Monday, November 12, 2012

Feeling Overwhelmed!

I haven't felt like doing anything lately, and I'm a classical type A person.  Sitting still when I feel good drives me nuts!  I finally figured out why I felt like this.  I'm just feeling overwhelmed by the amount of cleaning that needs to be done and the number of gifts that still need to be made yet.  So,  I decided that tomorrow I'm going to take some me time and make some of our Christmas cards.  I have everything I need.  I'm working on the gifts every nite.  What doesn't get finished, we will have to get creative with.

I bought a sketch book from, and it has nothing but Christmas card sketches in it!  I can't wait to get started.  I have a sale going on in my Etsy store for 10% off of everything right now.  There is a link below.  The coupon is on my store's front page description.  I have something for just about everyone!  You can custom order colors, sizes, and items.  If you don't see an item in my store, just email me to discuss what you would like and how long it would take to make it, etc.  I'm still not very good at taking pics to show off the merchanise  in a good light.  If you have a question, please feel free to email me.  I will be happy to model an item if possible.

I want to visit our local Kraynaks this month.  It's a store that sells plants, candy, toys, and collectibles.  Every year they have what they call Santa's lane, and the long lane inside is divided into sections.  They have each section decorated using a different theme.  One theme might be bear land, another the Peanuts, etc,.   The last section is usually a nativity scene.  There are about 10 different sections with animation, trees, lights, decorations, etc.  It's a local family tradition to go every year, and every year it is different.  People will toss money in the displays to make donations to help pay for the cost of running it.  If you're interested, it's Kraynaks in Hermitage, PA.

Gotta go and work on more gifts.

Happy hookin & Scrappin,


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

New Owl Cell Phone Case

I recently finished crocheting an Owl Cell Phone case for my Etsy store  I got the recipe off of Linda Cyr on I LOVE YARN DAY!  I think they are the cutest things!  I made one for myself pictured here, but I can make them custom colored to your tastes.

I also got a couple more patterns that day.  I have a really cute cozy pattern for a reindeer that will fit an insulated plastic cup or mug (16 oz), and a pattern for an 8oz mug that's a snowman.  I used a colored lights button for the snowman cozy to keep it closed.

You can find the reindeer pattern on for free, and it was designed by Bernat Design Studio.  The Snowman cozy was designed by Michele Wilcox for, and it's a free pattern as well.  All of these items are for sale in my Etsy store, and I have a whole lot more!  I have something for everyone!  Please take a look.  I will be having a Black Friday sale, so keep watching!

I just saw a really cute reindeer wine bottle topper pattern on the Red heart website.  That would make a great gift for my sister!  I don't know how everyone else is doing this year, but we have been hit hard financially, and have no money for gift giving.  I'm not feeling sorry for myself though, because I just think of those poor people whom have lost their lives or everything they have due to Sandy.  God Bless them!  I will pray for them.  I am using the supplies I have on hand to make by hand our gifts this year.  I just hope everyone likes what they receive.

I need to get back in the scrapbook room again.  I need to make some Christmas cards and stationary sets.  Let me know what's on your hooks.

Happy Scrappin & Hookin,