Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year and Lily's Hips

Yesterday we got a 2nd opinion about Lily's hips. Her new doctor, we are so switching, said that her x-ray was measured wrong, the other doctor didn't take in to account that she was leaning to the side and that she wasn't standing. I thought this was the reason on was off so much. She also said everything was developing wonderfully and when she manipulated her hips the felt like a child without DDH and she was walking perfect for a child her age. We talked about her past treatment and I told her about not putting Lily in the harness as much as I should have and that the old doctor had us adjust the harness ourselves. She told me I did the right thing not harnessing her and that if it was adjusted wrong I could have done way more harm then good. I'm so happy I went with my gut and didn't put her in that thing, or maybe we just got lucky. Really it doesn't matter. We will have to go back at 18mo and get a new x-ray so things could change, and we won't be completely out of the woods till after puberty...but I think we are good to go.

I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year!

Monday, December 07, 2009

And The Winner is????


I'd like to thank everyone for entering. This was a lot of fun and I hope to play along next time!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Sew Mamma Sew Giveaway










I thought it would be fun to join the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway day!


This is what you could win!


Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Necklace

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Necklace

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Necklace



Hanging from and 19in antique brass chain you will find a sweet floral heart pendent that was once an earring. The heart is acrylic and painted with delicate blossoms in shades of blue. Accenting the pendent I added 3 filigree capped glass bell flower and a tiny raw brass bumble bee. The pendent and it's charms dangle about 2in off the chain.


Details and Rules

Giveaway open from Dec 2nd to Dec 6th.

I will ship internationally.

Visit my shop and heart me or tell me what your fav items is and then leave a comment and let me know that you hearted me or the link to what item you liked best. Don't forget to include your email! I will be drawing a name Dec 7th and will ship by Dec 12!


Have fun!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Holiday Sale

Black Friday-Cyber Monday 10% Off EVERYTHING (no discount on shipping) and a free gift with any order over $25. (excluding shipping). I will start marking down prices on Thr!

Shop

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

More Bling

I haven't really been doing anything but making jewelry for the shop. I'm knitting another pair of Dashings for a friend, but no pictures :)

Here are my new goodies. Don't worry I still love the yarn, but right now this is so fun!

012
Betty
025
Anastasia
Odessa
Odessa
Verona
Verona

Friday, November 13, 2009

Look what I made

I'm really really love these...


Constance
Nova
Minerva

you can find them all in the shop.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

And The Winner Is

Jean of Jean May Originals. Check out her shop she has some super cute crochet accessories, home decor and beaded jewelry! And she's offering free US shipping!


Thank you everyone who entered!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Finished Dolls

Yea I finished the dolls. I ended up making Trinity one too, she pick out all her fabric by herself. For both dolls I used vintage sheet fat quarters for the head and limbs. The muzzle is sheet also. The bodies and dresses are made from as scrap bag I won from Sew Mamma Sew. I used Violet by Bit of Whimsy Dolls. I really enjoyed the pattern. It was well written and easy to follow! I will be working with them again!
The Girls rag dolls The orange one is Trinity's, the white one is Lily's.


This time last year I'd be in labor with Lily, in a few hours my little baby is turning 1 :)

Don't forget to enter my giveaway!!!

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Fun with Feather and more on Lily's hips

Well not that I'm not completely freaking out I can think more clearly about what to to with Lily and her hip "problem". We are going to take the x-ray to the ped when we take her in to her well baby check up and see if we can get a referral to another doctor. We will go see the surgeon whenever they call up for the appt and then we will go from there. What is really upsetting is that her doctor said her hip were "normal" just a few months ago, he was either wrong that time or this time. There is still time to "fix" her without cutting her open and casting her, we just need to find someone to do it. I know your going to say that babies are resilient and all that stuff but you don't know Lily. I think restricting her for 3+ month would break her. This kid is so unbelievability hight maintenance it's not even funny. For now it's wait and see as she learns how to walk and run, which she is starting to do fine with no problems at all.

Ok no time for fun with feathers...

So I have a ton of feathers left from Trinity's bird custome and late one night I started playing with them along with my vintage button stash....this is what I got!

Absinthe
Scarlet
Hootie

I really love them!

Don't forget to enter my blog giveaway below!

Monday, November 02, 2009

Another Give-away and Lily's hips

You could win this!


Let get started with the Give-away! I want to kick of 1 special persons holiday shopping or you could just keep it for yourself!










The beautiful necklace was made by my friend, SoVeryCharming. This is a wonderful example of up-cycling. The 18in glass beaded chain was a thrift store find. The frame pendent was part of another broken necklace. She added a lovely picture of two angels to the frame. The pendent also has an angel cut out on the back. The necklace will come boxed and ready to give!





Here are the rules:

You will get one entry for each of the following things, do them all or just one!
Follow my blog
Visit her shop and heart it.
Visit her shop and link me your fav item.
Visit my shop and heart it.
Visit my shop and link me your fav item.
Follow me on TwitterFollow me on Plurk
If you make a purchase from either shop you will get 5 extra entries!

Please leave a comment on the blog and let me know what you do!

The give-away is open to everyone and will end Monday Nov 9th at 12:00am est.


Lily's hip update.

Well we went in for her 1 year check up on her hips. A little background for any new readers. My youngest Lily was diagnosed with hip dysplasia a day after birth, so almost a year now. She was harnessed for the better part of 5ish months off and on. The harnesses was not my friend. Well at her last appointment we were given the all clear and that her hips are "normal". I was so happy to be done with it! Well, we went in this morning and now 1 of her hips are normal the other is not. There is something called a Acetabular Index, her right hip is at 25%, normal for her age, her left hip is at 35%, Moderately Pathological. Really I have no clue what this means all I do know is they now want us to see a surgeon now. I very likely will refuse any more treatment because the changes of her having to go through many surgeries and months and months of wearing a cast from her belly to her toes is very high. Also the surgeries may do nothing or make it worse. But anyway.....



Sunday, November 01, 2009

Gnomey Lily!

Gnomey Lily

I finished Lily's costume yesterday. She didn't go out trick or treating, so pretty much it was just for this picture...well she'll still wear everything. The hat and socks were knit out of Yarn
Knit Picks Ambrosia Petal from my stash. It is 80% baby alpaca and 20% cashmere, I got it on sale when right before the discontinued it. The hat pattern you can find here, Ravelry page here. The socks I just made up as I went and made them with a super pointy toe. The apron was made out of vintage sheets and a doily. I used this pattern by leila and ben. I LOVE their patterns! The apron is a bit big on her, but that's ok. It will last her a long time!

Trinity's bird costume was a huge hit. Joe said everyone loved it and gave her extra candy. She did come home with a ton!


I finished one of Lily's birthday gifts.
Lily's birthday gnomes
Gnomes!!! I love gnomes. They are knit and then felted using some scraps from the stash. I used this pattern from Crafty Alien. I love they way they came out! I also plan on sewing her a rag doll from one of the patterns in this shop. I'm not sure what one yet, and I'm waiting on some $$ for a couple custom things I made. Her birthday is on Thr so I have a little time. Speaking of her birthday, we went to Target yesterday. Lily need a pair of shoes and I wanted to pick up a few things for her birthday. I ended up finding her a super cute winter coat and an outfit and some toy I know she will love. But I feel dirty, like I want to take it back, not because of money or anything like that, I just think handmade stuff is so much better. I wish I would have just put all them money I was saving for her birthday gifts in the bank and bought something nice off of etsy. If I had more time, that is what I would do. Oh well there is always Christmas.

Stay tuned tomorrow I will be hosting another give-away to kick off the holiday shopping season. And those of you who have been following me for awile, Lily has her 1 year hip check tomorrow morning.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

New Light Box

I've been getting sick of the weather dictating when I can take pictures for the shop. I've also wanted to be able to retake some using props and didn't want to drag all that crap outside. So I made a light box. Now I will have more time to make sure my pictures are perfect. It was super easy to make and took me less then an hour. I used a large cardboard box, (free) a white fitted sheet (free) and a glue gun (poor thing been getting a work out this week, and I'm almost out of glue sticks). I just need to iron the back drop fabric, (part of the sheet) and get a proper lamp and a daylight bulb. Here is the tutorial if you'd like to make one!
homemade light box

Now to find somewhere to put it and keep the cats out of it!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Trinity's Halloween Costume

Last x-mas Santa got Gooey a huge box of crafting fun and in that box was a huge bag of feathers. She's been putting feathers in a hat for almost a year now and trying to fly, an then a couple of weeks ago she said she wanted to be a bird for halloween.... I just finished her costume this morning. I used a pair of store bought white angel wings and covered them with craft feathers. The mask we found for .75 and I added more feathers to it. The hat, which I don't even think you can see, is a vintage mens dress hat from the 60's. She just stuffed feathers in to the ribbon around it. Now I need to work on Lily's costume, I'm thinking Gnome!


Trinity's bird wings
Trinity's bird costume
Trinity's bird costume
Trinity's bird costume
Trinity's bird costume

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

And the Winner is......

I'd like to thank everyone who entered my first giveaway! I have more planned very soon!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Queen of Hearts and Alice in Wonderland Costume Set GIVEAWAY!!!!

Queen of Hearts and Alice in Wonderland Costume Set GIVEAWAY!!!!

OMG you have to check this out!

odds and ends


Ohh Look what I got yesterday! This super cool sewing table that belonged to my husbands late grandmother. She need a good cleaning, but other then that I'm going to leave her the way she is! I was also gifted some vintage linens and other vintage goodies, mostly kitchen stuff!
I've been busy with the shops. I was featured yesterday in the Handmade News. That's one of my new hair pins. Here are a couple more.



Deco Hair Pin This is Deco. I used a vintage earring that my friend Krissy gave me with a bag of goodies.
Fly away A hair pinThis one is Fly Away. I used a vintage wing bead thingy and 2 vintage buttons. The clear one is glass. I think these are my favorites off all the hairs I've made to date! I've also been listing Wash/Dishcloth and Scrubbie Gift sets. Here is one...

Dish/Wash Cloth and Scrubbie Set
I found those cute kraft paper tags here. Check out her shop, her service is wonderful!

I won a blog Give-away that was hosted by SewArtsy. I won this cute little set by Penelope Designs - Wearable Art for Everyone. You can find her blog here.

BTW don't for get to enter my Give Away! It ends tomorrow at 12am est!

Did I ever blog about my cat nip? Anyway, check out daizyed shop over on etsy. She made cat toys using my nip and is giving 10% of the sale to the “No Pets Left Behind” pet rescue in the Omaha area and 10% to Heifer International. You can't go wrong, you arehelping rescue critters, helping a family make a living, and spoiling your kitty!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

First Every Blog Giveaway with some Shameless Self Promotion!




You can Win THIS... I knit this scarf using some of my gift yarn in my previous post and I wanted to share the love! It is made with Luxury Mohair by King Cole 78% Mohair, 13% Wool, and 9% Nylon. I use a stitch pattern from the Encyclopedia of Knitting, my very first knitting book! I've washed and blocked it, but you could block it out more if you'd like. The Scarf is about 64in long and 4.5 in wide.

Now the Rules.

You can follow my blog
or
visit my etsy shop, Twolia, or my new Artfire shop and tell my what your favorite item is, if you make a purchase you get an extra entry, just let me know when you check out!

and then leave a comment with a way to get a hold of you if you win.

Giveaway open to everyone!

Ends Oct 20 at 12am est

I'll draw an name on the 21st.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

More Handmade Gifts...

Kath if you are, for some reason reading this, close the window NOW...


Ok gifts in a second, I want to show you something. But first a little back story.. My husband now sells Kirby, you know the vacuums. To sell them he goes to someones home and does a demo. Well last week he was in a home of a knitter and they got to talking about me. She gave this pile of goodies for to my husband to give to me. (and she bought a vacuum too)


003 Look at that pile of yummyness! This is one of the nicest things a stranger has ever done for me. I will use every last bit and think of her when I do.



Gift time. These are all for Kath for her birthday next month.

Wristwarmers for Kath's b-day A pair of wrist warmers with vintage buttons. (they are mermaid pearls if your wondering) I used I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby for easy care.
Slippers for Kaths B-day A pair of slippers from this pattern that I found on etsy. I added the staps and the flowers. I used dish cloth cotton.
Kath's b-day purse and I made this cute bag also. Pattern here by Ali Foster Her patterns are super easy with tons of pictures. It took me longer to cut the fabric then it did to sew the thing. I've also made this one but I can't show you that yet.



Let's see what's else has been going on....The Conture died again, it was just the battery, so that was an easy fix. I've been working mostly on things for the shop. I have tons of goodies photographed and ready to list, and I have tons of stuff I need to get pictures of. I will be well stocked for holiday time...no new yarn, I'm hoping soon. I need to find a base I want to use and I'm still working on that.


Lily is 11mo this week.

I've been cutting a ton of quilt squares from vintage sheets and pillow cases....

I think that's about it....I really am going to try to blog more, really I know I've been say thing for almost a year...blame it on the Lily Pie :)
Oh I'm working on the wristwarmer pattern...it will be up soon!


Monday, September 28, 2009

The Baby Shower

The baby shower I've been working on was yesterday and now I can show you all the stuff I made...lots of picture coming!
005 I finished this the night before. Trinity picked everything out and it was her idea, I just handsewed the birdies and tied the knots. I this was their fav gift from us. I think I'll be making more of these for the etsy shop!
001 Not part of the gift, but made for them...I hate hedgehogs.
006 Again not part of the gift but made for them, these critters are for the mobile
Favors for Kath's shower. This was the favor bag. Dh made the soap, I made the rest. There were 21 of these.
Gift bag for Kath's gift I didn't have any $$ to get a gift bag....so I made one, it can be reused as a tote bag.
burp cloths Birp cloths.
mamma and baby owl Hey look more owls!
001 Crocheted blanket.
bibs for Kath's baby Bibs
The last of the shower giftsand hat and baby socks.



I'm happy with the way everything turned out and everyone seemed to have fun at the shower...It's wierd having it all done...I guess I need another big project. Oh I know, I can get the shop ready for the holidays.....I think I'm going to take today off....