Monday, November 30, 2009

Not Me! Monday: Goodbye, Thanksgiving

This holiday, I totally did NOT wait until the last minute to decide I'm making a turkey, then spend all of Thanksgiving Eve submitting said turkey to cold water baths just to thaw it out in time.

No way, I never procrastinate like that!

I also did NOT

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wednesday Crafty Wrap-Up: Gobble, Gobble Edition

Welcome to my Thanksgiving Week wrap-up! There are so many blessings to be thankful for this year, especially when I look back to last Thanksgiving. Now we are a family of four and have a beautiful baby girl who will be celebrating her very first Thanksgiving with us. :)

Here are some crafty highlights for you to gobble up (har!) before the craziness of Thanksgiving weekend descends on your house!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Not Me! Monday: Oh Dust

Not Me! Monday! was created by MckMama, so we can share a few minor imperfections and get some laughs out of our similarities. If you want to join in, head over to her blog and link up there!

I most certainly did NOT neglect to dust the house for at least 3 weeks, and then finally notice once I moved a pile of knitting needles that sat on my vanity for that same length of time because I was definitely going to use them AT ANY best to keep them at arm's length in case inspiration strikes during my 5am baby feeding wake-up call.

I did NOT also trip over a gigantic laundry basket right next to my bed this morning because I always hang our clean laundry the instant it gets out of the dryer. That being said, my clothes are NOT ever wrinkly from sitting in a pile for a week to 12 days. Ooops! :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wednesday Crafty Wrap-Up #1

I'm starting a new weekly feature: the Wednesday Crafty Wrap-up! Just another way to chat about my recent projects and crafty adventures before I forget the details. With two kids, a husband in night class and a day-trip to Wisconsin, it's been a hectic several days around here. I can barely remember what I had for lunch yesterday, much less what happened a week ago. :)

In all the chaos, I managed to

Sunday, November 15, 2009

New Items Coming Soon!

The holidays are fast approaching and I'm hoping to get a few new items stocked in my store before "Black Friday", aka the day after Thanksgiving. For sure I'll have four new pairs of Baby Belle Handknit Baby Legs in pink and purple colors and a new set of Girly Girl Baby Blocks listed in the next week. Also, I plan to make several knit hats in toddler and baby sizes for those chilly winter days ahead.

I'm super excited to announce a new line of items geared to the crafty--knitters and sewers!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Week 1: 30-Day Giving Challenge Recap

I seem to remember hearing back in my days of Catholic school: faith without works is dead. When I heard about the 30 Day Giving Challenge, I felt right away that this opportunity should not be turned down. It was one of those moments when I was alert to God whispering in my ear to pay attention and take action.

Friday, November 6, 2009

20 Sales!

My teeny-weeny shop that started from nothing just a couple of months ago has now hit twenty sales!


I actually need to replenish my inventory on a few things, and that's a great step forward. My new sewing machine will be getting a workout in the coming weeks, but it's definitely up for the challenge. I've been trying it out on a few small trials and it's a revelation. Love it.

Over the next week I'll be working on

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

New Organic Yarn Choices and More

I'm so proud to announce that Fancybelle Boutique is also featuring three shades of gorgeous organic yarn for all handknit items--almond, strawberry and khaki. I'm using Nature's Choice all-cotton organic yarn, grown and spun without the use of pesticides, herbicides or other chemicals. Not only is it super soft, the dyes used to color this yarn are certified organic as well!

I also have some new yarn color choices for my Baby Belle collection of handknit items--including baby legs, baby hats and ballet booties.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Yay for Sales This Weekend

It was so exciting to have three items sell in my shop over the weekend! My set of 3 baby blocks featuring cars, elephants and birds are off to a new home. :)

And I'll be doing lots of knitting this week because I sold a custom order of handknit baby legs AND a pair of my new organic yarn baby legs. Love knitting these!

I've already started

Sunday, November 1, 2009

30-Day Giving Challenge

I'm excited to participate! Check out the details here

This month I'm making a commitment to give in some way everyday and write about it here whenever I can. Write down the blessings that come your way each day, too!

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." Galations 6:9