Apr 30, 2009


I am in TWO treasuries!!

Hooray!Here's the first one by Dorijenn!And this one by Jesskiri!

Thank you! I needed the love :)

Apr 29, 2009

Mom Day!

Today is my mother's birthday, so I'm posting things she would like.Like this gorgeous preserved yellow rose necklace by BelaBrazilianDesigns!

And this awesome handcrafted teapot by KindKilnPottery!

Happy Birthday Mom!

Apr 27, 2009

Island Platypus

My friend Hannah has finally added an item to her Etsy shop - and it's a beautiful handmade scarf!It's beautiful! Check out her shop for more new things coming soon!

Apr 26, 2009

Weekend things

My family had a yard sale going on all weekend! Oodles of things, but infortunately, not that many customers, since we live a bit off the beaten path. However, it was nice being able to sit outside and enjoy the weather.

And, here's my garden update: Today is day 13 and my peppers are coming out! These pictures were taken yesterday, but both the bell and hot peppers have sprouted. Yay!
And my spinach and basil are looking delicious!

Apr 25, 2009

Seedling Update

Well, well, well... how does my garden grow?

Since my last post, my cosmos and spinach have grown ferociously and even some Basil and cilantro has appeared!
And today I have.... Peppers! Bell peppers AND hot peppers have sprouted! Yay!

I'll keep checking the onions and broccoli, but so far they're still in the soil.

Apr 24, 2009

Etsy DAY

today is..... Etsy Day! I'm not sure when this was decided but I am going along with it! Etsy has been a great venue for me for over three years and it's time to give a high five!In fact, just today I found this wicked print on the front page. I love it!!

So be sure to check out Etsy and support handmade!

Apr 20, 2009


It's growing!!So far no signs of life from the peppers or onions, but my fingers are crossed. If the spinach keeps growing like this I may have to make the move to the yard sooner than I thought...

Front Page NEWS

I made it to the front page of Etsy!!

Apr 19, 2009

Sunday Cleaning

Well, another busy weekend gone by and now it's time to spruce up the house. Laundry and vacuuming and mopping.... *sigh*

On the plus side, my plants are still growing:)

Apr 16, 2009


Sprouts?! Already!?
I must be doing something right. Or wrong. maybe they're supposed to have more soil on top of them....


I've begun to Twitter.
At first I was at a loss as to what to say, and then I realized that I have too much time on my hands. It's quite addicting!


Apr 15, 2009


So, it's April 15th. Which reminds me, I need to go to chick-fil-A. They're having a receipt deal where everything you buy today you can get for free later and I can't think of a better reason to dive into a sweet tea and some chicken nuggets.

Luckily, my taxes have been done for quite some time. I received my refund over a month ago and I always do my taxes in January or February. If possible. Sometimes it takes a while to get those W-2's!

Apr 14, 2009

Gardening Time!

For some reason I got bit by the gardening bug yesterday. We have oodles of seeds and lots of little pots and plenty of soil and good weather - the only thing missing is the green thumb. So I called several of my friends who have already delved into the planting season this year and began my little garden.
I always screw up tomatoes so I didn't even try this year, but I managed to plant some spinach, yellow onions, garlic, and peppers. My little sister started some poppies and broccoli.
I also planted some random flowers in the soil bed along our house (next to my lady friend in the corner there) but my mother's dog seems to hate the idea and dug them all up earlier. And then it rained.My goal for the next few weeks is to kill as little as possible. then I may move up to loftier goals, like transplanting them into the ground.

Apr 13, 2009

Blanket Time!

So, I've been crocheting the same blanket for a few years now. Since Thanksgiving of 2004, to be specific. But, this month I've finished it!! Well, almost. I was trying to make it big enough to fit on my king-size bed and fully cover my very tall boyfriend. Unfortunately I called it quits too soon and it's a giant rectangle.I guess I need to pick my crochet hook up off the floor and get to it - maybe I'll have a full blanket by next winter!

Special thanks to Marelle on Etsy for helping supply me with yarn!

Apr 12, 2009

My new Tote

I made a little messenger-style case for my laptop, since I'm extremely clumsy and it's very breakable. My first challenge was how to properly cushion it, which I solved using some soft padding I had leftover from my fabric-sewing days. I ended up having some trouble sewing the edges due to thickness; next time I'll have to remember to make the sides larger.

The side-release buckles don't match because I'm lazy and was rushing the bag. I really didn't feel like matching straps with fitting male and female parts.But it fits and it works and it's amazing and I love it.
I'll have to make up some more of these.

Apr 8, 2009

new fantasticness

So, I've been rushing to finish a set of custom handbags (fingers crossed they'll be finished tomorrow) and some other tidbits on the side. Like this cute little card case:But somehow I also managed to make a pair of sandals in the middle of it all. They were a custom order for blue gator-print tops on blue soles. Here's a picture I took with my web-cam:
And, yes, I'm still obsessed with my little laptop. I uploaded a picture editor yesterday- Photoscape - and at first thought that maybe it wouldn't work out with this little PC but today I found all sorts of fun editing options. I can distort, age, and give semi-professional finishing touches to my pictures!
The last editor I had been using was Picasa 3, which has it's own charm and ease of use, but now I think I'm hooked on the PhotoScape.

Apr 6, 2009

Busy Busy Bee

I've been trying to get things accomplished but my new little PC has been distracting me with it's portable goodness. I'm hooked, I'll admit it. But today I have packed it away (for at least twenty minutes) so that I can get some work done online and at the shop.
Here's the latest addition to Etrelle's:
My Cloud Cuff!

Apr 3, 2009


Well, my give-away ended on March 31st and it took me a few days to get to the results but.... we have a WINNER!
And that winner is....

You win! You win!

Apr 1, 2009

Birthday Birthday

Today is my day and I spent most of the morning lounging about and doing little. My mother and sister brought me a birthday breakfast of sweet tea and chicken minis from Chick-Fil-A (delicious!) And now I write this post from my porch on my new laptop computer!