Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Little Printer

Have you heard of Little Printer?  I just saw it yesterday on Pinterest.  It is so cute!  

This is a little printer made by BERG Cloud that links up to an app on your iPhone or Android phone and prints a tiny newspaper on receipt paper for you.  You subscribe to the things you're interested in and get a happy little newspaper.  :-)  You can print reminders for yourself like birthdays from contacts or to do lists.  You can also print news you are interested in and fun puzzles!  It even links up with your foursquare account so you can visit the places your friends like.  There are so many fun things you can add to your tiny newspaper.

 This product will be released some time in 2012. I hope it's affordable because I would love to have one to play with. 

I love discovering fun new apps and gadgets for my iPhone.  Have you found any cool new apps recently?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Treasury - Peppermint Pretties

I had a little trouble coming up with a fun treasury idea for today.  I guess I'm still adjusting to my regular work schedule so I'm a little tired.  My friend Maja had a great suggestion to make a peppermint themed treasury.  I love it!  It makes me want to go to Starbucks and order a peppermint mocha!  :-)

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Candy Cane Peppermi...

Peppermint Candy Fa...

Whipped Sugar Scrub...

Petite Cake Garland...

PEPPERMINT Christma...

Christmas Bow Tie -...

Felt Ornament Choco...

SALE 2 Peppermint H...

Holiday Peppermint ...

Holiday Peppermint ...

Dashiell the Baby F...

Big Top Ring - Red ...

Upcycled Womens Cas...

Cloth Baby Shoes (P...

Peppermint Bark - L...


Monday, November 28, 2011

Music Monday - Welcome to the Workin' Week

I had a four day weekend for the holiday show and then the next week I had a four day weekend for my sister's visit.  This was a four day weekend because of Thanksgiving.  I haven't worked a full week almost all month!  It's been so nice!  Today is the first day of my first regular week since the beginning of the month.  I am not thrilled with waking up at 5:00 and going to work again.  :(  Oh well.  Guess it had to happen eventually.  Luckily we have some more days off for Christmas so December won't be too bad.

In honor of Monday I would like to welcome you to the workin' week with a little Elvis Costello.

Welcome to the Working Week by Elvis Costello on Grooveshark

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Renegade Craft Fair

Today I went to the first ever Renegade Craft Fair Austin Holiday Show and it was awesome!  Want to see what I got? 

I got this awesome Cupster ring from Robo Roku.

I also got a super cute button pin and a boombox necklace from This Creative Life.  I'm so excited about these!

I even added a new plushie to my growing collection!  This one is from one of my favorites, Mr. Sogs.  YAY!!!

Oh!  Knitta Please was there, too!
Fun, fun, fun!  

What did you do this weekend?

I'm off to sew.  I took a little time (more than I planned) to be lazy and read books after the holiday show so now it's time to get to work on Christmas orders and new designs for the new year.  I have lots of fun ideas!  :-)

Friday, November 25, 2011


Have you heard of StickyGram?  I saw it on Pinterest the other day and now I am in love!  StickyGram is a company that will print your Instagram photos onto magnets for you!  Isn't that awesome??  For $14.99 you can get a sheet of 9 photos.  Even better...shipping is free!  This is a great gift idea. It could be fun for product photos, too.

I can't wait to try this!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving we cook lots of food

and spend time enjoying it with friends and family and give thanks for our many blessings.

Happy Thanksgiving! 

p.s. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is on ABC tonight. Don't forget! :-)

Happiness is...A Good Book

Reading books is very high on my list of favorite things to do along with crafting and music.  I have been really busy lately so I haven't had time to sit down and enjoy a good book in way too long.  But that's all about to change.  Now that the holiday show is over I have a little more time to relax while I work on Christmas and consignment orders and I can't wait to read some of the books I have been wanting to read all year.  

Another reason for my renewed excitement to read is this.

My sister gave me a Kindle Fire for my birthday so now I don't have to drive to the bookstore to get a book.  I can download it whenever I want to!  I'm so excited!  I love that I can use it for more than reading books, too.  Words with Friends is so huge on that thing!  ;-)

I finally started reading The Hunger Games this week and I am hooked!  I can't stop reading!  I asked for book suggestions on Twitter and Facebook this weekend so I have a good list to keep me reading for a while.  I'm so glad people sent suggestions because I am terrible at choosing my own books.  This is going to be a great holiday season!  

Do you have any good book suggestions for me?  I would love to hear them. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Treasury - Buttons!!!

It's Treasury Tuesday!  Today's treasury was inspired by something I saw in the Etsy Finds email.

Did you see this giant button from Lupin Handmade??  It is magnificent!

It's not a secret that I love buttons.  I have written at least a couple of blog posts all about the wonderfulness of them here on my blog and they are a main feature in many of my own craft projects.  Today after I saw this button I found myself searching Etsy for more buttons.  These are just a few of the fun buttons I found.

Click an item to be directed to the listing on Etsy.

Button/Paper Flower...


Four Hole Rimmed Bu...

6 pcs, Fabric Cover...

Wood Buttons - Six ...

Flower Fabric Butto...

Ooooo Baby 15 Vinta...

20 Painted Wood But...

Recycled Skateboard...

