Monday, June 24, 2013

No more google reader

I'm so sad that google reader is being discontinued! But I'm switching over to Bloglovin, it's supposed to be easy to use so I hope they're right! Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday: Striped Easter Eggs

So things have been a bit crazy around here. We put our house on the market last month, and sold it in two days. After weeks of house hunting we decided that we are going to build our next house. But it won't be done until August, and we need to be out of our current house in May. So we will be living with family this summer, and I won't be able to have my studio set up during that time. And with packing up our current house and trying to keep up with my kids' crazy schedules it's getting harder to keep up with orders, so my shop will be closing this week. (All open orders will be shipped asap.) I will be re-opening sometime this fall after we've moved into our new house and after my kids start school. So if there's something you really need be sure to order right away! And thank you all so much for your support!

I'll try to keep up with the blog if time allows.

This week I want to share the cutest Easter eggs with you. These darling striped Easter eggs are super cute, and easy to do too!

You can find instructions here.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday: Charging Station

This week I'm featuring a charging station tutorial from Sew-Mad.

When my cell phone is charging
it generally has to sit
on my kitchen or bathroom counter
in order to be out of reach of little hands.
And I'm always worried that it will get wet.
This charging station would solve that problem perfectly!

What a brilliant idea!
You can find the tutorial here.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday: Valentine Boxes

Valentine's Day is next week!
Some of you, like me, may have children
who are supposed to decorate their own Valentine box.

There's always a contest for the best box,
so we feel some pressure to do something extra special.
Here are some fun ideas from my Valentine's Day page on Pinterest!

I absolutely love this Monster Box!

These cereal box Valentine holders are easy to make.

This basketball Valentine hoop is so fun, and this link has several other ideas too.

Source: via Rosie on Pinterest

This crocodile box is another one that would be easy to make, but is super cute.

Another really cute monster box!

My son won the Valentine box contest with this Ipod Valentine box!

Source: via Rosie on

And this year he wants to make some sort of video arcade Valentine box like this, I guess we'll see if we can pull it off!

Source: via Rosie on Pinterest

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday: Valentine Heart Wreath

It seems like we just barely finished celebrating Christmas,
and now Valentine's Day is just 2 weeks away!
Do you have a gorgeous heart wreath adorning your front door?
No? Then this is the perfect tutorial for you!

The Idea Room shares how to make this beauty right here!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday: Ruffle Scarf

Wow, it's been a while! I have to admit that I got a tiny bit distracted from my little blog by pinterest. So many ideas, and so easy to re-pin great ideas! So if you'd like to see what I think was worth pinning, come check out my pinterest boards here.

Today I want to share a little tutorial that I think is especially cute! And perfect for the winter that is finally here (not that I minded our unusually warm winter the past few months!!!).

Today's tutorial is a ruffle scarf from Pink Lemonade.

What do you think? Is it not one of the cutest scarves ever?!
You can find the tutorial right here!

Monday, December 5, 2011


Psssst, we're doing a giveaway over at Design Gal & Her Handyman, be sure to stop by and enter for the chance to win a $50 gift certificate to my shop! (And a rare coupon code for my shop too!!!)

And while you're there be sure to check out her other giveaways too, there are some amazing things!
Design Gal & Her Handyman

And by the way, we are definitely past our Christmas deadline, but if you order by tomorrow I'll still do my very best to get your items done and shipped by next week, so you should still get them in time for Christmas!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thanksgiving Fun!

Are you looking for ideas for the kiddos to do on Thanksgiving?
Here's a few things I found,
and I have a few more over on Pinterest too!

Here are some links to coloring pages and games:
Thanksgiving Coloring Pages
Parents Magazine

And click on the photo to see any of these ideas:

PS Don't forget that the last day to place Christmas orders will be December 1st, it's coming up quick!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

New stamp set: Urban font

Did you notice?
Several weeks ago I added a new font to our font page!
Our new urban font is my new favorite.
It's not a tiny font so it won't work on our original family circle necklace,
but it will work on the large family circle,
and most of our other designs.

What do you think?

PS Christmas is only 6 1/2 weeks away! Please try to get your Christmas orders in early, because I'm always swamped as it gets closer. Our deadline for Chrismas orders with regular shipping will be Thursday, December 1st.
Ready to shop? Come stop by right now!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

New, our Angel Memorial Necklace

A few months ago I had a customer come to me with a request. She said:
My 16 month old niece died this morning. Her poor family is torn apart, her mother has already had several late pregnancy miscarriages and this little angel was their last (of four). She arrived with severe mental and physical handicaps but she's been a piece of heaven for all that knew her. Her two sisters are grieving especially hard. I wanted to give all three girls a sister's necklace and incorporate the idea of angel, if possible.

My heart went out to this sweet family.

My own sister lost a child at birth and I remember how helpless I felt at the time, nothing I could do would make it better. And losing a child is the most difficult thing I can imagine having to go through!

It was a privilege being able to design a necklace for this sweet family.

Our new Angel Memorial Necklace incorporates two little domed discs that fit together to make a locket. An angel is stamped on the front, with a name and heart charm inside. ( If you'd like to order this necklace without the angel we can also just stamp a heart on the front.)

We hope that this necklace is something meaningful,
something that might help the tiniest bit for someone in need of comfort.

You can find the necklace here.