Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
December is the season for uncomfortable pictures!!LOL! we took the kids to see santa lastnight, and my daughter wouldnt stop crying. so santa had us all get in the pic together. this is the only one of her not crying :)
So, picture done.. now i send out the xmas cards. we get our tree this weekend. our first real tree since the kids have been born. my xmas shopping is almost done.. i just have baking to do and then i can enjoy my holiday!!
SO HERES AN EARLY MERRY XMAS FROM MY FAMILY TO YOURS!
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Big things have happened in the past week. I am now running Sweet Retreat congo, with a few friends as tech support and coadmin. With the change, i decided we needed a new look. So Sweet Retreat is now the place to 'find your inner peace'. i am very much into all things zen, so this new look is awesome to me! i hope it grabs peoples attention and brings them back for more. We have added new vendors. Bliss Candies, A Ray of Stitches, Birdies, Loving Touch Soaps, and more to come! We have a great Black friday stocking coming up next week, dont miss it. great collabs and sales. But tomarrow is our second stocking of the month, so be there at 1:00pm.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
anyway, now i have a great amount of stock for November. which means my customs list is about to be wide open, and we can get the ball rolling for Christmas shopping. Hope to do some sewing this week, for a KS stocking. and i have alot of collabs im working on for MS and SR. so busy this week! but atleast the stress of the craft fair has passed and i can breath again..for a few weeks!lol
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
heres two lovely little dolls, i have made and ready for the craft fair on Saturday. ihave about 8 ready to go, and a few last minute in the works. im almost ready, but i have some finnishing things i have to get done. im hoping the weather holds up. as of this morning theyre predicting rain for the weekend, but its newengland so it might change.
i will take pics of my set up on saturday, if we actually get to go. i have some neat display ideas for my playfood, and some for the dolls as well. last year my popular item was my lovey bunnies, so i have a dozen or so of those made. but im hoping my dolls are the hit this year. alot of work goes into them, but the outcome is truely special!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
here is my verison of the pirate girl doll! girls can play pirates too! she has a bright red skirt, thats not too feminine, but still pretty, and matches the skulls in her head scarf.lol. she has an eye patch to keep it real! this lovely little lady is going to Lauren, another DS momma!
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
so ive been busy making samples for the spotted box for OCtober. i am sending in samples for Jodys Designs as well as Kindred SPirits. i do enjoy doing the spotted box!
my custom list is getting mighty high again.. looks like people might be thinking xmas in September. i have 3 dolls to make, some playfood, and some slippers. all while trying to stock for the craft show and for the congos.
MAinstreet congo has officially merged with Nectar congo. not all of the vendors have joined us for the merge, but those who have are very nice wahms. they will all be debuting in OCtober, which is turning out to be a very nice stocking. i love it when things fall together! get it,,,,october..fall...yeah im corny!
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
alot happened in sales the past two days. my pirate doll went to a home in Korea. my first international sale, so im praying it makes it there ok. my apples and pears diaper bag set sold to a great momma from CDN. she sounded oober excited about it for a shower gift, if she doesnt decide she needs to keep it!lol!! oh and i sold 2 custom lunchbags that were shipped out this morning.. so i had some saled this month.. money to pay for some fabric i have comign from coops and a stuffed dragon i ordered for johanna ( she collects dragons).
hopefully this weekend i get some major crocheting done. Monday we go to Boston to meet my niece for the first time. i cant wait to see her! i have something special to give her ( yes its from hyena wahms, wouldnt have it any other way). i also cant wait to see my SIL and BIL to hugg them and see if being a parent has changed them yet.. but i know holding that baby is going to make me want another, so it might be a dangerous day.
codys first week at school is done. he has improved alot by today. he was having trouble getting focused, but as of today the teacher said hes doing better. he still screams "momma!!" when i pick him up, and i hope that doesnt stop cause i need it.. my little man is growing up :(
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
so this is it.. my son had his first day of preschool. he wore his special new shirt ( from the smiling octopus on HC), his new sneakers, and his favortie backpack. he was so excited. we brought him over to the teacher and he jumped and was ready. didnt even want to look back, just ran.. i cant wait til he gets home so he can tell me all about it..
