Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Post 38: The Greatest Show On Earth!

Hehe....I didn't get to go (since I'm 600 miles away), but I think this little guy had the best Birthday EVER, so I had to share....
This is Aidan with his Momma Katie. I loved his face in this one...it cracks me up!
The family photo. My brother Wylie, Katie, and of course Aidan! If you cant tell Wylie's shirt says "this is what cool looks like" hahaha....
How many parents do you know who would sport clown make up all day? I cant say I know many. I love my family they crack me up. Oh I am so disappointed I had to miss out!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Post 37: Watercolor and Weird Guy

So my nephew's 4th Birthday is this weekend and I put a couple of things together yesterday. I feel so accomplished!!!
His Birthday will be a Circus party full of clowns I am sure. This little boy LOVES "scary clowns" (which in my opinion any clown) and dressing up. He is such a character!

So, first, is a watercolor of a picture of Aidan in his clown makeup.
I am soooo pleased with the way this turned out. I haven't done anything great with watercolors in ages so I am excited about this. haha.

And this is a stuffed Weird Guy Frankenstein sporting a crazy hat...designed from one of Aidan's drawings I shared with you all in Post 20.
I love the bright colors and he is so soft! Not to mention extra scary!!! ERRRRRRRRRR!

I just thought I would come back and add this, I used it as a tag and it shows his original drawing.

Ohhh and don't forget to enter my Garden Clutch GIVEAWAY! (link is at the top of this page!)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Post 36: So I was feeding my Etsy addiction...

And I found myself on Etsy Chat which i love! Another level of Etsy addiction...

Then I was browsing through Folk's shop (as I regularly do) and came across this beautiful shrug and I had to share it with the rest of you!!

(click on pic for link)

I am in love! Can you believe it is only $14.00?! *sigh* It would be so cute with a white tank, chunky necklace, blue jeans and white heels (i have obviously been drooling over it all night)...I need a smaller rib cage.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Post 35: Sugar Cream

A few items i love today :)
(click on the pics for more info)

P. S. Dont forget to check out my Giveaway at Post 34 :)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Post 34: Garden Clutch GIVEAWAY!!!

So for my first giveaway I present to you the beautiful "Garden Clutch" handmade by me!

So, you want to win this clutch? All you need to do is:
  1. Follow my blog
  2. Leave me a comment and let me know you are following!
Want another entry?
Visit my shop, Red Planet, and let me know what your favorite item is!

And another?

Mention my giveaway on your blog!

Annnnd due to the upcoming holiday I will not be announcing a winner until July 7th so you have plenty of time to enter! GOOD LUCK!

It is so easy to win free stuff...i love it!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Post 33: Yo soy playero pero no hay playa... (p.s. giveaway sneak peak!)

It was a beautifully hot day...the kind of day that would be best spent at the beach....but I am land locked in Illinois. So, I do not have the beach but this is what I do have :)

I almost smashed this guy when I went into a panic thinking a spider jumped on me!

Isn't it the tiniest thing you ever saw!?!
These guys hang out in my back yard above my deck, so, we were seeing a lot of each other the past few days. This is my second round of robin babies this year! They left today so I could take the fire hazard down ...again (the nest was built on a light)...haha it seems to be the real estate of preference for the neighborhood robins. (Sorry for the poor quality pic but they didn't like me getting too close).It was so funny because this baby bird would sit with it's head out his nest and his mouth open like this for a very long time...I wasnt sure if they were catching little bugs or what...

Yum. Aren't the colors beautiful?!
Nothing like a cool salad on a day like today! (I only wish I had grown all these lovely vegetables myself!)
The sun was beating down I could almost feel in weighing down my shoulders. The air is heavy and humid and the smell of grilling chicken and peppers filled the back yard. When I closed my eyes I almost forgot I was in the Midwest. *sigh* I am in need of a tropical vacation...hehe

I also took some time to work on my GIVEAWAY. Here is a sneak peak! I will be posting my giveaway sometime tomorrow so don't forget to check back!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Post 32: Happy Fathers Day!

First I must say Happy Father's Day to my Dad and all of his exposed chest hair! hehehe...
It is days like these that make me wish I did not live over 500 miles from all of my family! (but I cant say the same for all the other days :p) Hope you all had a Happy Father's day with your family and loved ones :).

Then Happy Fathers Day to my Beans from our son, Gus.

Sorry I have been so lax on posting in my blog lately...it seems I always come up with an excuse but I am hoping to motivate myself and jump back on this bandwagon this week!

I am thinking of starting it off with my first give away shhhhhh....

check back soon to find out!!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Post 31: Just A Few Things...and A Sneak Peak!

Hey folks! I am sorry about my absence this week but as you all know sometimes we just get busy....or lazy...for me it has been a mixture of both. It is a busy time of year at the moment, I have birthdays, baby showers, fathers day, not to mention two little girls who are expecting Independence Day dresses from me. Sticking to the handmade pledge sure gets time consuming (especially when you are a procrastinator like myself) ....especially when I am working on the puppies schedule who demands 100% of my attention at all times!

