Monday, December 12, 2011

Winner: Birthday Week Giveaway


KT is our winner!! 

Thanks for playing!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Birthday Week GIVEAWAY!

In honor of my birthday week, I'm giving away one dog collar from my Etsy shop.

To enter check out my Etsy Shop and comment with the LINK of the Dog Collar YOU like best.
Open to residents of the USA only.  If your comment does not have an email address attached to it your entry will be discarded.  One entry per person, please.

Registration for the Dog Collar Giveaway will conclude at 12:00AM CST on 12/12/11.  Winner will be selected using a Random Number Generator and will be contacted on 12/12/11.  Winner will get to choose the dog collar of their choice from my Etsy Shop.

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Good Luck!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Ghastlies

I know, I know...Halloween is long over but my quilt is finally finished. I just put in the last few binding stitches. I've been working on it little by little for what seems like weeks.

I just loved this Ghastlies fabric from the moment I saw it. The details are so fun that I just didn't want to cut it up. I also love that I could make a Halloween quilt without a speck of orange.


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Etsy Treasuries

I've been remiss on my posting lately.  Not for lack of sewing, but lack of time!  I just wanted to share a few Etsy Treasuries that I've been featured in.  To me, it's an honor to be chosen!  Treasuries are groupings of items that random people put together.  It's also a neat way to check out new items on Etsy.

Plaid Christmas Treasury

Peppermint Cravings Treasury

Blue Christmas Treasury

Snowy Winter Treasury

Peppermint Fun & Fresh Treasury

Frightful Fuzzies

Save the Boobies Treasury

I've also created a few that can be found here:  Cre8tive Quilter's Treasuries

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Lanyards for Id Badges, Keys & Scissors

That's what I've been working on.  I currently have 15 listed in my Etsy shop; another 10 are made and just need to be listed.

And some additional wristlets.

I've also been working away on some custom orders.  All in all, staying busy!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Quick change camera strap

Brewers are in the playoffs - NLCS, so I needed a new camera strap. I couldn't have a pink and lime camera strap and at some point expect Mike to carry it...right?

I've been checking out straps on Etsy trying to figure out why the Minky backed straps are going for around $45. I now have my answer - they're a pain in the ass to make! Don't get me wrong, I like my strap. I'll take it apart when I get a chance and put new ends on it but for today's game it will be just fine.

Play ball!! Go Brewers Go!


Monday, September 26, 2011

Wristlet Key Fobs

I just finished listing 20 Wristlet Keyfobs in my Etsy Shop.  The Key Fobs are my second item category added to my shop; I currently have 10 items planned.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Dog Collar Test Model

What can I say?  I wore my Test Model out at Think Pawsitive's Large Breed Puppy Social.  I may not have gotten animated shots, but at least she stayed still while I snapped my pictures.  You can find these and other great collars in my Etsy Shop.

Purple Paperweights

Stars and Stripes

Halloween Boo in Orange


Green & Gold Packer and Blue & Yellow Brewer collars are examples of custom pieced collars.  Available in any two or three color combination for your favorite sports team.  You name the colors. 

**Pieced collars do take more fabric and time so they are priced a little bit different than my standard collars.**

If you have an idea for a custom collar that you would like made, please let me know.  

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Dog Collars

It's almost hard for me to believe at this point in time that a mere 13 days ago I got the whim to make a few dog collars to sell on Etsy.  The problem with a few is, it quickly grew into MANY.  In for a penny, in for a pound I guess.  I did some research on collar sizes and every time I thought I had a few sizes selected, it kept turning into more.  In the end, I had 11 sizes...

~Crickets chirping~

Well, how do I know what's popular unless I make them...RIGHT??

The fabric pulling quickly became addictive because if there's one thing I do have in my fabric stash, it's BRIGHT BATIKS.  I've been collecting them for the last 4 years in varying amounts - Fat Quarters, 1/4's and 1/3's.  I realized that even if I made 5 quilts, I'd have left over fabric.  What am I saving it for exactly?  Am I saving fabric like my Grandma has saved everything her whole 92 years...for good?  Am I waiting for this mysterious "For Good" to come along?  What date is "for good" exactly?  Surely, I wasn't going to miss a few inches from some of them...right?  Each batik that I put up against Maddie, made me giddy.  Next thing I knew I was making 5 collars for each size.  Sigh.  And then Mike said, "What about Halloween?"  Yep, that made a few more collars....there went fabric from my Halloween Quilt.

SIXTY COLLARS and 13 days later....they are all made and I have them listed on Etsy.  Gasp...yeah that's right, I said 60.  Hangs my head.  SIX ZERO.  No matter how I say 60 it doesn't sound any better but they're all freakishly sitting here in a pretty box.  God forbid I do anything small.

These babies are awesome!  I just love them, they look yummy.  You and your Pooch can check the whole collection out by clicking here:

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Gone to the Dogs

I made Maddie 1 collar and 2 leashes and then I realized how much I liked making them.  I’ve gotten a lot of good feedback on the ones I’ve made so I decided to make a bunch of them.  I’m going to list them on Etsy and hope to sell some by word of mouth so I’ll update again when I get that far…it’s a process.  Worst case scenario, no one wants a collar and I donate them all to Elm Brook Humane Society.  Really, that’s not exactly a bad scenario either!!

First off, I had to wash and Retayne my Batiks.  What does one do when they need to dry a LOT of 1/8 yard cuts of fabric?  Why, they use the dogs kennel as a drying rack OF COURSE!!

drying rack

Here’s the color selection I have made so far.  With all the different sizes I’ve created, that’s about 36 collars.



These are the fabrics that I need to iron and top stitch.  That’s another 26 collars. 


Next up, ordering hardware!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

SBS Blocks

I’m way ahead of the game!!  They are all written up, changes saved.  I’m D.O.N.E. for the year!!