Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Crafts

I hope everyone had an awesome Christmas! I certainly did. I got super spoiled this year, had lots of good food and was surrounded by people who love me, so  yep...God is good!! I made several presents this year and wanted to share a few of them.

Picture #1: This is an afghan I made for my in-laws. #2: These are scented candles made in old tuna cans, painted with pictures of my daughter glued around them and Mod Podged. They were a big hit! #3: This is a hooded scarf I made for my sister. #4: This is a scarf that I gave to my step mom. #5: This is a crocheted bee I made for my daughter. The final product had button eyes though...I liked them better than the embroidered ones. 

I also have three new items to list in my store...but there will be more! I will be listing them in January, so please keep checking back! 

Friday, December 11, 2009

Still not much happening

No sales so far this month. I was kind of thinking I might get a few more because of Christmas being so close...but nope. Nothing. I got one item relisted and still have yet to list anything new. Maybe that's why the lack of interest from others? 

Anyway, I finally figured out how to put etsy tabs on my facebook fan page and my personal page. Maybe that will get people looking. 

I just thought I'd stop in for a minute and let people know I'm still around :-)

Merry Christmas!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Do you know what day it is?

Why Tuesday of course! And time for another installment of "Tell it all Tuesday" where I tell you all about my week.

My mom went in for her surgery on Thursday and all went well. She's doing pretty good and doesn't seem to be in a lot of pain. We've all been trying to help her out whenever possible with cooking, chauffeuring and feeding her cats.

Last night was the Christmas program at my daughter's school and I enjoyed watching the kids perform. I also have a niece and two nephews at the school so it was nice getting to see them all. Here's a picture of my daughter sitting on Santa's lap afterward:

She's a cutie!

Anyway, it's been snowing more here and getting pretty cold. It's a good thing we have plenty of wood or we'd be freezing here without a furnace!

I'm happy to report that the afghan I've been working on is just about finished...yay! Then I'm hoping to get something made for my store so I can actually have something store-related to blog about!

Here are my weekly movies:
--Miracle on 34th Street
--It's a Wonderful Life
--The Nightmare Before Christmas
--The Night They Saved Christmas
--Midnight Clear
--National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Sensing a theme here?

Monday, December 7, 2009

It may seem like I'm slacking, but...

it's just because I really am :-) I've let a few items in my shop expire...and I'm not sure I'll relist them. They're items I've never really liked that much and am not sure they'll sell...however, I have sold items I personally wasn't fond of in the past, so you never know.

I probably won't get much done in the shop until after Christmas anyway, when I have a little more time. I'm working on one last project for a Christmas gift and it's taking much longer than I expected...so at this point I'm just hoping to get that finished in time.

Anyway, just thought I'd stop by for a quick update...I really hope I can post pictures of something new soon!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I know it's not Tuesday, but...

here's the tell-it-all Tuesday anyway. My week went okay. I made two sales--my mother-in-law did some shopping in my store. I got to have two Thanksgivings which was great. We had Thanksgiving at our house again this year and had lots of fun, then we went over to the in-laws on Saturday for a second Thanksgiving dinner. 

I got absolutely nothing made for the shop this week...I've still been working on Christmas gifts. I'm working on a ripple afghan right now and it seems to be taking forever. 

My dad visited for awhile today. He lives in the next state so I only get to see him a few times a year. They were on their way to Nevada and stopped in for an hour or two. 

My mom's mastectomy is tomorrow, so I'm really praying that everything goes okay with that, and that they're able to get all the cancer. 

On that note, I'll get going...but here are my weekly movies:

--Spencer's Mountain

--My Sister's Keeper

--Star Trek