Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The perfect craft weekend that wasn't....

So for about a month or so my mom and I have been planning this awesome craft weekend for Saturday through Monday while my husband and my dad went out of town together. We planned on my daughter and I sleeping over at her house and crafting from morning til late at night and creating so many things that we would have tons of new listings coming up. Well That is how the weekend started.......

So after dropping off my dad and husband at the airport I rushed back home to my parent's house to get the weekend started. I started a new creation that we are trying out and then we decided to go to Walmart to get a few supplies. We didn't get much done that night but we had plenty of time the next day so we decided to go to sleep and get up early and start.

The next morning we got up and set up some projects. I had to run home quick to feed our guinea pig and I thought I would grab my camera so that we could get some new items listed right away. Well I fed Linny, the guinea pig, and I ran downstairs to grab the camera and SQUISH!!! My foot was soaked! The carpet was almost standing water splashing with each step and I didn't know where it came from. I opened up the door to the under the stair storage and the entire hallway and everything in it was drenched in water. I called my mom to come and help me clean up the water and move the stuff out of storage. Since I am pregnant I can't lift the heavy bins that were under there so all I can say is thank goodness for my mom!!

While I was waiting for her to come over the phone rings. I answer it to find my mother-in-law on the other end. She was calling to tell me that she fell the night before outside while walking her dog and broke her wrist and couldn't take care of him for a while and needed me to come down to pick him up. I felt really bad at what had happened so I told her I would call her after my water was cleaned up.

Two and a half hours later, the water was cleaned up and there were fans going to dry up the carpet the rest of the way. When that was finished we started the two hour drive to go pick up the dog. By the end of the day when we got back home it was almost 7pm and we still needed to have dinner. So the three of us had something to eat, played with my daughter for a bit and retired to bed early as we were exhausted from the day of events.

So the weekend ended with myself finishing nothing and my mom finishing one quilt. With everything that happened we still made it fun and tried to make the best of our spending time together. I guess we will just try this again another weekend. :)

~Shannon & Rene

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Two New Items!!!

So to make up for not having a new listing in the last few days we decided to list two today!! This is one of our new items featured in our shop. It is for a double crocheted soft baby blanket with a matching newborn size hat. The blankets will vary a bit in size but are approx 30x30. The sets are listed for $30.00.

We will be listing more colors soon. There will be pink, white, purple, yellow, green and blue sets available. Any of the gender neutral sets will not have a flower added to them but you can request that one be added if you would like. A list of flower colors is available in the white set listing. A photo of each flower will also be added to that listing soon.

If you like this set but would like it in a color that we currently do not offer please contact us and we will see what other colors are available in the store.

Please check back soon for the other sets that we will be listing shortly!!

~Shannon & Rene

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Winter Wonderland

What better day to stay inside and craft! This picture is what I woke up to yesterday morning. It was so calm and peaceful outside it made me want to stay inside and craft. So...that is just what I did. I admit I didn't get as many things made as I had hoped but I did accomplish a few things.

Tomorrow I will be listing a new addition to our site. We are working on crocheted baby hat and blanket sets. The first one is finished and will go up some time tomorrow morning. If you like it but would like to have one in another color, please just ask. We are working on several colors right now for girls, boys and some that are gender neutral.
Check back tomorrow and I will have our new listing posted here :)
~Shannon & Rene

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

We take custom orders!!

Just listed a custom order for a blue baby blanket. We had a customer buy one of our baby hats a few days ago and we were asked if we could make her a matching blanket. We didn't think of it at the time the hats were made to make them into sets but that is now going to be one of our new things in our shop.

We are both currently crocheting baby blankets to match all of our baby hats and going to be selling sets. If you see a set in our store that you like but isn't the correct colors, please let us know and we can make one to meet your needs.

Also, if there is anything else on our site that you like but again the size or colors don't match, please just send us a note and we will make one custom just for you.

We are always looking for suggestions of things to make as well so if there is anything you would like to see us make in our shop, let us know!! :)

~Shannon & Rene

Monday, February 8, 2010

Today's new listing!

Well so far so good on our plan to list a new item each day. We are on day three and doing well!! I think that it helps that there is a blizzard outside today keeping me in and making me craft and be creative. By morning tomorrow we may have 6-10 inches of snow which will make tomorrow another great day for crafting!!

My mom and I are going strong on the creative front and we have come up with a plan to make our one new listing a day stay successful. Since we live about a minute away from each other, we have decided to meet up at one of our houses one day a week and make things together. We will stay until we have made enough items for one a day listings for the next week.

We did that this past weekend and we found that we work way better together than trying to each work in our own sewing rooms alone. I find that we motivate each other when we are in the same room. That way, we can also give the other ideas and pointers on what we are working on. For instance I was creating our new fabric bulletin boards (like the one above) and I was struggling with what to do for the hanger. My mom saw that I have some left over fabric sitting on the table and instead of adding it to the never ending scrap pile, she took it to her sewing machine and made the tied hanger. It was a brilliant idea and we were able to use all of the fabric and not have any waste.

Be sure to check back tomorrow for our next new listing!!

~Shannon & Rene

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Just in time for Valentine's Day

Just listed this morning! A set of machine quilted heart pillows. This set is 10x10 and is the perfect decor for any room. You can display them for Valentine's Day or add them to your child's room for a fun decoration. Buy them as a gift or buy one for you and one for a friend.

We are finally getting into the crafting groove and have lots of new items coming soon that we are very excited about. A new listing each day would be awesome but atleast every other day is our goal. Please check our shop often because we are coming up with some wonderful new things.

Hope you all have a wonderful day and enjoy the Super Bowl if you are watching it!!!

~Shannon & Rene

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Our New Item

Newly listed today!! We are adding a new "Home" section to our shop and are going to start creating some home decor items. This is a 10x10 bulletin board that is the perfect size for your teenager's locker at school or for your office wall or cubicle.

We have two more designs that we will be listing in the next day or so. Be sure to come back to our shop and check them out. We are really working on creating new things for our shop that we don't already offer.

Also, if you like this item but it isn't quite the color or fabric pattern that you are looking for then please let us know, we can make a custom one just for you!!

We worked hard today so that we can kick back tomorrow and watch the Superbowl with our family and friends.

Will update you soon on our other new creations!!

~Shannon & Rene