July 29, 2011

Feature Friday - Maggie and Alison Giveaway!

Our Feature Friday shop Giveaway today is....


Our Featured Shop is dedicated in making handmade baby gift sets.  She specializes in making personalized baby bibs and burp clothes using unique fabric choices.

Handmade Personalized Baby Gift Set - Green & White Elephants

Her bibs are made using a durable pre-washed fabric, soft white 100% cotton chenille backing with soft Velcro closures.

Handmade Personalized Baby BibHandmade Personalized Baby Bib

Her burpies are backed with a super absorbent cloth diaper and the bib/burpie sets will coordinate with each other using your choice of fabrics and fonts.

Handmade Personalized Baby Gift SetHandmade Personalized Baby Gift Set - Little Chicks

Her customers have been known to call her items "chic and unique"... and for a good reason!

Her items are so adorable you will almost want to frame them instead of allowing your little one to droll on it!

Handmade Personalized Baby BibPersonalized Baby Bib with Chenille Backing

Do we have a treat for you!!! 
Alison, owner of Maggie & Alison, will be giving away to the lucky winner... YOUR CHOICE of either a bib and burpie set OR a $25.00 gift certificate!

She is also graciously giving our blog viewers a 25% discount to use in her shop for the week... simply use coupon code ADC25!

We loved these items so much, we wanted to learn a little bit more about the shop and its owner so here is what Alison had to say about her beautiful shop!

"We live in Chicago and have two wonderful children.  When my now 6 year old daughter started teething, she was drooling a lot.  I was on a search for something cute to absorb it all.  So we came up with the bibs, we have expanded into burpies and blankets.  We will soon be out with our birthday hats and picnic blankets.   Our bibs have become the bib that parents save for the "going out" bib."

We are so thankful that she decided to sell her items to the public!  

To enter for a chance to win your choice of the bib/burpie set or the $25.00 store credit simply leave a comment on this post for each of the following you complete.

1. Visit maggie & alison at her Etsy shop or personal shop and tell us what your favorite item is in her shop!
2. Follow One Sewing Mommies Blog (you are already here)!
3. Like Maggie & Alisons facebook page HERE!
4. Leave a comment letting us know you have purchased an item from Maggie & Alisons shop.
5. Earn two separate entries when you blog, twitter or facebook about Maggie & Alisons giveaway!

Winners will be announced on August 4, 2011!

Where else can you find Maggie & Alison on the web you ask?

July 28, 2011

New & Upcoming Changes :)

Hi friends,

It has been an interesting week… how did you all like our first few Feature Friday giveaways?
I had so much fun the last couple of weeks putting our features together, we have lots more interesting shops to come… we have shops featuring everything from beautiful baby clothing, intricate jewelry pieces, sensual beauty products to handmade soaps!

I encourage each of you to stop in each Friday to see our newest features… you can easily access them at any time by clicking the Feature Friday link under my blogs header.

Just some information about the Feature Fridays giveaways for those of you who might be confused about the way it works.  So here it goes..

Each Friday I will Feature one or two shops on my blog. Usually the instructions for entering the giveaway will be listed some where in the middle of the feature. Most of the time you can gain entries by simply leaving a comment for each of the activities you complete, which usually include but aren’t limited to… following One Sewing Mommies blog, leaving a comment stating which item you love most from the featured shop, liking the face book page of the featured shop, following the featured shops blog, purchasing items from the featured shop, and announcing the featured shops giveaway on your social networking sites (blog, twitter, face book etc.)

Comments will be accepted for entry starting as soon as the shops feature appears on the blog (12:01 a.m. Friday) until midnight the following Wednesday.  The winner will be selected by www.RANDOM.org, and will be announced some time Thursday.

I will soon be featuring other blogs on my shop on Write-On Wednesdays. The blogs I feature will usually be those that I thoroughly enjoy reading and following myself, or those that I have ran across and I feel that my friends here will enjoy reading themselves.

