Friday, April 26, 2013

Baby Foxes at Play

As  most of my readers already know, I love my camera! I take a ton of pictures. I've been trying to remember to take more video, especially of family. I wish I could look back at the video we had of the kids when they were little but I somehow lost them all in my divorce. So I've been creating more memories on video ever since.

For those who don't know, along with running my designing business, I work at an animal clinic where we also rehab wildlife. I get some really fun video and photos there! On my very first day of working there five years ago, we got in a two headed turtle. Since it was my first day, I was too chicken to whip out my camera and I missed a great opportunity! Kicking myself in the behind for that one.

Above is a video of some foxes we got in last year. They were orphaned so we had to raise them. They were actually released not long after this video was taken. Now that Spring is here, we're bombarded with wildlife, especially babies. The video was shot behind glass so it's not the best quality, but you can still see how cute the babies are when they are at play.

So do you prefer to take video, or photos?

Saturday, April 20, 2013

My Must Have Craft Supplies

I just placed an order for some sewing supplies and it got me thinking about my most used and most needed craft and sewing supplies. I recently ran low on my Heat N Bond Lite. When I went out to get some more, I discovered that none of my local stores sold that brand anymore so I bought another brand. When it came time to use it, I was so disappointed. It was a pain in the butt to peel off the backing, plus the glue didn't adhere evenly. I really missed my Heat N Bond! Fortunately I was able to get online and order it in bulk. No problem, I'll use it!

Here are my favorites:
Heat N Bond Lite (as noted above)
Fusible and non fusible fleece
Black embroidery floss
Black mini buttons
Good selection of colorful buttons
Good selection of fabrics and trims

I could really drag this list on and on, but those are my MUST haves! What's yours?

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Tutorial for Table Runner Now In PDF Format for FREE download!

Quite some time ago I had a tutorial on my blog for a table runner. I decided to put the pattern into PDF format so you can save it to your computer and print it out if so desired. I love this pattern, in fact it's one of my favorites. One simple pattern, your choice of fabrics, and you can make it for any holiday or season! I have one in the works right now for Christmas. So quick and easy!  

Most of my crafty friends would probably know how to adjust the size for their own needs, because it would be so simple by simply adding or subtracting the stripes.

If you want to pick up your free pattern, you can pop over to my Craftsy pattern shop and get yours now! Click HERE.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Help Rescue My Favorite Purse!

Above is a photo of my very most favorite purse in the whole world! I know, it sounds a little extreme but I love that purse. It has everything I want, great inside and outside pockets, cross-body bag, black leather, and super cute! I think my favorite thing about this bag is that it looks small, but is so roomy on the inside. 

So what's the problem? Well, to make a long story short, it was in the closet at work and it had a mis-hap with a bottle or something of cleaning fluid. My purse and another girl's coat got the worst of it. Now back to my purse....

I've been hanging it under the eves since Wednesday. Today I set it in the bright sun on my deck. I've sprayed it with a combination of vinegar and water. At this very moment, it's hanging under my eves again with an open container of baking soda inside.

Tell me, is there anything else I can do to get rid of the smell. I want to save my purse!!!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Moving Shops and Good News - What a Week!

It's been a busy week! After spending a couple of days uploading files to Etsy for the instant download service, I decided it was a good time to remove my patterns from my Etsy shop and give them a shop of their own. The thought of starting a fresh shop terrifies me, I'm sure after a slow start, it will be worth it in the long run. I can see how confusing it must have been for those who were looking for digital graphics to find a bunch of patterns and vice versa.

So, my new shop is located HERE if you want to take a look. I'm starting with a 20% OFF sale that will be running this week.

THE GOOD NEWS: Another good thing that has happened this week was that my son finally let me announce to the world that he will be making me a grandma for the first time in October. It's been so hard to keep my mouth shut on this one! I did announce it on my personal facebook page but not all of you have been able to see it. So here it is, it's official!!! 

Be sure to enter our giveaway where you can win lots of free graphics or patterns of your choice! You can enter that HERE.
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