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My hobby of making things (especially baby things) is starting to produce excessive stuff that I have no need for around my small little home. I have recently started my online Etsy store and enjoy sharing my little creations with the world. :) I am a Registered nurse and work fulltime. I have an amazing boyfriend and my son is a small puppy named Max. Everything I make is inspired by something and that something is typically my niece and nephew. I hope you all enjoy my things. :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Super Boy Zadyn

Now a day’s my little 2 yr old nephew is not only a pirate but also super boy.
                For the last few weeks he had ran through his house screaming, “SUPER BOY ZADYN” while flying with him arms straight out.  He then started putting towels on his head as a cape.  This was just not expectable. He needed a legit cape! My sister asked him if he wanted me to make him one and he said, “Yes, one with a Z.” 
So there you have it! That’s how this wonderful little cape came to be.  It snaps around his neck so there isn’t any choking hazard. If you can’t tell from the pictures….. HE LOVES IT!
Success J
Have a great day and be creative!
P.S. After I made him the cape my new nickname is Super Girl Millie :)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Ten Dollars Later.....

Thrifting is my favorite thing ever. Period.
                This week I was on a tight financial budget but had to urge to shop.  I decided to visit a local thrift shop.  As you can see by the pictures I had a wonderful thrifting day.   I lucked out and the thrift store had a great crafting section and I latched on to everything I thought I may possibly use.  Everything that is in the picture is from the thrift shop (Except Max!) My favorite find of the day is the wonderful unique zipper and all of the fabric.   The fabric ended up equally over 6 yards.  J
The best part of it all is that it all only cost

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

What a Cutie!

And here she is.....

My beautiful niece in her new diaper cover. Handmade by me :)

Monday, June 20, 2011

For Pretty Little Girls

Every little girl needs a few adorable, ruffled diaper covers right?
I think so!  That is what inspired me to make my first diaper cover.
            Since I have a little baby niece, my sister recommended I make her some diaper covers.  I was worried that this would be far too difficult since they look a little tough.  After I found a wonderful tutorial I decided I could do it.  I have made ruffles before so that was not an issue. 
Of course I did have one issue.
My silly sewing machine.
            My machines have recently decided that they want to be difficult and not work properly. This makes me very unhappy.  I have been searching for a new machine and hope to soon have a replacement.  As soon as I do I plan to make a bunch of these little cuties because I think that every pretty little girl needs one J
I hope everyone has had a great Monday!
(Check back tomorrow for a picture of miss Emmy herself rocking her new diaper cover!)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Balancing Work With Work

Nursing vs. Crafting

When I was about to graduate high school I told my parents I wanted to be a fashion designer.  They immediately told me no.
This may sound cruel to crush your child’s dreams when you’re supposed to be able to be whatever you want to do be but this is the single best thing my parents have ever done for me.  After that I entered college blind but soon settled on health care. I wasn’t sure exactly which way I would go with it but then I decided on nursing. I had this great idea in my head that I would graduate college when I was 20 and then be set for life.  O boy if I only understood it all then.
Nursing is hard. Really hard.
When I went from working and going to school to just becoming a full time RN I had a bit of a reality shock.  No longer was I a college student..  (Even though technically I am online) But I was now expected to work long hours and carry a whole lot of responsibility.  I worked… I ate… I sleep.. And then what?   Simply I was lost. Don’t get me wrong I love what I do.  It is rewarding and challenging and ever changing but something was just simply missing. 
Then I figured it out.
After many weeks of my boyfriend recommending I find a hobby I though back to those days when I wanted to create things.  I then decided I would learn to sew.  Of course I had sewn in 4H when I was little and even made a sweet vest in high school but in all reality I had NO idea how to do it.  I got books. Read things online and then received my hand me down sewing machine.  I sew with a 1950 Singer that was given to me by my boyfriends wonderful Grandma.  This machine is a beast! I love it.  It is what got me started.  After finding the manual online I stumbled my way through learning.  I have come a long way.  I have learned a lot but I still have SOOO much to learn. 
In a way it is kind of like nursing to me.  Challenging.
Sewing is a wonderful form of stress relief for me.  I know this sounds crazy because any one that sews knows it can be very frustrating at times.  I think for me it is more of something to focus my mind on.  When I have a hard day at work or something is bugging me I can sew.  It challenges my mind and takes me to a different place.
I think having a hobby is important.  I know for a lot of people it is their children.  Someday I am sure that will be my case.  I am now experiencing a new challenge and that is balancing my time between work and work.  Since I now have my own business and sell things I have time lines on my crafts.  That means even if I am exhausted I must sew.  And even if I am worn out from crafting I must be a nurse.  It keeps me busy though and keeps me on my toes. 
Life is too short to be bored and this is one thing I pledge not to ever be.
                                                                  Have a wonderful day :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Diaper Holder Success :)

         Recently I have been trying to make things that are functional and things that people actually need.  So many things are over produced and just offer no uniqueness and are actually quite bland.  When my cousin suggested making diaper holders I though this really might be a great idea. 
         Where can you go to find a super cute personalized diaper holder? I know nowhere.   (I must admit I have not looked very hard though.)   I found a wonderful tutorial online and decided to go for it.  It was actually not that hard it just took a while to construct.  I believe the next one will be easier since I think I now have it figured it out.   
       Since this particular one was made with no one in mind I just added the little butterfly.  If I sale them I plan to personalize them with the first letter of the babys name.
                                                       Let me know what you think..
                                                          Have a wonderful day!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Craft Show = Success

     So I would consider my first craft show a success... I did however have a few problems along the way.

         To start off my wonderful day I woke up an hour late! This automatically put me into panic mode... which those of you that know me know this is not good. I did however make it to set up my table in time; I just neglected my appearance (which may have deterred some buyers). 
My booth was stuck back in the corner and not really in the best spot which did not make me all that happy but I was not going to let it ruin my day.  I made my table look just as I expected it would in my head and then I was ready to sale!  I soon realized that I forget chairs and decided it would not be wise to stand all day and sent my boyfriend on a chair run.

          The buyers came slowly but I did have some.  I had a lot of positive comments about my stuff and many people seemed interested which means more to me then sales at this point. 

       The day was a long and hot but all in all it was a good experience.  I was lucky to have my family there to help me and support me.  I plan on doing many more in the future :)