I am so excited about becoming more and more active here, and once again I ask… please bear with me as I make changes to the layout and look of my blog over the following weeks, until I find what I believe feels like home for One Sewing Mommie.

Also, if any of you has a suggestion for One Sewing Mommie in regards to the layout or design, please, please don’t hesitate to share it with me!

I am honored to have such a beautiful group of friends here on blogspot, and I look forward to us getting to know each other better as time goes on.

I am hoping to be posting more tutorials and tutorial links soon.

I really appreciate each and every one of you taking the time to stop in and read about the things I am most passionate about. It really means a lot to me. I would love it if you could pass the word on about our features and giveaways, for the more friends I have following One Sewing Mommie, the better the items we will be allowed to giveaway to you!

As always,
Happy Creating,



We have winners from last Fridays Giveaways!

The winner of the pacifier clip from NICOLESBREASTFRIENDS is....

Evie's Story who said.... 1) I follow this blog 

The winner of the made with love stamp from LETTERKAY is....

Zoe Love who said... I heart on Etsy

Winners, please contact me with your email addresses!


July 26, 2011

Schools Around the Corner!!!

Hi friends,

Why is it that the weekends pass by so fast? It seems by the time we wake up Saturday morning, half the day has gone by already. I have so been enjoying not having to get the kids up early for school in the mornings this summer, it’s hard to believe there are only a few more weeks left until it all starts again!

Even harder to grasp is that our little mrs. Drama Queen will be going to Jr. High this year.. Aahhhh.. It seems like it was only a couple of years ago I was getting her ready for her first day of school. I remember that day well.

She was excited because she had just learned to tie her shoes by herself, so I waited patiently as she took her time ( around 10 whole minute PER SHOE) tying her shoes very carefully while chanting the little tune to help her remember which steps came next. I don’t remember exactly which one that was, over the years I have made up different ones for each child.

She was SO ready for school, she was a big girl and she would be able to ride the bus home in the afternoons. She had been talking about riding that bus for almost a year before it was time for her to start school, she just couldn’t wait until she could climb on it all by herself.

After she was completely dressed and hair brushed, she stood against the wall as I snapped pictures of her, she looked so small with that big ol’ book sack hanging from her little back. She had the biggest cheesiest grin in each and every picture. I’ll try to remember to post one tomorrow for you all.

I remember driving her up to the school, my heart was racing partly due to the fact that I had never had to trust strangers to take care of my baby girl before, and partly due to not knowing exactly how she would handle it all after we walked through that door. Would she cling to me? Would she cry? Would she realize that she had made a huge mistake and she really just wanted to spend her days at home with her mommie? NOPE, none of the above. You know what she did? When I put the car in park, and opened her door for her to jump out she looked at me and said “okay mommie, you can go home now”.  She was almost upset that I had to walk her inside the school and sign her in for her first day! I still thought, ‘yeah, but she still hasn’t walked inside yet.’ Into the hustle and bustle of little children exploring and some of them I knew would be crying for their parents, I was sure that this all would just overwhelm her.

The moment of truth… I opened the door to the school, and we walked in.  A teacher met us and directed the Drama Queen as to where to hang her book sack.  I watched her to see if I could notice any sign of hesitation from her. Would she look back to make sure I was still there, that I wasn’t really going to be leaving her? Nope, nothing.  She hung her book sack as if she had done that a hundred times before.  The teacher showed me where to sign her in at, and at the same time showed her to her seat at the table where her name had already been tapped down. She sat and waited patiently as the teacher then handed her a game of lace trace.  I stayed for a few more minutes watching her. She was no more interested in me as the man on the moon… I have to say I was a little bit disappointed, I mean, did she love me? I was her mother after all!

