Friday, December 19, 2008

Flying out

Ahhh going home for the holidays. What bliss. Flying out on a red eye tonite. Hope to be in MD tomorrow afternoon. I hope that my LO is good on the flight. She is 10 mo old and a handful sometimes. So active at this age.

Merry Christmas ya'll!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Increase traffic to your Etsy site

Here a fellow pro Etsy store explains how to increase traffic to your store. How to make advertising work for you $10 into 1000 views. How to make your Etsy store the top of the google search page. He has put up many links to follow for each subject all on one blog. Take it from him, hes been on Etsy for a year and half and has over 1,000 sales:

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Cool toys

So a new hot item I have been selling at the craft shows and have custom orders in the queu for are my new toys!

Im really excited about the I Spys and the Crayon Rolls I have made. Some of my crayon rolls have been purchased by a local boutique and they are hugely popular with kids these days..
The I Spy is the original handheld game! I have a photo list of items on the back side and the front has a vinyl double sealed opening to peak in and spy the treasures inside.

I have some listed in my etsy shop but I have lots of color choices to choose from! Last day for Christmas Delivery is 12/16 . Hurry and get your orders in today!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

My newest purchase!

I was browsing the shops on Etsy this weekend and found this awesome shop called Ollie Ollie:

All original prints designed and created by the shop owner Amariah.

For those that read, you know we live in Alaska so when I saw this, I had to have it! I plan on putting it up in my daughter's room.

Then she has some Holiday Cards: which I purchased as well. The shop owner is so sweet she threw in a freebie for me too. So family and friends check out the holiday cards you might be receiving:

Saturday, November 15, 2008

My SUV ran me over

So I park the car after going to a meeting tonite. Mind you my driveway is completely shoveled and although on an incline, the car parked fine. I put the e-brake on. Go inside. Put Jas to sleep. Gather up the trash for trash day tomorrow. Go drag the bag of trash outside. (so its been like 20 mins).
I turn around after putting the trash at the end of the drive and what to my wondering eyes see--- why yes, its a suburban barrelling down on me. I jump to the side and land in the snow. Barely escaping his 1/2 ton tow. Realizing the car is heading down to the house... i jump to my feet and race to pop the door open and hit the brake.
It didn't hit anything (thank you Lord). I pulled it to the curb thinking that didn't we just pay $1500 for a new E-brake job? There wasn't too much ice on my driveway as I had scraped pretty well. I just can't believe that an e-brake on the rear would not hold and keep my car from baralling towards me and the neighbors house.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sneek Peek at New items

The ideas just keep flowing... Here are some of the new items I have been working on. Check back frequently as more are rolling off the production line!

Splat Mat - vinyl covering. measures approximatley 54X44 inches. Machine washable. Air Dry only.

Christmas Items--- more coming soon

Long sleeve, turtleneck onesie with Christmas tree and Polar Bear, Christmas bib.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Missing him

Just in a funk. Missing my hubby. Haven't heard from him in a while. Won't hear from him til after 11/21. I hate it when they go in the "box" and simulate what it is like in war.

It doesn't help that my daughter is too iritable . I need a break.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

My booties

Okay I tried to make some booties. They don't fit Jasmine but they turned out great. I tried enlarging the pattern and making them in cloth- but it didn't work.

Here are the cloth bottom shoes and the Blue Suede Shoes.

Friday, November 7, 2008

I was tagged!

THE RULES:*** Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.*** Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.*** Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their name as well as links to their blog.*** Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1. I have died. Yup, I died when I was two. I had a very high fever and was being babysat by my MomMom (grandma). Apparently the fever spiked and she said I wasn't breathing. The ambulance came and I had not been breathing for a while. They shocked me. I came back to life and was hospitalized. I have scar tissue in my brain and heart (and prolly other organs) BUT I am here today! No, I can't recall seeing the afterlife or tunnel or GOD.

