Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Wristlets and more wristlets

It always gives me a kick when I see finished orders like these. The Deanna wristlet is very popular as bridesmaids' gifts.

Cute purse print for the lining.

The ever popular Curlz font in lime thread. Fabric is Merry Go Round.

Ta da! Six pretty wristlets all in a row.

Pink Poppies patchwork wristlet.

Lined with one of my favorite fabrics, Fantasia Sherbert.

Aren't they lovely?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Yes I am a TWI MOM!!!

Okay now you know--I am a TWI MOM! Everybody on planet earth probably knows about the Twilight Saga books by Stephanie Meyer. Here's my story:

Last year my 13-year old daughter was reading Twilight and she could hardly put the book down and every spare time she had was spent reading that book. Then she got excited because the book was going to be a movie. When it was out last November her whole class made such a fuss and went one night to see the movie. Fast forward February I rented the movie from blockbuster and wanted to know what the hype was all about. Then a mom fell in love with the movie! That same day I bought my own blu ray. My daughter persuaded me to read the book (okay-- just this first book as I don't have time to read) and loved it even more. To make the story short I bought all the books and read them in a week. I was in my own little world reading till the wee hours of the morning with my newly bought book light. I don't think I even watched television that week. I probably have reread them 2-3 times since then (I just finished rereading Breaking Dawn last weekend). Ask me anything from the book--you won't be disappointed. Hey give me a break sometimes you miss some important stuff. I have always been like these even as a young kid. I would watch a movie or read a book over and over again--you know the feeling. I didn't even know who Robert Pattinson was but I remember Kristen Stewart as the cute girl from Panic Room.

Need I say more?

Of course every Twi Mom should have these too.

We have enjoyed reading the books so much together.

There's a lot of twilight blogs out there but these are my faves--Our Twilight Chronicles. She has a lot of Twi Links that I read and New Moon the movie.

Since I can't seem to get enough I read this fan's version of a 5th book, Edge of Night. She's awesome and writing her style is so much like Stephanie Meyers. I haven't had a chance to email her and thank her for doing this.

Okay I feel so much better getting out of the closet. Stay tuned as I will be giving away some Twilight inspired creations. I can't wait to see New Monn!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Design Your Own Monogrammed Cosmetic Bag Giveaway!!!

Hi everyone. I don't even know what to say--I haven't realized how long it's been since I posted anything. I think this is the longest. I have finished a lot of redecorating though and will share pics with you soon. Anyway, since I have sadly neglected my blog and people really visit it as statistics show (thank you), I am going to redeem myself and do a design your own monogrammed cosmetic bag giveaway or if there's already one made that takes your fancy it's okay too and of course I will monogram it. Check out the cosmetic bags here and the monogram fonts here. You pick any fabric you see on the site or my fabric collection here.

Just go visit my site and tell me which of my designs is your favorite and why. I will run this for a week and I will announce the winner on the 16th in the morning.

Last December I was trying to monogram some gifts and my fairly new embroidery machine kept giving me an error message. It kept telling me to rethread and kept beeping. I did everything--change the bobbin, the needle, another thread to no avail. The beeping noise went on and on. Since I won't get the free one year service till June (which is about now) my hands were tied. I didn't use the embroidery feature until about a few weeks ago out of frustration and necessity and voila! It worked. I don't know what happened but I have been monogramming some stuff for my daughter and I nonstop. I was told it might that particular brand of thread or it was just one of those things! In retrospect I think it might have been the bobbin thread. I was using a not so good brand. So I switched and it might cost more money but worth it. There's so much to learn with embroidery--I guess I will learn as I go along and I have a really helpful forum that I can run to.

I will be back --promise!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Runaway Bunny

I am just loving this weather! Last week was cold--35 degrees! Our bunnies seem to sense the change in weather especially Pumpkin. She's very frisky and wriggled out of my grasp last week as I was taking her out. Since Miko and Bella were already in the cage outside I can't leave it open so she can just sneak in. She just stood there close to the water her fur blown by the howling wind.

She was so close to the water's edge I was holding my breath just in case she slipped!

Just taking her time sniffing the air.

She must have been just sitting there for a good 15 minutes. I was hoping she would come closer as I have opened the back door hoping she would go in.

Something might have spooked her and she ran like crazy closer to the outside cage and inched her way to the door.

I love this shot--she looks like a lion (she's a lion head)! Thankfully this is her routine everyday right after I take her out from the outside pen and I just let her go in and jump in the cage inside.