Saturday, January 23, 2010

Featured in a Treasury!

Etsy :: Treasury West List

I woke up afew days ago, to a lovely email saying that I was featured in a Treasury!!!

This is my first time being featured. I'm tickled pink!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Happy Sunday!

Oh, what a beautiful Sunday. The sun is finally shining, the rain has stopped and the Saints won the playoff game yesterday!!!!!! Geaux Saints!

Today, whilst searching blog land I found a tutorial for pocket baby bibs here, on The Prudent Baby. I think I may try making these for the shop. I haven't tried it out yet, I may tweak it a bit.... put my own little thumbprint on it.

My mom is in town this weekend, so I'll be hanging with her a bit, sneaking in sewing and cleaning the house when I can.
I am planning on doing a few new things with the blog soon.... I am still ironing out a few kinks, but hopefully this week will bring new and exciting features for the blog!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Oh my!!!!

I have recently begun roaming around blog land looking for inspiration from other like minded crafters. Who knew there was so much out there! You find one blog....fall in love...see a cool link to another blog... fall in love with that one... rinse, repeat!

I could spend all day looking at these fabulous blogs. How does anyone get stuff done with so much to look at!

So far some of my favorites so far are....
(in no particular order)

Oh, the list could go on forever! Not only do they have wonderful projects for you to complete, but you also get a little glimpse into their world. I don't know about you, but it inspires me to work harder, be more creative, and to put myself out there more.

Here's a tutorial from The Purl Bee for these fabulous felt pillows!

I can not wait to try to make these!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Today is....

a good day!

The sun is shining, people are smiling....

I have had a wonderful morning, and I am hoping the rest of the day will be the same.

I wish you all happiness and sunshine today!

till tomorrow.....

Saturday, January 9, 2010

What I'm working now.....

Well folks, now that the holidays are over it's time to shift gears in my little shop. I am considering making a few Valentine's items. I have one design nestled in my brain, itching to get out. Hopefully, I'll have a chance to create something this weekend.

The little monsters, (Abby and Lola) have been keeping me busy... The temperature dropped her recently, and they have been going nuts running around the house. My house has an open floor plan, which pretty much makes one giant circle, perfect for two active dogs to run laps.... and thats exactly what they do. They steal each others toys, and then chase each other.

All. Day. Long.

Here they are in action.... Why play with a toy when they can steal my sock?????

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Shop update!!!

The "Hudson" Baby Blanket
The "Happy Flower" Bib

Both of these will be available in the shop tonight. Aren't they too cute? The Hudson blanket has a matching bib, that hopfully will be listed tomorrow or Thursday.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year!

This year has been an eventful one for me. Full of surprises.... some good, some not so good.

I opened the cart in the Riverwalk.
Learned countless songs about fudge.
Started wholesaling to stores.
Closed the cart in the Riverwalk.
Made friends.
Lost friends.
Participated in a craft fair.
Took care of my grandparents.
Put Paputsi on hold to care for my terminal grandmother.
Lost my one of my grandmothers to ovarian cancer.
Moved into a new (and larger) sewing studio.
Started Paputsi again.

Yes, last year had lots of ups and downs. For a very brief moment I was discouraged about all of the "downs" that I experienced, but then I realized that I made it through each and every one of them, and I am stronger for it.

I have big goals for 2010..... I plan on taking Paputsi to new places. New lines for baby, and branching into nursery decor. So often I get caught up in what I want to make, and if I can make it..... that I never actually make these wonderful new things floating around in my head. This year that stops. I have the cutest idea for shoes... and I have had this idea/plan for months now. Time to make shoes... and all of the other items trapped in my brain!

I recently learned how to make picture collages in Picasa... so watch out for collages gallore! I have already sent several to friends, and I am prety sure they think that I am nuts!

Here is my Paputsi - 2009 Collage, with random shots of things I have made, or things I have done in the past year. I even managed to find a pic in the old studio and one in the new studio - I had to include that in there!

You can tell by how blurry it is that I'm still learning!

Product Review and Giveaway!

Kasey at Design for Baby is featuring product review and giveaway of a Paputsi blanket!

The Dottie blanket will be given away to a lucky reader. Go to Design for Baby, and follow the instrutions posted to participate in the giveaway.

Good Luck!

Kasey did a review of the Cowboy blanket, backed with navy blue minky. Both she and her son loved it! I am very glad that they liked it as this was my first time offering the blanket with a navy blue back. The original blanket, with the pastel yellow minky back, can still be purchased. Check out what she had to say, here.