So the time came when I realized if I stayed any longer I would begin to look like an overbearing mother and I had to say goodbye.  I know it was foolish of me, but I still kind of thought, ‘when I say that I am leaving, when I say bye, then she will panic and want me to stay’.   NOPE I bent down and gave her a kiss which kind of annoyed her because I got in the way of her seeing which hole to next place the lace through. I then told her bye, and explained that I was leaving and would be waiting at the end of the driveway for her when she came home on the bus that afternoon at which she replied, “Bye!” mater-of-factly.

I drove home that day not sure if I wanted to cry or laugh. Now… now she is heading to Jr. High. The days of loving school have all but faded away.  At least the love of learning, I so wish I could get that back for her.  Now she does still love school, but she loves school for her friends… not exactly the right reasons, although I am glad she has such a large group of close friends.
Since that first day of school all those years ago, I have sent two more of my babies to school for their first day, each of them were completely different experiences from the one before. Next year I will be bringing my baby… our last little baby to school for her first day.  I am not sure what could be harder, the day you bring your first baby to school or the day you bring your last baby to school for the first time. I guess I will soon know.

As always,
Happy Creating,


July 22, 2011

Feature Friday - Nicolesbreastfriends GIVEAWAY!

Our Feature Friday Shop is....

Nicole is an artist and a mom hard at work, creating things she loves! She specializes inBreast Pads for the New and Nursing Mothers!
Stop waisting money on disposable breast pads with these stylish, yet eco-friendly reusable pads made with layers of all natural organic flannel, bamboo cotton and 100% cotton completed with a waterproof barrier!

FREE SHIPPING/ Washable Organic Breast Pads w Bamboo and PUL/ 10 padsLined Zipper Pouch with Washable Organic Breast Pads w Bamboo and PUL

Perfect for keeping your baby's binky from getting lost. This clip can attach to practically everything and the plastic teeth will not snag material. Measures 9-10" long by 1" wide.

Pacifier clip/ Pacifier strap/ Pacifier holder
Pacifier clip/ Pacifier strap/ Pacifier holder

To be entered in the drawing taking place on July 28th for the pacifier clip, simply leave a separate comment on this post for each of the following you complete... 

1. Follow ONESEWINGMOMMIE (you are already here)
2. Like VISUALPARADISEINCs facebook page HERE
3. Leave a comment telling us your favorite item at NICOLESBREASTFRIEND.
4. Leave a comment for every dollar you spend at NICOLESBREASTFRIEND.
5. Tell us if you blog about the giveaway or share it on Facebook or Twitter for 2 entries!

One Size Pocket Diaper/ Newborn to 35 lbs.

Lets find out a little more about NICOLESBREASTFRIEND!

     1.       Tell us a little bit about YOU.
I am originally from Jamaica. I have been drawing and creating since I was a little girl. I graduated with a bachelors in fine arts. I have sold my art with furniture stores, target.com costco.com and several private customers. I also do something called belly casting, where I cast a pregnant mommy and create art on it. All of this can be seen on my website, www.visualparadiseinc.com But one of my other true passions is sewing. When I was a little girl I remember my grandmother teaching me how to sew quilts before she passed away from breast cancer. I used to make little outfits  and diapers for my dolls while most kids would be outside.
2.     Tell us about your shop and or blog
My shop is www.etsy.com/shop/nicolesbreastfriends . Recently after having 2 little ones, I became interested in cloth diapering and eco-friendly ways to save money. I was spending a lot of money on disposable breast pads and decided to sew some for myself. I really liked the way they came out and decided to start selling them on etsy, along with other mommy/baby related items.
3.     When did you first begin to create?
I have always had my hand in sewing here and there. I guess I could say since I was a young girl.
           4.      How would you describe the items you make?
      Earth friendly, yet vibrant, hip, and fun.
5.      From where does your inspiration come?
      I have always been an artistic person, I have to thank God for that! I think a lot of my inspiration and what I am attracted to as far as patterns, derives from nature.
6.      What is your one most cherished possession and why?
      Hmmm that’s a hard one, I can’t think of anything at the moment, I really appreciate all that I have, If I could say one thing maybe it would be my talent. Why, I am thankful that God gave me this talent, which allows me to stay at home with my family and make money from doing what I love.
7.      What do you like to do when you are not creating or blogging?
      Spending time with family is important to me, we don’t have to do anything special, just as long as we are together.
8.      Tell us a little about where you live in this big ol world.
      I live in South Florida where it is sunny most of the time. I have only seen snow once and was happy to go back to the warm weather. Although I am thin blooded, I still enjoy seeing new places.
9.      Where would you like to see yourself in five years?
       Continuing to do what I love and being successful at it. Painting, sewing, creating…
10.     Tell us what your ideal weekend would consist of. 
      Going to the beach and relaxing, hanging out with friends and family.  And of course creating!!

