Sneakin’ Up On It

My little Henry turns one today!
My little Henry turns one today!

Just realized it’s been TWO YEARS since my last blog post. Geez. I guess that’s what happens when life gets in the way.

My youngest son turned one today, and I’m *hoping* that he will start sleeping through the night. Momma needs to get things done!

My new blogging goals include:

* daily posts

* updates on new listings

* giveaways and contests

Any other bloggers out there? What advice can you give me? I am making a new start and am feeling the late-night motivation (why does that always disappear the next morning?)

Thanks so much for all your feedback, and I look forward to chatting with you in the coming days!


What a DEER Pattern

I love when my pattern customers send me pictures of their finished work.  It’s so much fun to see the result of all those hours (and hours) of hand stitching.

Love this pattern and want to make one for yourself? 
Check out the link below for this unique, handmade cross-stitch pattern: 
Thanks so much, and happy stitching!
Genevieve Speegle


Coming to Terms…

I’ve recently come to terms with actually using my favorite craft supplies.  Sounds fairly obvious, but it really is a big step. 

For years, I’ve horded all my favorite paper and embellishments.  I wouldn’t want to “waste” these on just any layout.

I’d periodically go through my stash to ooh and aww over my favorites; not daring to cut any of them.  Finally, it dawned on me that there is never any shortage of fabulous goodies out there.  I keep buying, but then never using them.  Sometimes I wouldn’t even open the package!

Although knowing in my head that it was silly, it was difficult for me to take the plunge and cut.  Tear open those glittery packages and glue it’s cheery contents to something! 

Even as early as last year, it would have been a challenge for me to cut into another perfectly good 12×12 sheet of $1.10 card stock just to give my layout a 3D effect.  Once I did it (on the star layout below), I was tickled at how much prettier and more alive it seemed to be.

It takes a lot to let go, but I’m so much happier with the results.