Wednesday, December 31, 2008

I got spotlighted on someones blog

So I got very excited the other day to get a note on Etsy that another blogger spotlighted my bracelet here along with other great crocheted artist. check their blog out......

Business has been very sloooooooooow....but I'm trying to keep optimistic about it. I hope this gets a bit of a boost in my shop. I know people are liking my items.....

Well I hope everyone had a great holiday. I know we sure did. I would blog on more about the family fun of our holiday but standing up to type at a computer desk is now fun.....but saddly or should I say painfully I took a spill on our stairs the other day and bruised my tailbone so it hurts like no other to sit. So I'm off to lay down on my stomach and watch a movie with the kids.


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Her name is Betty

Ok so we had another great snow day. Normally I'm not one to play in the snow cos I hate getting cold.....but it wasn't to bad and I have My hubby and son to attack with snowballs in revenge, HA HA HA. I've also never made a snowman in my life beside itty bitty ones that sit on the porch rail, LOL. So today I took my scuplting talent to the test....TEE HEE.
Her Name is Betty........

I was cheated on, LOL.

I am her creator

Leave it to my 4yr old to mention to his Mamaw (my mom) that our snowlady had "boobies"

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Holiday Offer in my Etsy Shop

From now till New Years Day I'm offering Free shipping to all my items.

Happy Holidays!!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Meet Billy

So I was at a store the other day in the toy section and noticed those Ugly Dolls. Well my theme this year for gift giving is homemade and upcycled. So I couldn't resist making one with more a teddy bear look for the cutness. I named him billy. He's made for a little girl I know out of upcycled upholstery and vintage button with a scrap fabric heart. I know he doesn't have a mouth but I thought the eyes had enough personality that he didn't need it and my friends that was over agreed. My hubby thought it was a horrible looking bear and couldn't believe I would do this on purpose, LOL, but my 19mo old LOVED him. So I guess I'm going to have to make one for her as well....LOL. So I figure Hey if it passed my toddler test I'm sure the gift will be a hit with the toddler (leaving nameless so the parents don't know, LOL) I'm giving this to for christmas. I even added a note....

"Hi, *****!
My name is Billy.
I may not be the
Cutiest bear on the
block but I was
made with lots of
love and a unique

So anywho, I know I've been gone awhile in the blogging world but with the holidays I've been busy busy. Busy with having fun with my family, now that my hubby is home, like going to or having christmas parties, went to an awesome Concert (first childless date we had in a LONG time, TEE HEE) and busy with getting all the christmas gifts done or bought. I kinda can't wait for the holidays to be over so I can get back to a slower routine. Though I have been enjoying life. Happy Holidays

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Winter day are now officially here....

Yeah I know it's been winter for awhile. But it wasn't till this weekend I actually broke out my winter coat due to the cold and now snow. So I thought I'd share our snow fun from today.....

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Christmas came early for me :D

Hubby said I need to call it my late anniv. / early christmas present. But I finally got my car I've been wanting since Saturn first came out with them. I got a 2008 Saturn Outlook XE....Isn't she pretty? Hard to tell in the scanned pic Saturn gave us but she's a midnight blue. Now I can fit in with the cool soccer moms, LOL. Not that I'm a soccer mom right now but a mom I am. It was so funny to seeing the shock on Kaylahs face when she was throwing a fit and I brought down the tv screen for the dvd player it came with. Talk about an easy way home last night since lord help me I had forgotten her "Passie" (Trying so hard to break her off of it). No one believes me that my little baby girl becomes a little demon from "Passie" withdraws. It's crazy. Now Zachary he was funny cos he thinks he gets to have his cartoons in the car all the time but I told him ONLY on LONG TRIPS! That he's lucky cos mommy and daddy never even had anything like this as a was road bingo or other self entertaining car games....LOL. Now Granted the DVD player was a bonus cos if it was me I wouldn't have added that package into the car but it was already hooked up with one. Call me old fashion...I'm sure I'll grow old being the lady that tells "when I was your age..." stories.....but whatever. Kids today are spoiled and yes I will admit mine are at times as well. But anywho...I love my new car. I had to share my new gift I got, LOL. :D

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Enjoying life....

