Friday, February 26, 2010

Happy Music

I found this video on Sweetest Nests blog, which you should check out cause it's great! Anyway, this song made me so happy that I just had to share it with you! Enjoy!

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Anthropologie Pratia Tank

GardenBarn's Egg Shell

The Black Spot Books Bantam Houses Beneath A Thunderous Sky Print

Elegantemj's Silver and Pearl Rosette Necklace

I've Been Featured!

Fireworks by Urban Design

I'm excited to tell you that I've been interviewed!  Megan, the creator of Chibime, interviewed me for her Wednesday Feature this week. Check it out!

Oh, and please just laugh at my spelling and grammar errors as this was my first interview and I was a little bit nervous!

Thank you Megan!

I just love the picture above! It isn't really relevant to this post but I felt it looked naked without a picture. I guess the fireworks could be a celebration for my interview...yeah, we'll go with that.
 Happy Thursday everyone!!!

Check back later for the Favorite Finds of the Week!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

What to do on a cold, wintery day

If you are snowed in like most of us in the northeast, this is what to do...

watch giant snow flakes fall from the sky,

(Rory is 10 weeks old today!)
wrap up in some warm, cozy blankets and snuggle up close with a loved one,

make a cup of hot cocoa,

and do some crafting!

That is what to do on a cold, wintery day!

Monday, February 22, 2010

And the winner is...

I am so excited to announce the winner of my very first giveaway! Thank you to everyone that left comments! I wish you could all be winners! And now the moment you've all been waiting for...

Congratulations to Crystal Zacharias!!!

Remember to check back for more awesome giveaways!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

New Additions To Our Family

Our family is growing ever bigger with our three new additions! Yesterday TJ brought home this little guy.

Though we haven't named him yet, we are very excited that he is here. A big thank you to Kenna for making him for Rory!

And now meet...drum roll please!


And Gwen's friend (also not named yet).

Gwen and her friend came in what is hands down the most fun and exciting package I have every received. It was packed full of stickers and tags and her friend came as a little bonus gift. Super exciting!!!

Thank you Warm Sugar!

New To My Shop!!!

For all of you crocheted flower lovers, I've added 5 new sets of hairpins to my shop!

Pretty Pink

Red As Lipstick

Lovely Pink Pearl

Purple Candy

Woodland Flowers
(no matter what I do this pic keeps loading sideways!?!)

Don't forget to enter to win a set of pink and purple crochet flower hairpins together with a large Pretty In Pink crocheted flower hairpin made exclusively for the contest. Enter to win below!
Good Luck!!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010


As a thank you to all of my readers, new followers and those that have supported me from the beginning, I am giving away a pair of the Purple and Pink Crochet Flower Hairpins from my shop and a large Pretty in Pink Hairpin made exclusively for this giveaway!

I appreciate all of you reading and following my blog and I just love reading your comments!

To enter you can do one of three things:

1. Become a follower and comment on this post,
2. Take a peak at my shop and tell me what your favorite item is    by commenting on this post,
3. Blog about this giveaway on your blog and leave me a comment with a link.

ALL ENTRIES MUST INCLUDE AN EMAIL ADDRESS. If you are selected and you did not post an email address, the prize will go to the next entry selected.

Contest ends Saturday, February 20 at midnight
Winner will be announced on Monday, February 22 so check back then!

This is my first giveaway and I'm so excited! Good Luck to you all!!!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A few new additions...

to my shop! Check the out at Lazy Apples on Etsy.

Two Months

I just can't believe that my little girl turned two months old yesterday! She is growing so so fast! That is why I cherish every moment with her (even the less than ideal ones...up all night screaming). So here is her two month picture! I think it's super cute!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Below is a variety of things that I have found to either be inspiring or just to cool not to note. I will post my finds every week hence the title. I hope you enjoy these items as much as I do!

If you are obsessed with paper goods like I am you are going to fall in love with Nice Package's shop. Shop owners Ez and Marichelle have put together an assortment of paper goods and crafts that will make any crafter swoon. They also have DIY project kits and tips for those that need a little inspiration.

I found these adorable little buttons on feeling stitchy's blog (fun blog for you hand stitchers and sewers out there). The vintage style buttons are made by Karen Ruane and I believe the adorable little bird buttons are made by PomPom Rouge.

