Friday, May 15, 2009

Hey! I found this!

We have been featured today in Gabbie's awesome blog, Heyifoundthis. She gave us a score of "5" in her cute meter! Woohoo! Thank you so much, Gabbie! Please drop on by as she has a lot of really cool features in her blog. Have a great friday, everyone! :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Today, I was lucky enough to snag a treasury. I decided to base my treasury on my favorite color which is yellow. Yellow is such a fun and cheerful color. My room used to be yellow until I had it painted pink. Well, I also like pink so I guess that's ok. Hehehe.

I particularly like the yellow and blue color combination so you'll see some of that in my treasury. For me, yellow and blue makes me feel like summer. Clear blue skies on a sunny day! It makes me think of the scent of fresh lemons too. Citrusy scents make me think of summer. Remember that soda called "Mellow Yellow"?

Anyway, check it out! :)

Monday, May 11, 2009

Cute Finds!

After a very long time of not posting any "cute finds"...

Today, I present to you... After The Bump! Amanda is the creative mind behind the store with her little adorable son serving as her inspiration. Amanda likes to make stuff and enjoys crocheting a lot! Her items are very cute. I particularly like her Mandy Crochet String Bag and Trendy Newsboy Cap in teals. Please do drop by Amanda's shop or her blog! She's really sweet and friendly! Oh! Be sure to check out the feature she made about us too! I thought that was awesome! Thanks again, Amanda!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


I just added 2 new notepads in my shop. They're cute and definitely useful! You can use them to write letters to your friends, jot down notes in class, take phone messages and more! You can also use them as shopping lists or to do lists. Each pad has 50 sheets! Get one for yourself or give one as a gift! Come get your notepads now!

I'm in the process of taking photos of my new items so please check back soon! More cuteness is on the the way!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Thank you "berry" much!

I rotate my "crafts" every now and then to change things up. Last week, I got back to crocheting. I ended up making some little berries as a thank you gift. They turned out really cute! I'm "hooked" on crocheting again so I'll probably do some more amigurumi stuff for the rest of the week. If you haven't tried amigurumi, you should! It's so easy and fun!

From berries to squirrels... Be sure to check out my new squirrel adoptables in my shop! Bring one home today or get one as a gift! They're sure to bring a smile on your face!

Blog Features!

This is so exciting! We're featured in 2 awesome blogs today!

Thank you very much to the lovely ladies behind these awesome blogs for the cool feature they did. I appreciate the kind words! I'm truly honored! Thank you so much! :)

Friday, April 24, 2009


We have been featured! The lovely folks at has included our Love Notes card set in their great selection of postcards. Check out the "Sweet Post" entry in their blog! So awesome!

If you've have time, I highly recommend that you browse thru the site. It's really fresh and informative. They also have cute advertising options wherein you buy a "block" to showcase your item. Very clever! I really found their collection of sites in their "Where To Sell" section really helpful too! The site is still young but do check it out!

Thank you again! :)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Free Tote!

After my Earth Day post, I hope that I've inspired people to say "NO to plastic and "YES" to tote bags. But if not, here's a little incentive for you folks... A FREE lunch tote! Thanks to Whole Foods and Oprah Winfrey, we can get a lunch tote for free! No purchase necessary but hurry as this is only valid until April 26, 2008, while supplies lasts. Click here for the coupon.

This cute lunch tote is designed by Sheryl Crow and it's made of 80% post-recycled P.E.T. bottles. It's definitely a cool way to carry your lunch or snack but you can definitely use it to carry other items too! I have one and I love it! You can reuse it over and over so it's better for the environment too! I firmly believe that if we just do our part, no matter how small or simple, we can definitely help save our planet. Please... Say "NO" to plastic and "YES" to tote bags today.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day

Today is Earth Day and I spent most of my morning refreshing the Aveeno page to get the free Envirosax tote bag. I was undoubtedly one of the first 1000 people to go to the page when it went live because I refreshed just the right time to witness it. (Yes, I was refreshing *that* much because being the tote bag junkie that I am, I had to have that bag). The page was very buggy and it had tons of Java errors. I tried a couple more times (a few more hours actually), but the bugs were still there. In the end, I did not get one. Boo! :(

I've become environmentally conscious almost a year ago when I got my Method "Plastic Bag Rehab" tote bag. I thought it was really cute and clever that from that day on, I vowed never to use plastic bag ever again. I've collected tons of other tote bags since then and I have a shoe box full in the backseat of my car, ready for use anytime! I also carry 2 in my purse for those "you'll never know" moments. I use them to carry groceries, craft supplies, clothes, books, anything!

In our house, plastic bags multiply like bunnies. Next thing you know, you've got a gazillion in your stash. We avoid plastic bags as much as possible but in instances that we do get the occassional plastic bag, we make sure that we reuse them by using them as trash bin liners. We also bring the excess plastic bags to our local grocery store since they offer to recycle them for free.

Using tote bags is definitely one easy change that we can all get into and actually stick to that will help the environment. Who wants to carry those icky plastic bags anyway when you can carry your goods around in a really cute tote?

Come join me and say "NO" to plastic and "YES" to tote bags!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Craftease Feature!

