Tuesday, November 27, 2012

entering this month

Kam snaps is having a HUGE giveaway right now! you have to go enter and tell them that i sent you :)

Thursday, May 31, 2012

My newest projects

I really LOVE sewing much more then any other craft i have attempted! For mother's day my amazing husband bought be a brand new shiny fancy camera, but it had a REALLY boring strap so i made a new one!

I love it! made it all from scratch :) but i did reuse the hardware from the original strap 

Heres a close up of the stitching. 

It even has a little pocket to hold the lens cap! 

What do you think??

Craft Shows

So i have tried to do two craft shows, with no success!! i need some help! I did one show that was advertising as expecting over 1000 people to come, i paid $25 for the table and gave a $15 donation item expecting a great day, i made one sale yup 1 ... all of $6. I brushed it off and had high hopes for my next sale, paid $10 fee for table, and $1 so all in all im out $54 trying to do craft shows :(
Practice set up in my messy spare room 

 Does anyone have some great tips? 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

more entering :)

Wow win a pearl bracelet!!

Im entering to win a game from big fish games!

Entering to win a udder cover for my sister!!


Im entering to win some peter rabbit organics at Sugar in my grits!!

im entering at joys of boys!!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

PrintRunner Giveaway! 100 Postcards

I have very exciting news!! PrintRunner has offered a giveaway for 100 postcards!! PrintRunner offers so many different online printing options from Buisness cards to Banners and all in between. They have 4 sizes for online postcard printing.

From PrintRunner
PrintRunner.com was established with little more than a small press and a dream. Ten years later our company became one of the foremost quality printers in Southern California. Our commitment to provide the best value and high quality full color printing at affordable price made our company grow.  PrintRunner is a full service high quality printing company located in Chatsworth, California.

 Details of the giveaway prize: Postcards
Postcard Size : Postcards 5x7
Quantity : 100
Colors : 4/0 Front Only Printing
Paper : 14 PT. UV Coating on Front,
Rounded Corners  : Yes
Proof : None
Ready to Ship In : 4 Business Days

*Giveaway is open to US Residents only, ages 18 years old and above.

Thank you to PrintRunner for providing us this giveaway, I will also receive a set of postcards for hosting this.

Winners are allowed to win only once over a six-month period

Monday, March 12, 2012


$20 gift certificate to Kam Snaps... i love thier stuff!!

I just entered a great giveaway for a new camera! I wrote about my love story with my amazing husband and our journey over our 13 years of being friends. You can enter too by telling your love story! http://www.craftaholicsanonymous.net/my-love-story

I received an entry to the contest by writing this blog post


entering to win $25 to costume supercenter! http://couponingfromfl2mi.blogspot.com/2012/04/costume-supercenter-wholesale-club.html

Thursday, March 8, 2012

What are you entering

Im entering to win snap press from kam snaps, i love thier stuff :)  

im tring to win stickers http://sophieandmomma.blogspot.com/2012/03/printrunner-review-and-giveaway.html

Bio bag~ http://theklauerreview.blogspot.com/2012/03/biobag-compost-systemends-314-1159pm.html?showComment=1331349821851#c5291368835019935241

entering over at Photobucket

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Monday, February 6, 2012

I quilted!

I just finished my very first quilt ever!! I won an awesome charm pack from skye reve fabrics called a walk in the woods, which is kind of gender neutral but i think its a bit too girly for my manly son lol so i backed it with some pink minky ish fabric!! But the only thing is that apparently your suposed to "quilt" the back fabric too, which i was unaware of... so i put the decorative stiching on the front and then added the back... whatever its my own style! and now you will be drowned with pictures!!!!!!

And thats my quilt! I am so excited about it!!  
<3 and thanks to skye reve fabrics for the fabric! 

Yea im green,

So i guess im a little greener (or crunchier) then the average person... I cloth diaper, i breastfeed, Im a crazy person about recycling, i use the diva cup and mama cloth, i dont use paper towels or napkins, i use as little amount of chemicals as possible in my home, I make my own laundry detergent which cuts the ingredients and the plastic bottle.

 And the newest craze is apparently "no-poo" aka home made shampoo. Im going to try it! It is baking soda for shampoo and vinegar for conditioner. from what ive read about it, your body produces ALOT more oil when you strip all of the oil from your hair, so using the baking soda it will wash the dirt from your hair but it will not strip the oils from your hair so your body wont have to replace the oils, I also read it might take a week or more for your body to regulate to not over producing the oil but once the Ph of your scalp is balanced your good to go!

