Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!!

Be sure to check where Santa is!! You can already watch videos of Santa delivering presents, he is one fast big dude. We have checked Santa's progress for years. My kids are too old now, but they really enjoyed it when they were younger. So gather the kids and go to:
NORAD Santa Tracker

Merry Christmas!! My daughter is downstairs singing "White Christmas" because it is snowing, and yeah, we're having a white Christmas. Hopefully the roads will not be too terrible and we can make it to my parent's house and home again safely today.

I have been having a wonderful time sewing things for my Etsy shop. It's really weird knowing that I have little pieces of 'me' out there all over the world. I always hope that whoever is out there with my items enjoys using them as much as I enjoy making them.

Speaking of my Etsy shop, thank you to everyone who has purchased from me. I really appreciate it. I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, I hope you all are able to spend time with your family and loved ones, and I hope you enjoy your presents (even if it's an ugly sweater or a rock hard fruitcake, just smile and pretend!!).

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Look what I made... something without a zipper!!

No zipper anywhere. Shocking, I know. But oh so cute and cuddly!!

My husband took off work on Wednesday so we could shop. I wanted to start at the mall, then work our way back home, stopping to get anything that we didn't get at the mall. Well, to our surprise, the mall wasn't open that early. I (mistakenly) thought that the mall would open up at least an hour earlier than usual considering it IS the week before Christmas. But no, they didn't open until 10 am.

So we went over to JoAnn's to grab something for me. I wanted to try making some scarves using pretty fabric on one side and something soft on the back. I wasn't sure if I wanted minky kind of fabric, or chenille, or just flannel. Then I found this stuff - it's soft and cuddly and fuzzy and SOFT and cuddly and fuzzy... you get the idea. It's very soft. It was half price, and I used my 20% off coupon, so I got a great deal.

For this scarf I used all Amy Butler prints in pinks and browns. It is 5 1/2 inches wide and 60 inches long, and it was very easy to make. I see more of these in my future.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

On the 12th Day of Christmas...

This is the final day of my 12 Days of Christmas Specials.

Receive 25% Off your entire order. Enter coupon code 25CHRISTMAS at checkout.

On the twelfth day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me
Twelve drummers drumming,
Eleven pipers piping,
Ten lords a-leaping,
Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtledoves,
And a partridge in a pear tree!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

On the 11th Day of Christmas...

My entire selection of Purses are now on SALE!!

Select Wristlets are still priced at 50% off.

Friday, December 10, 2010

On the 10th Day of Christmas...

Today's special is on Wristlets. Normally priced at $24.00 each, now just $12.00. Be sure to check out the SALE section in my shop for tons of specials.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

On the 9th Day of Christmas...

I listened to Christmas music all day and slowly went nuts. I'm thinking I need to change my music selection. Some of these songs are just terrible. How does this stuff get released for public consumption? And the hip hop versions of classics is murder to the ears. 'Noel' becomes no-o-o-o-o-o-o-eh-eh-eh-eh-eh-llllllll. Like Randy Jackson says - "too many runs and it was all over the place, dog. It was just alright."

Back to my sale information. Day 9 - all Flat Bottom Zipper Pouches are now on sale. Normally priced at $10, $12, and $14, now priced at $6, $7, and $8. Order now to get them in time for Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

On the 8th Day of Christmas...

12 Days of Christmas Specials continues... late edition.

Eek. Where did the day go? I have added some of my 'wavy' pouches to the SALE section in my Etsy shop. They are normally priced at $14.00 and $12.00, now just $8.00 and $7.00.

I have also added other items to the sale section, and marked down some sale items even more.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

On the 7th Day of Christmas...

Mr. Computer Fix-it guy sends a 'message' to me via my husband: My computer is old, the hard drive is almost full, it needs more RAM, blah blah blah. (Like we didn't know this? We will be celebrating 8 years together in January. That's a long time in computer life, so I don't need dude talking crap about my computer.) I hugged my computer and told my husband to make the bad guy stop!! Gah.

Day 7 of my 12 Days of Christmas, Zipper Pouch Sets normally priced at $18.00 are now $10.00.

