on. Just picked enough to eat for the next few days.

Hope you have a GREAT day today!!


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

More new pics!

I figured I'd better get in at least one more post before baby number three is due. The big day Monday June 8th---or sooner. I'm ready any time now!! I closed down my Etsy and Ebay shops for a few weeks---just until things settle into somewhat of a routine---well, as much of a routine as you can get with a newborn, 2 1/2 and 4 1/2 year old.

Amy Robertson just sent me some new pics for my shop last night---how precious are these!! I sooo wish she lived near me so she could photograph my newborn---I'd love to have these pics with my own little one.

This is my pea pod hat again---she did a similar shot with this one, but I like how their little arm and leg are falling out of the pea pod.

This one is my little sweet pea hat---it doesn't have a pea pod and curl---just a cute little leaf.

Enjoy and have a great day!


Friday, May 15, 2009

Suzy Bees Surprises

Ok, I'm sure you all know by now about Christa's birthday, so I guess it's time for a new post. I have been so bad here lately. But, I'm thinking once the baby comes---in about 3 1/2 weeks now, I'll have plenty of time to get on the computer---especially around 2 or 3 in the morning ;-)

Anyways, I wanted to share with you some of my newest Etsy purchases. They are both from Suzy Bees Surprises. The first are these really cute pouches. I love them---they are great for anything you want to tuck away and you can use them in your purse, travel bag, or as a little "pod" from your large purse if you are going out. The workmanship is outstanding and the I love the use of colors and patterns. I purchased one for myself, of course, and one as a gift. The recepient LOVED it, and I actually used it as a gift bag by putting another gift inside it!

The second item from Sue's store are these appliqued towels. I actaully have two sets for everyone in my family. There is just something a little bit special about monograming. See how good they look in the bathroom!!

Sue loves custom orders and her shop is amazing---you can find her here. And, did I mention she's my very talented Aunt??
Have a GREAT weekend!


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Christa!!

I just love to make gifts for my friends and family, and today is my friend Christa's birthday from motivating mommies. She is thirty something today and had the similar experience this a.m. I had on my birthday. Here mom and husband "forgot" about her special day, until she gently reminded them. But, I didn't forget and created her this lampwork bracelet this a.m. I just love it---it's so colorful and springy. Wish I had enough beads to create one for myself, but, I'd probably give that one away too!

Hope you have a Great day!!


Monday, April 20, 2009

Mother-daughter bracelet set

A friend of mine asked me awhile back to make her a coordinating mother and daughter bracelet set. Her only request was that it had the colors of one of the shabby chic bedding lines at Target. Do you know what I'm talking about?? That collection is soo cute---I have some for Josie's room. Anyways, I found the lampwork bead set on Ebay and went to work. She also requested a butterfly charm on them. They turned out really pretty and she liked them too!!

I know this is a little late, but I just had to share this little guy for you. Maybe you'll remember it and use it for next year. My Aunt Robin made this chick out of two styrofoam balls, some yarn, feathers, and two pipe cleaner feet. Isn't he adorable?

Hope you have a great day today!