Sunday, August 30, 2009
i woke up to chocolate chip pancakes this morning, a sweet card from my husband ( who gave me a Paula Deen cookbook too!) and big kisses from my kids. great way to start the day. this afternoon we are doing lunch in town at my new favorite lunch spot, then maybe a little antiquing. my mother gave me a gift card to woolworks, so im going to buy some kickass yarn today too!! yay! nothing like the gift of yarn :)
anyway, lots to do. finnishing up lastminute items for KS grandopening. getting ready for codys big day tomarrow. and i also became and aunt as of Thursday. Little Lily was born, and i will be seeing her sometime this week. very very good month here!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
1 cp semisweet choc chips
1/2cp peanut butter
1/4 cp butter
1 tsp vanilla
9 cps chex (we use corn chex)
1 1/2cps powdered sugar
1.) in a large microwavable bowl mix choc chips,pb & butter ( i prechop the butter). microwave for 1 min on high. mix it up, if its not smooth after mixing put it back in for 30 secs. stir in vanilla
2.) put the cereal in a large bowl, pour choc mixture over the chex. with a rubber spatula mix it gently til all of the cereal is coated. put 4 cups of this cereal mix into a large bag ( we use freezer bags)
3.) pour in 1/2 cp of the powdered sugar over the mix. close bag and shake. add another 4 cps of mix and 1/2 cp of sugar, shake. repeat til all mixture is in the bag and shoke.
this is the easies thing to make. its great over icecream too!
Monday, August 24, 2009
im getting some more crocheting done today, trying to get ready for the big craft fair. i have about 8 bunnies made, i just have to sew their eyes on. then im going to make a massive stock of play food! i really enjoy making the playfood, im hoping its a big hit at the fair. im doing alot of sets with Dena of Lulubird designs, so i think they will fly off the table!
anyway, not alot going on this week. New England is still in a heat wave. which is killing me. we have the AC on every day! the kids havent been playing outside unless theyre swimming. and to top it off, my veggie plants got some funky bug on them thats wiping them out :( not too happy about that!
did get some sewing done this weekend. made a bunch of lunch bags to sell on KS. theyre super cute and insulated as well. ill take pics when ive finnished the whole lot. i started off making one for cody, for his first day of school, then found that i really enjoy making them.
Friday, August 21, 2009
so far today i made a batch of peanut butter cookies, which my kids managed to eat half of already. this is why i dont like to make cookies when theyre awake. they stand there and beg for the beaters, then they steal cookies when im not looking..evil little cookie thieves.
Monday, August 17, 2009
i think the new adventure of Kindred Spirits is going to be great. i cant wait to showcase my sewn items, and to see what Nancy comes up with next. having a sewn item shop that sells trainers, diapers, and clothes is so convenient. cause i cant make diapers and trainers, so having nancy do that is alot easier. Plus, with her opening this shop with me, it makes more sense for her to close down knickerdoodies. kwim?
Sunday, August 16, 2009
i finnished the longies for KJ, so those are wrapped and ready to mail in the morning.
not alot going on here today. its pretty muggy out, so i think im staying in with the AC.
i hope to get some more sewing done today, and possibly some crocheting as well.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
im working in finnishing up some longies for a custom. i just need to do a waistband and hem ties and its done! yay!!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
so this is what i have been hard at work on. its my crochet version on the earflap hat, but im calling it the goblin hat. i did this with stripes of solids, with the ear flaps and braided ends. i need to add a pom pom to it, and iron the brim flat. but its made from 100% wool yarn, and johanna loves it. im thinking im going to enter this in the Woodstock Fair this year, cause its really cute in person. i have to make one for my son now, as requested by my husband. im going to adjust the pattern a little with my sons, cause i ran into a few hard spots while creating this. and it is my own design. i hope to make a few more to sell this year as well.