Wednesday, October 31, 2007



I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GOOD TIME TRICK AND TREATING. I will be stealing my daughters candy all night long..shhhh. I also wanted to tell everybody, Me and some of my "Ice cream Social" crochet circle will be at the SquidFire DIY craft holiday market on December 9th 2007, in baltimore MD. It should be lots of fun! I am also working on some art pieces for a gallery in philly. I will have my own art show! YEAH! but I will give more info when I get it, it will not be til next year, but the things i am making for it now, are amazing! I am so excited to see how other people will react to them. talk to you later :) and see ya in Baltimore!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Today I hit my 100th sale. YEAH!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Wholesale order

So I feel like I am doomed if I do, and doomed if I don't. I got a huge custom wholesale order for a shop in Brooklyn, NY. It is called the Future Perfect. I have been working on all the items for like ever it seems. I am in the home stretch. I have become so attatched to the little animals, that I hate to let them go. But I need to do it. So instead, I will just take pictures of them and hope that one day I need to make more for them, and for others!
I still have a huge peacock I have been working on for months I think. I finally have it mostly figured out design wise but not construction wise. I never thought making a softie would be so challenging. But I guess my background as a tattoo artist really just won't escape me. I try to make everything perfect and exactly what the customers want, while still trying to be creative. Anyway. It is the middle of October, the leaves are falling, and it's almost 80 degrees out...something is just not right in New Jersey..besides the high property taxes.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


I love owls..
Crochet pattern coming soon :)

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


(my most recent ETSY purchase)
I have become obsessed with Etsy, as many other people have also. I have bought way too much stuff, and plan to buy even more :) Last year I gave books and homemade baked goods as christmas gifts. This year, it will be either books (The Green Book, or The Secret. If you don't own them, you MUST) OR items from Etsy. I have already thought about what to get people...if anything. We just recently paid off our credit card debt (all 11,000 dollars) with a home equity loan. We still have monthly payments, but we will save money in the long run. ANYWAY. would you rather get a crappy gift, that your friend will end up in debt over, or something hand made, from the heart...that will be cheap? Well, after wasting all this money on gifts, year after year, I am so done with buying crappy gifts. I think what did it was one year my husband and I spent soooo much money on christmas gifts for my mom, and the next summer she sold it all at a yard sale. SO think twice before you buy something stupid, just so you have something to give. If they don't like the gift of you just being there, than they don't deserve even that!

ANYWAY, the point of this post was that I am about to hit the big 100 on my ETSY site. So far I have sold 96 items :) YEAH!!!!!!
but for some reason I have nothing to show for it :( I need to stop going to AC Moore. I buy everything because it's so cute! I can't help it, I have a major addiction. SO what should my SALE be once I sell 100 items? I thought of buy one get one free..but I just don't know.

Monday, October 8, 2007


(Vicky and Joe when we all went to the zoo)

Congrats to Vicky and Joe on being engaged!!!!!!!

Here is what she writes.....

Fureal. After 5 1/2 years.

It was really awesome.

We climbed up these massive hills called King Arthurs Seat, legend is, he was buried there. Anyway, these hills overlook all of edinburgh, scotland. So we almost made it to the top when i got an asthma attack, bugged out, cried about it, and plopped myself down. We ate dinner as the sun went down. Then he proposed. It was amazing. Afterwards, we were walking down and lost our path in the dark. We ended up on a wet and muddy path. We fell onto our backs a good 5 times, gave up, and slid on our butts down the whole hill. haha. I will post pix when I get home. Of our view, of course, not sliding down on our butts, cause we were too worried about getting down in one piece.

OH, and Did I mention, I saw her ring today, it is AMAZING! It is a heart shaped diamond! One of the most beautiful rings I have ever seen...I'm jealous. What a lucky girl :)
(good job Joe)

Saturday, October 6, 2007

new amigurumi

Here some new little guys. A bunny, a kitty, and a puppy modeled after my crazy little jack russell, Vegas.
There is Vegas in the picture up top, with Mike Barone on his B-day and Regan :)

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

men are from stupid, not mars

My husband is leaving the house to go to the store

I say "Can you bring me home some flowers?"

He says "I'm not going anywhere that sells flowers."

true story.