Friday, October 29, 2010


My doily bunting has been treasured! Check it out!


Getting excited for Halloween!!

There are only 2 more days until Halloween, one of my favorite holidays!

I am currently listening to the Halloween themed station on Pandora and eating some Halloween candy at my desk. :)

Tonight Brad and I are headed to Michigan to visit with Brad's family. Tomorrow we are going on a bike ride tour through a few local wineries! I'm so excited!!
And I'll have lots of time on the train tonight to work on my scarf, and hopefully finally finish it so I can wear it!

Sunday night we are coming back and heading to our friend's apartment to watch the series premiere of The Walking Dead, a new zombie show on AMC. We're pretty pumped! A perfect way to spend Halloween night!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A new technique

I've been working like a busy little bee lately to get my shop stocked up for the holiday season. Usually around this time of year through Christmas I see my sales double or triple, which is great. But this year I'm trying to make more of an effort to be prepared for it by making lots and lots of things.

A few weeks ago I managed a pretty decent shop update and added some hats, scarves, and buntings. I've also been busy making some custom orders for friends, which is also fun.
With my last update I tried something new. Something which I've thought of doing before, but have always been very hesitant about.... I decided to be my own model in order to get some better shots of the hats I made. Luckily my husband was happy to help out with taking the pictures and he did a great job.

Here's what we came up with:
Now I don't know about you guys, but I rather hate looking at pictures of myself. Which was why I was so scared to be my own model in the first place. But I do have to admit that the pictures look a lot better than my usual pictures of the styrofoam mannequin head as the hat model.

So, anyone want to be my hat model???? I'll pay you in candy, or baked goods, or even crocheted/knitted stuff!! ;)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Custom Bunting follow up

So I forgot to post the pictures that the mom who bought the custom made buntings from my last post sent me.

They look so cute in her new baby's room!

I don't often get to see what happens to my creations once I send them out into the world, so this is pretty special :)

I promise another update's been busy at work and home lately, but don't worry, I've been doing a lot of crafting!

Monday, October 4, 2010

a day to rest

Thank goodness I took the day off from work today...the long weekend was great, but full of wedding activities and now I am ever so tired and had lots of things to accomplish today!

(here's a pic of Brad and I at the wedding this weekend)

I just mailed out those three buntings to a mom getting ready for a new baby boy! How exciting!
I love doing custom orders!

Now it's time to get back to work on cleaning up the messes I made in my craft room!