Friday, July 29, 2011

Pink Gift Sets Now Available!

Hot Pink & Polka Dot Sets!
I had so much fun last week making new Pink Lantern Mobiles that I was inspired to make some matching Gift Sets.
The Set Pictured here is the Hot Pink & Polka Dot Essential Set listed on my ETSY Page. 
Set Includes:
4-14”x20” 3 Ply Tri-fold Cotton Burp Cloths
1-14”x26” Cotton & Fleece Changing Pad
1-30”x30” Cotton & Fleece Travel Blanket  
1-30”x36” Cotton & Flannel Receiving Blanket
1-6” Cotton, Flannel, & Ribbon Tag Blanket
1-Infant Wrist Rattle

Stop by next week to see what inspires me next!

PS.  I just got a new inventory of lanters in: Including New Colors! 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Yesterday morning when I checked my shop I noticed that one of my items, Lighted Paper Lantern Mobiles, had 633 views.  This morning when I checked my shop it had 1805!

In one night I hit several major goals:

1. One of my items hit 1000+ views
2. One of my items got 1000+ hits in 24 hours
3. 20 new people, who are not friends or relatives, favorited my shop
4. 45+ new people favorted this and other items

I am one lucky girl.  Thank you for checking me out, I hope you like what you see!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The House with the Purple Doors

Did you know that sometimes inspiration can come from the simplest thing.  I spent the last week visiting my mother in law.  She is a delightful and very bright woman who spends her summer in the House with the Purple Doors.  Upon our arrival my mother in law decided that the doors looked a little sad and needed some work.  I jumped at the chance to do a little house painting.  After a few hours scrapping and a few coats of paint she had 3 beautiful, bright and cheery doors again.  I got so involved in the house work that I painted her hallway wall Blue as well. 
Once my tasks were over I couldn't stop thinking of the Purple Doors and how sweet and caring they looked.  I have never been a fan of Purple, I rarely use it, or wear it for that matter.  I found myself thinking of these purple doors and so I decided to knit a hat.  I thought that Cupcakes are sweet and that pairing them with some Violets might just work.  I have also started 2 more hats that have flower motifs.  Photos coming soon. 

Oh, and lets just say that I found a purple yarn that looks like it jumped off my mother in laws door and landed on a hat!  Hooray for inspiration!

Hats and patterns available this fall.  Check back, or check out:

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Back in Business!

This last week marked the end of the Arts & Ideas Festival and the Start of Summer Vacation.  This week started with a bang!  In one day I made a 4 layer cake filled with jam and frosting; closely followed by 3 hours in the studio.  Have I mentioned that I have a wonderful husband... who likes cake.

My niece Lila turns 2 in just a few days and I decided she needed a fun play skirt.  I started with 2 colors of tulle, light and dark pink then I added the ribbons.  I made it adjustable so she can wear it for years to come.  I have to say for my first attempt it turned out as well as I expected.  It was a surprisingly quick and enjoyable project.  I'm thinking of adding something like this to my website...

Moving on to... Babies!
About a month ago my cousin her second little boy, so I made him a tag blanket.  Every little boy needs monsters to love.

Speaking of Babies... A Friend of mine is expecting a second little girl any day now.  Her daughter just turned 3 and they were wonderful when I had Max.  So this new little girl will get her very own brand new unused burp cloths. 

This week my family and I have traveled to Maine to visit family. This week we are at "Camp", no Internet, unless I can get a bar on my phone here and there.  Today we decided to run some errands and stop at the  This is quite an awesome place.  I get to sit in a wonderful sitting room, listening to great music, with my laptop and a Mixed Berry Smoothie while Charlie and Max run an errand. 

This weekend we have a birthday party then we travel to Islesboro, a small island off the coast near Camden.  I think a trip or two to the community center will be in order so I can use their WiFi to share the little things I'll make over the next few days to come.

My hands are working fast on new items for my Etsy Page... more items coming soon.  Don't forget to check the store this fall for a series of brand new items.