Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Two posts in one day!

I'm pretending like I'm posting to share this new bag that I finally finished and just listed...

In reality, I wanted an excuse to share these wedding dresses I found on Etsy.

I'm not getting married so I have no idea why I was looking at wedding dresses. I stumbled upon these a few days ago when the strep throat had me feeling really crappy so maybe it was fever induced confusion or something.

Anyhow, I think these dresses are so fun, they have me planning a mini wedding in my head. I seriously don't know what's wrong with me. I want to go back 10 years (almost!) to our wedding day and switch out my dress for one of these. My dress wasn't bad at all. Just so plain and boring that it couldn't really be bad or good. I wonder if I could get Crafty Papa to divorce me and then remarry me again right away so I can wear one of these. I guess I should find out first whether I have to be tattooed to wear the dress. This is all sorts of wrong.


I'm alive.

Illness hit again. I got an insanely painful sore throat at the end of last week, felt terrible all weekend, and found out on Monday that it was strep. Two days of antibiotics later, I'm feeling better but not totally well yet. But, on the up side, I can swallow without getting teary eyed from pain so I guess I have that going for me.

Anyhow, enough whining. I have a new addition to my shop. Shabby flower hair clips!

I made one for Bella and got lots of compliments on it so I decided to list a few in my shop and see how they do.

They look great alone or with crochet headbands and hats.

I have several different color schemes listed and they're only $6 each!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Big Sale!

All clearance items are buy one get one half off through April 15th.

Please purchase and pay for your items through Paypal and I'll promptly refund your discount. Or, you can contact me before paying and I can send you a custom invoice.

Clearance - $10 and under
Clearance - $20 and under

Happy Shopping:)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Meet Caroline

Caroline Jones.

We adopted her this weekend. Her name comes from the movie "Coraline". My girls LOVE that movie and get so irritated when the characters call her Caroline instead of Coraline. So being the good mother that I am, I named our new daughter Caroline Jones to spite them.

You can see the newly listed necklaces by clicking on the pictures. I wear my necklace all the time, probably too often, and always get compliments on it. The really liven up a plain tshirt and if you're like me, tshirt and jeans is your mom uniform.

I do have some more new listings in the works for this week. Between my girls and I, someone has been sick for the last two weeks so all creativity and productivity has been at a stand still. I will be updating the clearance sections of my shop this week as well so be sure to check those out.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Basking in My Productivity

Bella was home from school today with pink eye and being the good mother that I am, I let her watch not one, but two movies so I could be productive. Girl can talk...a lot...about nothing at all. And I just needed a few minutes of silence. She literally spent 20 minutes telling me how she thought they came up with the name "rainbow" for rainbows. If you're harshly judging my mothering, don't. She really only watched about 20 minutes of each movie and spent the rest chatting my ear off.

Anyway, first project of the day was to make a hostess apron for a friend's birthday. I used Jona's Apron in an Hour tutorial and used some of my extra special new Heather Bailey Nicey Jane fabrics because this friend is definitely deserving of my favorite fabrics.

I added some shabby flowers on the hem for a special touch and I think the whole thing came out really nicely.

Next up was an impromptu mini bedroom makeover. Our bedroom is really boring and Steve and I have totally different tastes. I decided to just go for it and surprise him (and not a good surprise most likely). So, we went from this....

to this.....

Not a lot of changes but the room is teeny tiny so it really changes the whole space. I got the quilt set from Target for $25 and it's reversible (the other side is a pale aqua). Other than that, I didn't spend any money. I made a cover for the old throw pillow and decided to really get Papa's blood pressure up by using cherry red polka dots and shabby flowers. I covered a canvas with fabric, added a vinyl monogram with our initials, and to really make him sick to his stomach, some red pom pom trim.

He'll be home any minute and probably won't be too happy but I love it so we'll even each other out and that's how marriage works, right? Wait, it's not?