Sunday, July 27, 2008

Great Craft Room Exodus

Well, the great craft room exodus is on. Mostly fabric right now. I do have yarn that is posted. I also have some crochet doll dress patterns. It is amazing how much stuff can build up. I should take before and after pictures, but it's embarrassing. I may do it though as a reminder not to let it get that bad again. It has spilled out into the livingroom.

The task is daunting, but needs to be done. I don't want to become one of those people whose kids avoid bringing their friends home because of the clutter. I also don't want to end up on Oprah.

I really need to get back to work. It's coming along. Maybe I'll be brave enough to post the pics.

I almost forgot. I found a lady that works with Christian Womanhood on etsy. I couldn't believe it. She makes some simple yet gorgeous jewelry. I saw a few pieces that I loved. Here is her store: You really should check it out. She is such a sweet lady and has a great testimony as well.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Little Behind

So I've been working on cleaning out my craft room. I've been posting like crazy for the last week on ebay (briana78bear) and in my etsy store ( I've got fabric, sewing patterns, yarn and crochet patterns. I'm not even done! So much builds up. I have 23 things in my DESTASH section. It feels so good to get things out. Clutter makes life so difficult. No reasonable offers are refused. Things gotta go!!!!!!!

In my ebay listings (, I have some of my Boyd's Bears, a Mary MooMoo, books from Hyles-Anderson College, and some books from my mom. The books from college where books we needed for classes. There are books by Dr. Jack Hyles, Mrs. Marlene Evans and Dr. Jack Schaap. The first 2 authors are deceased and greatly missed, but we know they are in HEAVEN running around with Jesus. These postings on ebay are ending in 2 1/2 days to 4 days.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Crazy Day

Today has been a little crazy and it's only about halfway over. We had to go in for the 2 mos. checkup for the baby. The older 2 acted like little terrors. They normally don't behave that horrible. I tried to put a buttonhole in a dress 6 times. I've given up. I also have about 40 chocolates in the fridge for a wedding. My 3 yr. old got into the fridge and started to eat them. I had them on the highest shelf and in the furthest back corner. Needless to say I'm about ready to cry. I still have 2+ hours till my husband gets home.

It gets a little frustrating because I never know when he'll get home. One time he didn't get home till about 15 min. before the boys went to bed. He starts work at 6:15 AM and sometimes earlier. Then doesn't get home any earlier than 4 PM.

I still have 1 bridesmaid's dress to alter. I think I'll wait a little for that one. It's made of satin and I'm really not in the mood. Plus, I need to get the right color thread.

Monday night, Matt and I refinished some chair cushions for a family. I think they turned out nice. There was so much I wanted to do to them, but they weren't my chairs. I would've like to sand, restain, etc.

Meeting new people

I meet some very interesting people who make very interesting crafts. The following crafter is one such person. This crafter uses real butterflies and flowers in the artwork (preserved of course). Sometimes I wonder, "Why didn't I think of that?"

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

My first post

Hello out to everyone out there in cyberworld. I finally took my craft business to a new level. I opened an online store through etsy. I enjoy making arts and crafts as it is how I relax. So hopefully I can keep up with how things are going. I'm learning new things everyday.

A little past history on me. I attended and graduated from Hyles-Anderson College in Crown Point, IN. I received a Bachelor degree in elementary education and my MRS degree. I taught school from the fall of '01 until the fall of '06. During that time, my husband and I had 2 little boys. Teaching was taking its toll on the family and house.

I then got my CNA certificate and started working in home health care. I loved what I did. Again, working full time was taking a toll on my family and house. My boys were being raised by someone else. We searched and found the best possible daycare, but it wasn't the same as mom.

When I found out this past fall that I was expecting again, we took the plunge. I became a SAHM. Sure we had to cut back on some things. Not as much fast food.:) The boys are reaping the benefits and I'm getting the rewards.

I have been making and selling crafts part-time for the last 5 years. I decided to really make a go of it. We are on a course to get our house paid off. We want to be debt-free. So here is my on-line store: Check it out. Maybe buy something.=)

Etsy is great. Everything is handmade. So you don't have to worry about the lead paint or anything crazy like that.

I just finished the Santa earrings today. I was able to get a good picture of them in the fir tree out front before it started pouring again.

Well, I'd better get some sleep. Goodnight all.