Monday, April 21, 2008

Which is a better avatar?

#1 #2 #3

#4 #5

Ok, so I'm always looking for that "perfect" avatar for my most recent avatar is my pink & brown birdhouse, which has sold. I had this idea over the weekend of putting balls of yarn into my glass salad bowl, putting a pair of straight bamboo needles in the bowl to look like tongs...and taking a picture. I took a couple of pictures and played around with them....which is your favorite? Used one in my new banner...and used on in my new avatar - at least now they match!!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Yea! I'm going to Orlando in May

So, I'm really looking forward to this. I've been a member of CFMA (Construction Financial Management Association) since early 2002. They have a national conference every year and this is the first time I'm able to attend it. The best part? I'm going husband or, I'm taking a couple of vacation days and visiting with my dad and a few sisters as well. I'll be gone about 8 days...

Hmmm...I wonder if there are any great craft shows happening then? I'd better go post a question on etsy...

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Introducing: Pretty Pockets

So, I've blogged a while back about having finished knitting more cell phone cozies...and felted them...but needed to finish them up. Well, I finally accomplished that! I needle felted the ones without fun fur (that is once I had bought more felting needles). Added grommets, ribbon and buttons or beads. Took pictures. Took measurements. Wrote out descriptions. And finally started to list them.

While I was listing them, I had one of those moments....and asked myself "Why am I calling these cell phone cozies?" That is so limiting! So, I changed their name to "Pretty Pockets". This came about because I used the name pocket in the description of the 2 denim looking cozies. And it hit me! Wow - these really are pockets...I can put my business cards in them; I could put my MP3 player in it if I had an MP3 player; I can put a small digital camera in it; I can put a small notebook/pen in it and hang it up - I keep thinking of more uses! This is great.

So, I renamed my "cell phone cozies" store section to my "Pretty Pockets" section. Come on over and check them out!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Check out the baby sweater!

I made this for a baby shower...I love to knit...don't so much love to sew so to actually sew the seams is an accomplishment for me! I barely got it done in time to go to the shower...good thing it was only 2 houses down from mine. I was in such a hurry, I forgot to get a nice close up picture. I'll have to do that after baby is born. It turned out cute - got lots of "ohs" when it was opened. Here's a pic:

Monday, April 7, 2008

Official Poll Results: Etsy West Mi Street Team

Q: when do we want to meet?
Sat afternoon - 6 votes
Sun afternoon - 2 votes
Mon night - 0 votes
Tues night - 6 votes
Wed night - 0 votes
Thur night - 4 votes
Fri night - 0 votes
Sat morning - 1 vote

Q: What kind of meeting?
in person - 7 votes
a private Etsy chat - 2 votes
Etsy virtual lab - 3 votes
none - 0 votes

Thursday, April 3, 2008

No longer our little girl

Well, on March 22, 2008 our daughter Kelsey made a transition out of childhood. She'd told me for the past year that she wanted to participate in this year's cotillion. And on March 22 she did. She needed a parent escort to dance with her. Since her dad has a bum knee her brother Sam was her escort. They looked so nice - her in her fabulous dress and he in his tuxedo! She had months of classes to take in several areas, dance lessons to learn, and an essay to write. She worked hard meeting the requirements.

I have to say that our Kelsey won the essay contest and was also the recipient of a scholarship - we are so proud of her!