1 x Giant 8cm / 3i...

Crochet Flower Ring...

Oval glass buttons,...

1 Inch Fabric Cover...

Antique China Butto...

Sewing Buttons - Co...

Lot of 25 Natural W...

Now I need your honest opinion.  I love to make buttons.  That's why I make button jewelry.  Ever since I opened my shop this year I have considered not only selling button jewelry but also making sets of buttons to sell as supplies at Dreaming in Craft.  I just can't decide if that's too different from the finished product items I sell.  Do you have any thoughts on this?  In your opinion, is it okay to sell supplies and finish products together?  Just curious.  :-)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Music Monday - Float On

The holiday show is over so it's time to get back to my regular blog schedule.  That means it's Music Monday time!

Today I picked Float On by Modest Mouse. I have been listening to this song a lot lately.  It seems to be a theme song for me when things aren't going so well. 

I have been doing a lot of thinking about what I want to do with my life.  I just feel like things aren't going at all like I would like them to.  I turned 30 this week (EEKS!!!).  I always thought by the time I was 30 I would  know what I wanted to be when I grew up.  Well, I'm now a "grown up" and I have no clue.  In a perfect world I would have a successful business selling things I make but I know that takes time and will not support me completely for a very long time if ever.  So, now I have to do some soul searching and figure things out.  Do I go back to school?  Do I stay where I am?  If I go back to school, what do I study??  I have applied for jobs and can't even get an interview anywhere.  I feel trapped in a job I don't like, and while it's not terrible, it seems even worse knowing that I'm stuck there. 

When I get down like this I turn to music to cheer me up.  And this is one of the songs I like to listen to.

 I promise I won't have tons of posts venting about this stuff.  I just needed to get it out of my system.  I'll be back tomorrow with a new Etsy treasury!  :-)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Austin Craft Riot Holiday Show 2011

Hi!  I have been away for a little while.  The past couple of weeks have included the holiday show, my birthday and house cleaning to get ready for my sister's visit this weekend.  

I wanted to stop by to show you a few of  the pictures I took of my booth at the Austin Craft Riot Holiday Show.  I didn't get many pictures.  I just didn't think about it during the craziness.  Next show I'll try to do better.

This is the booth I shared with my awesome friend Bridget from LPF Designs.

I love the way it turned out.  With all of the lights and stars it really stood out in the room.  

This is my table.  I love my new banner! 

I'm going to be making some small changes to my displays for my next show but over all I'm very happy with the way it looked.  It was a great weekend and I'm so happy that Austin Craft Riot was my first big show.  I can't wait to do another one!  :-)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Austin Craft Riot Holiday Show

After months of preparations the day is finally here!  This weekend is the 4th Annual Austin Craft Riot Holiday Show!

If you live in the Austin area be sure to stop by and say hi.  I'm sharing a booth with my friend Bridget from LPF Designs.   Get there early if you can.  The first 25 people each day will receive a really awesome goodie bag full of handmade stuff from our vendors.  

For those of you who don't live here I'll do my best to take some booth pictures so you can see.  :-)

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Project Pictures

I like to take pictures of my projects but since I have been making so much lately I haven't really had time to stop and photograph everything to show you.  I did get a chance last week and this weekend to photograph at least a couple of the projects I worked on with my phone.

I made this flower cell phone case.

I made a few more carrot plushies, too!

I made a couple of new embroidery hoops to take to Austin Craft Riot this weekend so I'll take pictures of them today and show you tomorrow.  I had a long list of hoops I wanted to make but I ran out of time so I will only have a few.  Oh well.  Next time I'll try to spread out my projects better.  It's all a learning process this time.  :-)
Have you been working on any fun projects this week?

Monday, November 7, 2011

Music Monday - Brett Dennen

It's Monday.  So far this has been a very rough start to a week that needs to go smoothly.  I still have a ton of work to do for the craft show this weekend and then my sister is coming the following weekend so I'm pretty stressed out.  I wish I could keep up with everything and still have blog posts regularly but I just can't seem to keep up these days.  I have lots of things I want to write about but I'm too tired by the time I get done with everything else.  So, hopefully next week when this show is over I'll get back to normal a little bit.  For now, I have a music monday posts with a great song from Brett Dennen.  I hope you like it!  :-)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Frazzle Frenzy

Remember the Frazzles?

So far I have made them in red and white and I love them.  I really wanted to make more colors but I couldn't find any other colors in stores.  I looked around the internet to see what I could find but couldn't find it anywhere!  While I was searching I found a shop located in California that was selling fuchsia furry fleece so I ordered some.  I noticed that she used to have other colors listed so I emailed her to ask when she would be getting more.  That's when I heard the bad news.  All of the colors except the red and white and some other darker colors were discontinued!  WHY??  I was so sad!


The shop owner emailed me again and told me she had some remnant pieces of the other colors that would probably be big enough for me to make at least a few of each color!  YAY!!!  She sold me the larger pieces that she had and shipped them to me with the fuchsia. 

Here is a sneak peek at some of the upcoming Frazzle colors. 

These will only be available for a limited time so be sure to keep an eye out for your favorite color at Dreaming in Craft!