Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Crafted Items for Christmas

Here are the things I was working on for Christmas!

First off I was part of a Secret Doll Swap for my Etsy Team: Etsy Tea Party. Here are a few goodies that I made.

This was something I made for Linds at SickForCute for our Christmas swap. I also made her a little scrap book. Currently uploading the movie for that and it's sllloowwww. I'll post it after it's done.

I got this cute pattern awhile ago from Jenny B Harris website AllSorts. Believe you can't download the pattern anymore. I gave this little cutie to my parents.

I made this little one with fabric I already had. My sister is a big fan of horses and I thought this would be perfect.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Crafty Ladies

The awesome and beautiful Twinkie-Chan is hosting a blog giveaway! Go go go! You have till Monday 12/21 to enter.

OH and the Stitcher Scribbler has some awesome snowman gift tag downloads for FREE. They really are lovely. <3

Christmas Goodies

Since it's Christmas here are some of my favorite movies and book for this time of year. ;D

I love the old time Peanuts so of course Charlie Brown Christmas special is mixed in there. Though the Halloween special is my favorite I still enjoy this one as well.
OH and of course who can forget A Christmas Story and that leg lamp!? I have seen this movie so many times and it never gets old. It still cracks me up even though I pretty much know every line. ;D

Of course How The Grinch Stole Christmas too. I love the book and movie. Another thing that never gets old to me at all.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Christmas Cookies

Once in a blue moon I do get in a baking mood believe it or not. I spent 4+ hours today baking different kinds of cookies. Oh! my graceful self as well did manage to drop a pan of cookies in the oven and they spilled all the way to the bottom. Not much fun and had to stop the baking process to clean it all up.

Baking is always the cheaper Christmas present in my mind. All of these will be going to my work place on Monday.

The cookies here came from the store and walked right into my oven for some cooking. ;D Nothing to exciting but I wanted a variety in my cookie boxes.
These I did make from starch! I got both recipes for the cookies from here:
The Pioneer Woman Website - Love this site. The peppermint cookies I did a little different. Just added the M&Ms on as well. ;D

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OH!! I was in Target the other day and saw these little ADULT footie PJs.
The pink bunny PJs remind me of the ones from the movie A Christmas Story.

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Also! I love Kawaii Not ! The comic strips are just so funny and cute. It's a comic strip for cute gone bad. ;D
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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas Time

I'm going to put off what I worked on for Christmas presents to surprise folks but wanted to show my tree. :D

This was my first every Christmas tree in my first home. Which I still live there of course. My parents got this little one for me and I love it. Usually the theme is very sweet so tons of candy items/sweets are hanging on my tree.

Oh! Here are some awesome patterns/tutorials on good Christmas goodies. I think everyone I know enjoys hand-made items over store bought.

These are awesome little Tea bags for the tea lover in your life. Such a sweet little gift. You can find the pattern and tutorial over at Bugs and Fishes Blog.

Pandas are such cute guys and I'm sure any child or adult would love this little guy!! You can find the pattern and tutorial over at MollyChicken's Blog.

I am a big fan of The Black Apple on etsy. Here is a pattern and tutorial on how to make these little cutie dolls. You can find the link at Martha Stewart's website.

This is such a sweet little ornament that would look perfect on anyone's tree. You can find the pattern and tutorial over at So September's Blog.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Sale Sale Sale!!


I am now offering every item in my shop at 20% off.!!!
Buy Handmade

The sale will go on for the rest of the year. Help me to clean out my items and start fresh next year!!

I will refund you through paypal after you have finished the checkout/payment process. Every item is 20% off! Even the sales. ;D

I am also offering gift wrapping for the Christmas season. If you would like me to wrap the item in Christmas tissue paper/etc. let me know.

Be aware that my S/H is sent through First Class mail for both in the U.S. and overseas. If you need faster mail let me know and I will adjust the postage. For the folks in Canada please be aware of this. I know Canada mail is kind of slow right now.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


My good friend Linds over at Sick For Cute is having a awesome $12.00 T-shirt sale! Check it out. Awesome Christmas presents I think. I think I have about 5/6 years of her work sitting in my closet. I have been buying t-shirts from her that long. They do last that long! :P

I have been getting into Swap-Bot and you can see what it's doing to my desk. Well and the fact I am working on making Christmas presents so that is taking over as well. I swear usually everything is neat and tidy.

I want to post what I am working on but I don't want a few people to see....I want them to be surprised so more then likely I'll have to post after they get there items. ;D

I am going to have my sale soon. I'll be doing that this weekend and getting ready for Black Friday/etc. More then likely won't be doing free shipping but have so much off of your total sales on Etsy. I'll refund the customer back through paypal. Keep watching!

