Well today started out kind of slow. Up and around, taking Connor to school then back home and checking email and etsy. Then I decided to get into gear and set out JJ's quilt and arrange it how I wanted it so I could get started sewing it. This is the design I came up with. I think it will work great for his bed, I have two rows sewn already and my goal is to get the whole top sewn together this weekend.
As you can see I have a new header. I opened my email this evening and Surprise, my friend Jen had sent me this wonderful blog header as a surprise. I LOVE it! I was just thinking I needed to change it up for Valentines Day.
Well the boys finally went back to school today. Connor and JJ were both really excited to get to go learn and play with their friends, Ryan had another day off and actually will be home till next Monday. His office in owensboro is without power. We got quite a bit done today, clean, dusting, laundry, dishes, cleaned out some cupboards in the kitchen, etc. I also found some more yarn when i was cleaning so that means more crochet projects. Yay! Think I will start another one tomorrow.
Well, today's blog is a bit boring, but don't forget to enter my giveaway two posts below! I will hopefully have some project updates tomorrow.
Just as I promised I am having a giveaway! In this giveaway you will receive a hand crocheted scarf, a jar of my White Chocolate hot chocolate mix, and this sweet stitchery. How do you enter you ask, well leave me a comment that gets you 1 entry. Follow my blog, that gets you 4 entries, and blog about my giveaway that gets you 5 more entries, please let me know in your comments if you are blogging about me. For a total of 10 possible entries. The drawing will be held Feb 8th. . So spread the word and good luck
Also check out these other giveaways that are out there.
http://audreyscountrycraftsgiveaway.blogspot.com/ is featuring a giveaway from LeBoutique as well as featuring her etsy shop on her blog. stop on over and check it
De over at http://itsaboutannie.blogspot.com/ is giving away the cutest Annie doll, you have till Feb 1st to enter. But don't get your luck up as she will be joining my house I am sure :)
Also if you are having a giveaway, leave a comment and I would love to add you to the list!
So have fun and good luck to all!
I am just finishing up a few things for my giveaway. I will be posting it later today. I am so excited and hope you all are too! Until later....happy crafting.
Here is just a sample of what I got done, they are all available in my etsy shop though.
Mom and dad stopped by yesterday and took us to lunch and then spent the afternoon here with us just relaxing and enjoying the kids. Mom left me some osnaburg fabric to try my hand at the stitchery she has been doing...you can check them out at her blog http://www.brensbusyhands.blogspot.com/. Now I just have to find a pattern and see if I can do it. I love how hers have come out and hope that mine look even half as good. The boys absolutely had a blast while they were here and the girls got to run around a bit and let off some energy. Of course Samson was none to happy and seems to be recouping today...think he got overstressed yesterday cause he is just laying around today. Poor guy. Maybe letting them run around in his living room was a little too much for him. lol
I am also starting another shawl to put on the etsy store, can't wait to get it done, it is simple but trimmed with fun fur. I love that stuff. I think that will be what i work on this afternoon as I do laundry and other cleaning things. Ryan is workin on getting our windows weather proofed with the window insulating kits that we got at Lowes. Hopefully that will make a difference in our heating bill.
I also want to help promote my friends new etsy store. Village Peddler Graphics, she does fantastic work at a reasonable rate. She created both my blogger header and my etsy store header, she does other graphics as well. Check her new store out at http://www.geske2be.etsy.com/
That seems to be about it for today. Stay warm and keep busy crafting!
I am now tryin to decide if I want to start on my stitchery pattern I made or a new shawl to crochet. It will probably be the stitchery because I am curious to see how it will turn out for my first pattern.
I also made up some Brownies N A Jar for my etsy store...so easy and fun to make...
I have been gettin a few views in my store, but only one sale so far....but i have only had it open for about a week so I know it takes time. I will just keep workin on my projects and I know that someone will stop and find something they can't live without...:)
That is about all I have today,not very exciting, I will hopefully have more to post about this weekend.
I did some cleanin and rearranging and also made up some stove towels, not exactly what to call them, made out of a kitchen towel and matching potholder so you always have a towel at hand.
I also started on a scarf for Connor, I had given JJ one of the one's I had made that weren't quite long enough for an adult, so of course when I went to look I didn't have anymore so I promised to make Connor one. I also have a special order stitchery from a friend, she wants something with a sheep on it, a sampler of sorts, so I put pencil to paper and came up with a pattern, I am going to get it stitched up and see what I think. I will post it when I am done and get feedback from all my loyal followers as well.
I think I finally have my sewing area the way I like it, of course I haven't gotten pictures taken yet, but promise to tomorrow and I will post them. As for now I think i will get back to my scarf and watch Willy Wonka with the family, all the while curled up under a nice warm quilt.
Oh and before I forget there are a couple of giveaways....first off don't forget to stop by my friends blog at www.thevillagepeddler.blogspot.com and sign up for a chance at a free custom blog header, you can also click the link on my sidebar. And Ashely over at Hot Butter is giving away a very cute muslin pouch...check out her work at http://mosthotbutter.blogspot.com/ and sign up.
Stay warm and happy!
Well, we woke up to clouds and rain today. A total blah day, but good day for some fabric cutting and laundry. The boys and I changed the sheets on all the beds today, and I have been workin on laundry most of the day. we decided to make it a pajama day, I let the boys stay in their pj's since we weren't going anywhere today.
I decided to finally figure out how i was going to put JJ's quilt together, and got the squares cut out, now to lay them out and sew the blocks together and then to sew the blocks into the quilt top. I can't wait, I am going to try and lay some out later and take a picture so everyone can get an idea of how I hope it will turn out. I also think I am going to make a couple of pillows to go with it for his bed. Those I will hopefully sew together tonight after ryan get's home and get stuffed. Again I will post pics when they are finished.
JJ and I went to the library yesterday for friday morning story telling and he got to meet up with a couple of his school mates and their mom and I got to have some chat time, we also checked out some books to read and a few for connor to read (by himself) which he was very excited about! It was a good morning and then lunch and McDonalds before we had to pick up Big brother.
Connor had a great week at school and so as a reward (which I had promised him) I bought tickets to the circus that will be here the weekend of the 23rd, now he has to keep up the good work so we can all go....I don't think that should be an issue.
I have been having a few views on my etsy store, which is exciting. I am trying to decide what to make next to list (once I have made a couple of sales :))
That's about it for today, time to watch a movie with the kids, I think we have The Goonies picked out...."Its a Booty Trap!"
That's right, I finally got around to opening my etsy shop. You can find it at www.primitivejunkie.etsy.com. I have a few items listed and will hopefully add to them on a regular basis.
Not much else to report at this time...I will post later tonight I am sure. :)
Stay warm and happy crafting!
Well as many of you have seen, my blog has gotten a little makeover now that Christmas is over. Once again I have to thank Jenn for putting my header together, she is so talented! Can't wait to figure out what to have her make for valentine's day!! Anyway I just wanted to give her credit for the awesome job she did.
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