Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Latest!

This is what I did on Thursday! I made this cute wristlet!! I have 2 cousins that are turning 14 next week...Actually they are my cousins kids but who is counting?! I am going to send each one a wristlet to test drive for me. I am thinking of adding them to the shop!

This one was fairly easy to make...only a slight confusion on some of the instructions but I figured it out! Here is the inside ~

I love the credit card slots on the flap! But as you can see I had to topstitch the edge so that the cards would not fall out! Don't know if I will carry my cards there but coupons fit just fine! I am really enjoying it...I have carried it ever since Friday. Of course I had to do a little editing with all the junk I carry around...but who need all that crap anyway! It was just weighing me down! It has a divided pocket which is great!

I got the pattern from The Crochet Diva back in July. Finally I have gotten around to making it! Her wristlets have more contrast than mine. I wanted a more solid purse that would go with anything. She has some cute sewing patterns! Check it out!

Off to go make 2 wristlets! Let you know what happens and how they turn out!

Friday, January 28, 2011


Just a little cuteness!
Been a long day! Goodnight!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Bacon Corn Chowder

It is a rainy chilly day...How about some soup!! Here is a great recipe I found in a church cookbook. You will love it!

Bacon Corn Chowder

6 bacon strip, diced
3/4 c. diced celery
1 small onion, diced
1 c. diced, uncooked potato
1 c. water
1 (14 3/4 oz.) can creamed style corn
1 c. milk
1/2 seasoned salt
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. pepper

In a saucepan, cook bacon, celery, and onion over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until bacon is cooked; drain. Add potato and water. Cover simmer for 20 minutes or until potato is tender. Stir in remaining ingredients; heat through (do not boil). Refrigerate or freeze leftovers.

Makes 4 Servings


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Easy Come... (Almost) Easy Go

What is difference a day makes. Last week we had a ice storm...shut down the town for 2 days! Ice stayed on the rooftops and in shady places for a few days. But eventually things have gone back to normal. Although we do have a spot of ice in the roof creases. My niece goes to college in Atlanta and went back Sunday before the weather went bad. She was iced in for a week! In some areas north of the city the roads were still a problem for drivers yesterday...

But now the rain has come and things are back to normal everywhere! Good thing we were not in Atlanta...what a difference 90 miles makes! Here is a view out the window:





Hope everyone enjoys the day!

Don't forget...SALE in my etsy shope ends on 1/23!!
Don't miss it!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Ice Ice Baby!

Our "Winter Event" has happened! We woke up to what looked like snow with sleet falling! The weather people say that this is ice not snow... Looks like snow to me but crunchy when you step on it. Here is what it looks like!

Skippy has been having a fun time! Showed up this am ready to frolic! He is our one man snow/ice removal crew! Although he did get a little distracted!!

There ice everywhere! I can't even get into the backyard.

The gate latch is frozen with ice and the back door from the porch is too!

They say that it is supposed to melt a bit and then refreeze. But the good news is that it's going to be 45 degrees tomorrow! So before it is gone...enjoy some of my pics!

Just heard from LB..soome of my pics are going to be featured on the weather segment on KWWL in Waterloo, IA! Thanks bro!!

Meanwhile I'll hum some more Vanilla Ice...Word to yo mother!

A bird's nest waiting for Spring!

Sunday, January 9, 2011


2nd Anniversary Sale going on now through Jan, 23!! Help me celebrate my 2 year anniversary and my 1000 customer! Everything in the shop 15% off! Lots of deals! Get your favorites now! Check out the box on the righthand side of this page!

Plus it will give me something to do during our "Wintery Mix" which is predicted for tonight/tomorrow...could be snow...could be sleet...or maybe freezing rain....or just plain rain! Who knows! Pictures to follow!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

1000 Sales!!!!

Thank you to Michelle the 1000 customer in my Etsy shop!!! This is the apron that she bought. I LOVE this one and it has sat waiting for someone to buy it for quite awhile! I am so thrilled Michelle got it!!

I can't believe I have sold 1000...well actually it has been more than 1000. This repesents 1000 orders, it doesn't count the actual items sold. I am sure I reached 1000 items months ago but 1000 customers is great!

I am SO lucky to have this as my job. It is great to wake up every morning and be able to do something you love...and it pays the bills!
♥ Thank you all for helping me to live my dream! ♥

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! It has been a busy morning around here! I have been cleaning out, rearranging, moving and throwing away! It is a warm day and has made me motivated to do the things I have putting off for awhile...cold weather will do that you know. I do have more to do but I also have orders to fill. I am up to 997 sales in my Etsy shop! I can't believe I am almost at 1000 and it has just been little old me sewing away.... My 2 year anniversary is Jan 12, so keep checking for my Aniversary Sale! 15% off everything in the shop! (Except Clearance, of course). Then more new things to come!!

Thanks for a great 2010 and best wishes for a wonderful new year!