Here's a little pic of my giveaway item to tide you over while the new page loads.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Here's a little pic of my giveaway item to tide you over while the new page loads.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Anywho, just recently took pics of it to share. She's a ham, but she does love it. Will work great as the weather starts to cool a bit in a few months. Gonna start to work on my son's sweater as well so I can have it finished for this year too. He's a moose! As long as it's the same size as hers, it should fit him :)
This, of course, will be done while working on countless other projects (I can think of at least 5-6 that have been started) and adding new items to sell as well. Gotta keep busy right?
Monday, April 28, 2008
This is just a taste of what gorgeous stuff us gals work on while our men are away (or here).
So come check us out, sit chat, buy (if you wanna) and enjoy the candor of a few military wives. We'll be in the forums, under promotions. Just search Homefront!
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
The bird did decide to come out and my husband helped guide it to the back door which was open. It was just an oddity of life really. No real reason that a bird should get stuck in your house.
Then last week, we saw the bird hit by the truck in front of us getting off the highway. And now today I noticed something against the wall in our living room. It looked like a frog. A shriveled up little frog. Being that my husband is home visiting family, I called my SIL (who thankfully lives next door) and asked when my brother was getting off work. She said it'd be later and asked why. So I told her I had something in the house that I didn't want to take out on my own and wanted him to do for me. She said "Oohkaaaay... what is it?" Told her it looked like a frog. I think she thought I was crazy. There aren't usually frogs in this area, although we do live by an estuary where I'm sure there are a few and I have heard some around before but it was months ago.
Needless to say, when he got home, he came over (he delivered my daughter as well since she went to swim next door) and I told him he could poke fun at me all he wanted if he was just a leaf. Turns out it was a frog. A petrified little frog. It was stuck between our speaker and the kids' easel. Once again just an oddity of life. Not sure what to make of it or take from it... just how life can be. I feel bad for the poor guy and I don't remember hearing him in the living room or know how he could have come in or when... Oddity...
Thursday, April 24, 2008
I think I've managed to write out my first pattern however. Since I can read patterns and do sometimes use them, the basics are easy enough to figure out. However writing it out, gotta make sure it's completely correct before I share it. It'll at least make my life easier being able to make purses off of the pattern.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
I didn't think much about it till after the appointment. On the way to it, I was moreso thinking what I would do to preoccupy myself. I'd not brought a project to work on because for some reason I was thinking it was a short process. Although all in all, it did only take an hour and a half or so. Thankfully I'd brought a book to read and the hospital here is really a nicely laid out place. Easy to just wander through and think.
On the drive back I brought it back up to my husband and he was a bit awed by it as well. Life can be so fleeting in that sense. It also now makes me think of the movie American Beauty for some reason, there was an interesting beauty in the way the feathers flew down. Bit of an oddity to share, but it's been one of those days. Just a few more days till we get the results on his scan. He's going home to visit family, just take a bit of a break before chemo starts. So the kids and I will get a break as well :) Be nice to know he's getting time with people and we're used to not having him around. That is one of the... not sure you'd call it a blessing... but blessings of the military life.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
SoCalledMommy... This Mommy certainly isn't just any SoCalledMommy! Beautifully decorated wooden letters, cards, albums, scrabble tile necklaces and so so socalled much more!
When I first created my "internet identity" (ie, screename) we lived in Southern California, so I was "SoCal Mommy". Some of my friends said they always thought of "SoCalled" when they read it. When we moved from SoCal, the name didn't really work any more anyway, but there are definitely days when I feel like a "SoCalledMommy" !
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
The main reason for this post, well there are 2. I like to think each person who I tell of his cancer, a little bit more dies away. Now this doesn't mean we aren't making changes to his diet and lifestyle. Just a little at a time. It's hard when you're young and stubborn and come to live on things like soda instead of water. I am proud of the fact that he's trying, he'll get there soon enough.
Secondly, we recently told our daughter a little about Daddy. You see he's been sick since the end of January. In and out of the hospital a few times and to different appointments. As well as just sick at home. So we've talked to her a bit about his tummy hurting (for awhile her's hurt daily as well, she'd relax with him). When he went in in March, he needed surgery and so when Daddy wasn't gonna be home for a few days, I told her that was why. The doctors were fixing Daddy's hurt tummy. My hubby told her the other day he was still sick. (We want her to know a bit of what is going on because she does notice the changes in us and our moods or the energy of the house, however you want to say that.) Her response was simply "Uh huh, and the doctor's are going to make you better."
So I am working on spending my time thinking simply as a child, he will get better, the doctor's will make him better and that's all there is to it. Call it denial or just wanting to look at things in a positive light, I'll keep the darker thoughts at bay. It does no good to dwell on what could be. And the picture, well that's simply a kiss from a baby girl to her daddy.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
e2 is the nickname my brother gave to my daughter - Ella Elizabeth, and she's the reason I started making my ponchos - and it's just evolved from there!
