Friday, October 30, 2009

Busy Busy Busy


I have been frantically working the last week or so on my first consignment deal, which I am super excited about.  You will find us at Dreaming Tree Studio’s in Kentucky.  Their grand opening is November 4th.  I’m really hoping for good things from this.  I am sending out 10 bath puffs and 10 soap savers today.  If these are successful I will be adding washcloths and possibly facial scrubbies (once I get the pattern worked out) as well.  We are very excited and hoping to have more consignment deals in the future.  Here are the bath puffs, I was going to take a picture of all the soap savers as well, however, dh ran out the door this morning, taking the camera with him.  Oh, and I finally found a shop to do tags for me at a very reasonable price.  She is awesome to work with. 
Another item I have been working on like crazy is a custom order blanket.  It’s turning out very nice and I am more than 2/3 done.  I am hoping to be able to finish it this week or early next week.  I’m thinking about creating a listing for a custom/create your own blanket.  I’m going to list out prices by foot/color..for example.  $8.00 a foot for 1 color plus a trim color..$10.00 a foot for 2 colors..and so on. Not sure how to list it just yet though.
I am also excited to have won a custom order for crochet squares.  I will be creating 50 squares for her using her pattern for half of them.  She will then turn it into a blanket.  I’m hoping if this turns out well to be able to do more work for her down the line. 

So, it has been a busy week.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wordless Wednesday


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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

E’s Birthday – Part 3 – The Party


DSCN2793Trying to blow out the candle

DSCN2797 DSCN2797 More Cake

DSCN2808 The start of presents

DSCN2824 Middle of presents..she love clothes

DSCN2849 She loves her babies highchair

*****Her Actual Birthday*****

DSCN2866 Playing with Playdoh in her new booster seat

DSCN2871 Wiping her hands after even more cake

DSCN2876 Rearranging her presents


DSCN2882 actually opening presents (I think that’s the first time she really did it herself)

DSCN2884 End  day of attempt to capture the t-shirt, however if just never worked..she moves too fast.


That is is..thanks for looking..I will plaque you no longer with my DD’s birthday. 

Quick note about the shop, my mom made this really neat table will work for Halloween and fall. 


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Monday, October 19, 2009

E’s Birthday – Part 2 – The Cake



So..this is what happens when you turn your back on a two year old within reaching distance of the cake.  Completely unaware that she had noticed the cake, and that she could reach it if she moved her chair, I turned my focus on cleaning off the top of the refrigerator.  Bad move mama.  I turned around to see her chewing on heart stops a for a moment because I don’t know what..and then I see it..the hole that was impossible to cover up. 

Believe or not, that is not the end of the saga.  The next day, after I had disastrously decorate the cakes (went the easy way of using store bought frosting..what a mess)..had one of the cakes sitting in the refrigerator..turned around to grab something off the counter to put in the fridge..and what happens..ANOTHER HOLE..she decided to taste test AGAIN..had a big old handful of frosting and cake the she was licking off her fingers.  UGH!!!  I know it’s my own fault for turning my back but I didn’t realize again that she would grab it in the literally 2 seconds I turned my back.  The positive note is that it was the same cake as the other hidden hole and of course it creates a great story and the grandparents loved it.  I tried to take a picture of “the cake” however the picture did not turn out.  You can kind of make out a little bit of the whole on the bottom right wing.


Here is the other cake that was not tasted ahead of time



Keep an eye out for part 3..loads of pictures of the actual event.

Okay, so on a quick side note, you may have noticed that I am posting less often.  I pulled back from being on the computer so much last week (or at least tried).  I’m going to be working on stepping back a little, spending more time creating and more focused time with E.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

E’s Birthday Weekend – Part One


Erica’s party was this past weekend and her actual birthday was yesterday.  There are so many fun things to share that it will definitely take a few entries, unless of course you all want to read a book.

So, let’s start with the rocker and the story behind it.

Here is it..the original version (well almost, I did start sanding it before I remembered to take a picture):


When deciding on Erica’s name, I got the middle name (Grace, after my Grandmother and my middle name), DH was allowed to choose the first name.  It was around this time that he began talking to our neighbor while outside doing lawn work and such.  When he found out her name was Erica, he decided that was it, that is what our daughters name should be.  So, he says that she is named after her..of course me..I say she was the inspiration for the name.  Anyways, she decided to move the spring after E was born. While cleaning out her garage she found this rocker that was hers when she was little, she decided to give it to us for Erica. So..that is the story behind the rocker.  Obviously, we had to wait until the right time to give it to Erica, which we decided would be her second birthday. 

Here is the refinished piece (with her baby doll sitting in it waiting for her):


Her sitting in it with bunny and her doll (two things that are carried everywhere we go):



Keep an eye for part two for the cake incident. 

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wordless Wednesday


Cute Pictures #12

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009's been awhile and Recipe Tuesday


Last week I was in a hunt for a tshirt for my daughter's 2nd birhtday party coming up this weekend.  I had planned on putting her in a real pretty fuffy dress but then I realized how silly that would be for a very relaxed family party, so I went on a hunt. Having a very tough September financially, nonexistent sales, and trying to put together a party all meant that I really need to do a trade for the shirt or she was going to be stuck in the dress.  After days of begging and pleading, the wonderful lady at volunteered to design a shirt for me.  With timing as it was she emailed me the design to be able to do the transfer ourselved.  This was such a huge blessing to me.  Please if you have a few moments take a look at her shop.  She has a ton of differnt designs.

As for the attempt to reach 50 items....I made it to 48, between weather not cooperating and camera battery issues I just couldn't get there (and of course it didn't help that I obsessed over the tshirt), however I do have a couple more items that are ready to list right now, I just need to photo them, so they should be up this week. 

Recipe Tuesday....BBQ Chicken Wraps (A favorite of mine...found in Kraft Food Magazine and online)

1 each large green and red pepper, cut into strips (4 cups)
1 large onion, thinly sliced (1 cup)
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1/3 cup BBQ Sauce
4 whole wheat tortillas (10 inch), warmed
1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese

COOK and stir vegetables in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat 3 min. Add chicken; cook and stir 3 to 4 min. or until no longer pink. Stir in barbecue sauce; cook on medium heat 3 min. or until chicken is done, stirring occasionally.

SPOON chicken mixture down centers of tortillas; top with cheese. Roll up. Cut diagonally in half to serve.

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