Here are my new monsters that will soon be able to be purchased as patterns....These guys have since been sold because of the holidays, but I just love them. I want to make them all over again because they are so freakin cute :) I hope they went to good homes! I still don't know who got my green bear that I dropped in philly over the weekend...I hope I find out soon because the anticipation is killing me.
Here is the bear being "dropped" in philly. I pulled over and tied the cutie to a tree...I drove by later and still saw the red ribbon there, but no bear :) I hope we hear from whoever took him home soon! I am so impatient.
Thank you to everyone who helped me out at the Shop,Rock, and Roll craft fair. And thank you to everyone who bought stuff, or traded with me :) I am very thankful for making a profit because to tell you the truth, it was pretty empty. It was fun all in all. anyway I want to take this time to share with you a picture of my plush bear I am going to "drop" in philly this weekend. I joined "the Toy Society" for christmas, for more info- look at their site... http://thetoysociety.blogspot.com So if you see him hanging from a fence by the playground...take him home, he's all yours :)
Anyone who has a macbook like myself knows what "Photo Booth" is. There is a built in camera on my laptop and an application that you get to take photos- and with some neat special effects. SO my smart little cookie of a daughter knows how to use the computer- she has mastered all the kid games on nick jr.com at a ripe age of 3.5.....(and has also learned to type her own name) She also has figured out how to open photo booth on her own, and likes to take pictures of herself. Its actually rather adorable when I look back and see the funny pictures she took of herself when I'm not looking. I have to delete alot of them since she takes like 100 pictures at any given session. anyway here are a few of my favorites from the past 12 months :) of course the last one is my favorite, you can see me in the background feeding the little guy- I had NO idea she was doing this, I almost peed my pants when I later saw the picture..hahaha what is she thinking?!
Lion Brand opened up a storefront in NYC.....thank goodness I don't live closer or I would be in big trouble :) Just look at all those colors lined up in perfectly organized cubbies. AAAAHHH that makes me relaxed.
NOW in the shop- make your own bird ornaments. Right now only the christmas ones are listed but I am working on a whole rainbow of color schemes. I also have owls- of course- which will be listed soon. This kit contains everything you need to make the ornaments- i mean everything! felt, eyes, embroidery floss, a needle, ribbon, and even stuffing! OH of course it has the pattern and step by step illustrated instructions, which I like because I never read instructions, I do better by looking at the pictures i.e. Ikea instructions. haha
Here is a dino I made for one of Regan's friends. He is from a pattern made by www.curlsofsunshine.etsy.com although it is a little different. I made triangles for the scales instead of the little round ones and I made a different face because I wasn't paying attention while I was crocheting- but I think it still came out so cute! I love these colors together too.
I decided to ask Regan what she wanted to be this year for halloween. She said "pinky pie", which is what she named her pink stuffed poodle..well she has like 4 of them i think. It is her absolute favorite thing she has. So I found a crochet pattern to make the hat even though I had to improvise alot on it, I think it turned out well.- here it is. And I am so glad to say that she loved it!
Starrydance! Congratulations- you were picked from the drawing to win a custom made amigurumi owl. My daughter did the picking out of a bowl from the mere 5 names that entered. Thank you for all your nice comments :) I thought about making one for everyone but the shipping would just be too expensive. Thank you everyone!
I am writing to you from the hospital bed- internet access...WOW. And I got a flatscreen TV and it's free! So Harrison was born on friday- September 26th at 11:38pm. He was 9 pounds and 1 ounce....what a big baby!!! (Don't worry, everyone who made Etsy orders will be all mailed out tomorrow, on monday.)
HI Everybody :) SO I am doing my first blog contest. I am trying to think of ways to increase sales and promote my site but also I want to give something away for FREE because I will soon be welcoming a baby boy into our family. My due date is only a few days away and I am getting anxious. SO if you would like to enter the contest- all you have to do is comment on this posting, I will then pull a name out of hat. Make sure you leave your email address so I can contact you. ALSO who ever wins will get a custom made owl. You get to pick the colors and everything. also- I want to limit it to people living in usa and canada only..sorry. Thank you for looking at my little blog, and I hope everyone has a great time being crafty in their lives :) contest will be over 10-10-08 to coincide with the sale I am having on my ETSY.com store
Someone asked me for a custom order last week- and here it is. An amigurumi SQUID! I have always wanted to make one, but never had a reason too. It was so fun researching and drawing ideas for this guy. And I had no idea they had 10 arms...geez. I guess 2 isn't enough :) anyway, what do you think? I need to make a pink one for my daughter..everything I make, she wants a version of it in pink.. Is it my fault she is obsessed with pink? probably.