I just love Anthropologie's Wallpaper Clock! I've always wanted a grandfather clock but this is way cooler.

I found this artist while checking out the Free People blog, which I love and find incredibly inspiring (I think I've mentioned this before). I totally want to work there! But anyway, this artists name is Fiona Watson and these images are of her "unwritten book". I just love how she takes things from nature and pairs them together in such perfect harmony.

And finally, I took this picture today after I butchered my darling husbands 2009 calendar. I love vintage maps and just couldn't stand to see all of these images thrown away (this is also where my obsession with cool paper goods comes in). So I cut them out and will find something to do with them. I already have a few ideas!

So that is it! my first favorite finds post. I hope you like what you see, sorry it is so long, but trust me it could have been much longer.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Awesome Giveaway!

I don't usually do this, actually I never have done this, but I want to tell you about an awesome giveaway hosted by the oh, hello friend blog. Oh, hello friend is a lovely blog that is fun and inspirational and is, in my opinion, one of the best blogs out there. This weeks giveaway is an In Touch Clutch and In Touch Pouch made by downstairs Designs.

I urge you to at least check it out, I know you will want one...who wouldn't? Don't forget to read the interview, it will inspire any crafter/entrepeneur out there.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Yet Another Handmade Holiday


I just love this holiday because it is all about love and showing our loved ones how much we really care about them. And this was a particularly special vday since it was my daughters first and the first we celebrated together as a family.

I decided to give a handmade holiday another try. Though my handmade Christmas was a bit of a wash due to the early birth of my daughter, I actually managed to complete almost all of the gifts I wanted to make for my lovies for Valentine's Day. I do have to admit most of my ideas are not original to me. My creative instinct has been temporarily lost due to lack of sleep and time. So I must give credit where credit is due.

For Rory I made a love owl. She has several stuffed owls already but I just love owls so I hope she does too, since I can't seem to stop making them.

Rory's owl
I didn't mean to give it evil looking horns!

The inspiration behind Rory's owl.

I found this adorable little creature while looking around on etsy. Made by Buttercupbloom, Violetta is just one among many other tiny wee hoot owls and some other fun animal friends. Now I totally would have ordered this owl cause I love it but the sewer, crafter, creator inside of me just couldn't do it. I often find things like this that I really want but I find myself unable to purchase items that I may be able to make myself. However, I usually don't get around to making half the items I say I am going to. I've decided that I am still going to have to adopt Violetta, I just love that owl. She is so much cuter and sweeter than the one I made. Plus, as I learned from my grandmother who collected owls, you can never have enough of those smart little things around.

A little love fortune for TJ (darling husband)from me and Rory. I did get this idea from another blog but I cannot for the life of me remember which one it was. So if I copied you and you are reading this please don't be mad, email me and I will certainly give you the credit you deserve. I paired that little fortune with a yummy dark chocolate bar from Chocolate Springs (I hope he shares!).

The tree of love for TJ

The inspiration behind the tree of love.

Again, another etsy find. You should definately check out Jellybeans shop. I absolutely love every single print she makes. I plan on getting a few in the next couple of months, maybe I could get one for an easter present, but I'm not sure I can wait that long. I really want her Poppies Print. Anyway, I saw this and really wanted to get it for darling husband but knew I could manage to make something sort of like it. I am not a painter and certainly don't claim to be but I thought I'd give it a whirl and I have to say I am quite proud of how it came out. I think it's cute! I just hope that TJ doesn't think it is to girly a gift to give a manly man.

I made this felt card for Rory so that she would have it forever. This I came up with myself. I think it came out kind of cute...she couldn't have been less interested.

So I got this idea from Rubyellen's blog Cakies, where I get so much of my inspirations from. I'm not only inspired by her crafty ideas but also her family life and relationships. She is an awesome blogger, crafter and mommy! She made this for her husbands birthday, I had every intention of making one for my husbands love day but I didn't get the chance to. I just thought the idea was so cute that I wanted to share it anyway.

So it is now clear to you that I really wasn't kidding about the lack of creative ability right now. Yes, I copied most every thing that I made for Valentine's Day. But I am not ashamed because I copied some very amazing crafters that make things that I just wouldn't have thought of otherwise.

I hope you had a great Valentine's Day!!!

What gifts did you give and recieve for Valentine's Day?