Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Something New

Happy Tuesday to all!  Well, we survived the first week of school and are on to the second week.  The routine is getting a little easier now.  It has been a challenge keeping up with everything the kids have to get/do and all the paperwork - oohhh the paperwork - ugh!  That was a pain, especially for Kaylee.  One day I spent 3 hours - I'm not kidding - 3 hours doing paperwork for Kaylee's school.  I felt like they had sent ME back to school - rofl!

On a totally different note, I wanted to share something new that I found I could do.  My sweet friend and neighbor, Risa, had an old and pretty beat up photograph that meant a lot to someone in her family.  She wanted to see if I could do anything to maybe restore it, even if it was just a little bit.  I got to working on it and all that digital design work paid off in a totally new and unexpected way.  I have to say that I was pretty surprised at what I was able to do with it.  I know it's not perfect, but I would like to show it to you. 

It was a fun challenge, but not something I think I'd want to do everyday - hehe.  Pretty interesting though, at least I thought so.  :)

Well, I'm off to finish crocheting a hat and try to get a jog in (if it's not too hot) before I go pick up the kiddos. 

~til next time,

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Back to school and 4 new hats added to the Cutiepies and Critters shop

Hello everyone!  It's back to school time and boy is this time of year hectic!  We have already had Kaylee's 6th grade orientation and in a couple of days we will have Zachary's Kindergarten orientation.  Wow, I can't believe I will have both kids in school now.  I've taken on the Staff Appreciation Chairperson position for Zachary's elementary school PTA this year.  I'm really excited.  Thursday is a luncheon for the staff and I am working on a nice surprise for the teachers and other staff members for the first week of school.  Once I have given them out, I'll have to post photos - I just don't want one of them to see it here and ruin the surprise - hehe. 

Another exciting thing - Amanda took some adorable photos with some of the hats I created in the past few days and I have now added 4 new hats to my shop at Cutiepies and Critters.  Here are some photos of the new hats:

"Little Red Monster Hat"

"Happy Hippo Hat"
"Aviator Hat"
"Purple Bumpy Hat"

Special thanks to Mulberry Lane Studios for these great photos!!

If you are interesting in looking more at these or some of my other hats for sale, please go to

Thanks and let's get these kids off to a great start to their school year!
~til next time,

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Cutiepies and Critters is open for business!!!

Hello everyone!  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  It's going good here - but very VERY hot!  I can't wait for a break in this heat.  :) 

I have super exciting news!  My website for Cutiepies and Critters just opened a few minutes ago and I can't wait to see how everyone likes it.  I have my crocheted hats, baby cacoons, fringe blankets, etc. on there for sale.  Everything on this site is special order, so it will be made just for you!  I am still working on getting my etsy shop up and going as well.  I will be selling items that I have on hand ready to ship on that site.  :) 

For now, I would love it if you went and took a look at my new shop and let me know what you think of it.  I have new products that I will be adding over the next couple of weeks to, so be sure to check back once in a while to see the new additions.  The web addy for the shop is:

Have fun and . . .
~til next time,

Friday, August 6, 2010

New hats that I'll have for sale soon on Cutiepies and Critters!!

Happy Friday!  It's the start of another weekend - yay!! This week one of Kaylee's 4th grade teachers, Mrs. Williams allowed Amanda (Mulberry Lane Studios) to take some photos of her adorable new baby, Kali, in some of the new hats that I have made.  There is also a photo of Mrs. Williams' older daughter in one of the larger hats that I have made.  They turned out so cute and I wanted to share some of the photos with you.

These will be available for sale soon (hopefully in the next couple of weeks).  I hope to have both my website and etsy shop up and going by then. 

I have also submitted a digikit to the team and DaisyTrail, so hopefully it will be up in their shop soon - yay!!

Now I'm off to work on organizing my yarn to make more hats/blankets and to clean my house - fun fun fun!!!  Have a wonderful weekend!

~til next time,

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Back from my vacation!

Hello everyone!  I'm back from my vacation to see my family.  We were gone for 16 days - wow!  We spent a few days in Lamar, OK visiting my Grandma Huff.  Then we spent a few days in Broken Arrow, OK visiting my Grandma and Grandpa Mac, and finally we spent the rest of the time in Paola, KS visiting my Mom and Dad.  We took Gracie with us and everyone fell in love with her.  She's a good traveler.  We got to eat plenty of Mazzio's pizza and have my favorite Coneys in Broken Arrow.  It was a really fun time, but I'm glad to be back home.  Poor Robby didn't have such a good time while we were gone tho.  The television went out and the A/C went out last friday and is still not fixed - lol.  We can get it to work here and there by using a stick to get the fan moving - rofl!  We have a wall unit a/c hanging out of our bedroom window and I'm just waiting for the notice from the HOA on that one..tee hee hee!!!

I'm hoping to get my etsy shop going soon and I'll have some cool jewelry to sell on there that my Mom and I made while I was visiting, so be on the look out for that.  I've also been making some new crocheted hats and thanks to Amanda, I'll have my very own website for my children's hats/photo props very soon too.  I'll be sure to announce once I have them up and going. 

Not much else new here.  Looking forward to going to the Vera Bradley private event tonight - YAY!!  Have a great rest of the week and . . .

~til next time,