Friday, July 31, 2009

Hoot Hoot

I have a new batch of owls ready to be filled into the shop. See, I am thinking Christmas. I tag them as stocking stuffers. The best part is they are a great price. I will be featured in a couple blogs within the next couple of weeks, so I want a wide variety.

Guess who stuffed all these little owls.
She is becoming rather good at it. Her
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Halloween in July

I have wanted to make this for a couple weeks now. It turned out just the way I had it in my head, which is rare. I think it is the perfect decoration for Halloween. I am not stopping there though, I have other owl banner plans:)
I want to make another quilt today, we will see how that goes:/

Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Mushrooms anyone

I have been working on this blanket for days. OK, not continuously, but here and there. Finally finished it last night and love the way it turned out. Preston said, "Whoa, I love that".

The little owl matches perfectly.

Not the greatest picture. That is the best I can do on a cloudy day.

I finished this custom owl last night and is ready to be shipped out today.

I never can work on just one owl. I like to make at least 2 at a time. This little owl got finished last night as well.

Pebble the Owl

She also stands all by her little self. Too cute:)

Last night I had Carmen stuff a bunch of mini owls for me. She gets paid a little cash every time she helps. She is a little mini me when it comes to crafting:)
Today I will be placing eyes and noses on those little owls. I have a few items to ship out today as well. All these things will be getting done in between the making meals, wiping "bottoms", yelling, sweeping, vacuuming, doing the never ending piles of laundry, hugging, cuddling, reading stories, going up and down the stairs a million times, making sure Preston doesn't kill himself riding his bike :/(he is my biggest worry every day, I am surprised I have remained sane this summer, YIKES!!!!) I am sure anyone who has at least 1 kid knows all about these things:/
Have a wondrous day!
P.S. Thank you for all the comments on the last post:) Yvonne, I am not sure how long the front page "fame " is. Maybe 10-15 mins? It was fun:)

Monday, July 27, 2009


I really wish I new how to paste the front page treasury here. I need to learn more about using the computer. It's amazing I know how to do this:( Anyways this little quilt made the front page!!!!

I was soooo excited. I have been on the front page a couple of other times, but it has been a looong time. Super Fun!!!!

Just thought I would share!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

stands alone

I made an owl for the shop that can stand by it's self.

I have an idea cooking up for the owls. I can't wait to see how it turns out. First I need to finish the quilt I have been working on for the last few days. Not enough time in the day:(

Have a great Saturday!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Time to share

I can finally share the custom order that I was working on!

The very nice lady I made them for knew exactly what she wanted. These owls were for her daughter's 1st birthday party. She was using them for a center piece on top of the table. She asked if I could make the little ones stand by themselves. PRESSURE! I am always nervous doing a custom order. I had a couple of ideas and with another idea from my cousin Barb, these little hoots turned out perfect. I will now be making some of these for the shop.

I have been making these little owls like crazy!

They are so cute and people seem to really like these little ones. With the price they are, you can't go wrong:) These are some of my new favorites.

Now if I can get off the computer and finish the quilt I have been working on:(

Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, July 20, 2009

new stuff in the shop

I have been listing things every day in the shop. Last night, I listed this little mini owl.....

and it sold right away. That was so fun, nothing has ever sold as soon as it was put up. People seem to really like the little hoots:) I know I will be using these to stuff some Christmas stockings this year:)

I made a few banners for the flop of a craft show. I liked making them, the cutting and sewing and well, just all of it. This one I think is my favorite.

Carmen wants one to hang for her birthday party tomorrow. I think I will have to do a happy birthday applique on one. She also wants a fuzzy owl for her birthday, which is already wrapped up for her. I will post some pictures of her holding her new hoot after her special day. I do have a picture of one that was in the shop though.

I put this one in the shop yesterday and it sold last night. How fun is that?!!!! This fuzzy fabric the kids LOVE. All of my kids have requested one.

We are off to Corrina's first soccer practice. This will be interesting:)

Have a great day.

Saturday, July 18, 2009


My Aunt Yvonne took some really great pictures from a little party my mother had a few weeks ago. Here are some of favs of my kids!


Yvonne blew this picture up to a big huge size, put it in a frame and gave to me! I LOVE it! We will be displaying it upstairs in the hallway.


He ate so many S'mores. He never is allowed to srink pop, but today I said he could. I think he had more then 1. He had the best time!

She is very quite and takes everything when we are around a lot of people, a lot like me when I was her age. This is a really great picture of her though!
Just thought I would share!

Owls, Owls and more Owls

I have so many Owls to put in the shop. It is good I will have something to put in the shop for awhile though. I think there are about 23 little ones. I also whipped out 6 big Owls and about 7 fabric banners. The truck blanket also needs to be put in the shop. In the shop today is .....