Where can we find you?

Featured Friday - Letter Kay Giveaway!

Our second giveaway today is from Letter Kay!

Letter Kay specializes in hand carved stamps!
She has many different styles to choose from, and can even custom create something just for you!

She also sales antique, vintage items... so stop in to view all the wonderful things she has available!

Script Font Initial Rubber Stamp -  Your Choice of 1 Initial Stamp - Hand-Carved4-5 inch Hand-carved Rubber Stamp with Your Logo/Image

Perfect for weddings!

Thank You Rubber Stamp with Swirly FrameHand-carved Rubber Stamp with Your Logo/Image

Scrapbooking, or handmade cards!

This week, she is giving away to one lucky winner
a made with love stamp!

Made with Love - Hand Carved . Unmounted . Rubber Stamp

She is also gracious enough to give our readers coupon code CIJ2011 for 20% off your order in her shop....

To enter to win the MADE WITH LOVE hand carved stamp simply leave a comment on this post for each of the following you complete:

1. Follow One Sewing Mommie (you are already here!) or leave a comment saying you already follow
2. Leave a comment tell us what your favorite item in Letter Kays shop is!
3. Heart Letter Kays Etys shop or an item HERE
4. Leave a comment for each dollar you spend in Letter Kays shop!

Letter Kay answered some of our blog feature questions...

1. Tell us a little bit about YOU.
Well, where to begin with describing me? I am a recent college graduate, graduating with a BFA in Studio Art. I work at my local church helping with art and print projects. I guess you could say I am a bit of an etsy addict – I get home from work and spend most of the evening on etsy or working on orders, but I love it! I love being productive!
2. Tell us about your shop and or blog
My shop is full of things that I love or would use I’ve always loved vintage items and thought I’d put that love to good use and start selling it! I love the look of the stamps too. I like to create things people can use – not just to look at. 
3. When did you first begin to create?
I have always loved making things ever since I was a child. Popsicle sticks, tissue paper, and glue were some of my best friends! I recently graduated with a BFA in Studio Art, concentrating on painting and installation sculpture. I took a printmaking class a year or so ago and this gave me the idea for the stamps that I create. I love making things and trying out new ideas and techniques! 
4. What do you like to do when you are not creating or blogging?
Hmm…I’m almost always working on something. I do go to my regular job during the day where I help with graphic design, producing booklets and other print jobs. When I get home I sit down and relax by either watching a favorite show or a bit of a BBC movie and drinking a cup of coffee. Then I get back to work either editing photos or carving stamps. As weird as it may sound, I find carving stamps a bit soothing. The repetition and quietness allows me to think, or not think if I don’t want to. 
5. Tell us a little about where you live in this big ol world.
I live in a bit of a small city – I guess it’s not that small, but I lived close to Dallas for about 10 years so it seems it. I love where I live though. It’s not too busy, but not too slow either. There isn’t a whole lot to do, but I’m able to do what I love. Most importantly, the people are friendly! 
6. Where would you like to see yourself in five years? 
In five years I’d like to be teaching art and own a little shop. I’d love to teach art to elementary children – I love their imaginations and you never know what will come out of their mouths next. They are so amusing! Another dream of mine is to open my own store. Ideally, it would sell handmade and vintage items. 
7. Tell us what your ideal weekend would consist of.
My ideal weekend would consist of sipping coffee on the front porch, going to my favorite flea markets and estate sales, getting some work done, and then settling down on the couch to watch a good movie. I know it sounds like all I do is watch movies, but really I don’t It is what helps me relax though

Where can you find letterkay?  www.letterkay.etsy.com !

