Friday, May 29, 2009

Ta-Da! I'm On Facebook

I just wanted to let you all know I am now on Facebook. I didn't want to do it, I resisted...but Myspace is pretty much dunzo. Anyway, check me out there because I will seriously be promoting my new shop and new creations. Don't worry I will still be talking about my projects, sales, and promotions here.

I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Handmade Surgical Hat

As some of you may know my mom works at the Surgical Center in Montrose. She is the person who sterilizes all the surgical equipment and makes sure the trays are together for the surg techs. Anyway, she has to be in total sterile gear and she also has to have her head covered. She and the other employees there get these handmade hats to wear that way they don't have to wear those ugly disposable green ones all the time.

Last night she asked me to make her a few of them. I had an idea of how they were made but not having ever made one I thought it would be a great project. So, I picked out some fabric out of my container and got to work this morning. It took about an hour to complete and I think it looks pretty awesome. When my mom gets home tonight I will have her try it on and see if there needs to be any adjustments.


FYI: Just so you know these hats are sterilized before they are allowed into the clean room.

Anyway, I hope everyone is having a great week. Only two more days until our store is open for business, (cross your fingers).

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Long Time Gone

I'm back! Sorry for the lull in posts but I have been crazy busy. With the move, working on my new store (yay, I am so excited), and my family drama I have had no time. So let's get on with it shall we?

So, my nephew Zac is the source of the family shake up here. He had a seizure last Tuesday and his dad and I had to rush him to the ER. Talk about scary. I have never drove so fast in my life. He is ok so far but they are taking him to the Denver Children's Hospital to find out what happened. The doctors are predicting that he will have another seizure in the next 6 months so we are all on watch. It's just terrifying. This little boy went through such an ordeal and he's only six. So any good thoughts or prayers you have please send them my sister's way.

I am still sifting through the rubble that was our move. I keep having to make a trips to the storage shed. I can tell you that our little shack at my mom's is filling up fast. I keep having to move stuff around to accommodate our growing pile. The bright side is that I have a roof over my head and I am here by my family, which during this time really is good for my sister. She is just a wreck and I need to be here to help keep her smiling and taking the load from her every now and then.

My mom and I officially opened our new store last night. It will take a week for the host to get all of it together and our person that we bought our layout from to get it on there but I am so stinking excited. We changed the name to "Miss Madi's Emporium." I love it. Anyway, I am working hard to make my things to put in it so I will have more info for you when that comes to pass, hopefully this next weekend.

Madi's birthday is approaching fast and I finally settled on a theme. She is digging Tinkerbell right now so we are going to go with that. I really think she will like it and there is so much Tinkerbell stuff out there that it should be one heck of a good party.

ZK's grandma and Aunt Tina came for a visit this weekend and it was nice to see them. We haven't seen them since ZK's dad passed last year. They were so excited to see Madi and they spoiled her rotten. About half way through the visit Mad warmed up to them and I got some great pics.

Well, I guess that is all for now. I will be posting my new creations throughout the week so keep an eye out. Also, look for my post about our new store. Hope everyone had a great Memorial day and have a wonderful week.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Beautiful Butterfly

I took this picture yesterday afternoon. I saw all these butterflies and bees flocking around my mom's lilac bush and I ran to get my camera. Even though I paid for it the end, I got the shot. I am severely allergic to lilacs but with my zoom I was able to get close enough without succumbing to a fit of sneezes. I had to take 15 shots in a row until I got one with the butterfly's wings down. I thought everyone might enjoy it.

Happy Mother's Day!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

New Additions

On Monday, my little sister's Shar-Pei, Asia, gave birth to her first batch of puppies. I am not a big fan of animals (I only like a certain few)but I have to say these are some dang cute puppies. There are four of them and they are all girls. There are black twins, a brown one with some stripes on her back, and a pure white one which is very rare. They are full blooded Shar-Pei. So cute.

Anyway, I just thought this was a little exciting because Tessa has been waiting patiently for these pups to arrive. Well, I hope everyone has a great evening.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Vintage Inspired Handbag

Yesterday was craft day at my mom's so we all gathered at her house to work on some new items. I picked up this awesome western style toile fabric at the local craft store and thought it would make a great handbag for my older sister.

It only took a few hours to complete and I have to say I love the finished result. I used a basic handbag style and lined the inside. I used these great wooden handles that I picked up at Joann's and I finished it off with a vintage broach that my mom had that is a horseshoe with a rose in it.

Tara really liked it and my mom tried to steal it from her so I think it's a hit over here. I also started work on a vintage inspired clutch but I lost momentum and gave it a rest for the day. I hope to get it finished and crank out another one before the weekend is out.

Well, I have to get my rear moving so I can help my little sister get ready for my niece's birthday party. I hope everyone is having a great afternoon!