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...

Monday, October 25, 2010

Giveaway: Nest Egg Ring!

Yes! It is Giveaway time! This time around I am giving away this loverly silver and blue adjustable Nest Egg Ring. Men - win it for the lucky lady in your life. Ladies-win it for you or a special gal pal.
How do you enter? Well, there are a few ways: you pick which one! AND the more ways you enter, the better your chances!

1. FOLLOW: Be a follower of this blog and leave a comment stating so - if you already are a follower then choose another option

2. TWITTER: Tweet this phrase: @CrankHeartPony Enter to win a Nest Egg Ring . Enter here http://crankheartpony1.blogspot.com/

3. TWITTER: Tweet your favorite item (with the link) from my NEW shop Peanut Envy making sure to mention @crankheartpony.

4. FACEBOOK:Become a fan on my facebook page and tell me on there you are entering the I Dare Say contest.

Easy enough, right? Now - this is open to the world so even if you live on some obscure island in the tropics you can certainly enter! Good Luck too all y'all. Ends on Halloween @ midnight cst.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Giveaway Imminent .

I'm thinking of having a giveaway. It could be handmade, vintage or supplies. I'm still deciding...stay tuned.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Halloween Story not on Halloween

I was looking thru my MySpace blogs (do people still go there?) and I found this post I wrote in June of 2006. It has a Halloween-ish theme and it was fun to relive that - in my mind of course.

When something screeches across the room and latches on someones neck, I gotta laugh because what is that thing? - Jack Handy

Its a Bat
And speaking of bats, i have a story....Last night Morgan went to teach a partnership class so Maddy and I hung out at he house. I'm on the computer doing whatever i feel like and Maddy's asleep in the swing. If anyone's been in our house, they know that we have  mirrored closet doors  in the front room. the computer is next to those doors so i can see part of the room behind me. From the corner of my eye I see something whirling over and over again. I thought it was the mobile from the swing going back and forth...from as far as I could tell by a glance at the mirror. So then I hear flapping and completely puzzled, I turn around to see what i thought was a baby bird flying in circles in my living room. I freak out! this thing is swooping and diving everywhere, so I'm Army crawling on the floor trying to hide, I rip off this sheet covering a chair and put it over Maddy so she didn't get any guano on her or get bit. I am so freaked out at this point...i crawl to the door, open it and knock on my neighbors door. She comes out and I tell her "a birds flying around in my house, what do i do? Im freakin out!" So she comes over and the thing is flying like crazy, not until it landed on the blinds did we know it was a BAT! So of course I freak out even more, hiding out the doorway while she tries to save the day. She was courageous enough to put a sheet over it and try to release it out the window...but that failed cuz it jumped right back in onto the table..that we eat on! It screeched and took off flying and then dropped on the floor. Erica was afraid that she hurt it, i was like to hell with if its hurt, kill it or get it outta here! So after she thinks its hurt she tells me to call 911 (she's an animal lover, my baby coulda got bit and DIED! NOW lets call 911? But we were so frazzled,  we didn't think of it sooner) So this thing keeps swooping and landing on all my stuff, vases, picture frames, my couch, ewwww. it was so gross. So finally it dropped by the window and she scooped it out and quickly shut the window. Then of course, when we fixed the problem, the cops show up. perfect timing is what they probably thought. So I was relieved and thanked her as much as i could for getting a screeching rabies infested bat out of my house. So as soon as its all over , the minute exactly, Morgan strolls thru the back door totally oblivious to what just happened 3 seconds ago. I'm still paranoid Batty will come back for revenge. I have NO idea how it got in, NONE! So now after this incident, its time to call the landlord and try to haggle the rent down a few hundo. I'll tell him to get the rest of the rent from the bat.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Sufjan Stevens, I will see you if its the last thing I do!

Sufjan Stevens mock gig poster by Emilydove on Etsy

.................And I missed him yet again! He was here in Chicago and I didn't even know he was even touring - my bad. I've seen all of my favorite music geniuses; Morrissey (many times over), Depeche Mode - even met Dave Gahan, Les Savy Fav, DFA 1979, The Cure, Jamiroquai, U2. The list is probably into the hundreds of bands I've seen; yet Sufjan constantly eludes me...that sly fox. Though I did hear that is tickets were in the $100 range. That's too rich for my blood...and his.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Free Moo Cards anyone?

I love free stuff. I especially love FREE Moo business cards! For $6 (shipping) you can get 50 of the most high quality cards - that I've ever seen, anyway- for your business, as tags for gifts, whatever. Moo has a few good ideas for what to do with them. So of course I got some for my new shop PeanutEnvy - which needed some business cards. I love that you have options even with the free cards - you can upload images from Flickr, Etsy, Facebook, Picasa & Smugmug...because a lot of times you see "free" but you only get the most basic and generic option that really doesn't showcase anything except how bland you are. Not YOU, but how you are portrayed an said bland "free" item. You can also pick pre-made templates that are super fun and modern..unlike some free images, these ones you will actually be proud to display with your name on it. They even give you a "green" option to pick the paper you want. Anyways, the one thing you get  in exchange is a promo bar that Moo puts there for its own advertising - this makes your card slightly bigger, but hey they're free!

Monday, October 11, 2010

My New Shop: PeanutEnvy

For 2 whole years I've been waiting to open this shop! For now I'll be selling these plush Matryoshka dolls til I try out some other patterns I've worked on. I was SO angry to see that someone out there jumped on my idea to make a certain something. An idea I've been sitting on that I thought was so cool which now won't be considered my original idea. I guess its a ya snooze ya lose kinda thing. Though, I swear someone is out there stealing ideas from my head! Do you ever think that there really are mind readers out there JUST to steal and sell your ideas. I think big businesses have them and exploit the heck out of it. Anyway, enough of my conspiracy theorizing...Peanut Envy is open! I've got more to list and 8 more in the making so in due time, the shop will be a bit more plentiful in regards to merch.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Mad Men Motivational Posters

My husband Morgan and friend Jayson are the brains behind the ManlyVintage blog (and soon to be shop). Jayson created some clever motivational posters inspired by AMC's greatest show Mad Men...though I am quite excited about the upcoming Walking Dead...a new series of zombie-filled madness! I can't wait! Go check out Manly Vintage. You will not be disappointed...

Friday, October 1, 2010

Friday Sale

Sale today @ Cranheartpony! It ends Sunday at midnight so go now! Any item of your choosing is 15% off AND you will get a free (and functional) gift! I love free stuff, but not when its something lame - So I try to keep the free stuff I give away to be fun and of some use. OH, and you will have to either contact me with what you want so I can reduce the price OR you can just get a refund. BUT you must put "FB15" in notes to seller, m'kay? Go shop now :)

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