Featured Shop for the Shoe Lovers!

Here's an interesting little shop titled RhinestoneRevolution!!

The name says it all!  This little shop Can Rhinestone just about anything... including shoes, belts, masks, glasses and phones!

Rhinestone MaskGirl's Rhinestone Mary Jane Running Shoes

The Rhinestone Duo is giving our readers a 10% discount using coupon code RRR10 !!

Unique in their style, this team is definitely starting a revolution,
a Rhinestone Revolution!
We wanted to know more about the people behind this shop... so we asked them the following questions!

Rhinestone Wedges

1. Tell us a little bit about YOU! Rachel and I are cousins. Rachel is from Baltimore and I (Nicole) are from Toronto and we are both university students. We love fashion and we LOVE shoes!
2. Tell us about your shop! It all started when we walked into an expensive shoe store and saw the most gorgeous shoes! They were black wedge heels covered in coloured stones, they were also $300. We thought "Hey! We can do that ourselves!" and our first pair of rhinestone shoes were born. We received such positive feedback that we knew we had to share our shoes with others. That is when we started our shop Rhinestone Revolution!
3. When did you first begin to create? We are both creative people and like experimenting in different areas. Rachel loves cooking and baking and I love writing. Working with our hands is another creative outlet we love which led us to make our own shoes.
4. How would you describe the items you make? The items we make are all about letting loose. Our rhinestones are different colours and sizes and no two items are ever the same. They sparkle and shine and draw attention! We love making them and we love wearing them!
5. From where does your inspiration come? Our inspiration originally came from the shoes we saw in the expensive shoe store when we realized that amazing shoes do not need to be over priced! We go window shopping for our inspiration now. If we see something we like and know we can rhinestone it we'll buy it.
6. What is your one most cherished possession and why? We love our pets, I don't know if that is considered a possession but nonetheless we love them. I have two dogs and Rachel has a dog and a rabbit.
7. What do you like to do when you are not creating? We love baking and relaxing on the beach. We love going to festivals where people exhibit their hand made items. And we love surfing etsy!
8. Tell us a little about where you live in this big OL world! Rachel is from Baltimore where the inner harbour is a beautiful place to hang out. I am from Toronto which is where both of us are living now. Toronto is a great place to draw inspiration from! We love visiting all the amazing places it has to offer like Little India, where everything glitters and our Harbourfront where the international Festival exhibits things from around the world.
9. Where would you like to see yourself in five years?  We both hope to be independent business owners. Our futures are still in the air but we wouldn't be happy unless we were being creative.
10. Tell us what your ideal weekend would consist of. Our ideal weekend would consist of us making shoes in the sun!

You can find this fabulous shop at:
ETSY: http://www.rhinestonerevolution.etsy.com/

July 21, 2011


We have two winners from our last Feature Friday!

The winner of the Comfy Leggings from Ky and Kin is......
Zoe Love
who said...
"I facebooked on my status about the giveaway!"

Zoe, please get in touch with me so I give you the details!

The winner of the face scrubbie set from MelissaGHollis is.....
who said....
"Awesome giveaway! I'm following your blog (and get ready for way too many comments following this one! haha)"

Nicole, please get with me so I can give you the details!

Thank you to everyone who participated... we can do better!  Lets spread the word!

Also... you will be noticing changes every so often to the look of my blog.. as I find the perfect feel for both myself and my readers :)

As always,

Happy creating,

July 15, 2011

Featured Friday - Ky and Kin GIVEAWAY!

Featured Friday!!!

