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Crafty Friday – April Showers April 9, 2010

Bumbershoot. Earrings. by clevergirl

april showers may bring flowers by calobee

PLAYING IN THE PUDDLES - Red White Umbrella - Nickel Free Stud Earrings by TheFlibbertigibbet

Reusable Coffee Cuff - Spring Showers by boutiquekarma

Rain Cloud Artisan Sterling Silver Necklace Labradorite Iolite by popnicute

April Showers Letterpress Notes, Set of 5 by paperlovelypress

Puddle Jumping - Guinea Pig with Umbrella and Raincoat Art Print - 8 x 10 by WhenGuineaPigsFly

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Montage Monday – Organization March 8, 2010

With spring weather comes spring cleaning. Eeeek.

I have to admit that cleaning is something that I loathe. Not because its unpleasant, but as a stay at home mom it seems as I clean and tidy, I have a mess crew directly behind me making things worse. This is a huge roadblock in my organization.

One cool tool I found last year that I’m going to share with you is Motivated Moms. They have devised a one year check list of almost all the things you need to do to keep ahead of the chaos. I LOVE CHECKLISTS! Sure, some days, or weeks I stray away from my list, but the weeks where I have it out and accessible at least my house is clean, maybe not tidy, but clean.

Go check it out, they even have a 2 week free print out: http://www.motivatedmoms.com/products.html

Here are some lovely organization items from around the web:

Diaper Bag/Organizer Cutie Owls that Grows with Baby by CourtneyRoo21

REVERSIBLE ORGANIZER BASKET . . . Black Yui Kokeshi by sewgracious

Key Rack - Repurposed Decorative Wood Molding by halfpintsalvage

Please clean it yourself Wood Sign by nesedecor

Auto Trash - Car Litter Bag - Mod Pods Rust by allysonhill

Dishcloth Washcloth green cotton crochet three by knotworkshop

Cheerful Blooms Apron by SunlitOrchard

Fun in Flowers and Dots Desk Organizer by laughingtaffy

Del Hi Casserole Carrier by BoutiqueKarma

 

Crafty Friday February 19, 2010

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As I peruse the bountiful items on Etsy, Artfire & Icraft  I am always shocked and impressed with what I see. Many of you have such creative minds, and maybe sometimes I don’t understand the work, but I can always appreciate the work and imagination that goes on behind it. I love sewing, it is more technical – I get to be more creative with fabrics, threads, combinations of colors & accessories. I have never been able to draw very much outside of stick men & cutesy doodle flowers, nor have I been able to work with clay or pottery (successfully).

I once to a pottery class in college. I had so much fun spinning on the wheel trying to make a set of 12 identical mugs.. I took many, many tries and they looked similar, but not like a unified set. I can appreciate the work that goes into pottery & clay models. It takes very skilled hands to perfect these arts – the details that goes into them is just unbelievable. While I wish I could go back and try it again, feel the clay rippling under my hands, I know this was not my calling.

Here are a few clay inspired items to start off your day:

Pink and White Swirly Polymer Clay Heart with Organza Necklace by PositivelyCharmingThings

Mom-to-be Moment by missnatch

2 heart shaped stoneware bowls - pottery by ugabugabowls

Little Critters - Handmade Polymer Clay Buttons (8) by kimmieprout

Bird House, Polymer clay Bowl, handmade by Karin Noyes for gallerybyharvestgold

OOAK Polymer Clay Pixie by FantasyClay

Face Mug - Tomato Red by EdanSchwartzPottery

 

Crafty Friday – New Valentine’s day goodies January 29, 2010

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Valentine’s day is almost upon us – and I’m a little late getting to the starting gate! For all of you who have yet to buy for your special someone, or wish to add something cute to their wish list – here are a few things that I’ve whipped up and have added to the store today. All items are available at both Artfire & Etsy for your shopping convenience.

Enjoy!

Urban Angel Aromatherapy Eye Pillow

Forest in Fuchsia Aromatherapy eye pillow

Sophie's Garden aromatherapy eye pillow in fuchsia

What a Hoot aromatherapy eye pillow

Aromatherapy eye pillow in Leann

I can’t help but add this one to my list, it has been in my store for a couple of weeks, but it is perfect for the sewist in your life (or for yourself), it is so fun!

Sew in Love Aromatherapy eye pillow

 

Crafty Friday January 8, 2010

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I think Friday’s I’ll take a little opportunity to visit what I’ve been up to during the week. This week I took my new sewing machine for a little spin. Seemed like every time I went to the basement to throw in a new load of laundry I would take the opportunity to cut more items. By the time Monday evening came around I saw that I had a pile of  eye pillows BEGGING to be sewn. Many new!

My Christmas season was pretty good for its first year. I attended a craft show, made online sales and even some neighbors & friends. My stock was needing replenishment and to be updated. Gladly I conceded.

Yesterday, I took a little time to take some photos of the new goods.  Here are a few of the newbies in (and coming) to the store:

Want to know a little bit about my eye pillows? I started making them last summer when I couldn’t take any medication for my migraines. They also help with sinus pain, standard headaches, bumps & bruises and sore muscles. They constructed with flaxseed, lentils and lavender. I recommend throwing one in your freezer so that it will always be ready to help you relax and refresh!