Monday, November 30, 2009
I make these awesome little drool bibs and have had absolutely amazing feedback on them. I had a client over the weekend tell me that she saw one of my drool bibs on a baby in the airport and asked the mom how to find me. She found me and bought two drool bibs and some car seat strap covers! Now THAT is some word of mouth advertising if I've ever seen it! I was so excited to hear that...but anywho...
I sold four more later that day and the client asked if I would make them smaller to fit an infant (0-6 months). Here's where my epiphany comes into play...why not offer an adjustable drool bib?! Hello...just put another male end of the snap on the bib so that now there are two settings for it?
So, now they will be adjustable! Woo hoo! My husband just looks at me, shakes his head, smiles and says, "You're pretty honey". Yea...thanks babe! :)
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
We had some family come into town last night for Thanksgiving and it got me thinking about the holiday itself and what I'm thankful for.
This year, more than anything, I am thankful for my family and the support that they give to me and that we all give to one another.
My grandmother (who is a VERY young 84 years old) was diagnosed a few weeks ago with breast cancer. She had surgery a week ago and it was more extensive that originally thought. I started to fall apart with that news. She was my absolute best friend when I was growing up and now she is my 5 year old daughter's best friend in the world. I can't imagine my life without her in it. I was nervous to see her after the surgery but she quickly made me feel better. She was not upset about the news...she was strong! So much stronger than I had been. She is fighting the good fight and is happy that everything is moving so quickly. She has such a positive outlook and her doctor said there's no reason that she shouldn't recover completely from this. She will be having a complete mastectomy the day after Thanksgiving.
I am so thankful for the wonderful family that I have!
This year, I will remember what it means to be thankful for my health and for that of my family...I will truely think about what it could mean to be without my family and I will tell each and every one of them how much they truely mean to me.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Truth be told, I'm a science nerd hidden under the likes of Ed Hardy and Marc Jacobs. When I find anything science related in the real world...I get a bit giddy. I know, lame. But check out this new favorite shop of mine!
It appeals to me for two different reasons:
1. The crafter uses ordinary (boring to most outsiders) science terms and items and makes them fun and cute! Like the adorable Base Pair onesie that I chose to place in this post!
2. She does mostly baby/child stuff...ME TOO!!
What was I shopping for you may be wondering...a cute, lightweight jersey scarf. Well, I found an adorable one that has a microscope screenprinted on one end and a paramecium printed on the other....(which, I believe I will be purchasing shortly).
Just wanted to pass along a fun find for everyone today...ENJOY!!!!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I get so impatient when I'm listing...I feel so idle, like I'm not really doing anything. I know I am...and I know I'm being productive but I just can't help but drum my nails on the desk while I'm waiting for those pics to upload. I ALWAYS have another internet window open...usually Twitter.
Anywho...I've got some great stocking stuffer ideas listed in Sass Rocket and some really fun Christmas items in TheEmmaline. Go check them out! :)
Monday, November 9, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
I view Mondays as an opportunity for a new beginning and I just want to make the most of the week and really go out and tackle it! As a friend of mine says...Giddy up!
Here I come Monday...look out, I'm gonna take this week and make it the best week ever!
Friday, October 23, 2009
It's like my typical best-seller, toddler bib except there's one very cool new feature. There's a cute little applique on the back side! Check out the pick of the little skull on the back!
I can do it for fabrics that have actual pics in them and just choose a pic to cut out and turn into an applique, OR I can customize it for you! Just pick out a fabric that you like and I'll hand-cut an applique, out of the fabric of your choosing, of the baby's first initial...like "E" for Emma! Cool, huh??
Check out my etsy shop for pricing info or send me an email with custom requests. :) I totally LOVE doing custom work! There's such a sense of satisfaction in sending out a product that I know is a one-of-a-kind and that it's something that my client is TOTALLY going to love!
I LOVE what I do and am so thankful every day that I am able to keep doing it! What a great day!
Have a great weekend everyone!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Every year for my daughter's birthday I make a special shirt for her with the number of the age that she's turning and do something to make it appropriate for what she happens to be into at the time of her birthday. One year, it was Dora, last year it was princesses and this year it was just a simple cupcake appliqued on the front...with a 5 and the words "Birthday Girl" appliqued over the top of it to look like a jersey on the back. Turned out sooooo cute!!
My niece turned 4 last week and her mom asked if I would make a birthday shirt for her. Well, of course I said yes! She wanted it to be wearable for more than just one day though so instead of Birthday Girl over the top of the 4, I did an iron-on transfer over the hand-appliqued 4 to say her name, Mackenzie. It turned out so adorable that I just had to show it off!
My fave part is the 4! I hand appliqued all three layers of the number 4 in all different and fun fabrics. It's quite time consuming but well worth it when you see the finished product...and the excited look on the birthday girl's (or boy's) face!
I absolutely love doing these and have had a few requests for them now, so stay tuned in my etsy baby boutique for some custom order birthday shirts! It seems they're in high demand. :)
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Here's the real test...I'm going to the movies tonight. Will I or won't I?
PS...Free Shipping on any purchase today at http://sassrocket.etsy.com and http://theemmaline.etsy.com! I can either refund your shipping charge to your paypal account or you can purchase the item but wait to pay for it until you get an updated invoice from me. Happy Shopping!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
There is a factory near my house that makes spices, dry mixes, things like that. My absolute favorite thing is when I come out of my house in the morning and it smells like buttered popcorn outside! Oh, the first time I smelled it, I had to have some microwave popcorn that night! I don't know if they make the flavoring for microwave popcorn or the butter-flavored topping for the stuff at movie theaters but holy cow it smells good!
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
If you like saving money like I do...you definitely want to have one! Check out her blog...check out my shop...and enter already! :)
Even better...you get to choose which one you want! Might I suggest this one...it's one of my faves.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
For some reason, right around the midpoint of these "cleaning" projects, when things are at their worst, I just lose all motivation, something shiny catches my eye and I end up walking away! That's frustrating but by no means the worst part. The worst part is that when I come home from work tomorrow and I'm totally motivated to get started on my next project, I'll see this and I won't be able to...two days, now ruined. Yuck.
I leave you with this...see the wine rack standing in the back corner of the room? That's no coincidence. :)
Saturday, May 23, 2009
This morning she seems to be particularily chatty...so check back later for a pic of myself...bald...from having ripped ALL of my hair out. :)
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Anyway, I'm new to this whole blogging thing and it seems like an aweful lot of info to take in all at one time. Just when I start to think that I get it looking ok or that I like some of the changes that I've made...I see someone else's blog and I think, "Wow! How did they get it to look like this?!?!"
Moral of the story...check back, it'll look better soon. :)
Oh, and FYI (for all of you keeping score)...I have a Twitter account too but haven't figured that out either.