Monday, December 7, 2009

Crafting and Taking Care of Family

I so want to blog about my little Ladybug's Birthday, but until I are some pics of more of the items that I was working on last week for her birthday.

The template for her birthday crown was found at Skip to My Lou. I used the crown template, then followed my own design for the crown itself. Most of it is machine stitched, except for the upper stitching along the top of the crown and the star above the "Z". I was also able to make a really quick tiny one for her birthday babydoll "LOLA". I used my own quick template and tried to make it somewhat similiar, but simpler.

As for this week, I was asked to be a vendor at a friends "Community Christmas" party. It was kind of last minute, but I was asked last week. Of course my little one's birthday prep came first, so last week was dedicated to the garland, crowns, etc. So, I just started to try and put together some craft projects to sell items THIS FRIDAY!! I know...not much time. I guess I'll be crafting like a mad woman the next few days-lol!!! I just started tonite-me oh my! Silly, but I'm hoping to get to network and hopefully make some cash before Christmas. Not to mention, my birthday is also coming up next week! With all this house stuff, I'm glad to be keeping busy and focusing my energies on productive and positive things :D
I made a few quick children's pot holders. It's the first time I tried making them, so I think they didn't come out half bad-lol! I know now is probably not the time to try and make new items, but there will be a "Pampered Chef" lady at the party and I thought...why not try and make some kitchen items to add to the mix along with matching children's aprons? I will also have beeswax ornaments, beeswax polish, beeswax candles, some crocheted children's hats and samples of scarves and other hand work for custom orders. I will also be making baked goods! I have my work cut out for me this week!!

I also was able to make some Elderberry Syrup tonite-finally! I went in on an order from Mountain Rose Herbs with a couple of other Mama's. We all ordered the Organic Elderberries and Organic Elder Flowers. The order came in a few weeks ago and I've been waiting for the chance to get to make a recipe that was given to me by another mama. The recipe also included freshly grated ginger! It came out soooo yummy!!!


  1. Busy, Busy! The crown looks professional and I love the potholders! Thanks for entering the Barefoot Books giveaway and good luck!

  2. I love your pot holders you made Rose, they are superb:) And the crown is beautiful...

    Have a lovely weekend:)