Friday, November 26, 2010

Oi Vey

Hi everyone,

It has been quite a long time since my last post. I haven't been doing as much crafting as I used to but I do as much as time allows. I am working on items for my most favorite show Atomic Holiday Bazaar. The show is December 11th-12th in Sarasota. Please come out and get some awesome gifts for the holidays. I always get some fabulous things. A lot of of my necklaces that some of you admire were bought at the past couple of Atomic shows.

These are short, sweet and to the point hankies..

Who doesn't love a super hero baby? I do!

I love me some is a gift for some friends..

Some Napkins for the faint at heart..

In honor of my son and hubby part of my new british series...

For all the ladies( and men who like pink and to cook) who like to cook.
Have a great holiday weekend!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Etsykids Love

Well I am finally getting back to blogging woo hoo!. I am going to share with you Poppy Patch Quiltery's shop. She is a fellow Etsykids shop so here are a couple things I liked.

What a perfect gift for your favorite toddler girl. She can take her crayons everywhere now with this nifty little holder.

These soft texture blocks are so adorable. I think I may have to get them for Sam's b-day stash. he is just starting to stack things.

Check out her shop!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Been A loooonngg Time

A LOT has happened since my last post, I got a full-time teaching job about a month ago, and we finally got a computer at home for the 1st time in like a year and a half.

Today will be a short post but I will be posting a lot more often and am going to be having a contest that will be announced soon.

I wanted to show you a treasury I was included in. These sushi napkins were made from Regina's adorable patterns she made for my etsy shop.

I am still doing my embroidery just at a much slower pace. I am working on an idea to have a show at my school one weekend but I will definately be at Atomic Holiday Bazaar this December. I can't wait. Adrien is awesome! I have gotten tons of compliments on necklaces at work that I picked up at last year's show...

Thursday, July 22, 2010

My Recent Work (clean versions)

I became acutely aware not everyone has a potty mouth like I do. Here are some of my newer works ( and cleaner versions) for all to look at.

Thought Bubble Napkins..I guess something could be put in the middle to make it personalized.
Hmm not too hard to figure out what this says..
This one doesn't take a braintrust either...
These napkins you can invent the expletive it says.

Some lovely shop owner on etsy included my sushi napkins in her treasury. In all my years I have never been able to snag a treasury on etsy. Any hints?

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Blog Carnival for July

One of the blog carnivals for this month was where, when or who did you learn your handmade craft from?

Hmm I started to do embroidery about 4 years ago when my husband became sick with what we thought was his appendix, and then became a mystery ailment and wound up being his appendix landed him so hospital time. I was worried about him and couldn't focus on my school work or reading so I sent away for the Sublime Stitching Kit and taught myself how to embroider. I totally sucked at the beginning but now it has been 4 years and I can't believe it. How time flies.

Etsybloggers July love for Sykin's NW Wonders

This month's featured Etsyblogger is Sykin's NW Wonders. She currently has 2 etsy shops and I chose her shop that is dedicated to handcrafted items & photography from the Pacific Northwest.

Here are a few of my favorite things.

Both of these pictures are so lovely. The totally made me think about the Goonies and all of the lush surroundings in that movie. That movie brings me back to good times and so do these pictures.

Friday, July 16, 2010

EtsyBloggers June Love for Beaded Tail

Better late than never seems to be my most common line lately. Here is my very tardy Etsybloggers Love for Beaded Tail

Here is a pink tigers eye bracelet.

These are 8mm white Swarovski crystals dangling from 10mm hammered look silver toned circles.
What I like aboput her shop is a portion of the sale of her items will go to benefit animal awareness causes.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Etsykids Love Petite Fish

I can across the cutest shop on Etsy Kids today called Petite Fish. I was looking for something for Sam to wera and I fell in love.. I am finding so many great things from fellow EtsyKids folks I wish I had more money!

This is the Kramer the Alien Shirt
This is the smores bib ( who doesn't love smores?) It can also be made in a onesie.

