Sunday, June 6, 2010

Debbie Downer

This blog is one of many attempts to contribute to the blogging community. I have so many crafting obsessions and it's difficult to put them together into one coherent blog. Nonsensical blabbing on and many different ideas are often lost because I don't write them down when I think of them.

These days with the quality of crafting blogs and the beautiful pictures and gorgeous work, I have been wary of showing my own work and in so doing, this blog is such a boring read. I'm not proud of it at the moment.

Those close to me know that I was injured a few months ago. I am now confined to a wheelchair- hopefully just for the time being. It's a difficult transition because I am a mother, and I'm not able to run and chase after them and do the a mother should be able to do. Luckily, I have a wonderful husband who has picked up the slack and has been taking care of me and my kids. When something like this happens to you- it really opens your eyes; your priorities change.

Needless to say, my crafting has been an outlet of my frustration and depression. It's amazing how much better I feel cuddling in bed with my little one and some yarn.

I am going to try my darndest to make this blog a comfy crafting home for those interested to share.

Coming soon: all of the little projects I have been working on. Lots of little elephants (knit, sewn and crochet) .

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Due to my two kids and numerous craft obsessions, I am not as web savvy as I'd like to be. I end up finding websites 2 years after they were first discovered. I know I maybe late in the game, but I was browsing ravelry tonight, and found someone who linked to regretsy. I nearly peed my pants.

As much as I love etsy for selling and buying all the awesome handmade goodness; if you have browsed the throws of etsy, you know there is a lot of crap on there.

Regretsy posts her picks of the most humorous things people make and "hope" to sell.

This one nearly made me fall out of my chair:

Meet Ms. Humpastuff.

This "erotic plush" has a pocket in her cancan for unmentionables. Yes. This is a real etsy listing.

So. so. wrong!

Thank you regretsy, for making my day. Love it.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Eye Candy

In my spare time I like to go on etsy and play with the "pounce" feature. It allows you to either look at items that have just sold, or stores that have yet to sell an item. I've discovered so many favorites on etsy that way.

My find for today: Gorgeous contemporary handmade ceramics by Princedesign.

Lovely nature inspired (my fave!) and beautifully textured. I have always loved handmade ceramics. It's so amazing to me that it's hand made, shaped and formed out of a lump of clay. Amazing.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Sexy Mousepads?

I'm a sucker for nature inspired goodies. Our house is full leaf motif's, and I love me some green and browns.

This weekend I made me a proud new owner of a sexy mousepad.

It's made of linen, and oh SO fabulous. The best part is it's so affordable at $12!

You see what I mean? It is sexy isn't it? You can go get yours lickity split at Shim and Sons.

They are a small company based out in Portland and each of their items are made lovingly by hand.

They also have lovely matching pushpins!

Pretty in Paint

Take a look at these pretty hand painted shoes Art Nest painted for her little girl.

She also makes these lovely pin cushion rings! Wonderful to look at and useful too.

Just adorable. I love the characters she draws on her blog as well.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


Some eyecandy for Monday.

Crystal and Stone Rings from Stone and Honey. Looks good enough to eat no?

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Going Green- Plantable Tags

Being a bit of an eco junkie myself, I'm always captivated by new ways to recycle.

Greenpost has some gorgeous recycleable gift tags. These tags are actually infused with seeds inside them, so instead of throwing them away after using them, you can plant them in your garden and watch them sprout!

Ingenious, and I love the texture!