Saturday, August 21, 2010

2 YEARS AGO TODAY.............

I opened my Etsy shop!!! What a long way I have come. Most of you probably don't know that I started my shop with scrapbooks and a little jewelry. My first love was and may always be scrap booking. There is just something about paper and pens and markers, oh my:) I have not been able to play with my supplies in awhile though. I hope this fall I will get some more pages done on the kids books:) Anyways, look how far I have come:)Bookends have become my hottest seller!The plush owls come in different sizes and soooo many different fabrics!Some have button eyes and some of wool felt eyes:)All different sweet dollies in the shop!Owl garlands come with pom poms, buttons or just plain.And now some have WINGS!Ornaments for the Holiday season!

There are even some of these little mini owls hanging around the shop:) I hope you stop by the shop and find something you like!

Happy Saturday!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Winged Banners!

Well, since I was put in Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Crafts magazine for my banner.I thought I would have to make some new kind of banners that were a little more special.I have 2 favorites, this is one. I love these fabrics by Basic Gray!

And this one, just because I LOVE pink so much and this fabric by Riley Blake is so stinkin cute!! I have another one in the shop besides these 2 and I have a couple more to add! BTW, all these fabrics are also little owl ornaments in my shop. I have quite a few to add, but there are some in the shop.

Hope everyone has some fun plans for the weekend!

Thursday, August 19, 2010


I have so much stuff to put in the shop!! Here are the new dollies!! Can you guess my favorite:) Better yet, what is your favorite?Fiona
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Be back tomorrow with more:)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

What a day:/

The craft show ended up being a bust:( There was just no traffic. We are not sure what happened, we are thinking maybe it was the larger craft show that was going on in Duluth. What I do know is that our tents sure were cute!The entire tent!Owls, owls, dolls and my sister/helper:)A closer look.The other table.A closer look.This little desk was soooo cute! It was wood, I painted it blue and put scrapbook paper in the back and in the drawer and put new knobs on it. It was perfect for all these little hoots:)I could really pack this thing:) I framed my magazine feature. It turned out really cute. Now I can put it up in my studio.

My cousin Barb was right next to me. Our tents were like night and day, but really they each really were us to a T!Her husband built her awesome tables!! Her tables were just beautiful as is her work!I wish I would have taken closer pictures of her work! You can find it in her shop though at

So there you have it! It was so slow that we packed up early. Too bad:(

I will be filling the shop with lots of goodies in the next week or so. I put a bunch in there yesterday and will be adding some more today!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Geering up!

I first want to thank everyone for their awesome comments on my earlier post about the magazine:) I means a lot that everyone thinks it is great as well!
Anyways I am going to share with you some of the crazy sewing I am doing for the craft show next weekend.These are only some of what I have been busy doing! I hope I get everything finished before then. I have Ava helping me at night filling the mini owls. I will have to take picture of her working so hard:) All the kids can be really helpful. You can tell they are proud of what I so, they will bring their friends up to my studio and show them all the creations. Ava once said to her friend, " you can't touch them though, you might have dirty hands". So cute of her.

Hope everyone is having a grand weekend!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Actually yesterday while I was grocery shopping I saw it on the shelf and was shocked because it was not supposed to come out until today!BETTER HOMES and GARDENS Holiday Craft magazine! I was contacted late December and have bee keeping it a secret from the online world. They wanted my Owl Christmas garland made with Amy Butler fabric. I could not believe it!! So excited. They said this year they were going to try something different and needed a photo of me, they were putting pictures of the designers in the magazine. This part I was not thrilled about at all:/ It made me get busy and loose 30+ pounds. My cousin Barb took my picture. She has a super cute shop on Etsy.

I am on 3 different pages!!!!! So excited about this!! Everyone says to hold on for big sales to come. It will be fun to see what comes of it!!

So there you have it, my BIG NEWS!!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

A hint:)

How about a hint for the BIG NEWS:) It has to do with a very well known magazine:)))) I hope tomorrow I have the evidence to share with you:) In the meantime I have some photos of our day at the lake. It was the last day of Matt's vacation.The boys getting warm, which lasts about a nano second.I took like 5 pictures of Corrina laying here. The cutest one is on my flickr. She has my sunglasses, but they are cuter on her.Who is this happy little guy?I have to take pictures of Carmen on the sly:)Miss Ava:)

I just couldn't help it, I had to put another one of Jonathan in here!

Have a nice Monday!