Thursday, April 30, 2009

Zany Fun

Two Zany of 2 zany kids, Wacky Zacky and Zany Janie. I get such giggles reading about their adventures. And with little ones, everyday is an adventure. Looking for a good giggle yourself? Then head on over to Two Zany Zebra's blog.

And if being a stay at home mom to 2 zany kids isn't enough...she also scrapbooks, sews & sells her wonderful goodies on Etsy. Go pop over to her shop to see more of these goodies...Just beware of the Zarkles :)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Monday, April 27, 2009


I was going to save these for my Wordless Wednesday...but I was too tulips popped open yesterday!! I was able to snap a few pictures this morning. The lilies will be next!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Munchkin!

It is my youngest's 4th birthday's to you kid -
for giving us so much love and so many giggles:

Friday, April 24, 2009

Etsy Day

Today is Etsy Day. What is that? Well, it's a day for us to celebrate everything Etsy. If you've been here before, you know what Etsy is. If you are new here...hop on over there and check it out. Just click on the cute sun or over on the right where my shop shows. BTW - it's pronounced like Betsy, but without the "B".

Do you love originality? Uniqueness? Craftyness? Handmade goodies? Vintage yummies? Or even supplies for your own crafty endeavors? Then Etsy is the place for you. I have been a seller there since late last summer...and a buyer a bit before that. There are thousands of shops selling everything from bibs to bags to buttons to beds.

Looking for custom wedding items? You can find them there...even the dress...try Exquisite Gowns - beautiful work! Need clutches for the bridesmaids? Well, I can help you there (did you catch that post on my other blog?)...but cake toppers? Try Spirit Mama - they are adorable, customizable & totally fun! Looking for custom invites or Thank You cards? Check out J. Leigh Designz! Lingerie for the honeymoon? Yup, that is there too.

Need jewelry for that special day? or any day? So many great shops to choose from...each one different than the next...casual & quirky to classy & precious to vintage &'s just a few to whet your whistle: Roseworks, Poor Robin, Superior Stones, Beaded Tail, Nature Manipuated, Unique Commodities, Rose Creek Cottage, Stormy Designs, Thyme 2 Dream, Tulips Treasure Box, A Keepers Jackpot, Storybeader, You've Got Maille, 3 Rexes, ...and these are just the ones off the top of my head!

Personally...I think you should just register there...that'd be a fun function..."favoriting" items could work for a wish list to send out for a wedding or baby shower :) I know I use it for birthday & Christmas lists. And to show off pics from that wedding or shower...try Memories For Life Scrapbooks...she does awesome custom work!

Want to see some great finds fast? Hop over to my treasury blog & you will find tons of Etsy goodies.

So, what are you waiting for? Hop hop hop....and shop shop shop...

Check out some picks from these shops below (here and here)

Etsyblogger Jewelry: part 1

some of my faves I featured on my blog today

Etsyblogger Jewelry: part 2...and more

More stuff I wrote about on my blog today...

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Etsy Blogger Carnival: Dream Studio

My carnival choice:
2. Your Own Space: describe your dream studio (or if you already have one, give details!). Decorating, supplies you wish you had, size, etc.

To start...I would need my own room. Pretty basic, but yet remains in the dream stage. I currently work in what is technically the dining room, which is at the center of the house, almost an open walkway. The room doesn't even have a door really, it's just the place where all the other rooms flow into on the way to the next. Sitting at my sewing table the kitchen entry is at 9:00, stairs at 7:00, family room at 6:00, hall to bedrooms at 4:00...I am surrounded! At least I can keep an eye on the little guy while I (attempt to) work.
I have scrounged up a few of the goodies I would like in the studio...

I have a dress form, but a custom one would rock: "fabulous fit" dress form:

IKEA is the place I would go for storage. This Cyril computer workstation is great...I love how it closes up to hide everything...

and here it is opened:
And still shopping in IKEA, I would grab my storage units. The Effektiv series has a great look. I think I'd go with the red. I would love to have more of the wall units to go all around the room.

And now for the machines, not that my trusty 12 year old Pfaff hasn't gotten the job done. But...these would rock! First up, the Brother Quattro 6000D sewing and embroidery machine combo. You can sew with the embroidery attachment thingies still in place.

And can't forget the Brother Serger 3034D. I would still keep my Pfaff around for topstitching in different colors or for a second project.

I would keep my side fold down cutting table as a secondary. But this Roberts cutting table is larger,72"x40", and it even has drawers :) How awesome to have cutting stuff right there!

My iron and board can go too. Instead I'll take this home The Tailors steam press. Fusing that interfacing would be soooo much faster!

And for more ironing space, because you can't steam press everything...the BigBoard. I like how they did this corner set up.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

BlogFire: April Showers

"April showers bring May flowers..."

I sure hope so! Remember those budding tulips? Well...the rain we are having has helped them grow quite a bit. They are almost ready to bloom. I snapped a few shots yesterday morning:

And it also looks like my lilies are getting ready too:

How are your flowers coming along?

Now if only the rain wasn't falling down in 40* weather...especially when it was 75* only one day before! April weather is just schizo...near freezing in the a.m. and near 70* after school. I feel sorry for my son - all bundled up on the way to school & a warm sweaty mess coming home.