If you remember I had made one for my niece, Zhaina. She was my favorite doll I had made, so I decided to make one for the shop. Her tutu is made a little different. I just call her "I LOVE TO DANCE RAG DOLL".

I put this mini owl in the shop too.

Today I will be trying to take some pictures of the products. And I have to work on the custom owls.

Have a great weekend!!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Fuzzy Wuzzy

My kids LOVE these owls with the fuzzy fabric.

Carmen birthday is on Tuesday and guess what she is getting? As soon as we have some sun I will take a picture of her fuzzy little friend! It is a bigger version of this one....

And pink! These little guys are in the shop:)

I also added these 2 this morning.

Her name is Ellie! Isn't she cute:)

I get to do one of my favorite things today.............SHOPPING! As I said earlier it is Carmen's birthday on Tuesday, so I will be shopping for her. She loves to bead. I also do a little of that, but haven't in awhile. I LOVE going to the bead store. Must be all the colors and choices the same as fabric stores and scrapbooking. I just cannot get enough!

Have a happy day!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009


I was supposed to be doing a 4 day craft show. I learned a few things.When we showed up there were only a couple vendors. I thought maybe more would show up later. Wrong!!! There were 7 vendors when I was told there would be 25. Later I was told that the rest of them would only be doing Saturdays show. How many more? She said a few more. The second thing I learned is the wind is not my friend. My older daughters and I cranked up the tent only to take it down a couple hours later. My products were flying off the tables! It was awful. While we had the tent up, the girls would hold on for dear life to the poles of tent or run from underneath it scared they would blow away with the tent. We had weights on the tent and that helped a little but not much! Thankfully my mom came and said that I should maybe pack up. (I needed someone to tell me it was ok) So I did, only to be told by the supervisor of the event that I would be missing out on a car show opportunity that would be happening later. Thus, my 3rd lesson learned.......just because there will be an "event" does mean that this is business for you. I did not stay for the car show. She was annoyed with me. Why? She has $50 , I will not be getting back. I felt disappointed when I got home and bad for all the time I put in getting ready for the show. Next time I will only do the shows I know that are good ones and make sure there are more then a few vendors. I came away with some lessons and a ton of product for the shop.
This is 1 little owl in the sea of about 25 mini owls. Most of them are about 2 inches. They are a big hit around here!

I have many more products to share with you through out the week! Tonight I will be working on 4 custom owls:)

Have a great night!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Crazy busy

Thank God for Corrina, Carmen and Matt. They have been such great helpers while I get ready for the craft show. Yesterday the girls took the kids to the park for me. It was only a half hour, but I spent it well.

I love to see the end product.

I can't decide if I like the green in the back or the white. What do you think? The little tutu turned out so cute. And it is removable:) I think I am just going to save them for the craft show.

Yesterday and the day before that, I was busy making some quilts.

I had to make another one of the truck blankets because everyone liked it so much! The heart one was a lot of work, but it turned out so cute! I may put one up in the shop:)

Today on my to d0 list is making owls, mini owls. They are so tiny. I think they measure a couple of inches. I wanted something little and inexpensive for the craft show. I better get back to the sewing!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Sewing, sewing and more sewing!

That is what is on the agenda for the next 9 days. Why 9 days? The craft show starts in 9 days and made all these goals for myself. I really want to make a banner with my shop name on it. I have a few cute dolls to make with little tutus. I also have a rather large custom order that needs to be done. I have a couple of weeks to get that mailed out, so not to stressed yet. Here is a custom order that has landed at the new owners home so I may now share it with you.

In my Etsy shop, people seem to really like my avatar picture and have been asked a few times to make it. I don't really use patterns so I tried to duplicate it the best I could. Notice the cute fabric on the smaller owls belly. It is actually sheets from Pottery Barn. I LOVE the sheets and managed to get my hands on a little bit of it. The lady that purchased the owls was doing her daughters room with some of this collection. The cute green polka dot fabric on the big owls belly is from Amy Butler and it is discontinued. I am so disappointed, but I looked and looked on Etsy and found some and bought as much as I could afford. Anyways, I am off to so some sewing:)

Have a happy day!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

A couple of quilts

I have been staying up way to late working on some quilts. I am trying to get ready for a craft show I am going to be in on July 15th - 19th. I do have quite a bit of owls but would like some more baby quilts. I don't get much done around here during the day, so my nights are late. I also have been getting ready for my oldest daughters birthday. She is going to be 12. I can't believe it! Her birthday is tomorow, so I have another late night ahead of me. Here are the quilts.

The rest of the pictures of these 2 quilts are in my shop. I think they could be used for a boy or a girl. What do you think?

Have a happy day everyone!