Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Etsy Treasury!

I was featured in my first Etsy treasury, which for those of you who don't know what that is..... basically an Etsy member competes for space available to curate their own mini "art show" based on items they like usually surrounding a theme. The treasury will expire in a few days so check it out ASAP feel free to leave your comments it will increase the chances of it getting promoted to the front page of Etsy which elicites big exposure! (many thanks to Sherry the curator, here is her shop) It really is a fantastic treasury and the color combination is like eye candy! Click here

Halloween Festivities!

Here I am 1.5 days before Halloween and still madly making costumes. Will I ever learn??? We are going to California to go trick or treating in our flip flops! I have finished 3 out of 4 of the boys costumes...C3PO (he didn't want a helmet and I'm not going to argue), R2D2 (the baby friendly version that allows a 13 month old to crawl and walk) and finally my little Yoda ("revealed your feelings are...), hopefully by the time our flight leaves tomorow I will have a storm trooper to add to the repetoire! I made the R2D2 costume out of old t-shirts that my husband and I had accumulated from 5K runs and promotional shirts from work (thanks JetBlue!). I'm feeling pretty good about my up-cycled creation costing a total of .75! Happy Halloween, may your children get lots of great candy for you to eat! (chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!)

Monday, October 27, 2008

The tip junkie kindly featured my giveaway on her fabulous blog! Thanks Laurie!
I haven't been able to post anything new lately because our computer is in the shop! But when it comes back beware of the marathon posts!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

cover up baby!! and giveaway!

I have been meaning to update my blog for weeks but since I opened my Etsy shop I've been so busy. I opened it up meaning to get my quilts out there and start getting some quilts made....however, the diaper covers are really what's been flying and I'm finding myself sewing diaper covers nearly every night to get orders filled. I'm not complaining, it's been a fun ride over the last couple weeks and soon if everything works out the covers will be featured as a seller in an online baby/cloth diapering boutique...that's an order that will certainly keep me busy!...stay tuned. These diaper covers have mainly been used for those that want to fashionable cloth diapers their cuties but it also can be used as a swim diaper cover (law in Utah)to prevent cryptosporidium in the pools!

***so to celebrate the sales of my diaper covers I'm giving 2 away*** Leave your comments on what amazing thing you think your baby (or someone elses) could accomplish in one of these cute covers, make it as creative as you can. Link me to your blog and receive 2 entries (let me know so I can check your work), also tell me the size and gender you want your cover in and we will have a random drawing on November 15th!!

my artistic counterpart!

OK, so I got a phone call on Monday night from my brother Justin (who lives in Manitoba, Canada) and he happened to be in Utah for training for his new job...much to my suprise!! He said he wanted to pop in and visit a little that night. For those of you that don't know I am the oldest of 6 kids and there are 3 girls (my BFFs) and then there are 3 boys (they worship us sisters...and they are pretty cool too!) Growing up we each had a brother that we were in "charge" of and also that looked like/had similar personality to their sister counterpart. Justin is my male counterpart! He and I are the ones in the family that are constantly creating something...painting, sewing, drawing, designing etc. I was thrilled to see him, and after he got some time in tickling and wrestling with my boys I put him to work drawing a mural on the wall downstairs in the family room (stay tuned also). I knew he was the man for the I needed his muscles to move the furniture so we could start the mural that I have been putting off for months. Now I just have to paint it....that's going to take a while, it's pretty involved eventhough it's all in one color! Hope it turns out as cute as it is in my brain! Anyway here is a picture of my HOT brother Justin....sorry ladies, he's married to the amazing Kaiti (we are lucky to have her in our family she rocks too).

skirting the issue!

I recently sewed a couple of fun and flirty little girls skirts to post on my etsy shop. They turned out so cute, I had a couple of neighbors girls try them on (since I am in testosterone heaven!) and they looked even sweeter on. I hope they will find a happy home! I will post a tutorial on how to apply the FOE for the wasteband and how to do the piping and border at the bottom...stay tuned!

my sewing class rocks!

A few weeks ago we had a sewing class and made it a work class so everyone could get caught up on projects and put finishing touches on some of them. As I was helping one of my fabulous students another called to me and said "Hey Kara, I need your help with this over here!" I turned around to see a HUGE box on the table. Secretly my students paid off the rest that I owed on the machine that I put on layaway. I have been saving for a new machine for 5 years, so it is a really big deal to me. I'm not going to say that I didn't cry, but not too much....just enough for dramatic purposes (yeah right Kara!) Now I can finally do all the things I need to cause I have a machine that can sew fast, acurately and does what I need to without ripping my fabric! Thanks gals you rock!

relationships with orange

relationships with orange

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Welcome to my world of being an art teacher, full-time mommy, and law school student's wife. These are the comings and goings of this little lady and her entourage of five men (hubby plus 4 sons).