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Late April, 2012

April 26, 2012

I have to tell you, i LOVED having the girls home for april vacation.  I miss our little outtings and jaunts.  I cannot WAIT for summer!  Monday of April vaca, we went to the daffodil fields.  It was a crazy 86 degrees, an insane temp for April in CT!

We went to American Girl in Boston.  The girls were so sweet and appreciative and just enjoyed being there, they didn’t ask for a thing.  Maybe that was their plan, cuz mom spent a tiny fortune on doll bathing suits and rollerblades and glasses.  I’d do it again in a heartbeat.

And queenie’s been working away, too.  My goal is to eventually get 100 calendars listed in my shop.  That’s a little insane, but no one has ever officially measured my sane-ness.  I’m curious to see how long it’ll take.

I have tons of new papers, released this spring at the Craft and Hobby Association convention, I have plenty of gorgeous designs to use!  I also need to let my customers know that I will be away from my shop the week leading up to Mother’s Day, so if you are planning to pick a pretty calendar for mom or grandma, do it soon they’re ready to ship!

end of the summer crafty goodness

August 29, 2011

Did i tell you i made a project that will be on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition?  I don’t think i’ve said anything here yet.  They called on a Friday night and what we made was out the door Monday evening.  My husband (Kingvanna) and Christy and I slaved for about a total of 50 hours, and the end result is awesome.  I am not biased, either.  It’s all VERY exciting, I can’t wait to tell you more (like when to watch!)  More details when they are available!  (I have to get the proper oks from the show people.)  I just wanted to tell you “YAY!” and “squeeeee!”

With that in mind, i’ve been feverishly being crafty over here.  I’ve made a TON of new calendars:

bingo cards and flowers

beatrix potter peter rabbit bunnies

and a whole slew of new Christmas Countdown Calendars:

this mistletoe one is my absolute favorite.

i’ve been working out the details on these a while, and i think i’ve finally got it – Countdown Clipboards, for Halloween, Christmas, and birthdays!

count em all down!

i also have 2 new (and each is one of a kind!) spool Christmas Countdown/Advent Calendars

Advent Calendar - Wooden Spool Thread Holder  - Country Holiday Countdown

Advent Calendar - Wooden Spool Thread Holder  - Red and Green Holiday Countdown

lots of holiday goodness, for sure!

(i’d love to leave links for these goodies, but i am having some tense times with wordpress right now.  please go to to see it ALL!  and also, to see what Christy is up to!)

rainbow mobile

April 28, 2011

ages ago i painted some wooden circles and hearts.  hunny drilled holes in them for me, and then i waited… and moved the little pieces from here to there waiting to dig out some fishing line.  it took a trip to the in-laws and a request to my father-in-law for me to finally get some line to finish it.

(nevermind that schmere on the counter, it’s mod podge and won’t come off. dumb charcoal counters)

i hung it from the cabinet knobs to be sure the pieces were even-ish.  then took it outside.  we have nothing to hang anything from outside.  aaaand it was pouring rain today.

so i came back inside and hung it from a hook in the ceiling in the spare bedroom (we call it the changing room)

and that might be where it stays!


got my fingers dirty this weekend…

March 21, 2011

i made all kinds of things!

i’m tired of myself…

November 19, 2010

but it is november, it’s the start of craft show season for me, it’s the start of the holidays and the end of the year, so… lots and lots and lots of calendars.  the 2 in the middle are a special order, and the 2 on the bottom and the pieces on top are just because.  i’m sure there will be amany more in the days to come!

on or off, no in between

November 7, 2010

i worked like a crazy person this weekend.  i got so much accomplished friday and saturday.

i made 20 calendars!

then i woke up early this a.m. with the time change and planned to have a few minutes to myself… no such luck, the whole family followed me downstairs.  it was a long, long morning.  i did get the wild idea to treck over to target to look for something specific on halloween clearance… i didn’t find that thing, but i found 200 smackers worth of other stuff.  a coat and snowpants for the little one, snow boots and pajamas for the big one, stocking stuffers, clearance holiday stickers…  AND a peppermint mocha from the starbucks in the store.  and that was all i did today.  tomorrow starts another week, full of tasks and errands and obligations.  it’s gonna be a fun one, but for tonight there’s nothing else.  i’m all done.

november cutting and pasting…

November 6, 2010

so yeah, holy crap it’s november.  every time i go to take my pictures off my camera and put them on my computer i keep trying to save them to the august folder.  wishful thinking i suppose.  i’m only scheduled to do 3 craft shows this year…  i’ve been lucky to have good business in my etsy shop and with a few side jobs, i’m not sure i’d have time to crank out enough stuff to do much more.  yesterday i made 6 calendars:

and today i’m working on a slew more (end number tonight = 7):

i’ve got a whole bunch cut and ready to paste, i think i’m in good shape…  just gotta keep it up…

i might need a couple more caffeinated beverages to make it through.