I have also managed to finish a couple of items I hope to get better pictures of and post in the shop by tomorrow!

Oh and just as a reminder you still have time to enter Folk Craft's Giveaway!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Post 30: Folk Craft Giveaway!!

My friend Leanne is having her very first giveaway at her blog, Folk Craft!! Leanne has two beautiful shops on Etsy (Folk and Sugarpickle) and her items have been featured on Etsy's front page many times!
So for her first giveaway we have this totally cute clutch:

I own a few items handcrafted by Miss Leanne and I love every single one of them! All of her stuff is beautiful and so full of character! I suggest you go check out her GIVEAWAY, visit her Etsy stores and follow her blog! You will NOT be disappointed!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Post 29: Just Because

I love this picture how fun is that?

P.S. I made a trip to the fabric store today and I am soooo excited to get started...I just need to get Gus to cooperate with me...:)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Post 28: First Bloom of the Year!

So spring is here and summer is creeping up on us. I woke up this morning to find my first Lilly bloom of the year! Isn't it lovely?

My husband must think I am a insane, I woke him up and made him go outside and check it out with me early this morning as i proceeded to have a little photo shoot. I guess I am a bit of a nut, but the fact that any plant survives in my care is pretty phenomenal. Thank goodness these flowers are so resilient :D

Monday, June 8, 2009

Post 27: Lets Go Green...Key Lime Green!

Oh how I love these bright summery Greens!

1. Key Lime Earrings $13.00 @ Ella Scott Jewels
2. Key Lime Collection – Set of 3 cloths $10.00 @ Scrubbies and More
3. Keep Calm Carry On Print 16x23 $19.98 @ Order Of The Crown
4. Lime Green Spring Summer Crochet Scarf $26.00 @ Beautiful Bridget
5. The Shirley Partridge Dress $42.00 @ Thrush
6. Excuse Me Miss Scarlet Fascinator $85.00 @ House of Tesla
7. The Alice in Chartreuse Green Peony Clutch $32.00 @
Little Ellie
8. Key Lime Birdie Hobo Bag $40.00 @ Olive and Bubby

Post 26: One Lovely Blog Award!

I have recieved the "One Lovely Blog" Award from the wonderful Brayton Homestead Interiors! Brayton is a beautiful blog with some great inspiration so check it out if you haven't already!

I am so excited to know that some people out there are enjoying my little blog! So the rule is I am supposed to pass this award on to 15 other blogs, but being fairly new to the blog world I cant really name 15 blogs that I regularly read (that havent already recieved this award). I am not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing...Anyway, instead I have made a list of the few blogs that I enjoy on regular basis. So here it goes!

If you are one of the blogs I listed, join in and share the love with 15 other blogs you think deserve this award!

I wish I had all the time and space to tell you why I enjoy each one of these blogs but I hope, instead, you will take the time to check each one of them out! Thanks!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Post 25: So many things to share...

I made my third sale this week!! I shipped my "Paulette Is Back From Paradise Island" Clutch out to Finland yesterday...therefore I am now worldwide! haha...
I also got a new camera from my lovely husband yesterday!! A Canon Stylus Tough 8000. I can drop it, step on it, use it in the water...and it won't break! Which is great for me since I have been through 3 cameras in a year....(I am a bit clumsy)

I also inherited my Uncle Greg's box of oil paints, brushes etc...

It makes me so sad but has a bit of happiness in it at the same time.

I also used my new camera to take another picture of Baby Gus...and he POSED for me! I thought it was cute and funny...but since he is my puppy everyone else might not be as entertained by it hehe...

Annnd this is currently my favorite wall in my house so I wanted to share it (it is a work in progress).. They are all pictures of family members which makes it special to my me and my husband.

I love old photographs. I have also started adding a couple "newer" ones as well (all black and white). All of my frames were bought at garage sales and thrift stores and hit with a can of black spray paint and wa la!
Okay, that all may have been a bit random, but that seems to be what I am all about. ha. I hope you were at least somewhat entertained by it. You all have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Post 24: GIVEAWAY @ Wichita Handmade!!

So my friends at Wichita Handmade are having a lovely little giveaway! Simply visit Wichita Handmade and leave a comment on their blog before June 5th "high noon" for a chance to win this lovely little number straight from beautiful Wichita, Kansas. (My hometown that i love dearly!)

Also if you follow the Wichita Handmade blog you get an extra entry!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Post 23: I have officially gone crazy...

Well, as I mentioned in the previous post my house is now run by a puppy; a spoiled rotten puppy who is getting braver and brattier with each passing day! But we are working on that. Having someone else to spoil has me "window shopping" Etsy like crazy. Here are a few things I am in love with!

These are totally cute dog toys! And in my opinion they look a lot like Gus!

This is technically a cat toy but I am thinking of trying to make something similar for my lil' dog because it is just too cute!
This hand painted harness is too cute and totally original!
And we cant forget a cute I.D. Tag! "Love me, love my dog" hehe

So, yeah I have officially gone crazy...

Click on the pictures to find out more about each item!