Etsy Shop www.kyandkin.etsy.com was created with the idea of quality over quantity, and the owner states she takes time with each garment as if her own children would wear them. She loves free flowing, soft colored clothes that allow children to play freely without being held back by their clothes!
This beautiful bubble dress would look adorable on any little princess!

CUSTOM LISTING for carrie - white bubble dress
 KYANDKIN is offering a 10% OFF coupon code to everyone who likes AND comments on their facebook page found HERE!

She would also like to give away a FREE pair of "COMFY LEGGINGS"  these are so handy! They save time when changing diapers, without the hassle of removing pants, even saves your little ones time! These are so comfortable and fun! Add a little style to your child's everyday wear during the entire year, or even a bit of warmth in the fall months.
comfy leggingscomfy leggings

For each of the following you complete, leave a separate comment on this post to be entered in the drawing! The Winner will be announced on JULY 21st.

1. Like KYANDKINS facebook page HERE!!
2. Follow ONESEWINGMOMMIES blog (you are already here)!!
3. Leave a comment on this post telling us what you love from KYANDKINS shop!
4. Leave a comment for every dollar you spend in KYANDKINS shop!
5. For 2 extra entries let us know if you Blog, Facebook, or Twitter the       giveaway!

comfy girls yoga outfit

Here is the Q & A for KYANDKINS!!
      1. Tell us a little bit about YOU.
I am a mother of two beautiful girls, kylie rainn and kinley river. They have inspired me to start something that would last forever, something small...growing into something big...
I have always loved to sew and alter clothes and finally started a dream of mine with creating my shop.
2.  Tell us about your shop and or blog
My shop is dedicated to children’s clothes and necessities.  I have always loved soft colors and comfortable clothes that allow children to run and play while still looking stylish!  Everything is handmade by me and I always take my time to know that each piece will be loved.
3.  When did you first begin to create?
I have sewn since I was a teenager and for many years I have just been doing items here and there, even started making handbags a few years ago, but found my love in children’s clothes after having my 2 little girls.
4.  How would you describe the items you make?
The items I make are most importantly, comfortable.  With a stylish twist so it’s not just something that everyone else would wear.  They all are made from the heart with careful consideration to movement for little ones.
5.  From where does your inspiration come?
Definitely from my 2 little girls.
6.   What do you like to do when you are not creating or blogging?
Play with my 2 girls, watch them run around and spend time with my amazing husband.
7.  Tell us a little about where you live in this big ol world.
We are in the military and currently stationed in Virginia….but that never remains the same.
8.   Where would you like to see yourself in five years?
Having CONSTANT orders come in from new and repeat customers who love my items as much as I do….and having already built my own studio.
9.  Tell us what your ideal weekend would consist of.
Spending time with my family, at the pool or in our backyard listening to laughter and watching the imagination grow from my 2 girls…
 Where can we find you?

Featured Friday - Melissaghollis' GIVEAWAY!


Melissaghollis' shop sells fashion scarves, cotton washcloths, baby hats, fingerless gloves and more! She sells washcloths made with one hundred percent cotton yarn. She uses only the softest yarns, nothing rough so that it's smooth against your skin, and soft on baby's new skin.

Bright Soft Fun Pink Green 100% Cotton Washcloth Set (2)Hand Crocheted Spring Thick Cozy Long Yellow Lace Scarf Neck warmerHand Crocheted Valentine Baby Toddler Girl Warm Lace Heart Beanie Hat

MELLISAGHOLLIS is offering a discount code of a whooping 25% off!!! Just use code GIVEAWAY at checkout!  This crafty lady is also giving away a FREE SET OF FACE SCRUBBIES!!
Why do we ladies spend so much unnecessary money on disposable face cleaning pads when you can own a set of adorable and effective reusable face scrubbies. This scrubbie washcloth set is ideal for face washing and make up removal, but can be used as dish scrubbers too. They are soft enough for babies and children too and can make fun little bath washcloths! Would be a great addition to a bath gift set! Easy on both the environment and your wallet! Use, wash and reuse!
Cotton Facial Scrubbie Washcloth Dishcloth Set (3) Pink Green Blue

