Sunday, December 14, 2008

Ordering from Esty

I am sure many people have heard of the website Esty, but if not.... it is a little like Ebay except the rules of the game are this, you can only sell things that you made and supplies for making things. On to what I ordered from Esty.

It came wrapped up so nicely that I have to show you the wrapping.

And here it is a night light made from a vintage glass slide made by vintageaimee. Thanks Aimee it looks so nice in my kitchen. If you click on Aimee's name it should take you to her shop so that you can see all her pretty things.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Do a public service and shop local!

I visited my local yarn shop today for what will likely be the last time:( I was so sad to learn that they are closing at the end of the year, so I made the trip over and bought way more yarn than I need. They would like to stay open but, they just not getting enough business. That leaves me sad and with out a close place to buy yarn. It also leaves some really great women out of jobs in this down economy. I will really miss this little yarn shop and all the helpful clerks. So is you can support your local small business, so they can stick around.

Friday, December 5, 2008

And the winner is.....

I am so blown away by all the people who commented on my little give-away.
I decided to select two winners because so many people entered. They were randomly selected by my own personal ten year old daughter. She felt that this was the part of the whole process. So with out further delay here they are (drum roll please)

MichelleB of MichelleSews

And Jossan of Skrutt

I also won something. Which totally amazed me. Thank you so much Katy. She has a lovely blog called Handmade and Homespun. She gave away handmade soap and a homemade soap mold. Of course I will post pictures when I get her package.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

one amazin give-away day

I just want to thank all the people out there who visited my blog for the Sew Mama Sew give away day. I am amazed at how many people visited. I has been a wonderful experience and I visited so many wonderful blogs today. I will not chose my winner until Friday morning as the comments are still trickling in.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

December 3rd give away

This is my small little package for the give away. I am giving away a small hand knitted (by me) piggy and a linen tea towel with strip of cute fabrics (also made by me). To enter the give away please leave a comment to this post and I am sure I will come up with some horribly scientific way to select a winner. I am willing to ship pretty much anywhere with a regular address. Thanks for visiting my blog and good luck.

Monday, December 1, 2008


I am finding it hard to blog about the things that I am creating lately. I have been making lots of gift for people , but I would hate for them to see their gifts ahead of time so..... I will save all my photos of those projects until all the gifts are dispersed.

This weekend the early morning sun shone through the window and made a lovely shadow above my lovely old block singer sewing machine. The star in the window is from a window star that Lena and I made last week.

Actually we made quite a few. With her broken arm she can't draw or do many of the other crafty things that she like to do. They are made with kite paper so they glow when the sun shines on them.

One of the nice things about making this is that you don't need a whole lot of supplies. Really just paper, scissors, glue and fingers. That makes clean up super easy!

I did do some sewing that I can show on my blog this week. Lena and her friends tie dyed some dog scarves and I serged the edges of all 23 of them. It was a bit repetitive, but it was for a good cause. The girls are going to sell the scarves to raise money to help animals in need.