Saturday, August 30, 2008

I love my Dyson.

Since I was a little girl I have loved vacuuming. When DH & I got married we purchased a Dyson and I have loved vacuuming even more. I love my Dyson. It is the best vacuum I have ever used. Period. Now, I am anxiously awaiting this new attachment for my Dyson. It is the low reach floor tool that allows me to use my Dyson under the bed, the couch, everywhere! I am so pumped. I'll let ya know how it works as soon as I get it!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Amy Butler goodness

I have been wanting these Amy Butler Lotus line fabrics for a good while now. I've been meaning to buy them to make a strap for my camera like the ones made by Adrienne and Jade. So I finally order the fabric from etsy, get the fabric in the mail, carve out time to make it tonight and NOW I can't find my original stinkin' camera strap to use to make the new strap!

Argh! Eventually, all of the pieces will fall together so I can have a cool camera strap too.
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Monday, August 25, 2008


(Photo by Etsy seller sudlow)
So...I have decided to make Monday's Etsy Monday. Each Monday I will list one of my new Etsy favorites. There are so many talented artists on Etsy and I thought this would be a great way to showcase some of their work. Gosh...there are so many things I really want on Etsy but this one I REALLY, REALLY WANT. Each time a new listing for this necklace becomes available it sells super quick. It is handmade and sterling silver and freshwater pearls...just beautiful. Had to share this beauty by sudlow. Check out her Etsy shop...lots of pretty goodies!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Gotta Love a Giveaway

(photo property of Some of a Kind)

Love this apron? Want a Some of a Kind apron of your own???

Hop over to Adrienne's blog where she is celebrating her (almost) 200th post with an apron giveaway. You even get to pick fabric from her stash!

Have a great weekend everyone! Mine is being spent working (of course!).

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Onesie #2

I'm addicted.

I just finished freehand embroidery onesie #2 with another "vital organs" theme. I love these. I couldn't even wait to wash out the soluble top stabilizer before I took the picture!

I was thinking of doing a freehand embroidery tutorial (the way I do it anyway)...would anyone be interested?
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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Mi corazón.

I have been dreaming of doing this for a loooong time. It all started with this ThreadBanger video on freehand embroidery by GirlPopcorn (she makes awesome stuff! although, I didn't follow all of her steps for the freehand emboroidery - I thought my own way seemed a little easier). I knew I had to try it but couldn't exactly decided on what to stitch until I saw these at Sublime Stitching. Once all things were in place (pattern, onesie, thread and time) it only took about 45 minutes from start to finish.

And I couldn't be happier with the result.
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Saturday, August 9, 2008

100th Post Giveaway Winner!!!

All comments were printed (extras were added for those who blogged about my giveaway and added a button to their sidebar - thanks!!!), cut out, folded and placed in a bowl...

DH mixed 'em all up! And drew one lucky winner...

Congratulations Claudia of Infinita Diversidade!!! I've sent an email requesting any specifics for your zip pouch and will put it all together and ship it out later this week! I'll post Claudia's zip pouch here after I confirm she has received it.

Thanks for all of you for participating! I love all of my bloggy friends!
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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Sale in the Shop and Another Giveaway (from another blogger)

Head over to my shop! Lots of items have been reduced (SALE!!!) because the listings expire on August 11th and I would really, really rather get some sales than have to re-list or keep all this great stuff in my already-bursting-at-the-seams house. Take a look! If you like something convo me on etsy and be sure to mention the word CHLOE and I will take an additional 10.1% off your order (to celebrate this my 101th post)! Just convo me AFTER making your purchase but PRIOR to paying for your purchase so I can adjust your invoice.

Do you like this??? Wanna win it??? Just pop over to Creative Writings 101 and enter her 50th post celebration giveaway! I sooooo hope I win!!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


Warning: Picture heavy post...but stick with me...the big news is at the end of the post!!!

Wow! I can't believe it has been soooo long since my last post! So much has happened since then! I guess that is what summer time weather and working 70+ hours a week will do to ya...

So, since I last posted the family we had in our backyard has all grown up and left their nest. As promised, here is their last picture taken before they flew the coop.

We also made the trip to Indy to attend a friends wedding and in doing so got to catch up with a lot of very dear friends (two of which are pregnant!!!). The wedding was beautiful and we had a great time just getting out of town for a weekend.

Also, I haven't had the opportunity yet to share my birthday present from DH with all of you. It was a really good one so be prepared...

An sewing/embroidery machine! Though this little contraption will strictly be used for embroidery (no detaching that monster embroidery unit and I couldn't neglect my first love - my Bernina!). I've already put it to good use making a gift for a friend.

Now, for the big news.
In celebration of my 100th post and my new embroidery machine I will be hosting a giveaway! The lucky winner will receive a custom made zip pouch by yours truly! I will customize fabric color/ribbon and embroidery to suit your style (limited to what is in my stash). How do you win??? Simply leave a message on this post! For an extra chance at winning blog about my giveaway and for another extra chance just post my little button on your sidebar.

Simple as that. In your comment be sure to list your favorite color and a link to your page if you blogged/used my button. The giveaway will officially end on Saturday, August 9, 2008. The winner will be announced here Saturday afternoon. I will contact the winner once selected to work out details of their custom zip pouch (complete name vs. monogram vs. graphic etc).

Spread the word and good luck! It's great to be back to blogging!

edited to include, email me if you want the html for the button - i can't get it to post on blogger right now!

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