Wednesday, July 29, 2009

New Etsy Store I Love!

I am a member of a wonderful group on Cafemom called Cafemom streat team CST for short. One of the mom's that is a part of this same group has come up with am addorable new Cat. I know what your thinking, another cat. But these cats are the cutest I've ever seen.

You can get a look at these wonderful new kitty cats at

Here is a little peak at one,and if you find them as addorable as i do than you need to go get you one of your own.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Birthday gift for my daughter

As you can tell I’m not a very good blogger but I will try to do better.
My little pumpkin just had her birthday and I wanted to make her something
from mom. She loves Dora the Explorer so I decided to make Dora’s backpack complete with map, a star pocket and a star. I think it came out
cute and she loved it. I’m pretty proud that I did it with out a pattern.

Friday, May 1, 2009


I signed up to sell on Artfire as well as Etsy. I have added new items to my Artfire store that I thought turned out great. I love the little piggy potholder. I learned how to make the korker bows for my daughter but had no where to put them so they would not get smashed. I have had an idea in my head for a while to make a crochet hair bow holder. I think it turned out cute! Take a look at my shop.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Nominate your Favorite Handmade Mom!

Do you have a favorite handmade Mom? You can nominate her to recieve an awsome gift basket for mothers day. Go here and see all the rules and where to sent your entry to. You can also see a picture of the gift basket. Now I'm off to nominate a mom.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Texas Bluebonnets

Every year I take my daughters pictures in the Bluebonnets. This year I also took my niece's. They did a great job since it was so sunny outside and they wanted the flowers more than they wanted to do the pictures. My favorite is them together. I made it black and white and added the color back to the Bluebonnets.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Finished my first knitting project

I finally finished my first knitting project. It’s just a simple
Scarf for my little one. It is made of soft yarn in a mix of pink
purple and black. The colors are hard to see in the picture but she
love’s it.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Learning something new

I finally learned how to knit. I have wanted to learn but have never had time. Last week I ended up out of town because my transmission went out. I had a lot of time on my hands so I bought a book some needles and yarn and sat down and learned the basic knit stitch and purl stitch as well as how to cast on and cast off. It is harder than crocheting. I am making a scarf for my little one to use next year and than I will try a new project.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Spring is in the Air!

Ok so I take my daughter outside to play with her two rabbits we got her. She was petting them and she turned around to talk me and daddy and wham there they go at it. She tells Midnight the male to stop it and leave Shelly alone. It was too funny but what do you say? So I had daddy put them up and we start to play in the yard and there are the mayflies going at it as well. I told hubby that Spring is in the Air!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Bloggers unite,CPSIA law

The new CPSIA law goes into effect on Feb.10th and if you don't think it affect you
please think again. The following is infomation on the new law and link wher you
can protest. Please take the time to read and make you own decition. The future of
handmade is about to change if this law doesn't change.

As parents and concerned citizens I’m sure most of us at one time or another have been confronted with the question of lead poisoning. But have you asked yourself what your government is doing to protect your children from lead contained in toys? The answer? They're banning toys, taking books from schools and libraries, hurting low income families, killing entrepreneurial spirit and risking putting the economy in an even greater depression than we've seen in decades. I'd like to introduce you to their solution: the CPSIA.Do you know about the CPSIA? No? Then I ask you to take a few minutes to find out about it.The CPSIA stands for Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, a new set of laws that will come into effect on 10 February, 2009 and will impact many, many people in a negative way. Make no mistake, this is very real. View it for yourself. If Forbes, the American Library Association and numerous other media are paying attention, perhaps you should too. How will these new laws affect you? Well, here are a few examples: To the Parents of Young Students:Due to the new law, expect to see the cost of school supplies sky rocket. While those paper clips weren't originally intended for your student to use, they will need to be tested now that your 11-year-old needs them for his school project. This law applies to any and all school supplies (textbooks, pencils, crayons, paper, etc.) being used by children under 12.To the Avid Reader:Due to the new law, all children's books will be pulled from library and school shelves, as there is no exemption for them. That’s okay though, there's always television. Our children don’t need to learn the love of reading after all.Article from the American Library Association the Lover of All Things Handmade:Due to the new law, you will now be given a cotton ball and an instruction manual so you can make it yourself since that blanket you originally had your eye on for $50 will now cost you around $1,000 after it's passed testing. It won't even be the one-of-a-kind blanket you were hoping for. Items are destroyed in the testing process making one-of-a-kind items virtually impossible. So that gorgeous hand-knit hat you bought your child this past winter won’t be available next winter.To the Environmentalist:Due to the new law, all items in non-compliance will now be dumped into our already overflowing landfills. Imagine not just products from the small business owners, but the Big Box Stores as well. You can't sell it so you must toss it. Or be potentially sued for selling it. You can't even give them away. If you are caught, it is still a violation.To the Second-Hand Shopper:Due to the new law, you will now need to spend $20 for that brand new pair of jeans for your 2-year old, rather than shop at the Goodwill for second hand. Many resale shops are eliminating children's items all together to avoid future lawsuits.To the Entrepreneur:Due to this new law, you will be forced to adhere to strict testing of your unique products or discontinue to make and/or sell them. Small businesses will be likely to be unable to afford the cost of testing and be forced to close up shop. Due to the current economic state, you'll have to hope for the best when it comes to finding a new job in Corporate America. To the Antique Toy Collector:Due to the new law, you'd better start buying now because it's all going to private collection and will no longer be available to purchase. “Because the new rules apply retroactively, toys and clothes already on the shelf will have to be thrown out if they aren't certified as safe.” the American Economy:Already struggling under an economy that hasn’t been this weak in decades, the American economy will be hit harder with the inevitable loss of jobs and revenues from suppliers, small businesses and consumers. The required testing is far too costly and restrictive for small businesses or individuals to undertake. To the Worldwide Economy:Due to this new law, many foreign manufacturers have already pulled out of the US market. You can imagine the impact of this on their businesses. If you think this is exaggerating, here is a recent article from Forbes for those of you prepared to be stupefied and boggled, The New Law you know? If this upsets or alarms you, please react.