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Thursday, February 25, 2010

I love Etsy

After several years, I finally put stuff in my Esty shop.  I haven't sold anything yet, but it has only been a few days...

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But my creative monster has been awoken!  I have been cleaning out my home and shed of all the craft/art/junk stuff that has been stuffed away since we moved into this little bitty 640 sq ft home 5 years ago and I have found all kinds of stuff!

I used to do mosiac and handpainted some as well. I got those up I am itching to paint.

I have also listed a bunch of books on Amazon and sold a bunch on line.  I have been a pretty busy bee.

Now my life would be wonderful if I could figure out how to find some money to use to turn the studio into a yarn shop!  All I need is money for yarn.  Thought I had a loan, but they told me today that since I am a Realtor that they can't loan me money.  I guess it is because I work off of commission.  But they could look at the taxes and see that I have made more each year for the past 4 years...but whatever.  So short of hitting the lottery or some long lost relative kicking the bucket, I am at a loss.  Any ideas?  I would love to hear therm.
Michael has been tutoring at KCC, our Jr College as well as student teaching all day and so he is gone like 12 hours a day...I can't wait till fall when he will just be a teacher!  At least I can see the light at the end of the tunnel..FINALLY

Well, off to read a bit before bed!  Hope it was a good hump day for you too!


Monday, February 22, 2010

Behind the scenes look at the making of a sweater

I found this funny video today at Mason-Dixon Knitting. I really need to go to Scotland and get me a Pringle Sweater! Okay I guess I better clarify....I need to get Michael a sweater from Pringle! lol

I am working my fingers to the bone to get stuff done for the Etsy shop, but it is slow going! Hope all is going good with you.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Spring Cleaning has Come Early

My Esty store is finally up and running. The name is LileesGramKnits. I have some Coned yarn there and my handspun and some kids jeans that I have Upcycled.

Here is a preview. Take a look and let me know what you think!

These are upcycled jeans, what I mean by that is I buy them 2nd hand, wash them and then add the fabric and embroidery etc to make the old new again! I am also working on some jean jackets coming soon! Also, I am happy to do custom work, so if you have a need or idea, just drop me a line!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

We are just MEAT

I spoke to my granddaughter today to see how she liked her Valentines Day Presents.

Well she told me that she got hurt at school today. She said she was twirling around really really fast and didn't see the lady carrying the box and they ran into each other and the box scratched her head. I asked if she was bleeding or got stitches and she said, nope just a scratch but it really really hurt.

I told her that was because there is no meat on your head, just skin and your skull. Not like our arms that have bone, meat and then skin. Then we talked about her Valentines gifts for a minute.

Out of the blue she says "can I ask you something Gramma?" I said of course. So she asked me if Wolves eat people. I proceeded to tell her that I thought they eat other animals like rabbits or deer and that they are scared of people cause we are bigger and make lots of noise, she wanted to know if I was sure that they could NEVER eat people.....I asked why and her answer was.....because wolves eat meat and we are just!

While I was trying not to crack up and come up with an answer for that, she told me she had to talk to me tomorrow cause she was going to take a shower.

So I spoke to Bri for a few minutes and shared our conversation. She said Lilee (who wants to be a doctor) told her that she was okay because she didn't do any skull damage!

You gotta love how little kids minds work........

and now you are just MEAT!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Wow...almost 1 year

Well......I knew I hadn't blogged in a while, but I didn't' realize it had been almost 1 year....

In someways not much has changed and in other ways lots has changed.

Here are some highlights
  1. I have a studio space now for all my knitting, sewing etc adventures
  2. We have regular Thursday night Knit Nites with a pretty good regular attendance
  3. Our local yarn store is closing at the end of March (or sooner)
  4. Leanne and I are going to be giving knitting classes at the studio starting Feburary 20th
  5. I have started a line of embellished vintage kids clothes and Jean Jackets
  6. I am naming the design line Doo Dah Designs
  7. I actually listed things from my stash on my Etsy shop
  8. I am sell ling stuff on Ebay
  9. I have been married for 10 years
  10. My lovely Grandaughter is 7 already
  11. Michael is almost done with school and will be a teacher soon!
So here are a few photos to catch you up

Michael DID IT! He graduated from OIT with a Bachelors in Applied Mathematics!

Then he took a LOOOOOONG nap with his entourage

Lilee got to spend time with her Great Gramma Anita (OMA)

We got to spend time with her too!

Lilee learned to RELAX!

We had a great Christmas, Josh got to come spend it with us at Bri & Lilee's House! We had a ton of fun with this toy that Josh thought he was getting for just Lilee!
Lilee got her very first Dragon!

And as a finale to 2009 Miss Silly Lilee Doo Dah turned 7! I suppose that means that officially she is not a baby any more, but she will always be my baby, just like her Dad is still my baby. She thinks it is hilarious when I tell her that Josh is still my baby.

Well that's it for now and since I am starting to be creative again I expect to be here more with a lot more to share~