Sunday, February 26, 2012

Refreshing Trip

Well now that I had 9 days in AZ to clear my mind and maybe get the crafting bug to hit, I am still not in the crafting mood.....I wonder if it happens to other crafters! I have rearranged my craft room so that all the fabric, wool and other material things are on one side of the room and all the paper, paint, stickers, and dye cut machine are on the other side. I do feel more organized with everything but just can't seem to get into creating something. I did go to the library the other day for story hour with my grandkids and did come across some inspirational craft magazines that I could check out. I haven't been to the library in awhile so I forgot you could check out magazines! Now manybe I won't be so tempted to buy them when I can check them out for free. I even had my 7 year old granddaughter Katelyn draw some things for me to inspire me to get off my butt and create. I have been teaching her how to embroider and she is making herself a pillow with a squirrel on it. I told her to enter it into the county fair this year. She thought that was a great idea. I think the key right now with snow on the way, cold outside and winter just dragging on is to just sit down and start.......I will keep you posted. Rene

Sunday, February 5, 2012

New IPad Sleeves

So since the guys are watching the Super Bowl, I decided to list a few new items that I have come up with. These are IPad sleeves that are made with chunky yarn to protect it. I just discovered this chunky yarn as I have always used baby yarn or regular yarn. I would like to make some other things with this kind as it works up really quick. I hope you enjoy this new creation.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Better late than never!

Well, what can I say....I guess I'm not very good at keeping a blog! I know it's been a long time since I posted anything and boy things have been busy. I just reviewed my last few entries and realized that I am going to AZ again in a week. This time I am flying and going for rest and relaxation, I am not sure how much relaxing I will get with my parents, who are in their 70's and ALWAYS on the go, go, go down there. They make me tired just listening to what they do during their winter get-aways. My crafting has been slow this year, but I did manage to get in a nice big craft show with my daughter, we even had a new granddaughter January 1, 2012. (our 7th) She was even named Emily RENE......and with still doing daycare for alot of them during the week I am always busy. I am hoping that I can get back into managing the blog and my two sites again this year, so hopefully you can all encourage me. Until next time.....Rene

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


We have a new "I Spy" for the kids! We have one with the alphabet letters and a heart. Your kids can find the letters with the help of the laminated alphabet sheet attached to the bag, also with alphabet letter fabric. This fun creation is good for traveling in the car, grocery store, airplane rides and anywhere else you need a little distraction for the kids. I hope you like this new bag, check out our other alphabet fabric patterns too.
Rene & Shannon

Monday, February 21, 2011


Ok, so I have been to Arizona and back already, so much for the pool down there. They had the coldest weather in 40 years when I was there and everyone wanted to know when I was going home so that it would warm up. It got to 70 the day I left! I did do some thinking about my shop and how I could improve it. So I have come up with "EVERY THING WILL BE $20 OR UNDER", which will make it nice for that little gift you may want to give someone. I have coordinating items now such as checkbook covers, wrist keyfob holders, and wallets. Some of the other items should be coming soon as I am trying to get some sewing done in between daycare and housework. Between yesterday and today we have had about 10" of snow again and next week should be the same....winter doesn't want to end here in MN. So for now, take a look at some of my new items and I hope you enjoy them. I will post more new things as I get them done. Check out my new banner and avatar and let me know what you think of the new design.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Long Stretch

Well it's been a long stretch of time since I last posted anything. The large craft show that Shannon and I were in took alot out of me. We did really well and have had to re-group to get the inventory up again on the site. I have finally learned how to list things on my own and figured I better start learning or Shannon will not do it anymore for me. I can only play dumb for so long. The daycare kids are not letting me do much during the day and so I have been trying to get things done on weekends and evenings. I will be taking a short vacation and driving to AZ in a week and so I will be trying to make the brain be more creative. The 3-day drive down there and the time by the pool should regenerate the creative thinking and get me on the right track again. So look for some new things in the coming weeks to see if the vacation helped.

"Sewing mends the soul" Author Unknown


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cyber Monday Sale!!

Just wanted to let you all know that we are having a sale in both shops starting right now until tomorrow night for Cyber Monday. We are offering 15% off everything in our shops!! Use the coupon code: CYBERMONDAY2010 at the checkout to receive 15% off of each item you purchase!! Sale ends tomorrow night so hurry!! - great gifts for teachers and coworkers!! - great stocking stuffers!!

Have a wonderful evening and happy shopping!!!

~Shannon & Rene