Wednesday, July 22, 2009

New hats!

I've been quite busy and made a few new hats for my Etsy store

Here are some of the new ones, I will be listing more tomorrow after I take pictures of them.

My husband has been gone for the past 3 weeks and he'll be home in a few days. It's just been me and my son, we've gone a lot to the swimming pool and library. I'm having such a great time just being home and getting to create things. Life is good right now.

Monday, July 20, 2009

My first Etsy Treasury!!!

I am so excited, I was able to create my 1st Treasury ever on Etsy!!! I've been lurking around for days and every time I wanted to create one, it was not available due to the amount of treasuries already created by other members. Today I patiently waited for the number of treasuries to go down below 333 and as soon as the little "create" box appeared, I was able to click on it and start my 1st Treasury.

This one is about military... it's so close to my heart. I personally love the items I featured and I hope that they're sold quickly.

If you want to see my treasury, click HERE

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Free soap!!

I was very lucky to find this one: I was looking for some soap on Etsy and I found this listing

You get a bar of soap absolutely free just to sample it and try it out. Can't wait to get mine. Check it out, it's very easy.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Black Alpaca and wool crochet top listed on Etsy

I have listed a beautiful crochet top and at nice price for an easy quick sale. It's made out of very soft alpaca and wool yarn, I also created the pattern by myself. This one is in size 8/10, however I'd definitely be interested in making some more in different sizes and colors if this sells quick.

Comments are welcome.

Some things that I made over the last few days

I've been busy sewing! I made another purse, a tank top and an infinity dress (some call it a wrap dress). The dress in particular looks pretty good on a dress form, but not so good on me. I might have to make the straps longer and try to wrap it around once again to see if I like it any better.

The tank top turned out pretty good and I'm wearing it today. I'm also pretty happy with the purse, but I'm thinking about giving it as a gift to one of my friends.

Comments are welcome!

Friday, July 10, 2009

The BBC believes book list

I've seen this on a few blogs before and I found it pretty interesting. I have read 37 out of 100. I guess it's better then average, but I still have room for improvement :)

The BBC believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here.

1) Look at the list and put an 'x' after those you have read.
2) Put a % after those you've read a portion of.
3) Add a '+' to the ones you LOVE.
4) Star (*) those you plan on reading.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (+)
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien ()
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte (x)
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling (%)
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee (*)
6 The Bible (+)
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte ()
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell ()
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman ()
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens (x)
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott (X)
12 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy (x)
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller ()
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare ()
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier ()
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien ()
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk ()
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger (X)
19 The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger ()
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot ()
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell (+)
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald ()
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens ()
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy (X)
25 The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams ()
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh ()
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky (+)
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck ()
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll (X)
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame ()
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy (X)
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens ()
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis (+)
34 Emma - Jane Austen (X)
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen (+)
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis (X)
37. Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini ()
38. Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres ()
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden (x)
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne (X)
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell ()
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown (++++++)
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez ()
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving ()
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins ()
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery ()
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy ()
48 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood ()
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding ()
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan ()
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel ()
52 Dune - Frank Herbert ()
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons ()
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen ()
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth ()
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon ()
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens ()
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley ()
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon ()
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez (x)
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck ()
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov (x)
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt ()
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold ()
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas (x)
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac ()
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy ()
68 Bridget Jones' Diary - Helen Fielding (x)
69 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie ()
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville (x)
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens (x)
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker (x)
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett ()
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson ()
75 Ulysses - James Joyce ()
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath ()
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome ()
78 Germinal - Emile Zola (x)
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray (x)
80 Possession - AS Byatt ()
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens ()
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell ()
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker ()
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro ()
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert (x)
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry ()
87 Charlotte's Web - EB White (X)
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom ()
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (+++++++++)
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton ()
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad ()
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery (+)
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks ()
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams ()
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Toole ()
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas (x)
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare (X)
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl ()
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo (X)

wow, it's been a while!!!

So I thought after I quit my job, I'd have more time to work on things and get things done. No way!!! It seems like the life runs by even faster - as soon as I wake up in the morning, it's time to go back to bed... Interesting, huh?

Well, let's see what happened the last few weeks: Lucas finished Kindergarten and the Americana quilt I made, I gave to his teacher as the appreciation gift (it was finished 10 min before the school bus was here).

I have also made my 1st purse!!! That wasn't hard at all. I'm actually excited to make some more and possibly sell it on Etsy. My friend is coming over tomorrow and we're going to get cranking!!! :)

We also went camping for the 4th of July, which was ok, because for 2 days out of 4 it rained :(

I will try my best to update my blog tomorrow with whatever I make tomorrow! Pinkie promise!!!