To be entered in the drawing for the face scrubbies, simply leave a separate comment on this post for each of the following you complete!
Facial Scrubbie Cotton Blue Pink Green Washcloth Dishcloth Pick Your Color Set (3)

 1. Follow ONESEWINGMOMMIE (you are already here)
 3. Like Melissaghollis' facebook page HERE
 4. Tell us your favorite item in Melissa's shop
 5. Leave a comment for every dollar you spend in Melissas shop!
 6. Get 2 Entries when you blog, Facebook, or Twitter about the giveaway!

The drawing will be held and winners announced on July 21st!

Read on to find out more about this crafty lady!

 1. Tell us a little bit about YOU.
My name’s Melissa.  I’m 2 years old and I’m married and a stay at home mom to my 13 month old son, Milo and am expecting a little girl in September.  I live in the Pacific Northwest, so far north that it’s almost Canada. 
2. Tell us about your shop and or blog
In my shop, I sell a little bit of everything.  I started my shop selling things that I was making for friends or family for gifts, and also because with a new little one, I found myself having a lot of down time at night while my husband was at work and I needed a hobby.  I never knew how much work it would take to actually run a shop on etsy.com when I started, and I wish I was a little more prepared, but it’s super fun and I love it.
3. When did you first begin to create?
I learned how to knit when I was 16, my friends mom showed me how.  I then learned how to crochet from a teach yourself kit.  So, I’ve been working with yarn crafts for a little over 4 years now, and I love it. 
4. How would you describe the items you make?
The items that I make are for people who like bright things.  I love love love bright colors.  When I go into a yarn store, the first color that I pick up is always something bright and vibrant.  As far as which type of product I sell, I try to make a little bit of everything.  I make washcloths, face scrubbies, scarves, hats, baby items, fingerless gloves, and I want to start making crochet rugs as well soon.  I am very ambitious J
5. From where does your inspiration come?
I was actually inspired to open my etsy store by a bucket list that I wrote with my husband.  He was bored one day at work and came home and showed me his, so on our way down to his parents’ house (they live 3 hours away) I began to write my own in my journal I had brought.  Because I have always loved farmers markets, I thought about Pike’s Place Market in Seattle and the many times I had been there and how amazed I was that people actually could sell something that they made.  So, on my list I wrote down, “sell something I have made”.  Then, when I had my son, I made him a hat and people started complimenting me on it, and I pretty much opened shop the next day.  And so, I guess my inspiration is just the fact that someone wants to buy the things that I can create with my own hands.  It’s amazing to me!
 6. What do you like to do when you are not creating or blogging?
People have time for things other than creating?! ;) I spend a lot of my time with my son.  My husband works a lot, so he and are a like two peas in a pod.  I also love to write, scrapbook, network, and try to keep my house clean.
7. Tell us a little about where you live in this big old world.
 Like I said before, I live in the pacific northwest near Bellingham, Washington.  I both love and hate it here because although it does rain almost every day of my life, everything up here is so green and beautiful, it almost makes it worth it.  We moved to Bellingham to attend Western Washington University, which my husband is still attending and will graduate from in the winter, and then who knows where we’ll be.  I hope somewhere where we can own a pool and actually use it ;)
8. Where would you like to see yourself in five years?
In five years, I hope that I am attending classes somewhere and working on a degree.  I would love to be a creative writer, but the more practical part of my brain says I should go to school for accounting. I would like to own my own home since we are in a 2 bedroom apartment right now and it is definitely getting cozy.  I would like to have traveled somewhere other than the only three states that I have been to, Washington, Oregon and California.  I also hope that I am still creating in five years, whether my shop remains on etsy or farmers markets, or where ever.  I really value the creative process, and I would hate for that not to be part of my life.

Where can we find you?