Friday, October 31, 2008

Busy time of year

And so starts my busy month. The last two days I have spent taking family holiday portraits. This starts my month that seems to never end. I have several more family set ups to do before the end of November to get them back in time for Christmas. My poor baby does not like when mommy and daddy both have to work and today she has been extra winy because her allergies are making her sick. Tomorrow I have a wedding to do so she gets to spend the day with her daddy which she always loves. I’m off to bed to get my beauty sleep. LOL!

Monday, October 27, 2008

My MIL is awesome!

I love the pillowcase dresses that I see and some of my fellow CEM Etsy moms make. I told my mother in law about this dress and she asked to see the pattern. I told her I don’t have a pattern so she asked to see a picture of one. I showed her a picture of one and within 2 hours she came up with this one for my daughter. She did this with out a pattern. I am amazed at how talented she really is. My hubby always said she made his and his sisters clothes just by looking at a picture. She also made the blankets that are now in my shop. She is a great seamstress but is not very good on the internet.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

I am so frustrated!

My computer died. I am stuck with hubby's 10 year old computer that has no editing software for my pictures. I don't even have a way to put pictures on the computer to upload to Etsy. I'm hoping it will be fixed in the next couple of days without losing any of my data or pictures. Needless to say my frustration level is high!.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

New item added to my Etsy

I love photography so I decided to add some of my photo’s that I have taken at my local arboretum to my Etsy store. I chose to add my favorite one first. It is a beautiful brown pumpkin. When I first saw it I did not think it was real but I know there is no fake anything at the arboretum. They change out the landscape with the change of the season. I do a lot of bridals there. It would be so cool to have my photo hanging in someone’s house.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Sneek Attack! What Fun

Today I was reading blog and learned about something called a sneak attack. This is the coolest idea. You can find more info here
Every few days a new or relatively undiscovered Etsy shop is chosen as a "victim", and at a given time multiple buyers all visit the site and buy one or more items each, resulting in a whole slew of surprise business in a very short time. In the past week a handful of shops have all been "attacked" and both the shop owners AND the buyers have had GREAT experiences.
I participated tonight and got these They are adorable. I will be participating as often as I can.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Finally, I got to sew.

So today my wonderfull hubby play with the baby this morning so I could get som sewing done. The most I have sewed is a taggie blanket for my daughter and one for my niece so I'm not real good at reading the dirctions. My first attemt turned out cute although I can see where I messed up. My daughter confiscated that one whe she tried it on. LOL. The next attempt just frustrated me. It is a difernt pattern than the first one and I can't figgure out where I went wrong,(sigh) I just gave up for now and sat down on the computer. I need to get up and finish what I am making for the Racheal,Martha, and Ellen baskets for the Cafemom Etsy team. I am going to put a picture of my little model in the dress that did half way right.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Plans change

So the plan for today was to get rid of my daughter and break out the sewing machine. So what did I do today? Not that. My 16 year old nephew is a Firefighter exsplorer and he need to be cpr certified and he asked me to go with him. It was a 6 hour class and so worth it. I learned infant ,child and adult cpr. The class was for heathcare provider so I got to learn more than you would in your average cpr class. I am now confedant that I can save my childs life if she stoped breathing. I recamend anyone who has children to become cpr certified. As far as my sewing goes I made a deal with the hubby to work on it on Sunday.