Friday, June 25, 2010

New Half Aprons!

I've just listed 2 new half aprons in my etsy shop.  This is the first time I've made them.  They're just like my full aprons only without the bib on top. 

I'd love to hear comments  - tell me what you think about them.

My blogging will probably be sporadic the next few days, as will my sewing.  Guess why? 
Ok, I'll tell you :)

Because I'm going to be painting my sewing room.  YAY!
It's never been painted - walls are just white and I think it's primer.  So I'm going to paint it the same Dancing Mist color that I painted my powder room in this post.  I'm also repainting the trim (in the whole house) and doors (in the whole house).  I spent most of this past week reorganizing and packing away craft supplies that I don't use on a daily basis but still want to keep.  Now I have room for my tables, room for my cutting mat and room to sew!!  I'll be posting pics of before and after when I get it finished.

I think I might buy me some girly curtains and really girl it up.  We'll see.....

Thursday, June 24, 2010

New Giveaway at Etsymom's Blog

The Etsymom Team is having a giveaway on our blog this week sponsored by FeltedKitten.  She is giving away your choice of either a pink or blue felt crown.  They are adorable and they fit adult heads - I checked.  LOL 

To enter and to read about Felted Kitten, click HERE.

This is my favorite item in her shop - a felted cupcake pin cushion.  It could also be used as play food.
It's made from upcycled sweaters.  I think that's so clever.  And so yummy looking.

So check out the Etsymom team blog and enter to win a crown.  Then no one will be able to argue with you when you say you're the Queen because you'll have the crown to prove it.  LOL

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sweet Patriotic Hair Bow giveaway

One of the members of my team, Etsymoms, Lil' Princess Bowtique is giving away a sweet set of handmade patriotic hair bows on her blog.  All you have to do to enter is go to her etsy shop and leave a comment on her blog about what items you like in her shop.  This is a great giveaway for moms of little girls. 
You can find her shop here.  Her blog also tells you many other ways that you can enter to win.

Aren't they sweet?

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Funny Blog

I've just come across a really funny blog.  The  Meanest Mom blog.  The way she words her stories are hilarious.  I wish I was that funny. 
You can click her icon over on the right and it will take you to her blog.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

I've finally kinda figured out Facebook

I've been slow when it comes to getting on Facebook.  I have people ask me all the time if I'm on it.  For some reason, I've had a hard time figuring it out.  It doesn't seem user friendly to me.  But apparently, I'm the only person in the world who feels that way, so it must be me.  :)

I set up a "personal" page a few weeks ago and finally set up a business page last night.  I'd be honored if any of my blog readers would "like" me.  So now, I just have to remember to post updates to it.

Here is the link to my business fan page:

It's also over at the right ------------------>

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Mini Ribbon Bookmark Tutorial

I've had this tuturial completed for awhile now, I just never got around to posting it. It's my first tutuorial :)

These sweet little ribbon bookmarks are great to use as free gifts when mailing packages. They're cute, light weight, and handy to use. So here goes!

Supplies needed:
ribbon clamps
round nose and flat nose jewelry pliers
Step 1
Decide how long you want your bookmark to be and cut your ribbon accordingly. I made these about 5 inches with a diagonal cut on the bottom.
Step 2
Light your candle with the lighter and very gently melt the ends of your ribbons. This will prevent fraying and you won't have to use a liquid fray preventer which will make your ribbon sticky. Be careful not to catch the ribbon on fire. If you do burn the ribbon, you may have to cut the burnt part off and remelt the end.

Step 3

Fold the top of the ribbon over slightly and place your ribbon clamp on the top. Using your flat head jewelry pliers, tightly close the clamp. You may have to squeeze several times to make sure you have the clamp on tight.

Step 4

Place your beads on the headpin in the order that you would like them. Using your round nose pliers, bend the top of your headpin into an L shape. Use round nose pliers to curl the L part of the wire around the nose of your pliers to make a circle.Once your circle is made, slide the end of the headpin wire into the opening of the ribbon clamp.Clasp the circle with your round nose pliers and the end of the headpin with the flat nose pliers.Wrap the wire around itself using your flat nosed pliers to form a wrapped loop. Try to wrap the wire as tightly as possible as this will look the neatest.

You now have a finished bookmark!

Monday, June 14, 2010

My Ears Hurt

I am so sad.
My mom and boy had to take me to the doctor today because I wouldn't quit scratching my ear. I couldn't help it. It was itchy!

My mom said that I was going to have to wear the cone of shame if I didn't stop.
My new doctor looked in my ears and swabbed them out. It didn't feel good.
He put some stuff in them and told me that they were growing yeast.

My boy says yeast is what they use to make bread. I like bread. Can my ears make bread?
They don't itch as much anymore but I still have to get stuff in them ALL WEEK!

And my mom has to change my allergy medicine. My new doctor said that I was on the wrong kind and it was making me eat too much and stuff. He also said I need to have a bath 2 times each week. :(

That makes me very SAD! I hate to get a bath. My dad said that it will save money because mom and my boy have to bathe me now instead of taking me to Petsmart every couple of months. That's good because I hate to go to Petsmart to get a bath.

What a crummy day :(

Saturday, June 12, 2010

New Blogger Feature

Well, if any of you looked at my blog yesterday, you saw that I had changed it. What really happened was I played around with Bloggers new "Design" feature and it changed everything.

So, now thanks to, I've restored it to the way it was before - which I liked just fine. She has figured out a way to get around the design feature for all those who accidentally saved it and messed up their blogs.

Here's a pic of the new Apron I've just listed in my Handmade Whimzy etsy shop. I used Michael Miller's new Bite Me fabric which I really love.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Big Bang Theory

My DH and I have a new favorite show. He discovered it, I think by watching clips on youtube and then made me watch them. We never watch network TV anymore and rarely even watch TV in the evenings but now we HAVE to watch this show because it's so hilarious.

It's basically about these 4 single men in their late twenties who are all super intelligent geeks. They work at a university and 2 of them are roommates. We can't let our son watch it with us because, being 4 single men, they sometimes talk about things that aren't really appropriate for an 11 year old. But we did buy the first 2 seasons on DVD and we've let him watch the ones we decided were ok for him, so now he's hooked too.

This clip is from one of my favorite episodes. Penny - the cute blonde neighbor across the hall that Leonard is madly in love with, tells Sheldon a secret. The problem is, Sheldon isn't good at keeping secrets. So he spends alot of time trying to stay away from Leonard so that he won't accidentally spill the secret.

Anyhoo, the clip is really funny, even if you're not into the show. Click here!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Summer Fun Giveaway from Etsymoms Team!

My team, EtsyMoms, is having a summer fun giveaway on our blog. The etsy shop - ShopAnnaVirginia is hosting the giveaway and the prize is a sweet, crocheted flower for your hair.
All you have to do to enter to win, is visit Anna Virginia's shop and leave a comment on the EtsyMoms blog with your favorite item you've found in her shop. It's pretty hard to choose as she's got some cute stuff.

This was my favorite item - lemon yellow shoes for baby. Those are so cute, I could just cry.

There are many other ways to win so just visit our team blog to find out how. Tomorrow is the last day to enter - June 9th - so don't delay!

The more times you enter, the higher your chances of winning!

Thanks ShopAnnaVirginia for supporting EtsyMoms!