Monday, November 15, 2010

Avon Products make Great Gifts, especially at Christmas time

Visit Avon by Karen Foster to see some fun gift ideas....Also, if you place an order with Karen,  she will send you a full size FREE GIFT. Read more at her website

Portable MP3 Stereo

Friday, November 12, 2010

Shops Offering FREE Shipping

Join this New Facebook Page
Are you offering FREE Shipping in your Shop?  If so, I invite you to join these pages and post your links and banners.  If you're offering free shipping ONLY during the Christmas Holiday Season, please add your links, as well.  Click the links below to post your pages.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Individual as You Are .... MK Jewels ... Simply Elegant Jewelry

Nothing is Mass produced...........MK JEWELS   Simply elegant Jewelry where each piece is designed and handcrafted by the Designer.......Great Selection of Handcrafted Awareness Bracelets, too

Live, Laugh, Love Necklace
"MK Jewels"

Pink Remember Bracelet
 For the loss of a baby girl, daughter, mother, sister or grandmother.
MK Jewels

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fall Harvest at Southern Belle Marketing

These are just a sampling of the products available at Southern Belle Marketing. 

Legacy Maker

MeMaw's Ceramics

Auteys Boutique

It's Sew You!

Baskets & More

Treasured Sweets

Monday, October 18, 2010

Halloween Treats at Southern Belle Marketing

This is a fun collection of Halloween Items found at the Southern Belle Marketing Site ....... There's still some time to shop for Halloween......and some of these, items can be used throughout the Autumn Season.

Beads & Bows Center

Steph Jordan Originals

Oh Sew Fun!

Gifts by Katherine!

Jus B Cuz Designs

It's Sew You!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Crochet Charts

Crochet Pattern Charts, add fun to your work, whether you're working on a small project or a large one. Use them to make afghan squares or potholders. Here are some fun designs that I've found on the internet.  They can be used for Cross Stitch Projects, as well.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Reusing Cork in your Sewing Kit

Here's a great idea that was shared by one of my Knitting Sisters in my Parish.  Recycle your cork and use it as a protector for your Very Sharp scissors.  It works better with the smaller scissors. It's easy to do. Just poke the tips through the cork and "wa-la".  Also, use it to protect the points of your knitting needles too!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Southern Belle Marketing - Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Southern Belle Marketing is a great online site that helps you promote your business.  800+ members strong, and growing rapidly each day.  As a member, I'd like to share some of the Pink items that are available for purchase.  Some of these shops,  are sponsoring the Breast Cancer Awareness Programs.

Anne - An Artist with Yarn

Arlene's Boutique

Debbie's Fabulous Bags!

Pink Ribbon Bundle -
Kathy Miranda

Tea for Two

Pink Quartz Bracelet

Red & Pink Wedding

Tag Sale! Recycled Fashions for Others to Enjoy.

Treasured Sweets
It's Sew You!

Bottle Cap Bows

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Halloween Batik Fabric

The apron pattern has been cut on this fabric.  Notice the batik print on the reverse side.....kinda goes with the rest of my Batik Themed Aprons. The flecks of gold on the front side, adds a bit of sparkle and "bling".  The black fabric will be used for the ties and will trim the bottom edge of the ruffle....although, I ran out of the black off to the fabric store I go.  My aprons have become a popular sell and one of them, now resides in Australia!

Elegant Cobwebs
available late Summer 2011

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Christmas and Halloween Aprons in the Making

Found these very nice fabrics to use on my aprons. Just love the Romantic and Classy look on the Christmas Print.  Thanks Nina, for your suggestion!  I'll be working on them this afternoon and will post the photos later.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Falling in Love with Fall

The seasons changed immediately in Southern  Virginia.  Last week it was summer in the mid-90's.  This week it's in the mid-60's during the day and dipping to the mid forties at night........Love the cool weather, the most.

It did get me in the mood to do some more knitting and's a glimpse of what's new in my shop:  It's Sew You!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

An Apron in the Making.....2

Looks like there's enough fabric to make an apron from this luscious fabric.  This is my favorite fabric so far, with the rich colors and splashes of turquoise, throughout.  Hope to add it to my shop, later today...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New to my shop - Batik Aprons!

I've just added a couple of these hostess aprons, and I have about 4-5 more.  All are different and definitely a one -of -a- kind find!  Don't let the measurements throw you off.  The ties add that "extra mileage" when you need it.

Shop Now on my website: 

God Bless, Miss Leta!

My newfound friend, Miss Leta, has inspired me to get reconnected with my blog.  I'm the "social-network" challenged one and do sincerely appreciate all the help that I can get.  Thanks, Leta!

Please visit her site,  where she offers her lovely jewelry pieces, handmade just for you! Her Heart Charm pieces are my favorite!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sewing After a Really big Snow Day!

Williamsburg sure got a very heavy Snowfall yesterday.  Looked really pretty this morning.  The Sun was out, and thankfully, it melted the snow on our driveway.  So no shovelling for us!

Started a sewing project that I haven't quite finished.  Hoping to figure out how to finish the seams.  It's still cold out there and it's always a good time to do some needlework of some sort.  The Superbowl game will start in a few.  Not a football fan.  I'll only watch the superbowl if a California team is playing.  Especically, the San Diego Chargers.  Maybe next year.

Until next time..............

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

New to Blogging and a New Website

Why am I blogging? Well, I've decided to try a few different things this year. Opening up my website selling my handmade items and venturing off to doing this. Thought the two would work well together, so I can share my experiences. My Grand Opening was on January 15, 2010. My husband surprised me with some beautiful flowers and a bottle of champagne. Within the first week, I got my first sale. Yaaaay!! For the many years that I've sewn for myself and family, crocheted and knitted gifts for family and friends, I've decided to give it a "shot" and sell it online. It's truly a "labor of love" for me, doing all this "stuff". I've been blessed to have the love and support from my family.

Each day I will work on something different to add to my website. It may not be finished the same day, but at least I've started . My "Culinary Crochet" collection will eventually grow. My "Faux Sushi" is popular, and today, I'm working on a crocheted "dessert dish".

Tomorrow, I hope to start another project.