Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Fun Feature and Catching Up

Where has the time gone!?! It always seems no matter what I do, this time of year just sneaks up on me. I am in full crazy sewing mode. I am busy sewing and shipping lots and lots of Chico Cozies. These bundles are moving fast!

Yesterday I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I was featured in IndieSpotting's 12 Days of Christmas. I just love Indiespotting. You can find the greatest handmade items and let me just tell you that An Indie Christmas is full of great gift ideas!

That's my pretty little wristlet there in the bottom left corner.

Well, I must get back to my sewing machine! I have lots of fun new ideas swimming around my head for the new year, so be on the lookout for fun new stuff. Oh, and I really need a holiday curtain for my kitchen and some new pillow covers for my couch... Hopefully I can share those soon!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

One More Day!

There's one more day left to enter my giveaway over at Everything Etsy! You only have until midnight on Monday, October 25th! That's tomorrow!

You could win this super cute bag!

So, hurry up and go enter!
P.S. There's a discount code over there, too!

Monday, September 27, 2010

New Pillows!

OK, so they aren't really new pillows. Just new pillow covers.

The other day I came across this awesome tutorial that Kim over at Everything Etsy shared and just had to give it a try. Here is my version...

I made covers for the two pillows on our couch (please don't pay attention to grubby kid handprints on the couch).

I chose to use a brown background, because, well, I have 2 little boys... and one big boy. Enough said.

I used scraps that I just haven't been able to part with for the leaves. Now I get to look at those gorgeous fabrics all the time!

My new pillows make me so happy! Fall is my absolute favorite season and these are very Fall-ish.

I think these pillows will have a bit of the "worn and weathered" look before long. The edges of my leaves will fray with all of the jumping and flopping the boys do on the couch, not to mention the Wipeout stunts that my 2-year old is perfecting... (You can kind of already see where the boys have smooshed and rumpled up the pillows.) But such is life as a mom of 2 boys. The frayed edges add a special charm!

Oh, and now I'm working on curtains for my kitchen! I'll share those soon, too!

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Special Order

A friend asked me to make a set of custom pouches for her girls' weekend.

She wanted the girls' initials appliqued on each one.
I had this yummy fabric I've been wanting to make into something fantastic.
I think they turned out pretty great.

What do you think?
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Friday, September 3, 2010

Happy Labor Day!

We're heading to the cabin for the long Labor Day weekend. Yippee!!! The kids are already back in school, but this is still like our end of the summer celebration. I'm looking forward to a few days filled with sitting on the dock, looking for pollywogs, pretty sunsets over the lake and maybe a cocktail or two. Hope you get the chance to do something fun and relax a bit!

I've been stocking Bagel Creations with some new pouches, key fobs, and a fun new line of wristlets. While I'm away, enjoy Free Shipping over at both Bagel Creations and The Chico Cozy!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Time for School

It's been a rough day over here. My little guy has started pre-school and after 2 days, he's just not happy about it. Today I had to leave him in tears. Which resulted in me in tears...

I know it'll get better. And I know he's going to love it. But, right now... this just stinks.

Here are a few fun finds for little ones from some of my fellow Busy Moms of Etsy to brighten the day.

Speedy the Turtle - Funny Toddler T by Cantaloupe Corner.

Here's hoping for no tears on Thursday.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Happy Morning Surprise

The other morning I opened the shade in my bedroom window to be greeted by these beauties growing along our garden fence...

Not sure where they came from, but they sure were a pretty surprise! So bright in the morning sun! Their white centers almost seem to glow in the sunlight.

I think they are Morning Glories...

Which I've heard grow like crazy and can take over your yard in the blink of an eye! We'll see what happens... I'm really enjoying these in the mornings for now.