I have added a whole bunch new plastic safety eyes for your amigurumi, or dolls, bears, knitted animals etc. I am really excited about all the eyes I have in stock now. :) anyway I know I haven't written in awhile...I don't think anyone reads this anyway, but I figured I would write since we have such a big month coming up... September. First it is my husbands birthday- which anyone who knows him, knows that its like a celebration for him for the whole month.. except no one cares but him... haha, and me of course.
Also- It is the month when we moved into together- 10 YEARS AGO! I can't believe it. I was graduating from college and my lease was up, and even though we were only dating for a few months, he let me move into his studio apartment.
This September I will be giving birth to our son ( as long as he doesn't come early).
This month is also the 1 year anniversary of my husband and his partner starting their own company!
Also in October marks 10 YEARS OF QUITTING SMOKING! thanks to my husband for telling me that I looked like a hooker when I had a cigerette hanging out of my mouth..gross, why did I ever smoke. well it did get me through alot of all nighters in college during finals.
So with so many milestones..it's hard to not to be happy :)
Thank you Thank you Thank you. I am truly grateful for everything I have.
I have been working on my items to make a book- here are my monsters. I am such a profectionist that I made like a million of each before I was happy. oh well. This is gonna be a pattern for 1 monster- 3 ways :) Hope you like it!
July 1st was the release date for the Lamb of God DVD that my husband worked on, so they had a big premiere of the dvd in NYC on June 30th. My husband and I went up and stayed the night and made a nice mini vaca out of it. So once we got into the city, we had a late lunch/super early dinner with some good friends that all live up there. Then we made our way to the "Cupcake Cafe" which I always wanted to visit since seeing it featured on Martha Stewart. The cupcakes were good- I wouldn't say out of this world- but they weren't over sweet like some can be. One of our friends mentioned a place called "Crumbs" next time. I am obsessed with cupcakes- I love them, so we will have to try that place next time. Then we made our way to the theatre, where we even had seats saved for us! YEAH. The documentary was freaking hilarious- you can't expect anything less when Doug is involved..I thought I was the only one who thinks his humor was funny cause I am his wife. But as it turned out- everyone was laughing..alot. So they got great reviews from everyone who came. It was great to see our friends shoe their support too. They don't know anything about the band but they still came and had a great time. Thank you guys for coming and showing that you care :) The Pic on the bottom is Doug being interviewed by a big Metal blog..If I knew how to add the link I would. Afterwards we went out and had some great italian food with our friends and went to the hotel and relaxed. We bought a payperview movie of some comedy which I quickly fell asleep to. I awoke in the morning with a bill under the door....15 bucks! I would have tried a little bit harder to stay awake if I knew it was that much. oh well. I also got breakfast from the hotel- room service..this is what an 80 dollar breakfast looks like. All Doug got was oatmeal...haha It was good and worth not having to wait 3 hours for my husband to wake up sp we could go eat somewhere..I mean I am pregnant- I have to eat like 3 breakfasts. Well I eat like that even when I'm not pregnant. (oops) So when we left our hotel we had to make our way to the Sony building so Doug could sign a contract for his new project. Then we decided to walk around. Our day of fun kinda turned into a work day which kinda sucked. We had to go to a camera store so he could buy a bunch of equipment for his next job taxi there and here, and wait around to go back to Sony so he could pick up a check from them later...so we decided to go to the movies but then there wasn't enough time to see the movie before we had to get back so we really just walked around while I sweated my fat belly off and got cramps in my legs. Oh well. When I think back to it- I am so happy I just got to hang out with him by ourselves, holding hands :) I think that was my favorite part of the whole 2 days.
So my friend Dana had her baby on Friday via C-section and we went to visit her on sunday. She is the freakin cutest thing ever. So perfect in every single way. Her name is Kyrie- I don't know if I spelled that right- but she was an angel and I had to beg my husband to let me hold her. She was so cute and tiny- it's hard to believe that we were once that little. wow. Regan was really excited that her baby came out and she couldn't wait to touch her soft skin. She kept saying how cute she was and she has been calling her "sister" since Dana was pregnant. She was a little too cared to hold her, I don't know if she really understood that it's a little baby- and she is gonna grow. But she was so excited either way. On our way home from Allentown,PA we stopped off at this place called Yucco's that had hotdogs and stuff...I was scared to eat there, but it was freaking great, Doug was in total heaven and got 2 hot dogs, and fried periogies. Regan was so cute- some guy gave her a photo he took of a panda bear,which he sells online- she loved it and would not let go of it.
