Sometimes you just need a little cute in your life

Finally, a gorgeous day outside! Just what I needed. I am no fan of cold weather. Makes me just want to hibernate. As I do a some work on the computer, I'm enjoying fresh air through an open window. The squirrels, probably as excited about the warm weather as I am, are a bit loud but not to the point of distraction. So motivating! The weather, not the squirrels.




Last week I discovered a fabulous Etsy shop called Material Gal. I semi-splurged and ordered a Plentiful Fabric Scrap Pack and received it yesterday. Lots and lots of cute scraps, some of which will be making an appearance in the shop just as soon as I create something from them. These surprise grab bags are perfect when you need a boost of inspiration - you get fresh new fabrics without having to spend a bundle.



I recently ordered a scale so that I could get a bit more high tech when it comes to shipping orders from the shop. I checked out several postal scales but not only were they ugly, they were pricey! I then went to Amazon.com, my go to source for product reviews, cool stuff, and free shipping. and came across this Escali kitchen scale! This adorable scale (looks like a toy, doesn't it?) was very highly rated and recommended, came in a rainbow of colors, doesn't take up space, and was affordable--only $25. I used Swagbucks to pay for it, so it ended up being free. I find it to be very accurate and am so glad I got it.




I've had an owl crush for quite some time now. I'd say it began last year around this time when I decided to redecorate my daughter's room. What can I say, they're just plain cute. I found a great pattern at Bit of Whimsy Dolls and whipped up a pair. They will be going in the shop just as soon as I can get some better photos. These owls make perfect buddies for little ones and I'm sure I will make lots. They're addictive!

9 comments:

  1. Who couldn't use some extra cute? And those owls are adorable!

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  2. Thanks! They are really fun to make-my stress release from sewing purses, wallets, etc.

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  3. Cute owls! They look cuddly! I love materialgal, I found her when I was looking for some aB love last year. And she's only a couple hours away so that makes shipping fast! yay!

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  4. Lucky-you live close to Ikea AND good fabric? I'm in the middle of nowhere :(

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  5. That Scale is a genius idea! When I get to the point of actually sending out mail I might have to get one :)

    And, your owls are the cutest!! I am definitely not the one to make stuffed animals lol

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  6. just found your blog, its lovely and crafty blog. happy blogging

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  7. Thank you both, Pattie and lady noire!

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  8. Thanks for your input Vanessa, I really appreciate it!

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  9. Vanessa I love all your items on Etsy, but I especially love the slouchy bag. The yellow one is adorable!!

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