2. I have epilepsy, have had it since I was two. See #1 for why.

3. I eat a Little Debbie Swiss cake roll in layers. As I do with Candy Corn and those Nutter Butter bars.

4. I am allergic to eggs but love to eat them despite the allergy.

5. I chopped straight thru my thumb before. Had to be stitched on . DIdn't go through the bone though.

6. I have jumped off a balcony and lived- Just shattered my arms and had bones sticking out but I lived. I was playing tag at this house on a hill. The balcony/patio was safe. My cousin started counting down the time I was allowed on base. He also blocked the entrance/exit. So I jumped. I landed on my arms and rolled all the way 100 yards down this huge hill and slammed up against a tree. But I lived. If you saw the hill you would be shocked.

7. My hubby and I met online through the personals.

I tag: Bows for baby
Katydid Creations
Mamas Little Monkeys
Queen Bows

Tag your it!!!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

New Project in the works

So my baby needs new shoes. She is a porker and continues to grow. Her current Roobeez just aren't cutting it.

So instead of buying her a $30 pair of shoes to which she will grow like a weed out of ... I figure I sew right? Let me try to find a tutorial on baby shoes. So here is the tutorial I plan on working tonite while Jasmine sleeps.

Wish me luck!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Jasmine's newest accessory

So I bought this from another Cafemom Etsy-er. We shared a booth at the craft fair together. Her shop is called Bows for Baby

Doesn't Jasmine look fabulous in this new accessory? Jasmine doesn't have much hair so here is a great solution. First bows!


So in addition to the awesome craft fair! I had my first sale on Etsy. I sold a nap mat! I hope the person loves it and adds to my feedback quota. I hope this is the beginning of the sales fairy coming to visit my store!

On a frustrating note, my daughter is still very sick and coughing up a storm. I hope she gets better. We got snow today-- so I hope to go out and play in it :)

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Craft Fair yesterday

So I did a craft fair yesterday and unvieled some of my new items. The fair was decently attended and I made a profit. Unfortunatly they had our booth right in front of the Santa Claus station- so the parents that would have made it to our booth got a bit destracted by having photos with Santa.

I just unvieled my new products:

Here is a diaper stacker. Very good for hiding diapers in the livingroom. I will be putting no slip feet on the bottom of them to make sure they don't slid off the shelf when you pull a diaper out. I made 5 of them intially with all different patterns. I am gonna sell them for $30. Let me know whatcha think!

My nap mats are lined with bamboo fabric and have an attached pillow. They convienently roll up and are being sold for $45.00/each. I have 4 to choose from:

Monday, October 27, 2008

Jemz: Products that make moms shine

Today I start my business. Today I begin Jemz. A business that produces products for Moms, Babies and Toddlers. You can view my business at :

I am so very excited about my new business. It all started when I realized up here in Alaska there are not many quality products with reasonable prices. Seriously, everything up here costs more and you have a limited selection.

Light bulb went off-- what if I create items for moms and babies that are stylish and affordable. So, I started off with what I know best..... welcome my first collection


The Boobie Brigade is a line for nursing moms.

Nursing covers are the best way to descretly nurse in public. With an adjustable D-ring on these styling covers, moms will not have do deal with those embarassing moments when the blanket falls down. Best thing about these are the two inside pockets that you can store your cell or keys in. Put anything in thee pockets to help weigh down the nursing cover when the baby starts to kick. A convienent burp cloth also comes in the pocket to help with those spit ups.

Another element of the boobie brigade is the nursing necklaces. These necklaces help to distract the baby while it eats. No more pulling of the hair, snapping of your nursing bra. This necklace engages the baby and is strong enough to withstand 26lbs of weight. Stylish enough to be worn everyday.

My Boobie Brigade collection also comes with nursing pads that have 4 layers. Outside is flannel, which wicks away the milk. Inside is bamboo padding which is naturally antibacteria- and may help reduce the risk of mastasis. These "green" nursing pads are much more comfortable then the disposable kind.

I have more products on the way. I hope this business becomes successful! Please check the site out and give me some feedback: