Weekend Flew By

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wow can't believe how long it's been since I have last posted, the weekend has flown by. I had two custom orders to do this weekend so I worked on those and am working on making a robe for myself, a summer robe, though making clothes is a bit different than quilting, or making purses and wallets...lol I have part of it done, but now it's down to the detailing and i was getting tired so I set it aside for a bit.

I have to get ready for my next craft show this coming Saturday here in town so i think I will be workin on more jewelry this week, I have some great ideas running through my head and want to try to make them come to life.

for those interested in my custom orders that were made this weekend two wallets, the pictures are below.

What I've Been Up To

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I have been in a sewing mood lately and wanted to expand my sewing abilities...well I think I have done that. I have made two new tote/purses! They both came out well. The first is a 6 pocket tote, perfect for that mom on the go, crafter on the go, or that summer outing, and is made from some of the cutest fabric!! The second is a medium size hobo bag with a frayed handle. Totally different styles and both fun to make. They are both available in my etsy shop, simply click on the picture to be taken there.

So what have you been up to? leave me a comment, I love reading what everyone has to say!

Are you being creative?

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Well are you? I am tryin to be, with just a few little things. Well it started on Monday, I was all gung ho to sew together a new pattern I have for a tote/purse. Well needless to say, Monday was not my day to create. After fighting with the bottom and the binding and ripping out all the seems I set it aside to attempt another day and spent the rest of Monday with the kids.

Yesterday was a better day, I made myself a new cell phone pouch and created a simple pin cushion. Both which are very cute, you can see them below.

Today I have a long to do list, but hope to make a couple more pin cushions. I also plan a trip to Hancock fabrics to find a fabric to make a robe. I picked up a simple pattern for a light summer robe and want to try it, i just couldn't find any material I liked when I got the pattern yesterday. Though that trip may be postponed as my youngest is not feeling very good today.
What are you planning to do? what have you been creating?

A Blog feature and Virtual Craft Show

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I just found out one of my stitched pillows has been featured in someone's blog today!! Go visit it and give it some love!!

Also I am in a Virtual Craft Show over at Cafe Handmade, go check it out and all the other wonderful shops that are there as well.
And don't forget to vote for me for Best in Show!!!

A Day to Remember and a Sale!

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Happy Memorial Day.
Today is a day to reflect on how we became the country we are. Take a moment to remember those that gave their lives for our freedom, those that have fought and lived to tell the tale and those that are still fighting for what we believe in. Know a soldier? Thank them today for their sacrifice to keep our country strong and free. We sometimes take for granted the freedoms that we have. I know I thank my hubby for his service and support him in continuing that service to our country.
For today only take 25% off all items in my shop, simply put Memorial Day Sale in notes to seller to receive the discount, via a refund through paypal.

It was a success!!

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Yes, my first real non rainy craft fair was a success! Even though many of the other vendors told us that traffic was actually low, I feel that I did very well for my first show that wasn't rained on!! I did take a pic of my booth, but it's on my phone and I haven't figured out how to transfer it to my computer...next time I will remember to take my camera. I knew there would be something I forgot, having to get up at 4 am and out the door by 5am...lol

Now I will be working on items for the next show on June 6th. Then i have a small break, another one on the 20th of June and then one on Jun 27th. Then after that I am taking a vacation from both shows and etsy to go home and visit family.

Today will be a day of relaxation and maybe some sewing. I want to rearrange the living room a bit, much to hubby's dismay. Cherry Turnovers are going in the oven and we have Classic Disney movies in the dvd ready for a marathon. Today we will watch The Computer wore Tennis Shoes, Where the Red Fern Grows, Darby O'gill and the Little People, and The Love Bug....all great movies that I found on DVD at Walmart for $9 a piece...needless to say I was excited!!

So I hope everyone has a great day!

Another Day of Preparation

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Yep, today is another day of preparation, making sure I have everything I need for the craft show/flea market in Nashville that I am going to tomorrow with a friend. I have my list made and will be packing up my tote today and hope I don't forget anything because we will be leaving at 6am tomorrow morning...whew that's early.

I have created a new line that I am taking on a test drive tomorrow. I call it my little princess line, consisting of small earrings and bracelets for the younger generation. The gal I am going with makes custom dresses for little girls and I thought that my new line would compliment them well.

We do have a slight chance for rain, but hopefully it will pass us by most of the day. Keep me in your thoughts tomorrow for a sunny day and a day full of sales!

I also came out of my Etsy shop slump this week, I hadn't had a sale since the end of April, but received a sale, a custom order to boot the day before yesterday, and i was so excited. I love making custom items for people. You can see it pictured below, a custom made cell phone pouch, it came out soo good and can't wait for her to get it.

If you like this, stop on by and request one of your own, I have a lot of fabrics to choose from, simply tell me you preferred color and I'll send you pics of the fabrics I have available in those colors. (simply click the pic to be taken to the listing)

Well time to get the day started, I hope everyone has a great weekend and keep on the look out for an update sometime on Sunday!

Newest Creations

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Well I finally got out and took pictures of my newest necklace creations. I want to get them done because I will be joining my friend Mary and another gal this weekend down in Nashville at the fairgrounds for a craft show/flea market. Hopefully it will be a better day than last weekend. But anyways, here are my newest creations, I would love for feedback!! Which is your favorite!

It's My Birthday....

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But it's you that get's the present!!!
Everything in my birthday sale section is 30% off, refund given via paypal or convo me to change the listing price!!!
Good until 9am CST May 19th!!

Happy Sunday

Author: Miranda /

Hello all my blogland friends! The sun is shining here and it's NOT going to rain today so that's a good thing, it is going to be a bit cooler but that's ok with me. I am sure some of you want to hear how my craft show went yesterday. Well, not so good, I think we had a total of maybe 3 hrs of sun and the rest of the day it rained. I got there to set up at 8 am and it was raining...ugh, but I got set up and about 9:00 it stopped raining, we had quite a few people come through and I did have a lot of comments on how great my table was and a lot of cards were given away, but about 11am it started raining again and did off and on till about 1:30 when we had a gusher of a down pour, everyone got soaked. It subsided about 2 and the director of Strawberry Lane came around to let everyone know we had another storm with strong winds and hail predicted so it was at that point I decided to pack up and come home. I did have a few sales, but not as many as I had hoped for. I did learn a few things on how to set up for the next one to it's more eye appealing for the next show I am going to do which is June 6th. I think if the rain had left early on, and if I had received some of my display items on Friday it would have been more successful.(they didn't show up till Saturday afternoon) But you live and learn and then plan for the next one.

I will have a few more items to list in my shop and plan to work on getting pictures of those and listing them today. I do plan to have a one day Birthday sale tomorrow in honor of my Birthday so please check back and I will post it tomorrow. It's going to be great!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

It's Craft Show Day!!

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Yep, it's here! Everyone wish me luck and pray that the weatherman is wrong and all the rain predicted will pass us by without getting us wet! I will post tomorrow and let everyone know how it goes!!

Do you know about Pandora?

Author: Miranda /

Bracelets and Jewelry that is....:) Pandora
My mom got me on to their bracelets and charms around christmas, I don't know exactly where she found out about them, I had heard Pandora thrown around here and there but never really looked into it. When my mom came to visit she showed me her bracelet and charms and it was sooo cool!! The website really gives a good history on the jewelry and even let's you play around and build your own bracelets...so yesterday I finally sat down and played around with it and created my wish list. Of course I sent this to my hubby (as my birthday is next week) He is always asking me what do you want for your bday, anniversary, xmas,...etc. So I figured this would be good for him cause then he wouldn't have to ask me all the time...lol And he also likes to surprise me with "just cause" gifts every now and then.

So he comes home yesterday with a "just cause" bracelet and 3 charms....I was soo excited!!! So I have my bracelet and start to my charm collection. These are the one's he got me:
Aren't they pretty? I really like the glass beads and have...oh I don't know about 25 others that I really like on the list, a great selection for him to choose from and still be able to surprise me on what he gets :) Plus since mom has hers too it will be a great way to get her something special that I know she'll want and like. Of course we both went with the Sterling Silver charms as they are the most reasonably priced. So I think this has become our new obsession.....what is your current obsession...is there something out there that you just love and want to share? I would love to hear about it!!
I hope that everyone has a great day and enjoys the weather, if it's good in your neighborhood!!

What I did on my Mothers Day

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So what did everyone do today?? I thought I would share what I did today in the few pictures i took....since I didn't really "need" or want anything I simply asked for flowers for mothers day and take a look at what I got...

We went to Lowes and picked up just a few things to plant today, I still have a lot of work to do on the front of the house, but the back is coming along nicely, or at least I think so :)

Hope you are enjoying your day!


Author: Miranda /

A Mom loves unconditionally

No matter what you do.

A Mom will give her very best

and expect your best from you.

A Mom will stay up late at night

to make cupcakes for your class.
A Mom will defend you wrong or right
and your happiness is her task.

A thankless job most of the time,
but once a year we say

Thank you Mom for being there,

and Happy Mother's Day!
I saw this poem and though it was perfect for today. Now I had grand intentions of doing this wonderful tribute to my mom post with these great pictures I remember taking of having seen taken of her as I grew up.....but ya know what...as I was looking through my photos, albums and photo CD's I realized.....she has them ALL so this will be a tribute to YaYa from her loving daughter and grandsons.

My mom has this special bond with my oldest son Connor, it's hard to explain but when something awesome happens to him, he first tells me and then the very next person he thinks to tell is YaYa...(sorry daddy) My mom spent the first 6 weeks of Connors life living with me and helping me with him, the house, cooking, you name it she did it! (yep she's great)

He always prefers to be with YaYa when she's with us.

even when visiting the whole family back home, it was YaYa he preferred. (yep, mommy is preggo with little brother in this one)

Then little brother JJ came along, and again mom came to visit and help but I was only able to keep her for 2 weeks this time....but she still made that little bond with JJ, though to this day it's not nearly as strong as her bond with Connor.

And he always has a kiss for YaYa

of course so does JJ though he would rather mess with her stuff :)

So from the boys and I, we want to say


You'll NEVER Guess what my hubby did......

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Ok so I know there are a lot of my friends here in blogland that don't know my hubby other than the occasional reference I make to him every now and then. So everyone knows who he is i am posting our most recent just him and I pic (though we have both changed since this was taken)

Well he came home early today with a hair brained idea.....I'll let the picture speak for itself (if you haven't already figured it out)

Yes folks he shaved his head!!! He has been talkin about doin it for oh let's see the last 3 yrs or so....it's only hair ya know....well he asked if I would help, with the clippers to take the hair down close enough he could shave. I know I know....what was I thinkin right??? But I did and now here he is in all his white headed glory. (he will be letting it grow back....he just doesn't know it yet...lol)

Well back to the grindstone...2 bracelets and 4 necklaces made this morning....not much else since. Need to motivate myself once again!

Have a great night.

Craft Show Preparation

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Well it's just over a week away till the Strawberry Festival here in town. I had originally planned to do an open house at my home rather than a booth uptown, but after speaking with a friend of mine an the local chamber of commerce I have decided to do a booth in the center of the festival. I will be in the section called Strawberry Lane and I am so excited. So i will be working my little tush off over the next week to get some extra items made up to have on hand.

So I may be absent from posting here, but I will try to pop on and post things as I get them done. I love sharing my creativity with everyone.

I hope everyone had a great week and will have an even better weekend planned!!


Author: Miranda /

Yup, the Out of The Box Sampler is now on sale. This is the first month I have donated samples to this box and hope that it will bring in a sale or two. If you want to grab yourself one of these great boxes head on over to HERE. Better make it quick as they sell out fast! You can also check out all the businesses that have donated to this months box and all kinds of other great stuff on that sight!

Ok on another note upon reading up on the blogs i regularly frequent I found a great giveaway. If you like purses then head over here to sign up to win a cute clutch by KimberlyJonesDesign! http://rainbowswirlz.blogspot.com/2009/05/kimberlyjonesdesigns-giveaway-may-4th.html

I am off to take the kiddo to school, but will come back later with an update post on my creating and sewing, complete with pictures!!

I have a new look!

Author: Miranda /

Good evening everyone! As you can see my blog has had a bit of a face lift, thanks to my wonderful friend Jen. I bet you all were wondering if I would ever get rid of the Easter theme, well to be honest I was too, but life has been so busy for us that I just haven't had the time to change it!

I have been creatively slumped lately, I blame it on the weather. It has been dull and rainy for almost a full week. I did make up a cute set of quilted coasters (pictured above), but I just can't get excited about creating when all i want to do is curl up under my quilt and read a good book! Hopefully the sun will come out soon! I have some necklaces and earrings I need to get made up for the Strawberry Festival in town this month. It will be my first craft type fair.

I hope everyone had a great weekend and wish sunshine on everyone!

Happy May Day

Author: Miranda /

Yep, two posts in one day, I am trying to catch up for lost time now that things are kind of back to normal..heehee

So Happy May Day to everyone, as I was thinking of what to write about I realized I didn't really know the history or origin of May Day so a quick look at Wikipedia and bam, there's my answer. Here is a short version, but if you want to read the whole thing and what it means to each country, then just go HERE

Traditional May Day Celebrations

May Day is associated with the Celtic festival of Beltane and the Germanic festival of Walpurgis Night. May Day falls exactly half of a year from November 1, another cross-quarter day which is also associated with various northern European pagan and neopagan festivals such as Samhain. May Day marks the end of the uncomfortable winter half of the year in the Northern hemisphere, and it has traditionally been an occasion for popular and often raucous celebrations, regardless of the locally prevalent political or religious establishment.
As Europe became Christianized the
pagan holidays lost their religious character and either changed into popular secular celebrations, as with May Day, or were replaced by new Christian holidays as with Christmas, Easter, and All Saint's Day. In the twentieth century, many neopagans began reconstructing the old traditions and celebrating May Day as a pagan religious festival again.


The earliest May Day celebrations appeared in pre-Christian, with the festival of Flora the Roman Goddess of flowers, the Walpurgis Night celebrations of the Germanic countries. It is also associated with the Gaelic Beltane. Many pagan celebrations were abandoned or Christianized during the process of conversion in Europe. A more secular version of May Day continues to be observed in Europe and America. In this form, May Day may be best known for its tradition of dancing the Maypole and crowning of the Queen of the May. Various Neopagan groups celebrate reconstructed (to varying degrees) versions of these customs on 1 May.
The day was a traditional summer holiday in many pre-
Christian European pagan cultures. While February 1 was the first day of Spring, May 1 was the first day of summer; hence, the summer solstice on June 25 (now June 21) was Midsummer. In the Roman Catholic tradition, May is observed as Mary's month, and in these circles May Day is usually a celebration of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In this connection, in works of art, school skits, and so forth, Mary's head will often be adorned with flowers. Fading in popularity since the late 20th century is the giving of "May baskets," small baskets of sweets and/or flowers, usually left anonymously on neighbours' doorsteps.

I remember years ago when I lived on the farm, mom would help me pick little purple flowers or whatever we could find and put in a little basket or paper basket and I would run over and leave it on my Grandpa's door. (he lived right across the road from us) I thought I was being so sneaky putting it on the door and running away. I think I may make up a couple of paper baskets with the boys today and we'll find some little flowers to put in them with a note saying Happy May Day and put on our neighbor's JC and Miss Hallie's doors this afternoon. (as long as the rain stays away)

What are you going to do for May Day? Why not surprise your neighbor with a small May Day surprise!

My Son is an Author!

Author: Miranda /

Yep, Connor has become a published author!! His whole class has actually. They have been working on this project for most of this year. We finally got the finished project last night and it is so cool. Connor was able to do two sections of the book and he is very proud of himself. I wanted to share his parts with all my blogland friends. Here is his first section:

And he was one of the chosen few to do another page which follows here:

Isn't that just so cute!! He was so proud and sat and read through the book about 4 times last night. But this is definitely a book that mommy is going to keep up on a shelf to save and look at occasionally. :) The kids even got to think up their own sentences for the written pages to go along with the pictures, and the picked what to draw for the letter they had. Such creativity coming from this sweet little guy.

Yup, can't help but go AWWW when you see him like that...lol
Today looks like an overcast and soon to be rainy day...hopefully i can get motivated to create some things. I did get my quilts back from the quilter, thanks to my mom for bringing them down, so maybe I'll work on getting the binding cut for the one I have fabric for, the second one I still need to find that just right binding fabric for, but I will try to take pics later to share with everyone, they came out so good!!
Hope everyone is having a good day and has an even better weekend!!

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