Saturday, August 8, 2015

I've been busy, working...traveling to Oregon, twice in July. Trying my best to get my craft on in between trips. I have been doing some embroidery and sold another baby ensemble to my great supporters Matt and Becky.

I've decided to get back into Close To My Heart, they just have the best craft supplies and it all goes together, really a no brainer. I am waiting for my new supplies to arrive. Here are a few things I've made recently.
As soon as I can figure out how to post my links, I'll get those up so you can shop to your hearts content. Have a great day.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

I've been busy, really I have been. I've been embroidering bags to place in my Etsy shop. I took a break and made this for my daughter today. She and the Grands are going to Disneyland this summer. Thought this would be cute for her and making some other things for the kids.
. The Mickey heads were cut on my Cricut Explore. Gosh I love this machine. It is awesome. Cuts different materials like butter. Paper, vinyl, material are a few things I've cut but it will handle so much more. I'll be back later with more to share. Enjoy your long holiday weekend. Stay safe.

Monday, December 8, 2014

My First Sale

This is my very first sale. One of my co-workers commissioned me to make a stocking for his niece, (actually it was his sweet wife Becky, thank you Becky!!. She wanted a stocking that a gift card would easily slip into. So I made this for them and added my extra personal touch...
I cut a tag and gift card holder out of glitter paper and packaged it in this cute festive wrapping. It was a hit.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

The whirlwind of getting ready for Christmas

Every year, I say it will be different this year...I will start getting ready much sooner, I will be less stressed, I'm not going to sweat the small stuff. Guess what??? This year is no different than past years. My shopping is basically done and I have purchased most of the materials for my "Handmade Christmas", (I am really striving to make most of my gifts or at least have some handmade element to them). Many things are finished but my list of things to do is still pretty long. Part of my problem is Pinterest. I LUV me some Pinterest. Holy smokes the things that you can find on there. Luv, luv, luv it. And speaking of that here is a little Holiday Project that my Daugher in Law, Chelyse and I made.
Cute right?? Totally copied from Pinterest.
Here are some other things I made yesterday. I have an awesome Embroidery Machine that I just love. It allows me to do "in the hoop" projects.
Really professional results can be obtained by doing projects in the hoop.
These are for The Mr. and myself. Mine is of course a wine theme, ;-), his is a hunting theme.
And then I had to make several for the peeps at work, we'll use these for our Christmas office decorations.

I was commissioned to make one for a teammates niece to use as a gift card holder. I'll post that later, I want you to see the entire package. This is after all my first "sell". I've got to make it great!!

Friday, August 22, 2014

More Baby Love

I've been busy while on staycation!! Two new baby's in my family. Well actually one is yet to be born but when sweet Olivia is born I am going to gift her mom Audri, my niece these pieces made from the heart. I absolutely love these. Can I say that..yeah, I can and I just did. Hehe. The idea for the little drawstring bags was gleened from Pinterest. This is my spin on it. The contents include a couple of diapers, some baby wipes, baby powder, diaper toss bags, hand sanitizer. Everything the Mom needs for a quick change. The idea is to keep these filled with the mentioned contents ready to pop in your purse. When the busy Mom needs to go out for just a jiffy these can be used instead of taking along the big diaper bag. The other articles of goodness in the picture are the burp cloths that are mentioned in the post below.

Introducing Penelope Reese Barton

Penelope was born in late July, the daughter of our Grandson Justin. Sooooo, yes, she is my Great Granddaughter. YIKERS!!!!!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

For sweet baby Penelope.

My grandson's wife gave birth to a darling Baby Girl in late July. Her sweet name is Penelope Reese. I just finished making her some cute little pink things. I am not sure what it is but lately I have really been drawn to pink...weird, because my favorite color has always been black. Of course a sweet baby girl has to have pink!! All but the onsie are in the hoop embroidery designs from Five Star Fonts. I love making ITH projects. They are addicting. These stitched out well and had great instructions with pictures. I have purchased several items from FSF and will most likely have to buy more. (You know how it is... I know you do). ;-) So pictured below is a burp cloth, a diaper wipes case, a bib all done in the hoop and a little onsie that I used Heat Transfer vinyl on. Cut the cupcake out with my Silhouette. Hope you enjoy.