Sunday, November 14, 2010

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas Presents

This year we've decided to do a "Home-made & Heart-felt" Christmas.
Most of the people I know are like us... in major budget mode. And this year I really wasn't prepared to stress about how many people we have to buy gifts for, what to buy them, or how much crazy bucks would've been spent.
The goal is to have as many gifts as we can...made or found (thrifted) ;)
I've started with L'bug's presents - and because I know that she's too young to understand how to use our computer - showing you guys pictures isn't going to ruin her surprise!
I wanted to make her a collection of something so that we could practice counting. And as I was surfing online I came across these awesome fabric birds! I made 10 of them with random scraps of various fabrics I had lying around.
The blog that has some great photos of them is Spool Sewing - they also have the pattern you can download (for free!)
The next gift I made was so easy and quick!
I crocheted little puffer fish and put magnets inside them so L'bug can have fun fishing!
The pole is from our front yard :) I put magnets on the end of the braided string... and I have to admit D'man and I had a blast playing with them ourselves!
The pattern for the puffers is also free from Crochet Pattern Central!
I hope these pictures insipre you to make some of your Christmas gifts this year ;) A home made and heart felt gift is way better than giving someone a gift card... just saying *wink*

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Laumeier Sculpture Park

I've been cooped up in our house for the last week working on a couple of chairs I'm in the process of recovering. Yesterday I was especially engrossed in my work for about a solid 9 hours...
(And, I was totally listening to The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, & Mockingjay - all by Suzanne Collins... by far the best books I have ever read / listened to! No joke!
If you've read them I've got one word for you, PEETA!)
So, today Der and I decided needed to be a family day. An outside family day to be more specific!
We tossed around a couple of parks and agreed Laumeier Sculpture Park would be perfect.
We packed a lunch and had a blast!
I don't know what this (above) one is, but it was too cool not to take a picture of!
Der and L'bug (below) are the apple of this eye....
(hardy har har huh?! now you know why I took up crafts rather than comedy)
I know I've got a lot coming up - a lot of new crafts and images promised - and I'll post them...
SOON! :) :)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Fees... What a bummer!

Hey guys - Ok, so I have to admit that I'm fairly new this whole paypal thing. I know what you're probably thinking... "Really Felicia! Get with the program yo!"
And it's not that I don't purchase things online. It's more rather that I don't sell items - in mass - online. To be honest the majority of the items that I sell are to friends and family or friends of friends... and what not.
What I've come to realize as the seller of items is that when using paypal - there are these pesty fees... in a word - bummer
First - thank you to anyone that's purchased things from my blog! You've all been great!
But here's my thought for future buyers...
If you're going to use paypal - no problem! But I'm requesting that you "gift" the money to me so that there aren't any fees.
(For those of you like me - when paying instead of Purchase, use the Personal tab and mark the gift option *hehe)
At first a dollar here or there doesn't seem like a lot, but when it happens to every order...
To be honest with you all - it adds up yo! LOL
P.S. Among other things my camera has decided that it really doesn't want to use it's flash anymore and will only take blurry pictures for me :( I'm in the process of getting another one but I promise I will have some updates on my crafts posted as fast as I can!
Thanks a bunch everyone!!!!