So I think it's time to get out of my MIA status and get back to reality. Now that hubby is off of leave and back to work it's time to get back to the ol' routine, during the day anyways, when he's not home. It's so great to have him home!! Kaylah, our 19mo old DD, had a little bit of warming up to daddy again (as you can see in the homecoming picture where she would not let go of me). I think she didn't find him real at first. "HEY this man came out of the TV and photos!!", LOL. Zachary is takin in some of the changes well. Except for the control of the remote and TV...LOL. Oh well. But it's been nice to hear Hubby play his Guitar, Act his dorkous self and just have the extra help I need.

Like I said though back to the ol' routine....I have a busy rest of the month ahead of me. Our Curves I go to is having a Holiday Craft Fair. So I need to bust products out and I also need to hit the hardware store to get some stuff to make a Display props to put my jewelery on that I'm going to sell being that this is the first fair or whatnot I've ever done. I also need to get busy on finishing up christmas gifts as well. Right now I'm in the middle of my MIL's gift and then I recently bought the stuff I needed for my Mom's gift. Busy Busy me....EEECK

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

simple change in decorating....

So back in July I decided I had enough of sleeping in a bachelor/dorm looking bedroom...because saddly when you go threw my house it's all nicely decorated (kinda)and put together...even the kids room! Then there was our room....yeah, the catch all and literally we were using old moving boxes covered with sheets as night stands....Ghetto fab I know. So I spent probably $200 on a simple redecorating...and yeah I could of really added personality to the room with some color paint but living in military housing I'm in no mood to turn around and repaint the room white when we move out let alone have to fill out the paper work with the leasing office to paint the room. It would also be nice to have a whole bedroom set but it's not in our budget right now. But for $200 I don't think I did to bad with what I had. So with the excitment of my hubby's return home from a 6mo. deployment tonight why not show off the bedroom...LOL!!! Hey it's going to be business time tonight!!! ;)....WHOO HOO!!



My kitty Smoke making a guest appearance.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

My New Item was loved so much I got Taged :P

Thanks Rockerchic, LOL.....Let see first rules....

*** Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
*** Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
*** Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their name as well as links to their blog.
*** Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

2nd my dorky ways or interesting odd facts however you want to look at it. Either way I'm a Dorky Gal with Crazy traits, LOL....

1. I have no fear to burp or pass gas in front of my close friends. I firmly believe God gave us these noises in humor. So yes I still laugh about it at time like I'm 6 or something and also I won a burping contest about 12 yrs ago.
2. Speaking of contest.....I sure I can play Fear Factor in bug eating. In my SR year of H.S. our history class made a sod house.....In one of the sod patch I found a worm and was goofing off with my guy friends that I was going to eat it. One bet me $5 and yes I did....I ate me an earth worm...and it wasn't the first time either. In 2002 the local radio station here in Seattle, 107 the end, was doing a game at Fright Fest (Wild Wave's Amusment parks Halloween theme) for concert tickets to Korn and other prizes...To get the prize you had to bob for them in "WORMS" when we first saw the bucket it was Spaghetti and tomatoe sauce so My husband and I signed up to do it.....When the game started we found out there were actually earthworms also in it. My husband chickened out but when it came to my turn I was more in it than the big tuff looking guys before me. I even made the DJ feeling sick watching me bob for a prize taking in mouth full of worms and spaghetti to move it out of my way (cos you couldn't use hands). I had them flying all over the place. It was all in my hair, down my shirt....I was gross....Needless to say in the min. time though I didn't win anything but I did leave with a CD cos of how into it I got. LOL. My husband was sooo appalled by me, LOL.
3. I have a compulsive dissorder to make sure the front door is would be nothing for me to leave the house walk down the street then turn around to check the door again like 3 or 4 times. Till I have to tell myself the door is lock over and over again in my head. I also have the same issue with my car that I'll put the alarm on when it locks but if I don't remember hearing the beap I'll do it again after walking past 4 cars in the parking lot.
4. I don't know if this is strange or unusual but I have a clicking jaw. Due to me having a small mouth and crowded teeth. So if I open it up to wide like yawning it pops. ( get your mind out of the gutter!)
5. hummm...Oh when I was in grade school I had an obsession with Denim and Plaid. One year I think it was my 5th grade year all I wore was denim and plaid. I even had a denim jumpsuit and Denim converse shoes with purple Plaid inner lining. Those were the best and if I could get my hands on converse like that I'd wear em still. I mean even to this day I like denim and plaid....My bedding use to be till I redecorated this summer was Denim and the sheets were green and blue plaid. LOL. I even tend to lean towards Denim and plaid fabrics too when I go out for craft supplies or buying my kids cloths.