Monday, April 14, 2008
Well, when I was thinking of a name, this was the first thing that popped into my head. It comes from my childhood - My best friend and I used to make silly videos with my dad's video camera, and this one little video we made for yummy pancakes just sticks in my head because it was so hilarious and simple! I had a small vinyl Strawberry Shortcake character holding a stack of crepes (it was Crepe Suzette) that looked like pancakes. We filmed her and just said "Yummy Pancakes are so good, your friend's will want to drop by" and then poured a whole bucket of my vinyl figures on top of her. It's alot funnier when you see the video ^_^ Plus, I think Yummy Pancake is a fun, catchy name.
By the by, anyone else wonder if that video would be any good on youtube?
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Colibri is Spanish for "hummingbird". I love hummingbirds, and they are also symbol of freedom. It seemed right to put the word in Spanish, as I now live in Mexico. And the dreams part here refers to dreams you dream while sleeping - I use them sometimes as my inspirations. Besides, I think that if hummingbirds do have dreams, they must dream of something beautiful! I would have liked to put the name in my native Finnish, as it sounds even better, but I think it might have been difficult for interntional buyers to remember.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
That's a great question! I didn't want my name to be used, and everybody and their brother knows I love the color turquoise/teal. I tried to make a website, but turquoise chic was taken. I was so upset about that, but once I thought of the color teal, I liked it so much better!!!!
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
OK...so I started out with the notion of creating items out of old blue jeans...comfy, but cool. Well being one of those women that is used to doing a million things at one time, the idea snowballed into using vintage blouses (no longer wearable) or linens to create pillows. The vintage is there, but not always the blue. I couldn't very well call my Etsy shop Vintage Pink or Purple so... I left it alone.
You can read the rest here.
Monday, April 7, 2008
I was new to computers, and needed a name for online sales. I picked a very close childhood friends name, because it was different. And then the computer told me to add some numbers for a safer name. I added my daughters age at that time. After over 2,000 deals I just sort of became 11karri...
Sunday, April 6, 2008
red pajamas ... I wanna a pair! Comfort that is exquisite to look at.
"Red jammies on! Red jammies on!" comes the desperate cry from a four year old little girl. She is demanding her favorite pair of fuzzy red footed pajamas that are two sizes too small. Ever since she got these jammies, she has refused to sleep in anything else, regardless of the mid-summer heat or the fact that they are stretched to the max. She still insists that they fit just fine. She has found a good thing and can't seem to let them go.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Studio twenty needlework accessories, made from a needlework designer. With zipper fobs that are just adorable.
I am studio twenty because my blog is named "Inside Number Twenty"... 20 is my house number and my blog reflects what goes on here. Studio twenty is what comes out of here :)
Friday, April 4, 2008
Waterrose... Vividness at it's best. The beauty of each color stands out amongst the textures at play. And a name that has yet to be discovered.
Long ago and far away a young man from the land of tulips and windmills made his way to New York. I try to picture the journey and what may have been crossing his mind as he neared this distant shore. Fear, excitement, trepidation? ... finish the story here
Thursday, April 3, 2008
We live on Grizzly Mountain and there are two of us that create the items in our shop, hence the "arts" and not "art".
The one thing I did learn and remember to do, was the save my template before I went to make any changes to it! I still have the one I'm currently using on my pc. And for very good reason because my mouse can be a bit touchy and I accidently changed the entire template in a matter of a second. "NOOOOOOO!!! AAGGGGHHHH!!!" was heard in my house (possibly throughout the neighborhood) last night at about 10:30PM after having done so. The last template change I had saved was at least almost how I wanted it, not needing much tweaking. But man, that's why I do love Autosave on the posts themselves at least :)
Now I'll have to get back to creating and updating my store! I've a few new things to add and a special order to work on. As well as some promo stuff for a craftshow in FL. It'll be on a military base there, some of the Homefront gals are putting it on. I'll take pics of what I send to them (promo stuff as well as a little something for their baskets that will be auctioned off for charity). If you are around Tyndall Air Force Base and would like more info, you can check out Amanda she's one of the few heading it up! I thought there was a blog posting about this event, but now am unable to find it. Been up too long already today :)
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
My shop is named for my dog and best friend, Sloane. Right now I only sell jewelry, but I wanted a name that could encompass a lot of different styles and products. I felt that Polka Dot Dog could be styled as a brand, as opposed to just one product.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
D'Beadery... I love the levels to the name and the shop is great too! Whimsical to classic and vintage to boot!
D'Beadery is a play on words. In some traditional southern speech, the word "the" is pronounced "duh," or shortened to simply the letter d followed by an apostrophe, followed by the noun. Hence my shop name.
My name is Deborah. I'm often called Deb or Debby, so DBeadery is a shortened version of "Deb's Beadery." So you see that D'Beadery is a pun. :D
I make and sell jewelry, with or without beads. I really enjoy my work.
I picked my name because i wanted it to sound like some Japanese anime name. It's catchy and that's all there is to it. Plus it's quirky and I'm quirky so it works.