Today my husband got a surprise in the mail, the new Lamb Of God DVD that he worked on for the past 2 years. YEAH! We are going to the premiere in NYC next week, and I can not wait! Sorry I havent written in a while, but my husband was in the hospital for 4 days, having surgeries on his kidney...they had to put a tube in his back and go through it to try to break up the stones in there. They got some of them out, but there was more at the top, so they had to put a new tube in higher up, so now he has a tube about 5 inches long sticking out of his back. They would do the next surgery in a week or 2 but Doug has to go out on the road to work for a bit, so he is gonna do it after. plus he can't miss his movie premiere in NYC, seriously!! anyway i got a present too in the mail :) a check for my consignment stuff at "The Curiosity Shoppe" in Philly. THANK YOU! I am working on more stuff for them too right now...almost ready. I have to plan my trips to philly correctly because I always get a freaking parking ticket, no matter what! I think I am just gonna park at my secret spot from now on...it's fool proof for no tickets, no meters, and no high parking garage fees..hehe it's my secret :) so anyway, go out and buy the new dvd my husband and his company worked on, even if you hate the music- you will LOVE the documentary, behind the scenes footage. Pure entertainment. seriously.
This friday I truly have alot to be thankful for.I am so truly thankful that my husband has a great job and that I am able to stay home with my daughter, and my soon to be baby boy. I am so truly thankful to have health insurance and that my husband can get the medical help he needs. I am so thankful for everything we have, things like our house, and everything in it, but also the great friends we have that are always there for us. I took this picture because I remember not so long ago, living int he city, that we didn't have a tree to call our own. It sounds so stupid, but I looked up and saw this branches, and I notice when they grow, I notice when they get berries on them, I notice when the leaves change color, and then fall to the ground. Living in the city, we were lucky to see the leaves change colors, because you just don't get the same effect as you do in the suburbs. So I am thankful for having trees, and grass, and flowers, that I can all my own :) thank you
I also want to announce that today I made my 500th SALE on ETSY!! YEAH! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!
So I become obsessed with cotton candy colors for some reason. I decided to make a whole gang of animals with pink and blues. Here is the set of pandas I just finished and listed on Etsy.com I am still working on the large owl and the deer, but they are turning into such cute guys...I really don't want to get rid of any of them because they are so SWEET!
I have to say the last week or 2 have been some of the best days I have had in a very long time. Being thankful has really made me alot happier in my life. We all should really be happy for what we have, and not to be upset by the things we don't have, because you will never be happy that way. I am thankful everyday for having a healthy family, and I make sure I tell myself that often. I am happy that everyone around me is healthy and happy. I am so truly thankful that I have a great roof over our heads and a car that runs great. I am thankful that my Etsy site has been getting batter and better, and will continue to grow. I am also thankful that I have had to make numerous trips to the stores that sell my toys because they needed more. :) I am extremely thankful that I can go to the grocery store and buy food. I am also thankful and happy that I got to plant 2 trees in my yard this week, and some great plants that will stick around year after year. Which are all getting soaked with the down pour of rain happening right now. So anyway, make sure you appreciate everything you have right now, even the little things. I am also thankful for my beautiful plants I got on mother's day, one of which was a hibiscus bush (yeah!) and this year I got a pink one! I love pink! I will post pics later, after the rain and the blooms open up.
IT's A BOY! I went to the hospital the other day to get an ultrasound to make sure everything was ok with my placenta- which it is, although still laying low, the doctor assured me it will be perfectly fine by the time I deliver. He said everything is perfect, the baby is perfect- YEAH! I don't have to worry anymore. And we are so excited to have a boy, especially since we have a perfect princess already. She is so excited to be a big sister. She has been telling people there is a baby in mommy's baby, and now all she wants to do is hang out in the baby's room. Although it is still filled with alot of junk, I at least bought new curtains so I can match the colors to paint..etc. It's kinda funny that I had to nag my husband to put Regan's crib in the attic for a year and a half...then he does and a month later we find out I am pregnant. I wonder how long it will take for him to bring it back down. haha
So I finally took some new photos of all the "animal safety eyes" that I have for sale on ETSY. It took me awhile, but I had so many wholesale and custom orders coming in that I didn't get around to it. Plus I have been shopping my Crochet book around to publishers, so that has been stressful. I decided to find a real awesome photographer, and I have to remake all the toys and send them to him so he can take some cool pics that I can put in place of all my photos. I am really excited because his work is amazing, and he is very artistic and has great ideas. SO making a whole inventory of my toys has been keeping me busy too. I also have some great new craft eyes coming this week. I am so freaking excited that I can't contain myself. It is amazing what inspires you, ya know? I am getting pink owl eyes and all I can think of is how many things I want to make with them. (yeah) So check back to see all my new eyes. You can use them for knitting, crocheting, and plush animals or dolls. They are really for all your crafts or dolls and teddy bears.
In a city not to far away, I was once a tattoo artist. I have a degree in photography, so my photo albums are really good. I am a 31 year old mother of 2 kids and 2 dogs, I am obsessed with amigurumi, cupcakes,safety eyes, and anything made of yarn.