Saturday, October 31, 2009

HAPPY HALLOWEEN - Ghoulish Cakes

These were sent to me in an email this week. I'm not sure of their source, but I thought it would be something fun to share today, being Halloween and all.


Need I say more????????

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Work in Progress Wednesday - 10/28/09

I've been slacking! It's been 5 weeks since my last "work in progress Wednesday" post. I thought I should probably get back to showing you some of the items I'm working on.

First up is a custom order dachshund sweatshirt. Yes, I do take custom orders. I have about 1 week's worth of work on this project and figure it will take me another 1-1/2 to 2 weeks to get this finished. So far I have done the collar (with a metallic dog tag) the nose and am working on the body. Due to the bulkiness of the project I only work on it at home. It's too difficult to pack up and take to the office to work 15-20 minutes on my lunch.

Next up is a mouse pad. This item will be for sale in my shop. What I'm stitching is the insert to a fully usable mouse pad. I have several other ideas for mouse pads I'd like to get done, so once this is completed, stay tuned for more.

Lastly, this isn't actually a "work in progress". It's a finished piece but I've never shown it and it sold out from my store in only 4 days. I've purchased the materials to make more and will be working on them soon. If you would like a reserved listing, just contact me either through my blog or Etsy shop. If you click on the picture it will take you to the description of the item.

In the last 5 weeks I've also stitched several other Christmas Ornaments that are for sale in my shop. And if you're looking for a bargain, check out the items in my 50% OFF CLEARANCE section. All of my Halloween items that haven't sold yet have already been moved there.

Until the next time...HAPPY STITCHING!

Monday, October 26, 2009



Click on pictures to take you to the item in my shop

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Featured Etsy Items - 10/25/09

With Halloween being less than 1 week away I thought I would do today's feature on some of my favorite HALLOWEEN/SPOOKY themed items I've seen on Etsy.

Simply click the picture of each item and it will take you directly to the shop where it can be purchased. If you buy an item, please let the seller know you found them on my blog.

Thanks for supporting handmade!!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Secret Ghoul Gift Exchange

Some of the members of BurningMoon's Under $20 BNR thread decided to have a Secret Ghoul Gift Exchange. It is just like a Secret Santa at Christmas only this was Halloween themed.

The person that sent me a gift was BeadingbyBawissa. I received a cute bear wearing a candy corn necklace and beaded candy corn earrings (that she made and are available in her shop), some window clings, stickers and a couple of note pads. It was a really nice gift!!

Below are a couple of pictures of what she sent me. Thanks Melissa!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Over The Top Blog Award

Okay, so my blog was tagged with an over the top blog award from Deelights. I apparently have to answer these questions and tag three other blogs.

1 Where is your cell phone? Sitting next to me
2 Your hair? Brown
3 Your mother? Motherly
4 Your father? Quiet.
5 Your Favorite food? Anything
6 Your dream last night? ????
7 Your favorite drink? Sweet tea
8 Your dream/goal? Retirement!!!!
9 What room are you in? Basement
10 Your hobby? Cross Stitch
11 Your fear? Heights
12 Where do you want to be in six years? Living in Italy
13 Where were you last night? Home.
14 Something that you aren't? Thin
15 Muffins? Mmmm....blueberry!
16 Wish list item? To have my bills paid off
17 Where did you grow up? Same town I live in now
18 Last thing you did? Checked on the teenage lovebirds
19 What are you wearing? Dress clothes from the office
20 Your TV? Turned off at the present moment
21 Your pets? 2 dogs and 1 rabbit
22 Friends? Few but precious
23 Your life? Busy.
24 Your mood? Stressed
25 Missing someone? Always.
26 Vehicle? 2005 Chevy Cobalt - in the body shop
27 Something you're not wearing? Shoes
28 Your favorite store? Jewelry store
29 Your favorite color? Green
30 When was the last time you laughed? Today.
31 Last time you cried? Long ago.
32 Your best friend? Local - Bev; Long distance - Jeannie
33 One place where you go over and over? Work, work & more work
34 One person who emails you regularly? My the jokes!35 Favorite place to eat? Any place where I didn't have to do the cooking

And the three blogs I am tagging are




Sunday, October 18, 2009

Featured Etsy Items - 10/18/09

I thought I would so something a little fun today that might bring a smile to everyone...ANIMAL NOSES! Some of these are note cards and some are prints, but all of them made me smile when I saw them. I hope it does the same for you.

Simply click on the picture and it will take you directly to the Etsy shop where it is available for more information and/or purchase.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Let's Help One Another

I'm promoting this bracelet I saw in an Etsy forum thread today. I think it is absolutely beautiful!
Click the picture and it will take you to the Etsy shop.

Do you "HEART" my Items????

Here's a great deal for any of my followers that have "hearted" my Etsy items in the past looking to buy in the future...

I'm having a MAJOR case of the "etsy lack-of-sales blues" today.

I REALLY, REALLY want a sale today!!!The next person that buys from me I will EITHER refund 40% of the item price OR free shipping, whichever is more.

Just type "ETSY BLUES" in notes to seller at check-out.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Featured Etsy Items - 10/11/09

Since we are in the middle of the college football season and my favorite team, THE OHIO STATE BUCKEYES, had another resounding win yesterday (YAY! Go Bucks!!!) I thought I would do a feature on my favorite OSU items found on Etsy.

Click on each picture and it will link you directly to that Etsy store. Many of these shops also have items available for other colleges/universities or will customize an item for you.