28 December 2009
Jeni has some beautiful handmade items at her Etsy shop, Maxson Creations. I am sure you will find something you like for your little one. Go check it out.
25 December 2009
24 November 2009
I had resigned myself to the fact that I was going to have to go beyond what my local communities had to offer. I was going to have to move and uproot my high school daughter who threatened mutiny if I did. I didn't know what I was going to do. I needed a job very badly, the reason for which I have not publicly stated but it has to do with my marriage falling apart. So now I guess I have said it publicly. I cried myself to sleep with desperation. And I prayed. I knew deep down that God would not abandon me and I trusted Him.
I am so happy to announce that as of last Monday I am now a productive member of society, I finally got a job. And even better is that I think I am really going to like it. It is a small hospital, I don't think I have even been in a smaller one. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. I will be working on the med/surg floor, which is the only floor they have, and I will be working in the ER and will take my turn being charge nurse. I am so excited.
So to make a long story short, I will be working on Thanksgiving day and want to tell everyone who is reading to have a very special Thanksgiving day. I have so much to be thankful for. I always take time to reflect these things so I can be sure to include everything in my thanks. And I thank you all for reading.
05 November 2009
02 November 2009
Thanks again Charan.
When I got home last night I discovered that my Autumn Leaves Embroidered Coasters were included in someone's Etsy treasury. Wow! I am truly honored and I appreciate Susie so much. You can view the treasury here. There are several beautiful items, I'm sure you'll find something you like. Also, please go check out Susie's shop, SilverNGold, she has some wonderful things there as well.
Thanks again Susie!
31 October 2009
29 October 2009
28 October 2009
Today I would like you to introduce Teresa. Teresa is the owner of Digicute, a sweet Etsy shop.
Here are a few words from Teresa, "I majorly use Illustrator and Photoshop to create clip arts, digital collage sheets, and anything that's printable. I enjoy crafts even when I was just a little kid! Art classes were always my favorite :D; they helped develop my interest in crafts. I got my inspirations from everywhere. Every time I see a wonderful work, I always ask myself how I would create it differently. And when I have an idea in my mind, I can't wait to make it a reality! I hope you enjoy my work :)!"
Here are a few of Teresa's favorite pieces that she has created.
This is called Christmas Bear Three-Fold Note Cards and can be found here.
This one is called Tropical Paradise and can be found here.
And these sweeties are called A Jolly Christmas. You can find them here.
Go on over and visit Teresa, I'm sure you will enjoy her shop!
26 October 2009
On Sunday we had a small party with cake and ice cream. We had some chips and dip too. Almost everyone who could be there was there. I really missed my oldest daughter, Shelley and her 2 children, not being there. They live just a little too far away and her daughter, Patience, had 2 soccer games to play. My other 2 daughters, Crystal and Emily, made me a 3 tier birthday cake, it was a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. The candles spelled out "Happy Birthday". I loved it, they did a fantastic job. We also had Butter Pecan ice cream and Mint 'n Chip ice cream. I actually had some of both, :)
Crystal and Emily also decorated my house for Halloween. I have pumpkins and ghosts and scary monsters all over the place now. I bought a pumpkin to carve a couple days ago, we will probably carve that tonight.
My little grandson, Ty, is sick. He has been sick for 1 week now. He has been to the ER twice with it. It is a GI virus that is improving but he has such pain with it. He has missed school all week last week and probably won't go in today either. And to top it off, he was recovering from flu about 3 weeks ago and missed a whole week of school with that. I hope that don't try to hold him back because of these absences. But the doctor told him to stay home in both cases. We'll see. I just want him to get better. It is so scary when young kids are sick. :(
10 October 2009
30 September 2009
I have been working the last couple days getting things back in order. I have added a new work table, which I helped build. It is tremendous, I love it. It isn't fancy, but it certainly serves the purpose, and so much work surface. I will add a picture of it and the rest of my studio in my next post. My studio is kinda plain, white walls, no fancies, no pretties, but I've been too busy to do that kind of thing. I'll get to that though, for sure.
