Monday, October 26, 2009


I have a Pile of this:

Because I have been slightly obsessed with making these:

I will be adding a new batch of these to the shop later today. AND because I seem to like to make these so much, I have decided to have a SALE on them THIS week!

They make great gifts and it's never too early to get those teachers and co-workers gifts taken care of! Or maybe one for yourself...

Friday, October 23, 2009

Drum roll please......

And the Winner of the Coffee Cuff (by Random Number Generator) is.....

Who is none other than the fabulous Haus of Girls Congrats!!!

Email me with your contact info and your choice of coffee cuff!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Coffee (or Tea) Lover Giveaway!!!

What are these you ask?

Why, they are coffee cuff sleeves! :)

Made of eco felt (which is made from post consumer recycled plastic bottles) and are reversible! One side has the design of the fun and quirky Coffee Monster (who really, really hearts coffee). There is the pretty flower design or the simple hearts on one side, and on the other, a solid color felt.

AND....I want to give one away! Why? Because I think you folks are awesome, that's why.

Oh, and you get to pick from one of the designs above in your choice of up to three colors and I will make you your very own custom coffee cuff!

Did I mention is also comes with it's own $10 gift card to Starbucks?! Yuppers, it does.

SO, here is what you need to do to be entered: Leave a comment on this post By Oct. 22 and let me know your favorite coffee drink along with which coffee cuff sleeve you would choose. That's it!

For an extra entry, blog or tweet about it and leave a separate comment letting me know you did!

I will draw a winner next Friday!

Happy Friday to you and have a great weekend!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Matryoshka Sisters

Meet Liliya, Nadia and Tatiana.

They are three lovely Matroshka ornaments made by yours truly.

They are each one-of-a-kind and available in my Etsy Shop now!

Obviously, I have a soft spot in my heart for anything Russian related, being that we are adopting from Russia. Therefore, all proceeds from the sale of these lovely ornaments will be going to our adoption fund!

I am not sure when I will be making more of these lovely ornaments, but I am hoping to soon. If you are interested in a particular color of Matryoshka not currently available, let me know and I am happy to work with you for you own custom order.

Happy Friday and Enjoy the weekend ahead!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Community Helpers Rock!

This past week my son's Kindergarten class had a "Community Helpers" parade. The teacher sent a note (actually email...I love that!) to the parents to let us know the kids should "dress up" for it. I had no idea how "dressed up" one should be. Naturally, we already had some great "pretend play" hanging around ike a fire fighter, construction worker etc. But nope, he did not want to be ANY of those. He insisted on wanting to be a police officer. I said I wasn't sure if I could make something in time and in budget (important when one is going through an international adoption!). His response, " but mom, you can make ANYTHING!". Hmmm....

So, I told him we could go check out some thrift places and see what we could find to help out. I knew if I could just find a police-type hat, we'd be in business.

So, off a thrifting we went! We found a big bin FULL of hats. Thankfully costumes are in full swing this time of year, so I was certain we would find something.

I was about to give up after about the bazzillionth fire fighter hat...and then.....I saw it! A shiny something that looked like a police-type hat. Okay, so it's a pilot hat, but my son was perfectly happy with it and said it was perfect. There ya have it!

Then I decided to head over to the shirts to see if there was a dark/navy one I could jazz up with a little something to make it work as a "pretend play" police officer. Sure enough, there was one! I also found some other fabulous treasures, some with tags still on! But that would be another post on it's own.

So, off we went with our treasures (for a grand total of $3!) and got to work.

I kept it simple. A sticker (my boy got from the police officer that visited for community helper week) I used to cover where the pilot deal used to be.

And some iron on letters I put on a piece of felt that I then stitched on the shirt. And then clipped on a little "badge" my son already had from another time.

And voila!

He was SO excited when he saw it! I knew if it had his approval, then I met the kid standard of police officer pretend wear. Whew!

Here he is in the "parade" itself. Oh yes, he winked at me cuz he's awesome like that. :)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Little Bird Re-Launch!

After taking a little time away from my Etsy Shop ( a little longer than I had planned ), and revamping and changing things up a bit, I am finally open again!

I will be adding new patterns, in a nifty PDF format, to the shop throughout the day. All your favorite Little Bird iron on applique designs will now be available for you to download and make your very own iron on appliques! And for those that do not sew, this is GREAT because there is no sewing required to make these. Yay! And, for those that do like to sew, you of course are welcome to use your sewing skills on them! Yay again!

I am always thinking up new designs here and there, so there might be a few new ones to the bunch. If there is one you liked from previous designs and do not see it and would like to purchase it, just let me know! I am happy to work up a custom order for you.

Also, with these applique patterns, the template AND instructions are included. I am thinking about possibly listing just the template itself and a separate tutorial for "how to make" the iron on appliques. Tell me, what would you prefer more: JUST the template and a separate tutorial OR the template and tutorial combined? Let me know as I am always searching for better and improved ways of doing things. And I love feedback from you guys!

And, naturally, any blog or twitter followers will receive a little extra special bonus with purchase! Why? Because I love my followers and wish to make your day a little brighter if I can! :)

SO, if you are a follower.....

::Type in code LBC10 at checkout and receive your choice of ONE extra applique template with purchase of PDF pattern::

Yay, so exciting to finally be re-opened! There are more patterns and goodies to come in the next few weeks, so be sure to check it out!

Happy Thursday to you! Hope it's a fabulous one!

::Now, back to my regular blogity blogging, as I do not want this blog to be all about promoting my shop. There will be the updates on discounts, giveaways and the occasional shop update, but otherwise it will still just be me here, hopefully blogging a little more!::