ARRRGHHHH Look at the Pirate skull..
So go check out Petite Fish!

Current WIP and Completed Items

I have been super busy after Sam goes to sleep trying to get as much done as I can for my Christmas in July Open House as well as for Atomic which I am doing for the 3rd year.

Here are some pics of my projects I hope you enjoy...

Snowman towel

Cherry Skulls

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Christmas in July Open House!!

Christmas in July Open House

For all of my local friends please stop by for my Open House..
When: Saturday July 17, 2010
Time: 5:00 PM-??
For: Tons of gifts for the holidays. There will be giveways, drinks and food.
E-mail me for directions at

Treasuries Galore!

I have never had a treasury on etsy. I have tried to make one but often get frustrated and just quit trying. I have gotten 2 messages in the past two days from people who included me in their treasuries..Here's a looksee..

This was from Oh Baby Dot Com. She is a fellow Etsy Kids friend.

This was from Bululu's Shop. Check out her stuff. She is a fellow fester...

I am working on embroidering again at night in preparation for my Christmas in July sale. I just finished a set of Sushi napkins and working on some Hanukkah Themed ones now. I will post pics soon.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Etsykids Love!!

I just saw this shop Mi Cielo Mi Cielo and fell in love. There are some of the cutest things ever here. This is a fabulous site for any Star Wars Fans. I love all the custom shirts and bodysuits.

How great would this be for any little boy wtaching the A-Team with his daddy. I pity the fool...
Ninja's are so cool. I love this little bodysuit. I think Sam is too big for it but maybe a toddler shirt.

This Yoda rattle and onesie are so great. I am going to have to get this for my friend who is pregnant.
Check out this great little etsy shop!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

New Etsy Items

Here are my two newest projects I have listed on Etsy. I noticed wall hangings were quite popular so I decided to list a couple. Check out the pics

This beauty is here

Go visit this here
I am going to be having a Christmas in July Sale and Open House..more to follow soon

Blog Carnival- My Grandma

My Grandma Mildred passed away when I was 15 and she was a wonderful woman. She came down ith Alzheimers when I was 6 so I only have a few fond memories of her. She lived my a Syms in south Florida and a Toys R Us. She would go with me to Toys R Us and buy me colorformas and play with me for hours on the sliding glass door in her apartment. She was always super kind to everyone. She took care of my Grandfather until he passed away when I was 5 and then I think she didn't know what else to do. She was so focused on taking care of him , she got kind of lost after he died. I think she would have thought Etsy was fabulous, I am not sure if she was super crafty but she was a terrible cook. My dad said she would make bad mashed potatos..

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Exciting News!

Exciting News for Sew It's For You

Embroidered Mitch O'Connell Hoodie

Embroidered Mitch O'Connell Kitty Towel

Mitch O'Connell is a FANTASTIC tattoo artist and designer. His art has been featured all over the globe. I embroidered a couple of his designs in the past and they are featured along with some other embroidered works on his Facebook page. This is super cool, he actually wrote back to me when I sent him these images and was very nice and appreciative that I shared with him!

10 Reasons to use Envirosax

Before I started to sell Envirosax I used them and fell in love. My first set was the Retro Kitchen Design. In light of what is going on with the HUGE BP oil spill in the Gulf I thought is would be a good time to look at being a little more green.

1. Envirosax are Reusable.
2. They are much stronger than plastic or paper bags ( they can hold up to 44 pounds).
3. They are water-resistant, 100% washable and won't fade.
4. They are compact. They fit great in a purse or glove box and fold up to the size of a piece of sushi, 4" by 1.5" diameter. It weighs in at just 1.4oz
5. They are way more cute than paper or plastic bags. There are designs for everyone!
6. You will save 5 cents for each one you use at your local Target store.
7. They are made to be used over and over again.
8. They are a great alternative to gift bags.
9. They are perfect for diaper, beach and pool bags for wet clothes.
10. They are manufactured by a company that only does Fair Trade and offers Fair Wages.

