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
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 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 will be up soon!