Sunday, October 31, 2010

Big SALE! Time to shop for upcoming holidays!

Etsy Texas Crafters is hosting their monthly First Monday Sale tomorrow, November 1st.

My sale for Handmade Whimzy is 10% off all aprons and 20% off everything else - all day Monday BUT since I'm posting this a few hours before midnight, I will honor my sale on all purchases made starting now!  GO!

I'll post the link to more sales when I get it.  Happy Shopping!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Look what my mom and dad brought me back from the pet store today! 

It's Mr. Frankenstien!!

I love Mr. Frankenstien!

I like to chew on him and play tug of war with him.  He's a fun guy.

Happy Halloween from Mac the dog!
(Ugg!  I had no idea the dog hair on my son's rug would show up so bad in pics.  He vacuums his rug every Sunday but his fat little dog sheds like nothing you've ever seen before - but we love him anyway.)

Sunday, October 24, 2010


I've come to help Momma sew. 

I'm a good helper.

Why is this thing in my face?
My Sparkles has turned 13.
She can be sweet sometimes but mostly she's mean.  But we love her anyway - well, I do.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Santa Apron

I listed a fun new apron in my etsy shop today.  Happy Santas on a blue background.
My blog posts may be scarce for awhile because I'm trying to stay off the computer and get some sewing done. 
But, if I'm able to do the projects that I have planned for this weekend, then I'll have some fun pics for you all soon.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

What have I been doing?

What in the world have I been doing for this past week that I didn't make any blog posts? 
I have no idea but I was busy the whole time.

My son's 12th birthday was yesterday.  :(
He's growing up so fast.  He's at least a foot taller than all the boys in his class and his voice is changing and getting so deep.  This morning he said something to me from the other room and I thought it was my husband talking.  He's as tall as me and is wearing men's size clothes.  So sad.  Where did all the time go?
I remember pushing him in the buggy at Target while he ate goldfish crackers and left a trail of crumbs all over the store.  Now, I think he could push me in the buggy.

So anyhow, I spent last week shopping for gifts and getting ready for his Birthday party sleepover that was this past Friday night.  He didn't want me to decorate or do anything that was 'kiddish', so I didn't even buy party plates or anything.  They just ate their plain cake on our regular kitchen dishes.  Other than the cake, I don't have any pictures of his actual party because I don't like to post other people's kids pics online.
Oh well, he and his friends seemed to have fun anyway.  I hope he had a great birthday.  Only 4 more birthdays and I guess we'll have to get him a car - so that he can drive away from his mother (sob).  I'm so sad now.

Here's my baby with his fat dog, Mac.  Bless his heart, I think we need to strap him to a treadmill.

Here's my little family.

And here's my baby with his grandparents.
And now back to sewing.  I have a craft show coming up in November, so I'd better get my rump in gear.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Taking a break from sewing

Although, I did cut about a million yards of fabric in the past few days.  Seems like it anyway.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Happy Fall Ya'll

A Fall Vignette at my house.
Finally got around to doing a little fall decorating. :)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

October's First Monday SALE!

It's time again for Etsy Texas Crafter's October First Monday Sale!
This month, all participating shops are having BOGO sales. 

So, all day Monday, October 4th, from 12 am to 12 pm you can Buy one item in my shop and get the second item (of equal or lesser value) for 25% off!

Handmade Whimzy BOGO 25% off SALE!!

To View all off the participating shops BOGO sales, go here:

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Brown swap of September

I participated in one of my team's (Etsy Texas Crafters)  September gift swaps.  The theme was brown. 
My partner was Gina of AllieCatBeads and her favorite color is purple.  So I thought, hmmmm, purple and brown. 
I wanted to make Gina a decorative pillow but knowing that she has 3 little ones, I couldn't use buttons and other choking hazards to decorate it like I wanted.  So, this is what I came up with:


I used Tina Givens Tip Toe fabrics and cream trim.  I think it came out cute and I hope Gina likes it.

Gina makes jewelry and cards and this is what she sent me.

Two sweet pairs of earrings.  I love the 'cafe au lait' lampwork beads and as you can see, I've already worn the amber ones.

Thanks Gina!  I enjoyed swapping with you!!

And I'd like to give a little shout out and a BIG thank you  to Jen at Mama's Magic Studio for the great feature she put out on her blog about my Handmade Whimzy shop.  Give it a look see here: