Wednesday, February 29, 2012

How to make a dog rope toy! mine mine mine

These toys are so easy to make! Just buy a yard of fleece and cut it into thick strips (make sure they are thick!! - maybe 3-5 inches) tie a strong knot on one end and start braiding the material. Leave yourself enough at the bottom to tie another strong knot. Some of these I cut the ends to make them more stringy and floppy. Make sure they are long enough so your dog can whip it around. If you have more of a chewer just tie an extra knot in the middle of the rope for more fun!! These have held up a lot better then any of my store bought toys. happy crafting! :)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

New Scents!!

Kid Friendly Fragrance Oils Sampler Kit

Candy Jar Fragrance Set

Free Sample

I love placing orders through Bramble Berry! Their fragrance oils are amazing! I found these sets of oils the last time I was looking around on their site and just had to have them. The high quality of the oils means I only have to use a little so these smaller bottles last a long time and you can just do so much with them. Lotion bars, body butters, sugar body scrubs, fizzy bath bombs, and you can't forget the wonderful handmade soaps that so many of us still love :) I will be listing the new scents on my site soon and look forward to getting to make more lotion bars and sugar scrubs for you all.

Also with every Bramble Berry order they always toss in a free sample of something. mmmm Fresh bamboo. It smells heavenly. Click here to shop around.

Monday, February 27, 2012

snuggle me bears!

The bears are for sale now! I decided to make a few for the craft show and thought I would list some in my shop too. find them here!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Free shipping this weekend!

I completely forgot to do my half off Thursday.... I am very sorry :( My husband had some dental work done and I played nurse for him all day. To make it up to all of you I will do a free shipping weekend starting right now. enter code "shipittomefree"

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Hot New Item!! Diaper covers!

While trying to come up with cute and fun items for the craft show/fair this year I stumbled across this cute pattern for baby diaper covers at Posh Patterns. Not only are they super cute but fast, fun, and easy to make. I just started selling them in my etsy shop yesterday. You can find them here. I sell them as one or a set of 3. I can't wait to see my first few orders go out! I will be making these in a few custom colors, as sets of 2. If you would like bigger sets for a baby shower or maybe you just have a lot of kids then contact me for more information. I welcome all bulk orders with ready fingers!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Best Kept Secret!!

So my Aunt always finds the best deals. She called me up the other day to go shopping. Apparently JCPenny's has a huge sale every 1st and 3rd Friday of every month. I got my husband 6 new work shirts $4 each (St. John's Bay - Reg price $40 each)!! 5 Arizona tops $6 each (Reg price $14-$22 each)!! Jeans $13 each (Reg price $48 each)! Pj pants and shirt for Cam only $2 each (Reg price $16 each)! I walked out of their spending only $83 with tax and everything!! Now not everything is on sale but I would say about 75% of the store was and when you can get shirts for $2 and Jeans for $13 count me in. My husband and I were talking and the last time I bought jeans there were at least $83 and I got all this for that price :)

Total reg price $470

What I paid $83

Total Saveings of  82.3%

Monday, February 20, 2012

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Hats for sale now!

I am working on a few more colors - Grey, Sapphire, Camel, and Sea Storm. Look for those soon.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Michaels Random Acts of Kindness Day

Today Michaels is giving away 100 $1,000 gift cards. Today they have dubbed "Happy Random Acts of Kindness Day" Go to all the Michaels craft stores and Like them on Facebook for a chance to win!! Who knows today could be your lucky day :)

more info on this can be found here!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Half off Thursday!! XL - Pouf and Cowl

 True Red Colleen Cowl was $53 Now only $26.50
get it Here!

XL Multi Misty pouf was $110 now only $55. The half price will only apply to THIS COLOR. You can find this pouf Here!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

4 and 2

4 new Button slouch hats - made from a soft wool acrylic blend with a custom Lucky Hanks wood button (from left to right) Purple Haze, Granite, Cream, and Stone. These will be sold in the shop soon price tag $35 and $3 shipping! These can be made in a lot of colors and I plan to make a bunch for the craft shows too. I made this pattern over the weekend and I just love love love how it all came together!

2 new baby outfits - made from a strong acrylic that is machine washable and dryer safe. I will be experimenting with color combos and design. I think babies look super cute in this hat style. pair this up with a cute onesie. The pants have a working drawstring and can be made in sizes 3-6 months, 6-12 months, and 12-18 months.

Saturday, February 11, 2012


I woke up to snow this morning! I did not expect to see snow till Tuesday morning. What a great surprise :)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Half off Thursday Valentine's Day Special!

Colleen Cowl
Arctic Snuggler

In honor of Valentine's Day coming up next week I have chosen to place 2 items in this half of Thursday! Click here for the blanket. Click here for the cowl.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

What's up with Lucky and Hank?

 Hanks loves his custom made bed!

Lucky prefers the back of the sofa cushion. I think he thinks he is a cat :)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Who me? Oh balls!

Happy Monday everyone! I made these pillows over the weekend. I saw ones like these on Etsy and decided to try it myself. I purchased the felt material at Jo-Anns for about $10 (it is made from recycled plastic water bottles - very cool) and printed off some letters on line (FYI... If I make anymore I will be using standard block letters - turns out I am not that great at sewing curves). I did a standard envelope pillow case so I could take it off for easy cleaning. Now after I sewed on the "WHO" I found it would be easier to glue the letters on before I sew them. With all the curves I kept poking myself with the straight pins. It only took a day to make these two. I also bought the pillow forms from Hobby Lobby one is 16x16 and the other is 24x24. I think the hardest part, other than the sewing, was cutting out all those letters. Good luck to anyone who wants to give this project a try. It was a lot of fun!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Half off Thursday!! only $30

Today I have 4 neon big crazy balls!! The colors are pink/black - yellow/black - blue/black - orange/black. They were $60 now they are $30!! There will only be this one listing for that price so get while it's here. click here or here or here to take you to the link.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

boy's and bones

 Hank thought the camera was going to steal his bone so he looked up at me and gave me a grrrrrr.

Lucky loves the camera :)