Yesterday's special $4.00 Zipper Pouches will continue to be available only for a short time. So get them while you can.

Monday, December 6, 2010

On the 6th Day of Christmas...

My desktop computer crapped out on me. I knew I shouldn't have been talking about getting a new computer to replace it. It probably hates me and did this on purpose just to show me who's boss. I love my computer. I want it back.

Meanwhile, I carry on the 12 Days of Christmas from the laptop. It's just not the same though. Sigh. I have marked down all of my $8.00 pouches to just $4.00 each.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

On the 5th Day of Christmas...

5 Golden Rings. I wish I had 5 golden rings to give. Since I don't, I am offering 50% off Zipper Pouch Sets. These sets are normally priced at $24.00 and $16.00, now only $12.00 and $8.00.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

On the 4th Day of Christmas...

4 Calling Birds, or half price zipper pouch sets. Which is a better deal?

Today I am offering my 3 piece zipper pouch sets, normally priced at $22.00, for only $11.00.

I also have my 2 piece zipper pouch sets, normally priced at $20.00, for only $10.00.

Friday, December 3, 2010

On the 3rd Day of Christmas...

Not 3 French Hens. Something better!!

Ruffle Zipper Pouches are only $5.00 each in my Etsy shop!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

On the 2nd Day of Christmas...

I don't have 2 Turtle Doves to give. But I am offering specials in my Etsy shop.

Today I am offering 5 different wristlets for the price of $5.00 each. These are normally priced $15.00 each, so this is a steal.

Wristlets are a great way to be hands free - just throw the strap over your wrist and off you go. I use wristlets myself, and I have made some for my daughter to carry different items such as her digital camera, Nintendo DS, and her Ipod.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

On the 1st Day of Christmas...

Sorry. Not a partridge in a pear tree. Not even close.

For the 1st Day of Christmas I give you a Set of 5 Zipper Pouches for just $2.50!! This set would make a perfect gift by itself, or use them to hold gift cards or other small gifts.

To share a bit of history, the 12 Days of Christmas are actually the 12 days after Christmas. The 12 days count from December 25th until January 5th, the last day of the Christmas Season before Epiphany (January 6th). If you want to read more about the 12 days you can visit HERE.

12 Days of Christmas

I cannot believe it is December already!! Well, not until tomorrow... but still. To celebrate The 12 Days of Christmas MY way, each day I will offer a different item in my shop at a special price. It may be only one item, or it may be a section of my shop with special prices. You'll have to check every day to see what I have to offer!!

Be sure to check out my Facebook page as I will be posting the specials there every day also.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cyber Monday Sale

Cyber Monday Sale in my Etsy shop.
Use coupon code 20CYBER10 to receive 20% off your entire purchase. Free gift with purchases over $20.00 (after discount is applied).

Sale prices good through 11:59 P.M. CST Monday, November 29, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Thanksgiving Day sale starts now in my Etsy shop. Receive 40% off your entire purchase using coupon code 40THANKS10 during checkout.

All orders over $20.00 (after coupon code is applied) will receive a free gift.

Please let me know if you have any problems with the coupon code during checkout.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Amy Butler Soul Blossoms

I just found out that Quilt Home is shipping Amy Butler's Soul Blossoms fabrics. Eek. I really want some of this. Okay, I want most of it. I can't say I really want all of the prints because some of these prints just scream Kaffe Fassett, and I'm not really fond of his designs. I have no idea why she would try to emulate his style.

I also want some or all of the home decor weight Soul Blossoms fabrics. I love those. But with Christmas right around the corner, I can't justify spending that much money on fabric. Maybe I can buy it for myself for Christmas? Hmmm... I'll think about it.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Is the countdown on? One year until Breaking Dawn Part 1

Gah. An entire year until Breaking Dawn Part 1 is released. It seems like a long time to wait between Eclipse and BD. A year and a half. If you think about it, the first 3 movies (Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse) were released within a year and a half of each other. Personally, I think it is too long between movies. I wonder if the same amount of interest will be there a year from now.

