Welcome to the blog

A string of thoughts, DIY, thrift scores, geeking out, sewing, crafting, and so on....

Welcome to the blog

A string of thoughts, DIY, thrift scores, geeking out, sewing, crafting, and so on...

Welcome to the blog

A string of thoughts, DIY, thrift scores, geeking out, sewing, crafting, and so on...

Welcome to the blog

A string of thoughts, DIY, thrift scores, geeking out, sewing, crafting, and so on...

Welcome to the blog

A string of thoughts, DIY, thrift scores, geeking out, sewing, crafting, and so on...

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Free Halloween Card Download

The Black Apple is generouly offering this adorable card for download on her blog. So there's something to check out! I love her prints, I broke down a got one a bit ago - they are just too lovely!

In the spirit of Halloween, I am offering 15% off any item in my shop - just put "MONSTER" in notes to seller and I will send you an updated invoice or convo me for a price change. This offer is good until the clock strikes midnight on Halloween!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Newest Crave : Faux Food

Lately, I don't know why but I've sort of been obsessed with faux food. Its great as kids toys, novelty items, gifts, etc. The best part is being a cool handmade super fun alternative to lead paint doused toxic toys, or even boring old plastic,which carries its own scary baggage (no pun intended). I chose to showcase the Etsy shop of mclean2612 who specializes in Fun Felt Foods. The prices are great too..almost the same price you'd pay for the real thing, except these won't rot and stink up the place.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Calling All Fabric Lovers...

Go over to AcmeBabyCo where all yards of designer fabrics are only 5.50!! Where else can you find Heather Bailey, Amy Butler, Kaffe Fassett & Joel Dewberry at that price? Answer is probably no where. I say stock up while you can...but thats me...with a serious fabric addiction.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Etsy Featured Artist: CarryMeAway

With eco-friendly items being all the rage, I thought CarryMeAway's Shop was a nice place to indulge youe sense of eco-responsibility!

She can even do custom orders - say, of youre shop so you can advertise yourself at the market, post office, and anywhere else you go. She paints them by hand so each one is quite unique in its own way. So go...Check out what she has to offer!
She is so generously offering FREE SHIPPING if you mention my blog!

Thursday, October 16, 2008


I stumbled across Rubbergrob' s blog where there are some awesome free downloads --this being one of them... you can download and cut out yourself...cute huh!

Friday, October 10, 2008

So I've been 'Tagged'

I think its good and quite informative to learn a little bit about eachother and to search our minds for good things to share...things that many obviously don't know about - and many people who dont know anything at all -about me. So I was tagged by The Ordinary Housewife from the Turquoise Tangerine . Im supposed to share 7 things about myself - so here they are:

1. I love creating, yes, thats obvious - but I have this crazy desire to be in a constant state of creativity -its almost like an addiction..maybe it is! I am seriously a jack of all trades (but a master of none) I love to sew, crochet, make jewelry, silk screening, graphic design, and oh so much more!

2. I really really love to laugh - I'll crack stupid jokes just to make myself laugh...is that normal?

3. I have 2 kids and I think 4 or 5 would make my life complete - then I'll just need a house to cram them all in. I also want that house to be a Chicago Bungalow with the stained glass windows and it has to be an Octagon too! Am I asking for too much?

4. I am soon to get my next tattoo but can't decide what I want. I was thinking about getting the Hebrew word for woman and my husband would get man so when we put them together it would spell God - pretty neat! But I think I'll get something ...uh...gosh I dont know!

5. I am extremely extremely annoyed by people who fight to the death to be 'hip' -i call them 'pseudo-hipsters'. yak! I don't like regular hipsters to begin with.

6. I am related to 2, count them, TWO U.S. Presidents: Garfield and Ulysses S. Grant. Don't ask me how - but I know its on my mom's side. My dad is Mexican and Native American so i doubt its from his side...unless........

7. I really really want to take swing dancing lessons with my husband- that would be so fun, learn something new and get exercise! We actually talked about this tonight, so all we need is a sitter and hope its not too expensive.

What then to do when you are 'tagged': RULES
1) Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2) Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3) Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blog.
4) Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Ok, now Im supposed to Tag 7 more people, so here they are:
HerAnatomy, Cofygirl, ComfortJoy Designs, Kat'sLife, Little Red Cottage, Nicki Leigh, TheHoggyHedge

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

New Items, Old Craft

One of the first thing I started making when I became more crafty was jewelry. It was so easy...so easy that it lacked any real 'work'. So I started making it again in hopes of selling it this holiday season, so I beefed up or threw out old designs in order to explore the process and materials more than just stacking beads on a headpin and adding the earwire...theres more handmade findings, vintage stuff torn apart for new items, use of finer beads, etc. Critiques welcome! & All my jewelry has FREE SHIPPING!

Friday, October 3, 2008

LFG WINNER: TheHoggyhedge!

Thanks to all of you lovelies out there who participated in Septembers 'Last Friday Giveaway'! I picked the winner today - I had the camera ready for when the name came outta the lot...and who shall it be but the Hoggyhedge! Congrats to you Stacey - I hope you do something awesome with the fabric!
All other participants will receive 20% any item from my shop!...this way no one goes home empty-handed :)
Keep coming back for each month's giveaway!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Featured Etsian:Flirtbuttons

If you're in need of a cute fabric covered pocket mirror, bottle opener, buttons and more, then head on over to Flirtbutton's shop! I just got an adorable mirror from her, which was much needed since the other 2 I got from other shops were broken by my darling child throwing my purse to the ground. I think I'll sew a cute protective case for this new one I ordered...thats a great idea!

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