Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
My Sis-in-Law and her husband went to Yellowstone last week. Being the thoughtful people that they are they brought us a tasty treat! Chocolate Rocks! These things are so realistic looking our two year old refuses to even try them. You need to understand that she is a chocolate fiend! She loves chocolate, adores chocolate and can sniff it out from a mile away..........she takes after her mother I guess. Yet, she won't try a sing one of these chocolate rocks. Although, this means more for me I can't help but feel a little bad because she's missing out on something I know she'd enjoy. Yesterday I asked her why she doesn't want to try them she said, "Because mom, rocks hurt my teeth and they're NOT tasty, they're gross and dirty." I just imagine in her little mind she's thinking I've tried to eat rocks before and they are not good. Why do these people keep trying to feed me rocks?
More for us!!! Thanks Tawn & Mike for the treat!
Friday, August 21, 2009
I bought this Amy Butler fabric last year before we moved. I was going to make an apron out of it for an apron making contest at the local quilt shop. But then we moved and I didn't end up using the fabric for anything until now.
I wanted to make a tote/purse/scripture case. It didn't turn out quite as I'd envisioned it, my measurements were a little off, but it still turned out pretty good...if I do say so myself.
I think it will work out great for any of the uses I orginally intended it for.
So lets talk about this fabric a little more.
On etsy they have forums, one of them is a critique forum where you can have your shop or your products critiqued by other etsy sellers.
I posted this bag on there to see what others had to say.
On lady said the fabric reminded her of a modern William Morris textile.
I guess I'm not that with it or that cultured because I had no idea what she was saying. If we'd been talking face to face I would have had that fake smile, yes, I know exactly what you're talking about look on my face. But because I was in the cyberworld it was pretty easy to fake that I knew what she was talking about.
So, I looked William Morris up on Wikipedia.
I think she was right, it reminds me of a modern William Morris too.
I learned something new! Etsy is Educational too!!!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Yep, I may be the last crafter on the face of the earth to hear about this but just in case I'm not I thought I'd share.
This site features great photography of handmade items.
Crafters can submit their photography to the site and if it's good enough they accept it and post it on their site and link it to the crafter's blog or shop site. In my case to my etsy shop.
I've had one photo accepted. I was so excited. Here's the link.
Once you're there and look at my fun little wallet then click on 'home' at the top left or click on 'popular' to see the most popular photos. (if people like the photo they click on the little heart next to it and the site keeps track of your hearts and ranks you accordingly).
I have to say I was excited when they emailed saying they'd accepted my photo.
But you will be amazed at the talent out there. I was!