There are 2 more new things going on. The first is that I have a Bumbleberries Boutique fan page on Facebook. There is a link on the right sidebar if you'd like to become a fan. Secondly, I have a newsletter sign up also on the right sidebar. Please add your email there so that you can be informed of sales and other special events.
So until next time, get crafty!
28 June 2009
And a really really good bonus is that if you buy a fat quarter bundle that is shipping in a flat rate box, whatever I can fit into that box will ship for free too. So now is your chance to really save on shipping. Visit my shop, purchase a fat quarter bundle, and fill up the box with more goodies and the shipping is on me.
Here are a few of my fat quarter bundles.
22 June 2009
19 June 2009
I used Joel Dewberry's aviary fabric to make it. It is the perfect size, about 12x7 or so. I made one of my fabric flower brooches to put on the front.
It is currently for sale at my Etsy shop.
18 June 2009
I have only two to offer. The first has a yellow background with the "scariest" little monsters all over it. Actually they're not scary at all, they are the cutest monsters I think I've seen. The second fabric is a coordinating blue and purple.
With Halloween not too far off, these would make a terrific trick or treat bag for your "little monster".
15 June 2009
Anyway, I thought I might list this prototype on my Etsy shop for a low price and ask that whomever buys it will be so kind as to put it to use and give me some constructive criticism, some feedback on how it can be improved. But before I do that I would like some feedback on how the bag looks overall. Does it seem like a bag that people would like? You can click on the pictures to enlarge them and get a better look at this bag, if you want.
I have used the Swanky fabric collection by Chez Moi for Moda to construct the outside of the bag. There is prequilted white fabric for the inside. There is one pocket inside. There is a magnetic snap closure.
What I need now for this purse is a name. Got any ideas? As soon as I get this puppy named I will be listing it at my Etsy shop.
09 June 2009
It was founded by Joyce Lucas, who many of you may already know from Make Mine Pink. There will be some giveaways coming up so be sure to go check out all the fun. And for the shop owners out there, there is still time to open a shop at the marketplace.
07 June 2009
Each one of these has anywhere from 19 to 33 fabric strips. Each strip measures 5.5"x22". That's equivalent to 4 regular 5" charm pack squares plus some. I have them listed for a great low price. Check them out!!
This is October Glow
This is Harvest Reflections
This is Christmas Punch
06 June 2009
I also made a little scrappy rag style flower brooch and pinned it on. It is removable. There is a magnetic snap closure, quilted lining and 2 inside pockets to match the outside. It measures 11"x13" with a 2" gusset, handle drop is 9.5".
I had a lot of fun designing and making this bag and will be making more Jelly Roll totes in the near future, so keep an eye out for those.
This tote is listed for sale at my Etsy shop, please go take a look.
05 June 2009
This magnetic board has handpainted roses, which I just love. It has gorgeous decoupage victorian ladies and sheet music. It has been given an aged look which is perfect. The lower part of the board is magnetic and it came with these cute little tile magnets. The whole thing is too sweet.
Another of Luthien's artworks is this coaster, made in a similar way with an aged look and decoupage. And as I told Luthien, I will be using this for my tea when I'm crafting. Thanks Luthien these are truly beautiful.
17 May 2009
They are really cute on lapels, hats, tote bags, belts, scarves, or anything really. Could even use one instead of a bow on a package.
I had fun naming each one too. I named a couple after some pretty important people in my life. One for my only granddaughter, my beautiful and sweet Patience. The other for my very dear friend, Mary, who passed away last year.
I used a Baskets of Flowers charm pack by Mary Engelbreit to make my Mary brooch. I also added some cute little ribbon accents to it.
I would love to take some custom orders for these. The choices for colors, sizes, and accents are endless. And I make them into hair clips, headbands, ponytail holders, even refrigerator magnets.
Emi is having her first giveaway right now. She has a Swaddlebees wetbag to giveaway to one lucky person. So hurry on over. Plus there is so much more there to check out.
16 May 2009
Guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth and guess what...NO calories! Yummy!