I LOVE Halloween! My kids did an awesome job on their pumpkins this year! Braydon (7 yrs old) carved his "Jack the Pumpkin King" pumpkin all on his own & it turned out awesome! Austin designed his own pattern! Great creativity!
All their costumes were handmade. This was a ton of fun! Jaila was Minnie Mouse. I sewed her dress & we bought her ears from Disneyland. Braydon was a skeleton I made his by buying a pair of black sweats & painting the bones on with white fabric paint. Austin was a dead skater so we took an old Skate Tee and painted blood on it.
Our neighborhood is awesome! There are kids everywhere and most of the neighbors really get into the spirit of Halloween by turning the entry ways of their houses into Haunted Houses... the kids had a blast!
Boys will be Boys! Here's my three on an ALL BOYS fishing trip in Northern California. It was an experience of a lifetime I know my hubby and boys will always remember. Glad you guys had so much fun... I missed you!
My birthday is on the Day of the Dead (November 2nd) and while browsing Etsy, which I always do because I'm addicted LOL! I found this awesome necklace by ILLUSTRATED INK as soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it!
Check out her Etsy BIO:
I love creating one-of-a-kind pieces that convey the beauty of traditional tattoo design and dark folk art. My pieces are influenced by a mix of old school tattoos, vintage pinups, "Dia de los Muertos", burlesque dancers, and Catholic imagery. I put a lot of love and effort into each of my original works.
I just had to show off my new purchase & give an awesome artist a little exposure :-)
The Traditional tattoo designs on these booties have a vintage style. The background of the fabric is cream and the designs include a heart with Love and a rose with Hope in the banner. The lining of the booties is a deep red.
These have elastic on the back for easy on & off & are lined on the bottom for added warmth & comfort.
Woo Hoo! So I figured out how to make my booties in a 6-12 month size :-) I am working on making as many pairs as possible for those of you with pre-walkers. I add suede cloth on the bottom for added durability and to help keep those tiny toddlers from slipping on hard surfaces. Click on my Etsy shop pics above to check them out.
There are EIGHT ways to enter so you can win a fabulous pair of booties! Come back and leave a comment with each entry. Winner will be randomly chosen on October 1st. Name of winner will be posted on October 1st so be sure to check back to see if you are the winner. If prize is not claimed in 24 hours, another winner will be chosen. Good Luck!
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8: Blog about this giveaway with a link to A Sweet Sale and leave a message saying you did!
This is Braydon's Halloween Costume. He wanted to be a skeleton this year (obviously) SO.... I bought a black pair of sweats that cost me $7.50 and a bottle of white fabric paint for $4.00 so I spent a total of $11.50! Yes I have invested several hours into painting the bones, but it's fun & I know he will love it! A skeleton costume at the store made of thin CHEAP polyester fabric is $30.00!! With this costume because they are made from quality sweats he can wear it over & over as Pj's or to hang out around the campfire in at the dunes!!!
So these are my wonderful, silly & imaginative boys AJ (short for Austin James) & Braydon.
I giggle just thinking about the crazy stuff they do LOL. So... my mom bought new chairs for the backyard. Before I continue I have to add that it has sort of become a tradition for my kids to make some sort of vehicle out of the box every time my mom gets something new. Also, my boys LOVE LOVE LOVE Army video games. I have to fight sometimes to get them away from those games & outside for some exercise!
So...... the box became a tank, and a large mailing tube for a poster became the barrel of their cannon. They spent hours in the box! They screamed from inside "the enemy approaches FIRE THE CANNON!"
LOL... which makes me think... I WANT A BOX TO PLAY IN TOO! haha
I got my very own custom tags for my baby gear! Woo Hoo! I love them! I made two new blankies tonight & sewed on my new tags! You can tell just by touching them they are a good quality, and you just sew them on! Easy as pie. She also has iron on available & tons of designs to choose from.
Click on the post title above to link to her Etsy shop :-)
So I've been focusing more on making whole matching sets available for purchase. I have to say this on is my favorite :-) The Traditional tattoo designs on this fabric has an old school style. The background of the fabric is cream and the designs include a heart with Love in the banner, butterflies, sparrows, a rose with Hope in the banner etc...
This set includes: Diaper Bag $40 Blankie $25 Hooter Hider (Breastfeeding Cover) $22 Burp Cloths $10
If you are interested in purchasing the whole set convo me on Etsy I would love to work out a great deal for you!
Ok so every once and awhile I like to go through my items in my shop & make sure their pictures are doing them justice. Well this one definitely needed a live model. My basic white background picture was not showing the true size of this bag so I decided to model it myself (I HATE doing this haha) With the help of my loving hubby (Thanks Babe!) this bag has a great picture so you all can see it's TRUE size :-)
So here is one of two custom bags my friend Debbie has asked me to create. We had fun browsing through fabrics online and going to the fabric store to get the rest of the fabric for her lining etc... Great Bag, I'm sure her niece Lacie will love it!
I'm working on the second bag & will post pics as soon as it's done.
You don't have to have a baby to order one of my bags :-)
Here's feedback from a recent sale of one of my bags:
9/10/09 I love this! I actually got it for myself it holds my netbook perfectly and the wide straps make the heavy netbook not so hard to carry in the purse. Large pockets for all my pens, notepads, wallet, sunglasses, phone and keys. PERFECT! no one would ever guess it was a diaper bag. :) Thanks for a superior handmade product!
I first started my Etsy shop just as a hobby, and it has quickly developed into my second business. What can I say? I LOVE TO SEW! My grandmother taught me from when I was 6 years old, and I have been sewing ever since. I pour my heart and soul into each item I make, it's my creative outlet, an escape from everyday stress.
My name is Celestial and I am a Punk Rockin, tattooed mother of three. As
a mother myself I was always on the hunt for that unique baby item, especially diaper bags. After all, it becomes your daily accessory for at least a year. Not everyone wants to carry something with a cartoon character on it, or a huge teddy bear. YUCK! Let's just say I know and understand the need for a sense of style in the baby gear we use. That is what inspired me to start designing my own line of Rockin baby gear. I look at a piece of fabric and instantly imagine hundreds of awesome baby items I could make out of it. The possibilities are endless. My obsession with fabric is a little embarrassing, and my hubby agrees hahaha. Especially fabric with polka dots, and you'll find a lot of them in my creations. I just can't help myself!