The lovely Amy of Craftease has featured our humble little shop in her awesome blog! Please drop on by and *squee* along with us. You know you want to! :)

Thank you again, Amy, for the kind words and the awesome feature! Be sure to check out her Etsy shop too!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


I'll be participating in a craft show soon and I decided to paint wooden trays to use as displays. I've been painting and varnishing them for a couple of nights now. I find it so soothing. I just let my mind wander as I brush (sometimes slather) paint and varnish on. Of course, the final product is not as pretty as the ones you would buy in a store but I'm quite happy with it. They turned out nice. Kind of shabby chic. I cannot wait to use them and I really hope that the craft fair will be a success! I plan to brainstorm the layout for my table next week when I've got everything in order. I'm so excited and nervous at the same time! If you're in the area, please do drop by and say "Hi!". :)

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Running With Scissors.

Running With Scissors is an indie craft show featuring Michigan's best artists and crafters. Parking and admission are FREE! Show hours are from 10am - 6pm and will be held at the E.L. Hannah Community Center (819 Abbott Rd., East Lansing, MI). Food and drinks will be available for purchase, provided by KJ's Cafe. A DJ will be there to rock out while you shop too!

We will be accepting non-perishable food donations to be given to the local food pantry. There will also be a raffle with all proceeds going to the Capital Area Humane Society. Raffle tickets will be $1 each with awesome prizes donated by the vendors.

Products will include paper goods, buttons and magnets, cute felt hair accessories, needle felted sculptures, knitted gadget cozies, mosaics, stained glass, jewelry, mixed media, original paintings, upcycled and eclectic clothing, screenprinted tees, and much more! Susan Van Camp, fantasy artist and creator of Dragon Storm RPG, will be there too!

So, come check out some truly unique and talented Michigan artists and crafters! Mark your calendars and help support handmade Michigan! Don't walk, run! (But leave the scissors behind)

See you there! :)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Get animated!

I've designed my animated banner today. It's been quite some time since I've made one of these animated gifs and I must say, it was a lot of fun! Anyway, if any of you would be interested in linking me up in your blog, here's the code! Thank you!


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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

New stuff!

My package arrived the other day! *yay* This means only one thing...

New items in my Etsy shop soon! :)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I won! I won!

Today, I woke up to such lovely news! I won Kelli's awesome brooch! *yay* :)

Kelli is one creative lady! She has a cute and colorful Etsy shop where you can purchase her brooches and plushies. Her blog, Happy Place Design, is full of fun and creative stuff too! Be sure to drop by and check them out! Thanks again, Kelli! :)

This is so exciting! I absolutely cannot wait to get my cute brooch! *wee*

Friday, February 13, 2009

Chillin' with my gnomies.

This is the second time that I've lost my Joann's coupons! The first time, I thought it was just a fluke, that maybe I just misplaced it. Now, I'm starting to think that we have a Joann's coupons gnome! (And I thought they were only interested in socks! LOL!)

I clipped the coupons last weekend to purchase some red melting chocolate for Valentine's but since they were on sale, I didn't need to use the coupons. I distinctly remember putting the coupons back in my bag. Yesterday, I dumped out all the contents of my bag and there were no coupons in sight! I've looked everywhere! Still, I could not find those coupons!

Some people have gnomes that collect socks. Ours collect Joann's coupons. If I ever catch him, I will tell him to sign up for his own newsletter!

Ladies and gentlemen, we've got one crafty gnomie!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Show me some love!

Today, I received the most wonderful Etsy-related news ever! A lovely intern from the Etsy Blog sent me a convo informing me that my Cute Owl card set has been selected by the Storque as one of the cute lovey dovey items! They're currently having a poll and the winners will be featured in the Gift Guides and the Etsy Blog! This is the biggest thing that has ever happened to me on Etsy. It made my day! Heck, it made my year! Win or lose, I feel like a winner already having been chosen to participate in the poll. Being featured alongside the other items is such an honor. But I must admit, it would be nice to be featured though! :)

Give me some love, vote for me here!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Peas in a pod.

As I've mentioned in an older post, I was gifted with a amigurumi book last Christmas. The last time I crocheted was like years ago when I was busy learning how to make granny squares. I was really surprised at how quick I picked the skills up again. It was like riding a bike. It's just weird that it didn't feel that way back when I was still in grade school, learning how to crochet for the first time. We would have those hands on tests on the different crochet stitches and I could never seem to remember how to do them at all! I dreaded it so much! Fast forward a few years later, I've realized how fun crocheting is! Just look at the cute little peas I made below! I added some personal touches (beret, flower clip, and cheek blush) on the peas to make them even cuter! I'm thinking what I should do next...

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

It's a beautiful day!

Today, I made another sale! *yay* I sold some of my card sets. Finding out that someone out there appreciates my stuff is such a rewarding and fulfilling feeling. Today, I was chosen to be featured in a blog too! *wee* My "What's His Face" button is featured in OrigamiCentral's Valentine Feature. Please click the images below to be transported. Thank you! :)


Friday, January 16, 2009

Resuscitate: To restore to life.

After a month of nothingness, I've decided that it's time to resuscitate some life back into my blog. A lot has happened since my last entry (read: holidays). I finally got my button machine last Christmas! That was a really pleasant and awesome surprise from my family! I've also started to crochet again. I got a really cute amigurumi book and some crocheting supplies and I'm having a blast! I'm so glad we had Home Economics class back in grade school. I never knew it would come in handy some day. Plus, I must admit, other than making granny squares, I never really thought crocheting could be so much fun! The little amigurumi projects are so cute! I also got featured in a couple of blogs and treasuries the past month. Here's a shoutout to PinkFlowerCube, 3zart, and Tizzalicious. Thank you so much, guys! Lastly, I added more items to my Etsy shop. Check out my new 1 inch buttons!