Sunday, January 24, 2010

My Birthday a Few Days Late

I've never really been one to celebrate birthdays (at least not my own). I love to bake, but hate to eat cake. The thought of opening presents and having to make the "Oh my goodness I love it!" face (when it's a God awful sweater that your aunt made- oh yes, it has a dog on it too! lol).... it just never turns out.

There are all of these expectations that you feel like the day has to live up to, and let's face it, it never does.

This is why my husband is so wonderful. I take him out with me and he buys me what I pick out. I get my present immediately (a wonderful pair of gray Uggs). Now, I know that these boots are pretty darn ugly, but when you have cold feet all the time, they're worth wearing.

My folks have taken to sending me money. God love them! So I went out and bought a much coveted bag.... one that I've been wanting for years and years but just couldn't bring myself to spend 300.00 on one. BUT! I found it on sale for half off. And since it was half off, why not a wallet too?

And isn't this just the most adorable wallet?

I picked a pink one, of course. So it was an expensive birthday, and I'm quite grateful of all my little goodies. I even treated myself to a little shopping spree of clothes- new jeans were needed, and a few sweaters.

Then my husband and the kids (and myself, of course) all went out to dinner and had the embarrassing "birthday singing" from the waiters (boy I don't miss having to do that).

One of the best birthdays I have ever had! I just thought that I would share it all with you!

Maybe when we get up to Ohio we'll have a real hoe-down kind of party that will bring Georgia to shame. Now THAT'S that I'm looking forward to!

Saturday, January 23, 2010


I must have waited too long and that darling puppy pin that I wanted so desperately has sold. In fact both of them had.....

Oh no, what a day....

Friday, January 22, 2010

And a new one that is super cute

Now, I swear that I'm going to stop with this shameless self promotion, but I'm just too excited about this darn zipper thing that I have going on.

So here it is, the last one (for now, at least). A ruffle pencil case!

I love it sooo much! And it's totally affordable at only $10.00!!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

OMG I sewed a zipper and didn't have a meltdown!

So here's the newest addition to my etsy shop:

A zipper pouch and a matching wallet!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Valentine's Day is almost here.....

And I've created the cutest gift for all the girls!

Not only is it perfect for a gift, for this week only it ships FREE!!!


That's right folks, free shipping! Everyone loves free, and I thought that in celebration of my birthday (the 22nd) I'd give everyone a little love.

Choose any item in my shop (or even more than one item) and get wonderfully free shipping!

ALSO my next sale (just mention free wallet in message to seller) gets a free wallet of your choice! Any one that you want! How great is that?

Here's one of my favorites (and it's the last, or second to last one that I have):

Should I get this? I think I might need it!!!

After reading my friend Amy's blog post about some adorable dolls, I realized that it was the same shop that I found this amazing doggy pin that I need. No, I think I really need it!

How cute is that? Found at Evangelione's shop on etsy! Make sure to check her out because she has the most adorable dolls as well!

Monday, January 18, 2010


So I did it. It took a lot of guts (and a lot of nerves) to cut into that "Sew Now! Sew Now!" fabric that I just bought a few weeks ago.


It was well worth it! I think that this is by far one of my favorite things that I've made in a long time.

Oh! I also have a fantastic announcement! My birthday is on Friday (the 22nd) and to celebrate this wondrous event, I'm offering FREE US SHIPPING on all items in my shop!

Monday, January 11, 2010


So I've gone missing for quite awhile.... sorry about that! I finally had a very lazy Saturday and spent the afternoon in one of the loveliest fabric stores in town- and found the most amazing fabric!!

I LOVE the vintage sewing machine and all the cute little buttons. What I'll do with this, I have no idea. I think that I'll probably just end up saving it forever..... that's how much I love it!

Oh! And on the front page of etsy the other day..... the cutest thing that I have EVER seen. EVER! (make sure to click on the picture to see a larger view!!)

It's teeny tiny AND crocheted! I can't crochet (at least I haven't even attempted it yet) so that makes it even more fascinating for me. Check out all the teeny tiny details..... I think I need this!!