Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bunch o Random

There's just no way to tie together the topics in this post so I won't even try.

1. I got a new necklace from Rachel at Moonlight Doodles and it's fabulous! I got to design it myself which was really fun. Hammer that! Dome the flower! I'm great at giving out orders.

It's a longer length chain which I really like and it's a lighter weight than my other stamped necklace from Rachel. This one has more of a charm necklace, casual feel to it and just like a little girl, I like the way it clinks together when I move. Really, it's like I'm 6 years old.

I know I've said it before, but you really should visit her shop. She's great to work with and has really high quality standards. And because Rachel thinks I'm so awesome (she didn't say it, but I know that's how she feels), she's offering my blog readers 10% off through September 30th. Just mention to her that you saw this offer on my blog (and tell her how awesome I am).

2. I'm growing my hair out a little and sometimes, it's just too crazy to tame. It was extra crazy this morning so I borrowed the rolled rose idea from my new bags and made a headband. I may looked pissed, but I really do like it. People will notice the beautiful rose and not my shaggy hair, right?

3. You need to buy the Pillsbury Best of the Bake Off Cookbook. It's by far my favorite cookbook and has the most realistic and manageable recipes. I flipped through it today looking for something fall-ish to make for a cake walk at Bella's school on Friday and I decided on the Apple Crunch Coffee Cake. Like any good baker, I had to do a test run today. Isn't it extra yummy looking?
I'll let you know how it tastes after I eat half of it tonight.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Classic and Chic

Not what you usually see from Crafty Mama Creations?

I definitely tend to go for a more funky look with bold color and lots of pattern. But I know some people like a more sophisticated and classic look and thus, this new design was born.

And I like it a whole lot more than I even expected I would. Yes, it's classic, but I think the roses add a bit of funkiness.

A few things that are different than my usual listings...
-This won't be a one of a kind item, I'll be making a limited number.

-It's customizable, customer can choose rose color from 5 options.
-Because it's a custom item, it won't ship as quickly since I'll actually need time to sew it. I've indicated a 2 week turnaround time in the listing.

The bag and zippered wristlet are available separately and I'll also be creating a listing to purchase them together and save money. Also, look for listings soon in brown damask with the same flower color options.

I really, really love these new items and hope you do too. I'd love to hear your feedback!

Friday, September 10, 2010


Zippered hip bag featuring a handy front pocket.

Rolled fabric roses. You'll have to keep checking in to see how I use them:)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Sample Sale

The trick or treat bags I used as samples for my listings are now for sale in my shop for only $10 each!

I think they'd be great for holding candy at your desk to share with coworkers. Or maybe an inexpensive something special for your child's teacher or a favorite friend.

I've also added a few new bags to the sale section. And remember, everything in the sale section is currently 25% off. There are some really, really great deals to be had so it's a perfect time for early Christmas shopping or a special treat for yourself:)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Meadowsweet 2

Have you seen Sandi Henderson's Meadowsweet2 collection?

I'm really itching to get it. But I currently have way too much fabric and can't justify breaking my budget. I mean, feed my family vs. indulge my fabric addiction...should be an easy decision, right? But honestly, every time I see a picture of the new color scheme, my heart says it belongs on a quilt in my living room.

For now, I've been using up every last piece of the original Meadowsweet that I have in my stash. The colors are perfect for transitioning to fall. Here are some of my new Meadowsweet listings...

What's your favorite new fabric collection right now? If I decide to let my family eat Saltines for dinner all week in favor of buying fabric, I really want to go all out and get all of the fabulous new stuff.