Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Attention all Crafters.....

Hear ye, Hear ye....
Sew Mama Sew's November Handmade Holidays are underway!
If your the crafty type and your looking for some GREAT handmade gift ideas then be sure to check this out. Sew Mama Sew has put together an entire month's worth of great hand crafted gift ideas. You can view the site for a breakdown of daily tutorials...just click the link above!

Be sure and check out the Placemat Tutorials for today! The first one is mine....yeah!!
Thanks Sew Mama Sew for including me in your fantastic holiday promotion.

New Shopping Cart Cover

Updating the Busy Baby Shopping Cart Cover design is a project I have been working on for a little while now. I really wanted to find a way to make the cover more portable and much simpler to use. First on my list was to find a way to eliminate the need for a separate carrying bag for the cover. Now I know that there are a lot of covers out there that just roll into themselves and fit into an attached bag but I just felt like a little tweaking was in order!
So...after some trial and error I finally decided that my favorite solution was to have the cover roll up ( keeping the inside clean) and securing it with elastic straps. This allows you to use the seat belt (now included with the cover) as a carrying handle.
I like this version for several reasons:
*The included seat belt can be washed to keep it clean instead of using the one in the cart.
*The cover rolls into itself so the inside part that baby sits on stays clean.
*The elastic straps make it really simple and really quick to roll it up and secure.

So far the response has been really great! I think this design will be around for quite awhile.

Lions and Dinosaurs Oh My.....

Forgive me while I back track a bit on the way to getting caught up!

What a great Halloween we had this year. This was the first year the boys really had opinions about what they wanted to be! Once I knew they were sure they wanted to be a lion and dinosaur we headed off to the fabric store to get our supplies (It can be a little challenging to come up with Florida weather friendly costumes!!). It took a couple of afternoons and a lot of help from the boys and poof....costumes. They really enjoyed getting dressed up and had such a good time trick-or-treating with Brandon and Bryce.

I can't wait to see what they will want to be next year!

Catch up time....

I'm back.....

I wish I had some especially exciting news or reason for why it's been so long since my last post but instead I simply have a very long list of little things that seemed to all come at once! Funny how life works that way.

There have been lots of changes going on around here. Changes with business and changes with the kids, moving to a new house, and the list goes on and on!

I'm not even sure where to start so I'll just dive in and sort things out later....