Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Yay!!!  We made it to 1800!!!  I kept track of everyone that entered on my blog and in my discussion page.....


Kisa Vanderpool!!!!!
I'll send you a message Kisa!!  Let me know which of the 2 pillows you'd like!!!


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Give Away Contest!!

Ok....So here's the low down on my contest...I will be doing the give away when I reach 1800 friends (likers, fans whatever fb calls 'em these days...I still call ya'll friends!)  This is how you enter....
Become a follower on this blog (or on my facebook fan page, if you aren't...) and leave me a comment telling me which item from my shop is your favorite and what you'd like to see for the future!  If you do it on my fb page, you'll find a place to do it in my discussion tab.  That's it!!
When we reach 1800 on fb, I'll use random.org to pick the winner from the comments left!  You'll win your choice of the 2 pillows shown!!
Also, now that the Relay has come and gone, and my life has calmed down a bit, I'd really like to go back to featuring your shops!!  So if you're interested, shoot me a message!!
Good luck!!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Fathers day....

I was absolutely blessed to have a wonderful daddy...and yes, until the day I die, I don't care how old I am, I will always call him daddy....There's nothing in the world he wouldn't have done for me...I have the most amazing memories of him, and there's not a day that goes by that I don't giggle about something my daddy would say or do, or a time that we had together.. and now that he's been gone for over 3 years, I appreciate those times and giggles even more...
I think about my mom today too....this is the first Fathers day she has without her daddy...I remember what that was like...and still is like to this day...It's impossible not to wake up on days such as today and not feel like you should call....
So today I want to say thank you to all of the men that made such an impact in my life....both of my grandpas and my daddy...I know I can't call you, but I hope you all can see that you made a difference in my life and made sure that I went in the right direction....and to my husband...for being an amazing husband, father, and step father....and for being my rock...I love you all..
If you can still call your daddy...call him, hug him, and let him know you appreciate him.  If you don't...celebrate his life by living your life in a way that would make him proud....

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Printing on Fabric Tutorial!!

I had posted on my Facebook page that I had printed on fabric using freezer paper and had so many responses and questions, I figured I'd post a tutorial on how I did it.  I would like to say I did NOT treat my fabric with anything, and I'm sure over time the ink will fade.  There are other alternatives,  first you could but the fabric that is already made for printing on, which is what I use for my luggage tags, or you can buy Bubble Jet Set Liquid to treat your fabric with and then print on it...(I will be looking into this option soon!)

This is what you will need for this project
Freezer paper, scissors, a hot iron, fabric, and a piece of printer paper.  (o and well a printer, :)
First, I cut the fabric I was going to use down to the size of the printer paper so that it will fit into the printer.

Next, iron the fabric to the SHINEY side of the freezer paper and peel it off.  (I don't know if this is necessary or not, but it seems to help hold the ink in.)
Then you'll iron another piece to the other side of you fabric, but this time you will leave it on the fabric.
After this, you will cut the freezer paper down to the size of the paper so that it will all fit through your printer. 
Now you're ready to print!!!  YAY!!!
On my printer, I have to put the side I want printed on face down, so it's fabric side down for me!!
Find something pretty...and print away!!!
Wait wait wait wait.....aaannnnddd.....
After you print it out...go back to your hot iron and 
go over it to set the ink!
Then peel away from the freezer paper!!
After I peel it of, I rinse it off....and then it's all done!!!
So, that's how I did it!!  If you have any suggestions, or questions let me know!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

It's almost time!!!

I'm taking a time out tonight...partly because I'm exhausted, and partly because at the beginning of the night mother nature decided our electric should go out... :)
I can't believe it was exactly a month ago yesterday that my connection to all of you wonderful people out there became a little more than comments under a status, or just a "like"....May 1st 2010 was when all of you proved to me that there are still so many generous, caring people out there and that the world isn't all bad.
67 shops have offered to donate to our Relay for Life auction.  I have seen so many amazing packages come through my door.  So much skill and love put into each piece.  I've read cards from people about who they have lost, or that they themselves have battled cancer and won...you have truly reinforced my joy, and drive to fight this terrible disease...
I look forward to being able to deliver all of these wonderful gifts to our auction so that everyone else can enjoy them as much as I have!

The other thing (amongst the many) I look forward to at the Relay is lighting a luminary for my Daddy, and this year I'll be lighting one right next to his for my friend Kris's mom, Vivian.  She's fighting cancer...and I think of her often, even though we've never met...It's amazing what can bond people together isn't it....

I'll close this one with a few pics of the baskets we've built together...thank you friends...you will never know what all you have done means to me...
P.S.  If you wanna see all the things donated in detail, check out our photo album!