Monday, March 31, 2008


Sometimes I get really discouraged doing Etsy. I like making things and it's always so VERY nice when you get a message on there with someone saying how much they love your items. It's awesome to get custom orders! It's amazing to just feel like you're making something that someone LIKES. It's also time-consuming, demanding, sometimes frustrating... It's not ALWAYS rewarding. Every once in a while, I get the urge to purge my shops. Sell everything off for next to nothing (um, sorta like I did to my Magoo shop last week) and just call it quits. Then the craft bug bites me again. I made a cute hat out of some really nice yarn! I sold it this morning and shipped it out. I was SO HAPPY! Etsy pulls me back in and makes me want to make more and see who buys it. I'm not sure what the big draw is though. Is it just seeing people buy my things or is it making money? I don't know! Both are nice but I think maybe the real kicker is getting to know other buyers and sellers this way. I've gotten to know some really amazing, not to mention wildly successful, sellers on Etsy. I love hearing from them. So, I'll craft on. I DO need to take time to make a dress for my oldest! I've been promising! ;)

Sunday, March 30, 2008

I've been tagged!!!


I was tagged by with Seven Random Facts so here goes!

Here are the rules:

1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

OK, my 7 facts:

1. I have a love/hate relationship with sewing. I love sewing but then again, it gets old fast.
2. I'm actually not crafty by nature. I WANT to be crafty and that's kind of what motivates me to create. "Fake it till you make it" type of mentality there. LOL
3. We're a homeschooling family and we super love it!!!!
4. I stuck a pitchfork through my foot in 5th grade.
5. I'm about to have my 9th wedding anniversary! YOWZAHS!
6. I'm lactose intolerant. Let's not talk about that, k?
7. I knew my husband for mere WEEKS before getting engaged. I was LUCKYYYYYY!!!

OK, I'm gonna tag these peeps:

Morgan Street
Pointless Nostalic
Pamela Michelle
A Mother's Musings
Clear Epic
Little Buggas
Two is Now Three

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


If you go to my shop,, you'll see that I've cut my prices like crazy. I'm getting rid of my current stock and starting fresh. Get it if you want it! I'm also accepting offers! ;)

Monday, March 10, 2008

I made somethin' else...


This is a super adorable pillow so that mean the tooth fairy, can get in and out quickly without waking up the wee kiddies. I've wanted to make one for a long time but I kept putting it off. I don't know why since it was so fun to make! Oh well! Whatever the reason, it's here now! I also have a TON of different fabrics to choose from so please visit my Etsy shop and convo me if you'd like one of your very own in a different fabric. :D

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Ok, vacation's over....Time to get back to work!

I turned on Jimmy Eat World today (Clarity, not their new crappy albums) and got to work. I cleaned off the kitchen table which is my catch-all area that I hate. I did dishes, I fluttered around trying to clean off my sewing area (yikes....) and then I started to sew. I actually only got 1 thing finished before I started a headache and didn't want to sew anymore.. :( Sad. Anyway, here it is. Nothing fancy but a good real-life, I-have-no-bows kinda burp cloth. You know, the kind that you can actually let a baby barf on without going 'NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!' about. I'm sure the fancy ones are sure to follow but I had no matching ribbon for this fabric. :D