Bad carpal tunnel =
1. Lack of posts
2. Cannot crochet
This is saddening! :(
Friday, March 13, 2009
Bad carpal tunnel =
Posted by Blue Wings at 2:50 PM
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Just like my unknown obsession over elephants, I have a matching cliche obsession with skeleton keys. HOW PERFECT IS THIS!?
Fantastical, beautiful and yet still really adorable. I really appreciate this kind of artwork for children.
Perhaps I can convince hubby during home decor month that $30 is totally worth this pillow (which is exactly matching to our color schemes!)
Warning: You may die from over cuteness.
Through the long lines of too cute elephant bibs, I found myself loving this adorable one...
I couldn't make my mind up from this adorable decal, or the decal growth chart. (If we have a boy, we're naming him Noah and his theme will be... Noah's Ark :))
Or, I could be cheap and go with something like these adorable safari animals!
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
I'm REALLY happy because I was accepted as a member into the Etsy Hookers Team :) They seem like a great bunch of girls to chat up with, and I cannot wait to be able to sit down and fiddle more on their website.
The past few days have been really busy. Hubby has decided that this is the month we fix up our cars. We're preparing the way in case a new baby comes along soon :) Today we picked up his car after it had a look over by Chevy, and I have to schedule an appointment for mine in Denver - a 5-6 hour drive :( It'll be a day thing, but I'm not looking forward to it at all. In any case, tomorrow we get our windshields replaced after the rocks from the wretched South Dakota winds decided to rampage our glass. Finally - to drive without a huge crack!
The winner of Mama's Little Monkey's blog giveaway was Etsy user CreateMeACanvas! :) She has ordered a custom monkey standing at 15" tall when finished. I've begun working on it and am excited to send it off to her!
Unfortunately because we've been so busy (but good busy) I haven't had time to create anything new, except for the winner's monkey. I hope all is well in crochet land!
Friday, February 27, 2009
Alright, I know I just posted on the CPSIA hearing cancelled, but I read another blog entry by Rick Woldenberg and I am absolutely outraged. I'm not (yet) a mother, but if you are, and you blog (and you're running a small business) please read this and be enraged: Click here.
Yes. The hearings on CPSIA by the Subcommittee on Regulations and Healthcare of the House Committee on Small Business have cancelled their meetings. I'm not sure why, as I just heard this news and knew that it needed immediate reporting to other Etsians and handmade artisans. Please read the blog entry by Rick Woldenberg, the Chairmen of Learning Resources Inc., in Illinois.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Made by forthetiny.etsy.com
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The Cathedral of Notre Dog
Made by homedog.etsy.com
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Melrose White Dog Collar
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Rockabilly Hot Pink Black Polka Dot Dog Puppy Hair Bow
Friday, February 20, 2009
Found an awesome tutorial from FutureGirl that shows you how to sew the lining for a crocheted purse/handbag and how to sew it ONTO the actual bag. I wish someone would have told me before I had to make a bazillion errors!
Click here for the tutorial on lining.
Click here for the tutorial on sewing it ONTO the bag.
Apparently I am this weeks featured Giveaway Artist on this blog entry! :) Yay! What can you win? $25 gift certificate at Blue Wings, and a free soap from my new soap shop Purities! If you ask me, it's a fantastic deal. All you have to do is comment on the entry with your favorite item from EITHER shop (or both) and you are entered to win in the contest. It's amazing. It's easy. And ... you better do it :)
I'm still working on the Noah's Ark blanket for my friend. I've been a bit lazy in the crochet world, but I'm getting pumped back up. Soap making has gotten me a bit pre-occupied but I'm missing crochet like crazy. Today I bought a few skeins from Vanna White at Michaels for a throw I'm going to make for our home. The one my mama bought for us is coming apart after just a year of using it, despite it being $80 at Hobby Lobby, and so I'm determined to replace it with something homemade. The love will warm us up more than the other one, I figure :)
Got some beautiful rose scented soaps coming up today at Purities.etsy.com. They're gorgeous. My guest bathroom smells like a huge bouquet of fresh roses, and I'm sad to have to give the soaps away just because they smell so lush. Some of them feature dried rose petals (thanks hubby for the roses for V-day! You've given me petals for my soaps! LOL) and they just look... wonderful. I'm being humble, that's how wonderful they look - lol.
So go! Run! check them out!! :)
NEW SOAP SHOP:
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Christmas is always fun, but I was especially ecstatic this year with anticipation. Unlike in my childhood, this anticipation came from giving my mother a crocheted nativity set. I wasn't as thrilled with the outcome, then again am I ever?! :)
Thankfully I had come up with the idea of making my cousin's little girl a look alike doll. Steadily I worked on The Claire Doll before the 1st of January (her birthday). Fortunately I also received a wholesale order for The Claire Doll because the lady thought it was so cute! :) Of course this makes me so happy, and I do hope that other little girls enjoy the doll thoroughly.
Other new items have kept me busy as well. I would love to start a new Eco-Friendly line of household items and perhaps one day fashion! (*gasp* yes, I'm studying how to actually make clothing!) So for now Etsy is only embellished with two of my Eco-Friendly items. The bath set (with a free pouf!) and the washcloths. I'm working on some beautiful yellow ones for the springtime, which are fantastically soft!
There's a few more orders I've got to work on, so I really must be going. I do hope you visit the store in time for spring!
Posted by Blue Wings at 8:51 PM