6. Japanese toliets!! I know it's been over almost 8 yrs since I last seen one of these thing but I swear in the potty world they tramatized me. I can't just plop a squat and go. I have bladder shyness and so I have to feel that Cold Porclien on my butt. It was nothing in Japan if we were road tripping and I had to go, that when we pulled up to a stop and I would potty dance my way in that you would see me come running right back out. Telling my husband we must find a western toilet. I even went all day holding it till the wish was made. This is a pic of my potty nightmare.....

Oh and here is a FUNNY comic I found online about Japanese toliets and how to use em'... Yes that would of been me in the last screen...I'm sure of it. Cos I'm not graceful one bit.

7. Ok this isn't to strange or in the dorky factor (but since rockerchic already posted her dorkiness of being a Sims2 Addict I couldn't very well put that in mine)but it's something alot of people never realize unless my hubby and I are standing together or I'm wearing heals cos he thinks me being even taller is flippen' HOT....but yes I'm taller than my hubby. He's 5'5" and I'm 5'8" (sorry I couldnt' find a recent picture of us showing our height diffrents besides Halloween last year)

People I'm tagging....HA HA ;P


Added More...

Well dispite the fact that I'm having a slow craft week....I did squeeze in some time to add 2 new items to my shop earlier today. I'm actually loving my ruffle cuff I made last night while watching the news on the election. Fun Fun....So here they are.....

Monday, November 3, 2008

Slow crafting this week

So this week I'm going to be lacking in my crafts....Sorry. I'm getting ready for hubby to get home from deployment :D. And Go Fig....I barely put a dent in my to do list during the past 6 mos., LOL, then again I'm not to frazzeled by it. I have way to much to look forward to than worry about the "to do list". Though I am going to be trying to cram some of the stuff I was meaning to do with in the week. Mainly clearing some household clutter I hide behind closet doors, LOL, and finally catch up on ALL the laundry and get it all put away :P.

So till next week :D.......

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Rockin' Halloween!

So I already showed off my first attempt of a tutu and posted my DD in her costume for this year but here is my 4yr old son in his. He wanted to be a Rock Star (whoo Hoo my mind thought CHEAP AND EASY and it was). I made him a strap for his toy guitar cos I refused to let him tote the real one daddy gave him. He stuck a drum stick in his back pocket. I smudge eyeliner on his eyes and gave him black lipstick.....So ok he turned out to be more Emo Punk Rocker. But now that I look at these pics for some reason I'm reminded of the band Green Day. Crazy......

Monday, October 27, 2008

New Items

These are just my new items I posted in my Etsy store today. The Skull one was asked to be put on reserve before I could post it!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Ok so I'm tired of commercial costumes....They are over priced yet cheaply made. Well like last year I made my sons costume of him wanting to be a pirate...I hit the thrifts and freecycle for things and just bought the hat kit. I loved how it turned out and had so much fun making it. So with that in mind I got excited to make the kids costume again this year. Both costumes are extremely easy. My son wants to be a Rock Star which we have everything already no need to have bought anything and with my Daughter I've been drooling over these AWESOME tutus people make and sell on I put my feet in the water and tried to make a tutu for my lil girl and so Folks here it is......I just got finish making it today and HAD to try it on her and take pics, lol.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Mommy and Son craft time...

So my son is going to a school mates birthday party today. My theme this year is homemade in the gift giving department. So I had the idea, this past thursday, of him and I making recycle crayons. We had alot of fun doing it. I also posted this on the kids blog. It makes me happy to know how proud he is to be giving such a cool gift that HE made.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Upcycle this.....

So earlier this week I was sorting threw the kids old cloths. putting a pile of keep to sell, Thrift and or freecycle. Well I loved the little monster on this shirt but it was so horribly shaped in the neck line cos of my son over stretching it. But while looking at it I had a "ah HA" moment! I'm thinking cool little rockn'roll wrist cuffs, a little pillow and who know what yet.....depends what I have left of the shirt.