I have been reading a bunch of blogs about it and i found this one very helpful!! Ill update soon :)  Wish me luck!!!!

Friday, January 27, 2012

How i cloth diaper

I love seeing how people cloth diaper! I have over 50 pockets, like 6 fitteds and 3 covers, and a million inserts and doublers...  This is me

This is the top drawer of the dresser,  from left to right, smartipants, betterbottoms, random WAHM  and ones ive made,  and the last row is fuzzibunz, gogreens, tinytush and other big brands
This is the second drawer, the left is doublers and covers, then a row of pockets i dont use much,  then my fitteds then the right baskets id inserts for flips and smartipants and extras for other diaers

This is the bottom drawer... random stuff, wet bags, swim diapers wool covers i dont use, disposable liners

This is a stuid cabinit, with no shelves or anything i put a drawer thing for bibs and socs and i have all the bath stuff i dont use bc its J&J but i dont want to trash it lol and the basket on top is full of jimmys shoes


diaper sprayer that hubby made!!! 

How do you cloth diaper? how many diapers do you have?

I just found this articl and wanted to add it! Its a great one about wash routine! http://thecloththatcounts.wordpress.com/2012/01/30/the-ultimate-cloth-diaper-care-resource-page/

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Things i wish i knew as a new mommy

These are things i think every new mom and dad should know... Some if these things are.. (with links to my reasoning)

  • Breastfeeding is the best thing you can do for your baby and yourself, and do it in public! dont let anyone tell you diffrent! 
  •  the fact that babies DON'T sleep through the night! 
  • You shouldn't carry your baby facing out 
  • Johnson & Johnson is HORRIBLE brand!! 
  • babies need their "virgin gut"
  • "Cry it out" is unhealthy for your child (and i have never done it thank god!)  
  • Co sleeping IS HEALTHY!  
  • everyone will give you their opinion! Take what you need and discard the rest, make your decisions!
  • cloth diapers are a great money saver and they are not pins and plastic covers! And you can support Work at home moms
  • SAY YES! instead of always saying no, try to say yes more, let your kid play in shaving cream! 
  • Find other moms, weather it be an online group, a playgroup or just someone you trust, find people with similar beleifs and stick with them!! 
  • Dont be afraid to ask for help, batman had robin! 
  • Dont beleive doctors all the time, they can be wrong too. 
  • dont give formula if you are tring to successfully breastfeed! EVER not even a little not even at the hospital! 
I think every mother needs to do a ton of research when they find out they are pregnant, they need to make decisions for themselves and read both sides of the opinion!! Parenting is NOT black and white and dont beleive everything you hear/read! 

DO what you think is right and HAVE FUN being a parent is amazingg!!!! 

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Selling Sewn Items

I am thinking of selling some of the stuff i make, but cant decide on a price, For the sketchbook and marker covers, i was thinking $15 including shipping but without markers heres my run down

supplies $5
 shipping $2.50 
         envelope to ship in $1        
          my total cost $8.50 
       my profit $6.50
it takes about 45 mins to make one

So i would be making $6.50 from making each one. To include the markers and sketchbook i would need to add another $6.50, so i think i will leave them out to lower cost and shipping. Does that sound fair?? I saw some on etsy and people were charging like $25 for them without the flowers or anything on the front. I was thinking of offering personalization too, since i have an embroidery machine i think names would be nice on them, that would probably be about a $2 charge.

Give me your input! Ive never sold anything ive made before so i need help! here are some pictures

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Finally done sewing christmas gifts!

Well i am finally done sewing up gifts! We are heading home on leave in the morning :) heres the run down of all the things i made!

I made 5 sketchbook/marker holders and 3 tablet/ereader covers

heres the inside of the sketchbook covers

and the tablet/ereaders

I made like 8 coffee cozies, they are reversible and i love them 

I made a stethoscope cover for a certain lady that just graduated from nursing school! 

i made a Rachel Ray wanna be pot holder


I made two toiletry bags for my uncle and my FIL 

I made these two cool card organizers to hold things like punch cards, store discount cards, coupons, whatever!! 

this one has a matching buisness card holder

And i made this super cool car roll for my nephew 

heres the front 

SO thats a total 24 gifts and i have a few more im going to make for my mom, but iwont be seeing her for a while so they can wait :)