Happy Birthday to Me, Happy Birthday to Me…

It’s my birthday! WoooHoo!! Another year at 25…. (I wish)

Notice anything missing from this picture?? Like maybe the icing on the cupcake? Well, last week was my son’s birthday. 3 years ago I got the best birthday present ever… The cutest little guy ever! So the other night we sung happy birthday, he blew out the candles, we all ate our cupcakes… Well, most of us. My son ate the icing off of his and then wanted to do it again! So we started over with the candles, another verse of Happy Birthday and more blowing out of candles!

A funny story… A few years back on my birthday I was lamenting the new number that was rolling over when I got an email from my cousin. She said, ‘Can you believe we’re 36???’ (or 24, I forget! I think that’s another sign of old age creeping in) But I was so excited, because I was thinking I was actually a year older than that!! It made my day!

And for my birthday, another giveaway to thank you for sharing the day with me! This week I’ll be giving one reader their choice of one of my wallets.

This giveaway is a little different than most, I picked another comment from the giveaway last week! Congratulations to comment Number 16, Hollie!

 

I’ll be in touch shortly with pictures for you to pick from!

I hope yall can celebrate with me today by having a great day!

Sorry We’re Closed! and a Giveaway

Yep, I’ve Closed  the Shop, Shut the Doors and have moved on.

If you’ve followed along for a while, you might have noticed that I used to have a link to an etsy shop. Yes, right over there on the right. (under the picture of that adorable baby…) But wait, it’s gone! Where did it go???  It has mysteriously disappeared…..

You caught me. As my son says, ‘You were jus jokin’.’ It didn’t actually just disappear. I hit the delete button! I had an etsy shop a LONG time ago, but never really did anything with it. But what I did do was sew and sell things locally in about 7 or 8 shops. Then with the economy headed in the wrong direction a few of the shops closed. I had a baby…. Blah blah…. And man, sewing for wholesale and consignment is a lot of work!! But then I thought I’d go with it again….So last year I re-opened my etsy shop thinking, I can do the etsy shop, blog, work full-time, be an awesome  Momma, sew for the kiddo, make fun random stuff and do my photography business. i know what you’re thinking…. She’s insane… Yep, I kinda am! My husband just rolls his eyes, smiles and tries to come up with ideas on how to make things easier for me!

Wondering what is it that I make???

Well, I talked about how I started here with my I’m scared of really big cushions story when I re-opened my shop. Although I make all sorts of things, I sell a few particular pieces…

Purses

 Totes

Wallets

Baby Blankets and Ghostie Dolls.

When I started I also did pillows, but rarely do those anymore.

All my pieces are made from post-industrial recycled materials (scraps from an upholsterer that I reuse rather than sending them to the junkyard). So therefore each piece is different. And on top of that I freehand stitch images of birds and flowers and rocket ships and all sorts of things onto the pieces!

Why am I closing the doors on da-a tis, you ask?

First off it was getting a bit stressful trying to keep up. Secondly, I fell in love with blogging and making a wider assortment of things. Thirdly, I discovered quilting! And lastly and probably most importantly, I love seeing my son’s face light up when I make him something. I know that isn’t going to last forever, so I decided I wanted to spend my sewing and crafting time making him things while he enjoys it!

Are you still reading to figure out what the giveaway is?

I’m giving away one of my pieces to one lucky winner. I have a stash of pieces that I never sold nor took to the shops. Purses, wallets, totes, and Ghostie Dolls. You choose!

Ready to WIN? You have FOUR ways to enter!

Don’t forget to leave a separate comment for each entry!

1) Leave a comment telling me what your favorite things to sew are.

2) Become a fan of Feelin’ Crafty on Facebook.

3) Subscribe to Feelin’ Crafty.  

4) Share the Giveaway on your blog/FB or tweet about it or just somewhere out there in the internet world.

That’s 4 possible entries! You must comment on this post to win. The giveaway will close on Thursday, September 29th at 11:59 p.m. PST, and I’ll choose one winner using Random.org who will be announced on Friday.

Handmade Holiday Giveaway

It’s up and online! Register yourself or Nominate an organization close to your heart.

Jessika from Oh My Handmade has put together an awesome giveaway this holiday season. Two baskets brimming over with handmade goodness! Check out the website for links to all the contributors. There are over 30 handmade businesses represented. Amazing things!

My little rocket ship wallet made into Basket #2, along with tons of great stationary, a cool book and and and… The list goes on. Check it out and mention da-a tis for your chance to win.

Oh My! Handmade Holidays Giveaway

‘Tis the Season to be Giving! I was thinking the other night about how much I love this time of year and how giving everyone is. If only it happened all year. Anyway, that’s a whole ‘nother story that is not what this post is about!

We have a few family holiday traditions around giving at Christmas. One of them I started with my son on his first Christmas. My son picks out toys to give to other’s who might not have as many presents under their tree. He’s only two, so he might not actually get the whole thing yet, but hey! I’m starting early!

Then there’s the OH! MY HANDMADE: Holiday Giveaway.

 

Ok, Ok, this is the first year that I submitted and was selected to participate, but I hope this is another start to a wonderful tradition!

This Christmas over 30 handmade businesses from around the world have joined together to offer a unique giveaway experience to Oh My! Handmade readers.

Inspired by the season of giving, on December 5th readers will be encouraged to nominate themselves and up to five charities, non-profits & organizations for a chance to win one of two prize baskets. Valued at over $500 the baskets are filled with beautiful handmade goodies.

Here’s a peek!