February 28, 2010

When I said I was busy, I wasn't kidding.....

What have I been up to lately??? Let's see:

1. Finished my first quilt ever for a friend's baby shower today

2. Finished blankets and burp cloths for a friend to give at her friend's baby shower

3. Travel bag for our upcoming trip

4. Hip Bag to match the travel bag (hey, a girl has to look good and match!!!)

5. Started on my travel wallet - I am almost there with figuring it out!!!

6. Took a second knitting lesson on Saturday with the husband. It is fun doing something together that we both enjoy. I think I may be ahead of him in getting the stitches down, which is nice, because he was kicking my tail in the first class.

7. I have had a friend order a Knitting Bag that I made - yay!!!

What's left to do??

1. Make a hip bag for my mom and a friend

2. Make a travel bag for my mom

3. Make an sleep mask for my trip (have to cover up the eyes - too much light wakes me up!!)

4. Make two more sleep masks for friends

5. Make my friend's knitting bag

6. Crochet 3 hats for our trip

Not much to do, huh??? Someone better tell my sewing machine to start drinking some coffee. We are going to be cranking some items out!! I will post some photos in the next few days!!

February 21, 2010

Check out my Hip Bag

I have a Hip Bag in my shop too! Check out my typepad blog for more!

February 17, 2010

The Knitty Gritty Bag is on the way!!!

I have two bags listed in my Etsy shop. Find out more details about the bags at:


These bags are on sale because they were my test bags. Real bags will be in the shop by this weekend. Coming soon - Hip Bags and Travel Wallets!!

February 12, 2010

New Blog Location

I decided to take the plunge and started a blog over on typepad. I am in the process of cleaning it up and making it look like me. Stop by and visit me. You can follow me on there too. I will probably keep this blog open too, however, I will start updating more frequently on the typepad location. See you there!!

Two Bags Sneak Peek, Third One on the Way!!

I have almost completed two knitting bags for my etsy shop and I have a third one cut out. I am so excited about these bags, and I hope others will be too. I have carried mine with me throughout my errand running this week and have received several compliments. I have two other projects I am working on and hope to have to other items in my shop by the beginning of next week. Here is a sneak peek of the two bags that are almost finished. I LOVE the cupcake one, but how many bags does a girl really need? (That is my husband asking that question, I would say as many as a girl needs!!!)

My camera or my lighting sucks. Or maybe both!!! The polka dot is a vibrant pink and the cupcakes are on a aqua/turquoise color.

I am still working on a pattern for the bag too, in case you are like me and like to make your own stuff from time to time. I had no idea how hard you had to think when you write a pattern!! You have to write every little thing. I am no Amy Butler, that is for sure :)

If you like either bag, check my Etsy shop - they will be in there Saturday Evening. You can send me an email if you like either and I can hold it for you that way too!

Thanks for the kind emails I received from some of you about the bag. You all are too kind!!

February 8, 2010

I did it! I made my own bag!!

As I can so easily do, I spent hours searching Etsy for a knitting bag that met my needs. I could not find what I wanted. SO - I designed my own and it turned out awesome!!! I am working on writing the pattern out and making it available as a PDF download in my Etsy shop this week. I am making a few to put in my shop too. I am so proud that I didn't back down and worked through the hair ripping moments. You will have to let me know what you think of the bag. I am working on copyrighting my bag too. My friends who have sold other items from their shops have said that it is always a good idea to copyright.
I hate trying to keep up with my knitting needles and I have lost some before falling out of pockets in my bags. So- I decided to make a bag with a pocket on front that keeps your needles with your yarns and keeps them from falling out. Now, I don't have to keep up with a needle carrying case and I can carry my knitting and extra yarns wherever I go!!

I took the photos with my IPhone, so they aren't the greatest, but hopefully you can see my bag!!
I hope you will find my bag cute and functional! Watch my etsy shop later this week for your own pattern to download and make!!

February 7, 2010

Quilt Block Swap

Want to do a really simple but fun swap? Head over to Little A's blog and join her swap. You can sign up until February 12th!! You are only committing to making one quilt block a month. There is freedom to make a modern or traditional block. She is thinking that you would declare a color, like pink, so there is some cohesiveness to your quilt. Go over and check it out. I haven't done a swap in forever and this feels like one that will be tons of fun!!!

February 6, 2010

Patterns for sale too.....

The decluttering continues! Check out some of the patterns listed in my shop. I have a pattern or two that I am sketching out and hope to get some items in my shop before long. Go take a peek here.

February 4, 2010

1200 square feet to 500 square feet = Decluttering Sale

The husband and I are making plans by next year to be living elsewhere. That means we are going to be downsizing from 1200 sq ft to closer to 500 sq ft. We have been decluttering the house in phases and the time has come for some of my fabrics to be sold. I will probably have one more sale before we leave, but it is always easier to this in stages!!!

Stop by my Etsy shop and shop away!! That fabric has got to leave the house!!

Post about it on your blog and I will give you 20% off. Just make sure in the message to seller to mention your blog address!!!

Help me get this stuff out of the house!!
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