Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
This weeks featured etsy shop is Jaylee Rae Creations. I feel a special connection with this shop for a couple reasons. 1. They are located in Fort Worth, Tx just like I am and 2. My daughter's best friend is named Jaylee and my daughter's middle name is Rae...it is like the shop was named after these two!
Anyways, here is a little of what shop owner Bobbi has to say about herself:
"Jaylee Rae Creations is a mother/daughter shop. We love college football. We love Dr. Seuss. We love cute little girl clothing (and cute little girls). Those three things are the inspiration behind the items you will find in our shop. Our shop started out with my mom doing the sewing and me doing the bow making. With cute fabric and vision of cute clothing I am now sewing as well and enjoy it so much. Our shop is inspired by 4 cute kids. My moms 4 grandkids: Ryan Jay, Ashlee Jay, Jayme Patricia and Leah Rae"
Bobbi has generously offered to giveaway this adorable Dr. Seuss skirt to one Noodles & Milk reader.
- Make Jaylee Rae Creations a favorite on etsy and leave a comment telling that you did.= 1 entry
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Thursday, November 25, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Have you ever used the "shop local" feature on etsy? It is super cool! You just type in the city or area that you want to shop in and it pulls shops of all categories from your area. This is a great way to meet local crafters and often times you can save money on shipping. Not everyone would do this, but often times local vendors will cut the shipping and offer pick up or delivery options.
Here is a little of what I found when I searched Dallas/Fort Worth:
Now, go check out what etsy goodies you can find in your own neighborhood. Happy shopping!
Monday, November 22, 2010
Here is a little bit about Carolyn:
"I'm a wife, and mom to 2 darling kids, with a 3rd on the way! I went to school for a music degree, and playing the piano will always be my first love. But I gained an interest in sewing from my mom, who always made matching outfits for me and my sister while growing up. After learning the basics from her, a love for sewing and crafting started after I had kids and realized I could actually make some of the things I was buying for them. Right now, I can't get enough of vintage sheeting, so you'll see a lot of items made from these in cm crafts right now. But things are always changing as I come across a new medium! Check out my blog, Care's Finds for shop updates and other fun things I come across on the web."
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Thank you to all who participated!
Friday, November 19, 2010
Am I the last person on earth to learn about CSN stores? In the off chance that you have not heard about it either, let me share this nugget with you...are you ready? CSN stores sells EVERYTHING for LESS than anywhere else AND shipping is free on many items.
When I say that they sell everything, I am not joking. Check it out. Type in anything into the search box and it will come up. Let me show you what I mean...
Want to re-do your bathroom? Search bathroom wall cabinets and find things like these.
Want to get your patio spruced up for spring? Search patio decor to find things like these.
Need to order a baby gift? Search baby gifts and find things like these.
See what I mean? They sell everything.
Here is what I am excited about. My three-year old daughter wants this for Christmas. She saw it in a catalog and has been talking about it ever since. No problem.
Well, I came across CSN and was marveled by the vast selection of things they carry for great prices. On a whim, I searched doll furniture and look what came up!
So, before you order anything for Christmas, check out CSN stores to make sure you can't find a better deal. Thanks CSN Stores!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
- Felt in beige, chocolate brown, red and black. I bought the pre-cut squares that are like $0.29 at Joann Fabrics. (The red I bought has glitter in it and is sparkly!)
- Steam-a-Seam paper
- Ribbon (optional)
- Fray block for ribbon (optional)
- Reindeer Template- You can download it here. (Etsy crafters-feel free to use this design to sell!)
Step 10. If you will be adding a girly bow, simply tie your ribbon and treat the ends with fray block (or heat treat if using grosgrain). I used the glue gun and added a dab of hot glue to the ribbon to hold it in place and then I went back and hand stitched it onto the shirt.
PS- There are so many variations that can be done with this design. One might be to use funky colored quilting fabrics instead of solid felts...or a combination of both. Have fun!