Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Kristina , you won! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address and I'll send your coasters out right away.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by to comment.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Up for grabs is a set of these Christmas coasters that I've been making for my shop and for City Arts Market.
These are perfect for
*Secret Santa exchanges
*wrapping up with some cocoa or coffee for your neighbor
*or keep them for yourself!
To enter, just leave a comment. The winner will be announced here on Tuesday, December 1st. (Oh- be sure to leave a way for me to get in touch with you in your comment.)
Monday, November 23, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
A couple of years ago I coached for a team that I'm no longer working with, but we coaches had purchased these nice warm fleece jackets with the team's name on them. I've discovered that this jacket is one of the only ones I have that stretches around my growing belly, but I don't want to advertise for this team anymore.
So.... I used this tutorial to fix up my jacket with a pretty ranunculus. I can't wait to try more of these on other things. I think it's pretty cute!
Here is a before shot of the jacket. I followed the tutorial's instructions and just stitched right to the jacket.
Monday, November 16, 2009
I made new hats for Ava and me over the weekend. I used super bulky yarn and size 15 needles, so these came together really quickly. I need to make them both a little longer so that our ears stay warm this winter, but first I need to learn how to pick up stitches. More information is on my Ravelry page.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
This is my very first hat. The pattern is from Ravelry, and there are more details in my Ravelry notebook.
Welcome, Baby Henry! Can't wait to meet you.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
I used this tutorial, and it only took me about half an hour from start to finish. This is a seriously easy project, and I can see more of these in our future. I had to guess on the length since the birthday girl is taking her nap right now, but it looks like it is going to be a good fit. I can't wait to try it on her!
Happy Birthday, Ava!
Friday, August 14, 2009
I've decided to put my Etsy shop in "vacation mode" for a while. I've been making custom orders and working on things to send out to some local shops.
I now have things in THREE real, live shops!!
Broad Street Bazaar
55 N Broad Street
Lititz, PA 17543
The Hodge Podgery
1100 N 3rd Street
Hello, Bluebird (opening very soon!)
609 Penn Avenue
West Reading, PA
All three of these shops are filled with awesome handmade things. Go check them out!
Friday, July 3, 2009
(image: Crafty By Nature)
Free Admission and Free Parking!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Look for Waldeck Dry Goods items at The HodgePodgery in Harrisburg, PA later this summer! Dawn and Jessica are planning on selling things that are made from recycled or repurposed materials.
I'll also be selling at Hello, Bluebird in West Reading, PA. I was lucky enough to set up right next to Alex at last weekend's Crafty By Nature event. I think her shop is going to be great! You can read more about the shop on Alex's blog.
I am super excited to be selling my wares in three real shops this year!
My new friend Tara has written a great post about both of these shops on her blog, handmadeinpa.net (photo above borrowed from Tara's blog).
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Isn't he cute???
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
My friend Alicia from Ten Gallon Greetings just let me know about this awesome-sounding yard sale in Lancaster, PA. I'm definitely going to be there to check it out on Friday.
Retro Yard Sale
802 N. Shippen St
(corner at Clay St)
Friday & Saturday
June 5 & 6
8am - 1pm
Clothing, jewelry, books, postcards, purses, toys, , etc...
All kinds of cool stuff!
All from 1950's - 60's - 70's - 80's!!
Most items 50 cents or $1.00!
Treat yourself to some fun vintage-y trinket on the cheap.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Wow! There were 124 people who commented on my giveaway! I used random.org to choose the two winners, and it picked numbers 21 and 30:
The winners are:
What a great giveaway. We have a boy due in Sept and this would be great to win.
Those are adorable! Great giveaway!(Check out Valerie's blog, Paper Dreams.)
Ladies, look for an email from me this morning, and start thinking about what you'd like your onesie to look like.
Thanks for commenting, everyone, and I hope some of the new readers will stick around!
Saturday, May 30, 2009
I used a mixture of some brand new fabrics and some blue gingham I picked up at the thrift shop last week. I love it so much (especially that bird fabric).
If you're here from Sew, Mama, Sew looking for my giveaway, it's right HERE.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
In honor of this special day, I'm giving away two (yes, two) personalized onesies to two randomly chosen readers. The winner will receive a personalized onesie in the size of his or her choice (see my Etsy listing for sizing details). You'll also choose fabric colors for your onesie. These make great gifts!
All you have to do to win is leave a comment here. The winners will be announced here on June 1st.
EDITED TO ADD: Check out the other great giveaways here!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Broad Street Bazaar is a new shop that features handcrafted goodies by local artists, like
and lots more!
There are tons of cute things in the shop. Stop by and check it out:
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
When I saw these cards last week, I knew they were something I wanted to make.
Luckily, Ava is talking up a storm these days (like, non-stop), and we have been keeping a list in the kitchen of all the things she comes up with.
I haven't used a store-bought card in ages, but lately I've been spending so much of my crafting time working on sewing projects. I haven't had (or made) time to work on cards. These are quick and easy, and still satisfy my need for making and sending handmade cards.
Sorry for the poor photo quality. It's dark, and my hubby with be working on his thank you notes and sending them out tomorrow morning. Right, dear?
Sunday, May 3, 2009
I will be adding some things to my shop over the next few days. I also have lots of ideas to work on that I just didn't have time to get to for today's show.
So today I'm enjoying an unexpected day with nothing scheduled. We've made plans to see some friends and their new baby this evening, and until then I'm relaxing with coffee and a few books while Daddy entertains Ava.
Friday, May 1, 2009
P.S. I just saw that I'm featured on HandmadeinPA's Vendor Spotlight today! =)
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Here is more information about the event from their site:
Located at lovely Shupp’s Grove in Adamstown, PA (Lancaster County), CBN will take place every first Sunday, beginning May through October 2009. A local treasure, Shupp’s Grove is an outdoor vintage and antique market. It’s pastoral setting will provide a shaded haven to showcase up-and-coming indie designers, crafters, artists, and makers.
Crafty By Nature is still looking for vendors, so head to the site if you're local. The first day will be May 3. I better get busy!