Saturday, October 17, 2009

PDF Hand Embroidered Pattern

Here are some patterns I've been working on lately. My Superhero's are here to save the day!

Friday, July 31, 2009

A Real Friend

Well, I have worked really hard this week trying to keep up with everything and still trying to work on my dolls and bears. Someone has been there for me day and nignt! So I thought I'd share of photo of him. Cody, a real friend:)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Here is my new cloth doll. She is 15" tall and she is perfect for all ages. I chose this turquoise dress for her which matches her ears and her hands. I think the turquoise stripes for her face and legs work with her floral dress. What do you think about her?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Giving Tree

This weekend was a great time for all of the kids on the block to hang out and be kids. So I put some towels out, and brought out the popsicles. Some of the parents came which was my oppurtunity to snap the shot.
After taking this picture, I realized I could take this time to finish one of my bears. We all wish we had that special tree that would grant our wishes, the giving tree. Well this is my giving tree.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Moms, Take a Break,Womenomics

Today, being a mom meant getting the kids up and ready for school, make them breakfast, make them lunch and off to school we go. I only hope that at some point they may look at me and say -hi mom or bye mom. Back home and it's time to get the kitchen back to some type of order, take out dinner, fix up the house just a little etc. Moms and Women, this is my call to you to take a break. I don't mean those quick little breaks we take hiding in the bathroom trying to regroup. In my case, I just wanted to craft, craft,craft. I have my canvas, my paintbrush, my bears, Michael Buble and a lock for my door. I'll be a better women, mom and crafter in the end!

Kids with Allergies-Gluten Free Books

Over the past couple of months, my kids and I have made several trips to the allergist. I had always known they were highly allergic to peanuts, just like their dad. I found out my kids are also allergic to wheat, soy, and tomatoes. I really was not surprised about the tomatoes, because although they love pizza, they have always had breakouts after eating pizza. (thank goodness for benedryl) I guess I should have known thay soy, which seems to be in every prouduct in the grocery store-really, is in the peanut family.
Trips to the grocery store have been brutal. Flour, bread, pancakes, pizza, cookies, cakes, snacks, salad dressing, mayo,bbq sauce,ketchup, everything has wheat and soy. Now if you are only planning to eat meat and veggies all day, that would be okay, but try telling your kids that!

I found Babycakes, a vegan, gluten-free and sugar free book by Erin Mckenna. It had too many ingredients in it for me- it just did not work. If any wants the book, (the first person to respond) just leave me a message. You can have it for free! Yes I said free! Page 85 has just tad bit of flour on it, my daughter and I tried to make the vanilla cupcakes. We purchased the book two weeks ago for $24.00, so its in very good condition.
Anyway, we found a book we like more, its called- Gluten free Baking with the Culinary Institute of America. I learned so much. When water is added to wheat(which my kids cannot eat), the proteins in the wheat become stretchy strands of gluten. The strands form a web that captures the gas given off by the yeast, allowing dough to rise.
This book has allowed those of us with a Gluten Free Pantry, to have bread, and pancakes and so on. The food is good! I would love to hear from everyone. Love to share some recipes.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Fun Felted Mice

I came across these pictures this morning and I just wanted to share them with you. These little ones's are from Fadeeva's site and I just love them!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Fortune Magazine names 100 best Companies to Work For

Fortune Magazines just released this years list of top companies to work for, most of which are hiring despite the recession. Thought it would be fun to take a look! Look at this and let me know what you think.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Soooo Sweet
Hope you enjoy!
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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Valentines Gifts for a Chef

Know someone who loves to cook? Need a chef?
Or if you are like me, does your husband do all of the cooking?
Here's that perfect gift for that special person who loves to cook.
The Chef can be found in my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Google Page Rank Tips for Your Etsy Shop

Many of us are wondering our Etsy shop is not showing up in Google when I search for XYZ?" While that is actually a very complex question, in a nutshell: to get seen, you need to optimize your Etsy shop for Google and increase your "PageRank". Maybe this link can help.


Monday, January 12, 2009

Blogging for beginners: Goals

As I stated in my previous post, trying to set goals is one thing. Trying to accomplish these goals is a whole new ball game.

1.Well anyway, I said I wanted to make some changes to my banner on this blog and on my Etsy shop. Let me know what you think about the picture above.
2. Clean my office. ( not yet) You can't see a picture of it!
3.Make some bears- Will show some this week!
4. Marketing
5. blogging
6. Join some forums
7. Find some craft fairs in Elk Grove

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Favorite Sellers: Picks an Etsy Seller

Favorite Sellers has picked another artist from Etsy. I promise you will love these handmade beauties from this artist. I do! I do! To learn more about this artist, head on over to Favorite Sellers.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Women Entrepreneurs

Have you turned your passion into a paycheck? Have you in been in business for at least three years? If so, take a look at this article from Country Living.

Become a 2009 Country Living Women Entrepreneur

Sunday, January 4, 2009

12 Artist from My Etsy Treasury

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Friday, January 2, 2009

Blogging for Beginners: Goals


Christmas is over. It's time to see what the New Year will bring. Hopefully I can get some work done ( organizing, making more bears, marketing ) after I am done with my family.

Goals for this week

1. Get the kids back in school. (They are hating it.)
2. Clean my office. It's a total mess!
3.Make some bears
4. Research marketing

Surely I can handle this. Hopefully!!!!!!
I'm having a sale on some selected items in my Etsy shop.

Here's to good food, good friends, good families, good health, and good profits!!!!