Sunday, April 18, 2010

Mother's Day Give Away!

Don't forget there's still 1 week to enter the Busy Mom's of Etsy Mothers Day give away. You can enter over 20 times. It's simple. Browse the list of shops. Each time you find a picture of a flower in an item in the shop, go to the Busy Mom's Blog and list your name, and where you found the flower. There's 1 flower in over 20 shops so that's over 20 times you can enter!!

(here's the picture you're looking for)
And what do you win....a huge basket full of merchandise and gift certificates from each of the stores! I'm giving a $15 gift card good towards anything in my shop. So, don't forget! It's going on even while I'm gone.

Here's a hint for my shop.... mine is hidden in a blue item :-) Have fun!

Here's the list of shops:

Summer Stuff

I'm headed to Tahiti and Bora Bora this week to celebrate my 10 year wedding anniversary!
I am so excited. I thought I'd share a few of the things I made this week for myself to take on my trip. I wanted just a few thin, summer skirts and dress. The perfect thing for sight seeing, putting on over my suit, checking out the local market, and casual dinner. So excited!

Pictures courtesy of my 4 year old :-)

Hard to tell from the picture, but this is a summer dress with a shirred top, wide straps for the arms and I did a few rows of pin tucks on the bottom. I just love this dress pattern. I talked about it on my blog last summer and LINKED to the FREE online pattern to make it. It never disappoints. I love it. I'll do some better pictures of it when I'm back next week and plan on including a few in the store this summer.
Brown Paisley skirt, 4 rows of ruffles just above the knee.
2 layered "twirl" skirt. not as crazy about this one but will be ok for just a summer skirt and over swim stuff.
Easy pink flowered skirt. Simple but functional.

Have a great week! I'll be back with lots of new things then. :-)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tutorial Review: How To Make a Double-Sided Nursing Cover

There are hundreds of tutorials out there. So when you're looking to make a project, how do you pick which tutorial to try. Well, I try quite a few and thought I'd share what I find trying tutorials. So here's my first tutorial review on "How to Make a Double Sided Nursing Cover".

I found a great little site called Photo Julia, that had a super simple, easily explained tutorial for a double sided nursing cover. I was able to complete it in 30 minutes from start to finish. It has to be great instructions to do that! It was straight forward, not too wordy but still explained things, and I liked her pictures. Check out her blog here.

Two thumbs up Julia! Thanks!!

Baby Gifts

Here's some adorable baby gifts I made my sister for my new (almost here) niece Kaylynn! I can't wait to meet her!
Burp Cloths
Embroidered Onsie & Silk Lovey w/ Monogram
Big Brother Tshirt
Baby Flower Headbands
Double Sided Nursing Cover

Monday, April 12, 2010

Wanna win some great stuff?! Really easy.

Mother's Day Scavenger Hunt

Announcing the Busy Moms of Etsy Team Mother’s Day Scavenger Hunt! In honor of Moms everywhere we’ve put together a fun scavenger hunt through our Etsy shops with a fun and fantastic prize at the end. It’s easy to participate! All you have to do is browse through our participating shops and find the flowers hidden in our Etsy listings.

**I'm including a $15 gift card in the gift basket too! Check out all the cool stuff you can win, and all you have to do is look for these pictures of flowers (see pic below) and put each one you find in a separate blog comment on the busy Mom's blog. it's that easy. You can enter at least 15 times!!

Each shop will have one flower image hidden in one of their shop listings. Once you find a flower come back here and leave a comment along with a link to the listing where you found it. It’s that easy! You’ll receive one entry for each flower image you find. Please leave a separate comment for each flower you find. Also, please be sure that we can contact you if you are our winner!

Please browse the participating shops listed below:

Don't forget about that prize basket! Check out just a few of the things that will be included! More are arriving every day, so check back for updates!

Clipboard and Photo Frame from Poofy Boutique, Dish Scrubbies from Huggermugger, and Decorative Plaque from Kim's Kandy Kreations.
Reusable Snack Bags from Urban Harmonie Designs and Earrings from Jacaranda Designs

Journal from Tricia Richner, Zippered Pouch from Made by Ciel, and $15 Gift Certificate to Sweet and Cozy Children's Gifts
$15 Gift Certificate to Cute As A Button Handmades 4 Baby and Notebook Set from A Quick Study
$10 Gift Certificate to Heather Jane Design and Bracelet from Jessica Beyer Jewelry

Fabric Cuff Bracelet and Headband from Little Bettie Creations, Earrings from New Hope Beading, and $10 Gift Certificate to Little Muffin Bottoms

The Scavenger Hunt runs from Sunday, April 11th until Sunday, April 25th. A winner will be drawn at random from all correct entries on Monday, April 26th.

All comments on our Busy Mom's blog will be hidden until the contest is over to keep us all honest. Be sure to check the shop announcements of our participating shops! Many of our shop owners are offering special discounts or sales to scavenger hunters.

Now get your hunt on and find some flowers! Good luck!

My Sister's Baby Shower

turned out so cute! I'll have a separate post of the presents I made her and a link to one of the tutorials I tried for it. Loved it.

The Party!
Diaper Cake Centerpiece
Cake Pops! Party Favor- have you tried cake pops yet? Here's the link.
Amazing food!
LOVE the sign that matched the invite! It was all her favorite things!