Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sparklicious Baby Bibs

Hey everyone! I've been asked (and begged) many times to make more vinyl bibs. Although I will not be selling them in the long term as it would mean I would have to sink some serious cash into my small operation. As much as I would love to do that, it just isn't meant to be at this time. HOWEVER, I will be taking orders for them through the month of August. Please drop me an email if you wish to place an order.

I very unfortunately lost my portfolio during one of my computer crashes. If you click my etsy shop you can see exaples of my work in my sold link. My current bibs have improved even more. They now have a snap up bottom that forms a pocket to catch crumbs. It unsnaps to make cleaning the pocket easier.

My prices are $10 for a plain bib and $12 for a bib with a design. Shipping is $2 first class mail.

My Available Colors:
hot pink
royal blue
sky blue
emerald green
lime green

Design options:
egg and bacon
ice cream cone
peas and carrots
2 racing stripes

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Painful Learning Process


I've been on a hiatus for ages now. No crafting, no etsy, no nothin'. I've had lots of life going on around here to keep me from jumping back into the business, but I miss creating and SELLING! A few days ago I decided it was time to recommit to my creating, crafting, and to learning the business side of things. I set out to read everything that I could get my eyes with a goal to improve my terrible photos and complete lack of business sense. I read until my eyes were dried up little peas and my brain a twitching mass of gelatin. A week photos? Still crap. My understanding of business and marketing? Bah!

Who knew growth could be so stinkin' painful? I think for the time being I'm just going back to what I do well...makin' the stuff.

Monday, May 24, 2010

The Home Stretch!

We are entering the home stretch! The stuffies are starting to pile up. Girl Scout has worked very hard at this project and I am so proud of her! We will be collecting stuffies through May 31st so it's not too late. Just drop me an email and we will work out pick up details.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


I've had a few questions about what to make so I thought I'd provide a few links with examples and free patterns for you.

Here is a wonderful example on the Martha Stewart website of using children's drawings as stuffie patterns.

Here is another site with many free stuffie patterns.

Abby has been working on making her own patterns and I hope to have those posted in the next day or two.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Junior Girl Scout Gets Crafty for the Community

Hi everyone,
Miss Ab has been working very hard on earning her bronze award. Her final community service project is to make and collect hand-crafted plushies or dolls to give to the children who use Family Support Network's services. They do in-home, family therapy for free with families who are at risk for child abuse and neglect. You can check it out at I personally like that they are not only trying to stop child abuse, but working towards fixing the family.
Every kid needs a little something to hug, but these kids could probably use a little somethin' extra so make sure an extra dose of love goes into those!
**Please note that the deadline for materials is the 15th and for finished plushies is the 31st.**

Hi, I’m Abigail Ammon (Sarah Ammon is my mom.) I’m junior girl scout and I’m working on my Girl Scout Bronze award project. I have to provide community service to earn it. So I’m working with Kelly Hoags of Family Support Network. Last year they provided 600 kids with free therapy. We’re making stuffies for those kids. You can donate little stuffed animals or dolls, they can be sewn, crocheted or knitted, as long as they’re washable. Most of the children served are 6-9 years, but we ask that eyes are sewn on or safety-eyes are used to avoid a choking hazard. You can also donate materials, like fabric, yarn, or thread. Were also having a Plushie-making party, where you can come and make plushies with us in party form. (making them ourselves will only make them so much awesomer.) Details for the plushie party will be coming soon! Contact my mom if you want to do anything from above, and pass this message on to your peeps. J J J J J J

Saturday, January 9, 2010

At Long Last

Finally! We have moved into our permanent home and are starting to settle in. It has been a bigger struggle than I had thought it would be so I am extending my craft hiatus. I will be back to doing local shows this spring and have plans for new things so be sure to check back in! In the mean time here are a few things I have posted in my etsy shop.