Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Came and Went!

Wow, Christmas seemed to have come so fast and before I knew it, it was over! I really enjoyed Christmas this year. We kept it simple...NO CREDIT CARD USEAGE!!! Stayed within our budget and everyone got what they wanted.

I really missed Church this year though. Ava would have screamed through the whole thing. We went out to dinner for Christmas Eve and she only lasted 5 minutes and started crying...Toddler's oh what joy. Babysitter you say....Ha I wish! Here is my little stinker Ava. Here is the picture we sent with our Christmas Cards (Above)....And here is the real Ava

I don't think this one will ever be sent in a Christmas Card! Glad we can laugh about it!

I got some Scarey, exciting news this Holiday. My oldest son Sean (23 y/o) told me that he just enlisted in the US Army. Wow!!! I love him crazy and it scares me to death. But I am also so proud of him. We have some time before he leaves at the end of March. Here we are on Christmas morning together...Gee can you tell I am tired, I think the black circles give me away!

I got spoiled by Santa.... He is so good to me. And it is funny he still looks just like he did when we dated at the age of 14.

He got me a Blackberry phone and I have no idea how to use it but I will figure it out. I am pretty sure I can use it for sales at shows using email with PayPal??!!

Frank was also so gracious to model my finished Porta Portese Bag. This bag is so sturdy you can carry a laptop in it and there are no seems in the bottom so it will not tear. I will be adding these to my shop stop by and look at it if you are interested.

Funny now as I think of it, we were the same age as my youngest son Ryan (14) pictured here when we met in school.

I got another Out of the Box Sampler this month and Again WOW... Tons of Awesome samples. Whatever I didn't keep I gave away to my son's girlfriends. Earrings, Candles, bath soaps, body lotions, dip mixes....I will be more specific in my next post because I don't have the product names in front of me right now but want to blog about my personal favs....

Hope you all had a Merry Christmas or Happy Holiday and A Most Happy, Joyful New Year with Lots of Love all around you!!!! From my home to yours HAPPY 2009 Everyone!!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tree Is Decorated!!!????

Well we decorated the Christmas Tree just the way you have to when you have a toddler lurking to eat your tree decorations! Ha, Ha... Funny how you forget all of these things when your children are grown and you wish for a baby again. Not that I am complaining mind you, I couldn't imagine my life without her smile and crazy giggle!!!! But boy I realize that at 41 I just don't have the same energy that I had in my 20's:( Funny how this picture makes my house look like it is leaning. huh?

So....Back to Business
I have so many unfinished projects just waiting to be completed, such as this little cutie up on my shelf. Doesn't she look devilish? I just can't decide what type of clothing she should be wearing.

Or the Wall Decor...Initals, Names, Or Maybe Clippie Holders????!!

Then there are the newest Scrabble Tile Pendants. I love these, they are so much fun to make the possibilities are endless. But as you can see I am not a Photographer by any means!!! I really need to take better pictures for my Etsy Shops and I have pretty expensive software for that purpose but it just isn't my THING. I guess that is why I have never been FEATURED in anything....Oh well, I won't loose sleep over it.

Does anyone ever really read this? I feel like I gave up writing in my diary and started a blog that is only read by me....LoL
Seriously...I love what I do and I am very blessed to be so creative I know but I wish I was only really good at one craft, it would make my life so much easier and cleaner...Ha, Ha.. If you knew me well you would laugh because I have sooooo many craft supplies that I had to get a storage unit for it all when we moved into a smaller house...
That's what is on the craft front for now, Ta Ta!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Time To Relax

We had some time to relax and put the star and lights on the Christmas tree with Ava, the rest of the ornaments we will do with all of the boys this week.

Well, I got through the weekend somehow. The Elementary School show was a success, sales were pretty good considering the economy. The majority of products that I sold were scarves, scrabble tile necklaces and hair clippies (the cheaper singles instead of sets).

Now it is time to relax and sew. I have been working on a new bag called the Porta Portese. It is so pretty and I can't wait to list it on Log Cabin Crafters. I have so many items that I have not listed. I just finished a brand new quilted make-up bag. If you are a quilter you will love this bag. The fabric I used is just too cute. I also have several hipster purses that will be added this week so be sure to check these out on

There will be lots of new things listed on Little Pags Boutique also. I have Pacifier Clips, Hand Knit Hats in different sizes and more Scrabble Tile Pendants coming soon....

I wanted to send out a Congratulations to the winner of my Credit Card Wallet on EtsyKids 12 Days of Christmas!

I had been trying to decide what type of advertising I would do next, and starting searching the web. I stumbled on Out Of The Box Sampler. I really wanted to see for myself what they were all about and were they any good? So I ordered a box. Wow, I was impressed! Just the smell coming from the box had me excited to open it. When I opened the box I could not believe the amount of samples in it. Very impressive. I will definitely be sending in some of my samples as soon as I can get enough created. Check them out for yourself:

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Yikes my first real post!!!

Wow, I have always wanted to have a blog and just decided to go for it. So here it is....

I have been crafting like crazy for the last few days. I have several projects going on at the same time. My poor husband has been chasing our daughter around the house all weekend while I work. She is 17 months old and thinks she is a super hero and can climb anything and eat whatever fits in her mouth. To him I must bow.....

I entered the Elf Exchange to donate to Shiners Children's Hospital and it has been a blast. I have added a picture of my completed Elf. I am jealous, I wish I was receiving this gift! lol I can't wait to see what my gift will be! I also can't wait to see if the nice lady that I made it for likes it....

I am also working on the EtsyKids 12 Days of Christmas. You can find it on and go to blog, there you can read all about it. I will be donating a credit card wallet from my shop. I am also collecting entries for this event on specific dates. This is one you definitely don't want to miss out on. Great prizes and it is fun figuring out the clues to the images. While you are there check out the many talented other EtsyKids Shops.

Lastly, I am creating tons of things under $10.00 for a Christmas Santa Shop at my kids old Elementary school (West Rockhill Elementary) this Friday night, if you are in the area check it out from 6:30pm - 8:30pm.

Until next time!