Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Last Day of School!

So tomorrow is the last day of the school year for my two oldest kiddos, they are beyond excited :) I can never understand why though, within a couple days they'll be "soooo bored".
Little do they know I have signed them up for every camp, program, class, etc that has come my way! Muahahahaha!

Anyways... I thought I'd share our Teacher Appreciation gifts for this year!
For my oldest's two teachers we did mugs and coffee :) I had him peruse Etsy and this is what he came up with:

From Circa Ceramics

From Scrumdidlyump

And little Miss wanted to make her present (awww! that's my girl!) so we came up with an embroidery in a hoop. She did the drawing and I traced it out onto the fabric, love all the smiling faces :). She and I took turns with the stitching, she's not half bad I tell ya! The flowers are paper and then we used alphabet beads to spell out "You Rock". These photos are before I glued it into place and trimmed the extra fabric:

Too sweet :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Screw you sunshine...

I made myself a lightbox! We've had almost 2 whole weeks of dreary rain, very irritating for someone who depends on the sun to take photos for her Etsy shop.
Followed the tutorial and voila!
Paid a $1.50 for the box, the rest I had around the house :)

I still needed to tweak the brightness a little bit (I think I need a brighter bulb?) but overall I'm super happy with it! If only I could find a box big enough for a monkey ;)


Had a fantastic time at Deluxe this weekend! Loved meeting so many of the folks from the street team and checking out everyone's booths :)
Here's an early shot of my setup (I fixed the crooked sign) and one of the little girls from the booth across the way. More photos on Flickr...

Now I'm working like crazy to get everything leftover photographed and listed in the shop, it's breaking my heart cause it looks so sad and empty!

How awesome is this?!?!?!
She's H-U-G-E!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Last minute crazy

So I got all my prep work for Deluxe done waaay early. I was all ready a full week or so ago! My way of keeping myself nice and edgy was to start up a few more monkeys and bags to take. Good plan, right?! So this is me, scrambling the day before, stressing myself out and killing my fingertips. Yay!

They'll be so cute though :)

Oh, check out my sewing machine! Ouch! Someone needs some repair work done...

Don't forget Deluxe is this Saturday (tomorrow!!) 12-6 at the State Fair Grounds!
Be there or be square :)

Sunday, May 3, 2009


I was finally able to take photos of the monkeys I have made up for Deluxe! Thank you sun for coming out today :)
Posted photos on Flickr...
This is Ike and his friend Vernon :)