Friday, November 13, 2009

New Addition To The Guinea Pig Family

This is Abner and supposedly the little piggy is female. This little girl should hopefully be coming to my home in December. My mom emailed me today about someone trying to get rid of there guinea pig on our bank bulletin board online. Have no idea why my mom drew my attention to this add considering she claims I have enough pigs with my 3 girls I have now.

I talked with the lady and she only has had this little one for about 3 or so months. She got it for her younger children and they had no interest in the guinea pig. She has two children under 2 years old so I can understand why they want nothing to do with the guinea pig.

The lady also told me that her husband and her have been handling Abner the girl guinea pig a lot but during this whole week she really has been left in her cage by herself. Her husband is out of town and she hasn't had time. This broke my heart so of course I need to sweep in and save the young one.

She also told me that Abner likes to run around in her ball. ARG...never a good idea to do this for a guinea pig. So dangerous but I kept my mouth shut. I just wish people would research on guinea pigs more before getting them. They really are not good for younger children. I know some people would disagree with me but that's the way I feel.

Abner lives in IL right now so my parents have kindly agreed to pick her up/etc. She will be brought out to me when my parents visit around Christmas.

Also, looking for a new name for Abner if she is a girl. Guinea pigs are kind of hard to determine the sex if you don't know what you are looking for. I wont go into details on what you have to look for/do.

I also need to post pictures of the swaps I have been in for Swap-Bot. <3 Love that place!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Art Star Philly

Hello to my new followers!! I have been told by a couple of people that you are having problems posting? If you could try it out on this post and let me know. I changed some of the settings so hopefully things are better.

Something I am looking forward to is Art Star's Annual Holiday Show.

Location: Art Star in Philadelphia, PA
November 7th – December 31st
handmade ornaments &
holiday cards by select artists
5 Year Anniversary Party:
Saturday, December 5th, 5-9pm

The guinea pig card drew my attention! Also MyPaperCrane items will be there! My new tattoo should be healed by then. Her husband worked on it a couple of weekends ago. I also commissioned him for another tattoo. Has to do with my embroidery/cross stitch work. ;D

My boyfriend lives outside of Philly so more then likely Thanksgiving week I will be stopping in for some shopping goodness.

I am currently working on holiday gift items for family and friends. I will not be posting Thanksgiving/Christmas themed items this year. Things have been crazy so really I want to devote my time to making items for my loved ones. They usually complain all I do is make items for my shop.

I do plan on having a sale soon. I will post when that takes place. I'll more then likely have that going till the start of next year.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Tons of Goodies For Me!

Here are pictures (tons) of awesome items I either got in the mail/given to me. I love Halloween so it's always nice to find people that love it just as much as me.

As you all know I was the winner of Stitcher Scribbler's blog giveaway. I got so many goodies it was just amazing. I loved it all!

Look at all the awesome goodies I got. ;D
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I also had to add her business card to my bulletin board. ;D

Then I got this awesome Halloween swap package from SickForCute!
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THEN I got this from another of my Halloween swappers. Actually I lady I work with. ;D

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She actually made that book for me out of a used book. She added little things inside here and there. I'm going to add more to it and turn it into a Halloween scrap book.
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It also had some awesome pictures in it like below.
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Happy Halloween

Just wanted to say Happy Halloween everyone! Hope you enjoy your sugar comas and be careful!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Working On

Here is a sneak peek of what I am working on for my shop. I am trying to center it around cross-stitch now. Something I would like to be know for. *puffs out chest*

The strawberry cake is my own design. I can somewhat draw...besides a stick man and stick woman. I'll be calling this piece, "Let Them Eat Cake".

OH! and to give a little cuteness here is a few pictures of my guinea pigs.

I have no idea what is going on here. Usually they each have there own separate igloos to sleep in. They remind me of teenagers sometimes since they can't be in the same igloo together. My oldest one Ethel(calico guinea pig) would only cuddle and sleep with her sister Lucy when she was alive. I honestly think they were plotting against me.

Then I asked Suzette what they were doing and "plotting", she gave me this answer. Guinea pig way of telling me where to stick it?

I will never know....though latter on I did find some poop that they launched out of there cage....

NOTE: If it looks like they are not being feed because of the bowl there that is not true. They only are feed once every day. They are bored eaters like there mother so I maintain what food they get.

NOTE 2: No guinea pigs were harmed while taking these pictures.