Thursday, June 16, 2011

Inspiration workshop-week #3

The prompt this week is GREEN!

I am hooking up with Gussy for Inspiration Workshop!

I went straight to Photobucket and on the first page was this.....(source)

LOVE this! It reminds me of my daughter Carmen who loves the PEACE sign.

Check out Gussy's blog for much more GREEN inspiration:)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Take Me Back Tuesday

I seemed to have missed a couple of weeks:/ After a very painful week of having my wisdom teeth pulled, I am finally feeling better. So, I will be doing my "weekly" Take Me Back Tuesday:)

My mom and dad divorced when I was 4 (I think).Even though I do not remember a life of them being married, this picture strikes a sentimental feeling. It may be the fact that I do not remember it and I guess most kids wished for their parents to be together. I would have loved to know what they were like together for those few years even though I am sure it was hard.

I do remember visiting my dad on the weekends.Look at how happy the two of us are:) My dad looks a little goofy, but this picture resembles how I still feel about my dad.

My dad soon married, Julie. When I was 7 and Adam was 5 we moved in with my dad and step mom. I believe that this was the best decision that was made. It was the structure I needed to become the person I am today and have the family that I now have. My dad and Julie have a marriage that I look up to. I learned from them what a family is and how to be a good parent. (my mother taught me valuable things as well. That is for another time) I am very thankful for them, but it took me to have my own family and to grow-up a little bit before I realized the impact of this.

From them I have 2 other sisters, Jennifer and Sheena.This may have been the only "professional" picture there is of all of us.

Thank you Dad and Julie for loving me and raising us right:)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

New items!

I have been sewing like crazy these last few days. Why?? Because I am trying to forget the fact that my mouth hurts so bad that sometimes I can barley stand it:/ I had all 4 wisdom teeth pulled out on Tuesday and the first couple of days were really not that bad, but the last few days have been awful!! Sewing has been the only thing that keeps my mind busy. Also I have been pretty much hiding in the house because I look like I have cotton balls in my mouth:/ Hopefully it will be over soon:/ I have neglected a few things around here, one of the biggest is my 5 nights a week circuit training which I actually miss, imagine that;)

So in light of my recent torture, I have gone mad and have been sewing and sewing. Here are some of the new ones in the shop this morning!

I have added a NEW category to the shop. Lots of people like to buy pairs of the Owl Bookends so I have added some matchers to the shop for a lower price then if you were to buy them each separately. I have don this before and they tend to sell quickly so come see if any of them tickle your fancy:) Another set. Although yesterday I added a few to the NEW category also. I wanted to have some really cute girly owls for the little gals so I have a few in the shop now. I have plans for ones with eyelashes. Can't wait to get started on them.
I just LOVE the pink and black!

Right now I have "sew" many owls in the making in my studio! I have owl garlands that are being filled and maybe finished today! I also have a new product that I hope to get busy on this summer. Oh and don't forget about the Christmas owl ornaments that I start in the summer. Last year I made over 250! This year I am shooting for 300! I really enjoy the process of the ornaments. They look so fun in a big bundle:)

So there you have it I have gone crazy from the pain in my mouth and have MANY owls to show for it!

Thursday, June 2, 2011


I know, I know, I missed Take Me Back Tuesday, but I have a house full of sickness...................again. Who is the lucky one today? That would be Matthew. All of a sudden last night he just didn't feel good. For the first time in the last 15yrs that we have been together he called in sick to work:/

Anyways today's post is about Inspiration which was prompted by Gussy's blog. She started an Inspiration workshop last week that anyone can join.

This weeks prompt is HANDMADE!

So what inspires me? Many, many things, but today I will share this.

This super CUTE quilt!

I work with fabric so that appeals to me for sure. These colors on this quilt are so fun and bright I just love it! I am new to quilting (3yrs) and have tried my hand at 2 large one in the last 7 months. You may remember this one and this one. I would really like to make on of these quilts though, I could buy the pattern from her shop, but I don't do patterns. My quilts are done free hand ( I hate measuring).

If you would like to see what inspires other creative people com check out Gussy's blog and you will be sure to find some great inspiration!