Newest Envirosax Designs

These are some of the newer designs from Envirosax. They are made from
RPET. The 45% Repreve® in the ENVIROSAX RPET is made up of 100% recycled content, with 80% pre-consumer and 20% post-consumer recycled polyester content (mainly plastic bottles).
The Slingsax are adjustable( the first two pictures) so if you want to wear them on your shoulder or across your chest you make them fit for you. The minisax ( the bottom two pictures)are super cute and have a space to hold a cup or water bottle. They are great to hold snacks or bottles for the kids. Both types of bags are 100% washable and can be rolled up for compact easy storage.


Slingsax $14.00

Mini Sax $5.00

Sesame Street Pouch $40.00 includes (1) of each bag Grover, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Elmo and Oscar.
The Sesame Street Sets are selling out quickly. I have each of the individual charaster bags and a couple sets of the pouches left. The pouches are $40.00 for the 5 bags, each individual bag is $9.00 or for orders of 5 or more they are $8.00. You can mix and match other designs to create your own set and get a pouch with any order of 5 or more.

Perfect for Father's Day. The Oxford series delivers a more masculine edge. Offering traditional plaid & argyle patterns, tough camo styles as well as the street wise GT stripe. My dad uses his Envirosax all of the time.

From La Boheme Pouch Set ( currently in stock)

From the Oragami Pouch Set (currently in stock)

From the black and white Midnight Safari set ( ordered and will be in shortly)

I have a shipment coming in this week from Envirosax and will have all of the new items posted above.

Please place any orders for Custom Embroidery for Father's Day by this weekend to allow time for me to get it completed.

Don't Forget about the offer below...


Have a fantastic week!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Featured Etsyblogger for May

The featured Etsyblogger for May is Handmade by Sandi.. I just went by and checked out her shop..

Here are a couple items I found there.

This little water bottle sleeve is great to keep all of the condensation off your desk, clothes etc. I live in Florida and our bottles always sweat.

I am notorious for burning my hands in the oven. What a HUGE oven mitt. I think my hands would be safe here. That looks like quite a big pan.

There is a big variety of items in Sandi's shop. She has some lovely fabric choices so go check out Handmade by Sandi..

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Etsybloggers Blog Carnival for May

Our task for this blog carnival was to write about a great summer trip/vacation. One of the best summers I ever spent was in 2002 when I moved to attend the Academy of Art in San Francisco. I had just graduated with my Master's degree and won a fellowship to attend AA for the summer. I was so excited to finally do something creative. I signed up for a photo storyboarding class and a production class.

The day I arrived in SF it was hot as hell. My friend, Alex came to pick me up and his truck has no a/c. I had sent a lot of my things ahead of time to SF for my place and Alex was kind enough to accept them at his work and schlep me to my place. The next day I work up and I swear it was like 40 degrees, totally freezing.

I met so many amazing people that summer. I was around all of these incredible artists that just fed my soul. I was taking pictures again on a daily basis, doing things without a care, being reckless and loving it. My classes didn't really count for anything but I went everyday and made 2 A's and they meant more to me than any other A I had ever made.

I was very sad to leave SF. It was a great summer full of fantastic culture, art, people, food and drinks. I think it was the summer I truly grew up. It shaped the rest of my journey to allow me to move on and make some of the best decisions I have ever made.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Etsykids Me and Matilda

I was just going through some etsykids shops for the thread and I came upon the most adorable shop called Me and Matilda. The have all sorts of stuff for fancy ( or not so fancy occasions) for little girls and boys ( and adults too)..

My son looks really good in blue. I am not sure where he would need a tie at 7 1/2 months old right now but I adore this.
The red bird and blue tie make such a nice looking piece.

I love the vintage feel of this tie. I may have to get one for the hubby and the son. The colors are great and it just looks like fun and well most ties don't look like fun!

So go check out this shop Me and Matilda.