Now if only my sewing machine was nice to me. She's mean to me sometimes. My sewing machine and I like to fight, lol. I tried to work on my ideas but I kept having issues with the threading tension then by the time I fixed that my bobbin ran out and I so with that I threw the white flag up for the night and hit the crocheting project I'm in the middle of. I HATE loading bobbins. So I'll try again tomorrow......LOL.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Go Green...GO PLARN

So as I've mention before I've been going crazy lately with making use of those stupid plastic grocery bags that collect under the sink and most people just use them as trash bags. Well this past weekend I tested out making a ring. I LOVE IT. I've been getting alot of compliments over my plarn cuffs and it's funny when I tell them what my bracelet is made of. It's like people can't believe it. But yea I was a busy crafter this weekend I made 3 new Plarn bracelet, a Spool Loom bangle with a vintage button embellishment and the plarn ring. All in which is put up to buy in my shop.

So what do you do that makes you happy to save our world in the GO green aspect?

Sunday, October 19, 2008

My latest project

So awhile back I had an "ah ha" moment to recycle a uniform shirt of my hubby. Found a pattern online for a easy purse and whalah.....

Now it took me months to make....cos once I had cut up the fabric I kinda left it on the back burner and forgot about it till recently, LOL, I'm horrible at collecting unfinish projects. But now that I have my Crafty Mojo back I have my goal to finish all my unfinish projects before the year end.....BUSY BUSY ME :D

Once again I made this with using Hubby's work shirt and then for the humor of him being a CS (which means Culinary specialist in the Navy) I used a pair of his old cook pants for the lining in which I used one of the butt pockets as a inside pocket in the purse.

I'm actually debating making this a custom item on in my Etsy store. But We'll see. I have one Navy wife that's going to be my first buyer...I don't know her which makes it great cos if she loves what she pays for and gives me a great review then I may just put it up for the public to order.

BTW, Meet Andrew my bedtime buddy when hubby is out to sea or having the night watch. Hubby got him for me before we were married coming off the plane and telling me "meet Andrew". I used him to cover up the last name patch for personal reasons.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

just a little history...

Ok So I'm not the best blogger nor a great writer cos lord knows if your a grammer speller freak you'll be reading the wrong blog cos I'm sure I would have alot of red ink error marks on my page from yea. It seems to be the big thing with everyone so why not jump in as well. Heck I created a blog for my children last year but I'm to horrible at keeping up on it. So we'll see how I do with this one, LOL.

First I guess I can start off with my name being Victoria. I'm a busy busy mom of 2 little ones,a dog, 2cat, and 4 fishes along with being a Navy which I tend to be very active in being busy with helping out in our Navy commands Family support system. For years I was in a Creative stump. An Artist block you can say. Till earlier in the year websurfing late night, when the kids were in bed and hubby was out doing workups or whatever it was, and I found the world of very cool Upcycle crafts.....especially "Plarn"....seeing how cool it was to get rid of all my plastic bags made me look for my crochet hooks and check the plarn stuff out.

My first project was a gift basket I made for a friend's babyshower which I stuffed with some cute outfits and all.

I had so much fun making it I had to find out more things I can do with the plastic bags. Which websurfing again, I ran into how to fuse them...I'm still working on that one. It's a bit tempermental in making sure my iron is set right and all but this cuff I made was my first fused projected In which I made for a buddy of mine who's a great artist, too, but wont admit it.

From there I've been in what I've been jokingly calling it Creative overdrive.....I've got my Creative MOJO back!!! LOL. I'm constantly having these "AH HA" moments and looking at everyday stuff diffrent. It's crazy how much I've been crafting these days. I even started joining some crafting and go green crafters groups online. Cafemom has tons of get and give ideas to/from other creative mommies. Just recently, too, I got the guts to open up an Etsy Store!! Which also added me to joining the Etsy group on Cafemom, LOL. Which is an awesome group at that.

Your welcome to check out my store...just click the banner :D

So anywho....It's time to check back into my world of motherhood. We'll see how well I work with this blog. At least it will be a great way to show off my latest work and all, LOL. Please take care....Live life and SMILE