The Eclipse DVD will be released on December 4. I haven't compared features from the different places that will have the DVD available. I will probably go with the Target version though, since that is where I picked up Twilight and New Moon, and I was pleased with the 'extras'. And then I can watch it for the second time. Yeah, that's right. My husband and I were completely late to the party on this movie. It was literally the last showing of Eclipse in any theatre around here. So we had no opportunity to view it more than once. I would have liked to have seen it one more time in the theatre, unlike Twilight and New Moon, which we really had no desire to see more than once.

Then I will be having a movie marathon. Watch Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse back to back. Overload? Probably. But I think I can handle it.

Monday, November 15, 2010


Synopsis: I met someone who changed everything. Matthias. My autistic sister's guardian angel. Honest. Inspiring. Funny. Hot. And immortal. That was the problem. What could I do? I did what any other girl would do-I fell in love with him. Zoe's sister darts in front of cars. Her brother's a pothead. Her parents are so overwhelmed; they don't see Zoe lost in her broken life. Zoe escapes the only way she knows how: partying. Matthias, a guardian sent from Heaven, watches over Zoe's autistic sister. After Zoe is convinced he's legit, angel and lost girl come together in a love that changes destiny. But Heaven on Earth can't last forever.

It's still too early to put up the Christmas Tree

My daughter is in full Christmas mode. She's very excited to put up the Christmas tree, but worried about keeping the cat and dog away from it. Prior to last year, we had a HUGE rotating (fake) tree with hundreds of lights. We've been losing sections of lights on the tree, so we started wrapping light strands around to fill in the gaps. So last year I went out and bought a much smaller non-rotating pre-lit tree. My daughter hated it. So now she realizes that we can't possibly use the huge tree again because the puppy is not going leave it alone. I suggested placing our smaller tree on a table so the puppy can't get it. I have no idea if that will work either, because he sure can jump high for a small dog!!

But I did put my foot down on setting up the tree over the weekend. That is something we do every year on the Friday after Thanksgiving. My daughter will just have to wait until then. She's been filling her time with other Christmas activities. Last Sunday she watched Santa Clause 2. Last night she talked her brother into watching The Polar Express. Listening to Christmas music - 2 of our local radio stations went to all Christmas music last week. A bit ridiculous, I know. And she is coloring pictures, alternating between turkeys made from her hand print, and Christmas trees, and hanging them all over the house.

I'll get into the Holiday mood soon. I think I'll have to wait until after Thanksgiving though.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Go Elf Yourself...

Elf Yourself is back again. I just made an elf using my daughter's photo and doing the hip hop dance. But if I post it anywhere she will kill me. Seriously. I'll have to get her to make one of herself, then I will share it. Sneaky, I know.

Is it too early to start putting up Christmas lights? Because I made asked my husband nicely to trim the huge ass bush at the corner of the porch so we can get the lights around it... and since you'll be out there anyway, how about you start stringing lights? Ha. So now I have the garland lights wrapped around the porch rail, the net lights covering the trimmed bush, and lights on all of the smaller bushes.

We actually aren't the first to hang lights this season. There is a house up the street that was getting decorated last weekend. AND the main reason we started is because it's been 75 degrees all week. But starting tomorrow it's supposed to be 50 degrees and raining all weekend, then even colder next week. Who knows when we will get nice weather again. It is November after all.

It sucks hanging lights in the cold and/or bad weather. We didn't get lights hung at all last year. The weather was that bad on the days we had available. The year before we just did icicle lights around the roof edge because it was freaking cold out. One year we had some of our neighbors out on a weekend during an ice/snow storm hanging lights. On the roof!! That's just crazy.

FYI - When decorated, our house looks nothing like this:

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I still love Rob...

Now that Breaking Dawn has begun filming, and Christmas is fast approaching, interest in my photo zipper pouches has picked up.. Just the other day I had a request using this photo:

I have to wonder, where the heck was I when these photos came out??? Living under a rock evidently. I went on a little eye candy search yesterday and came across these little pretties:

And my favorite...