Monday, January 5, 2015

New Etsy Listing: American Girl-style Potholders

On the second the girls and I went to American Girl Place with friends to "meet" the new Girl of the Year.  We were all so excited about her.  She loves to bake (and even comes with a dog mixer -- large Kitchen Aid mixer) and visits Paris.  We haven't read the books just yet, but she and her friends apparently hold bake sales, and American Girl Place is encouraging girls to do bake sales to support No Kid Hungry.  I love it!

Anyway, my kids have been taking cooking classes off & on since they turned 3, so we love this new doll!  Well, AGP gave away free aprons last week, and if you buy her accessories you can get some bakeware, an apron, and even miniature food.  What I didn't see, though, was a potholder.   So, I made my own!

I've listed these for $4.50 for a set of 2.  Check out the listing here.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Etsy Shop Sale

Today through "Giving Tuesday" (December 2nd) I'm offering $5 off a $15 or more purchase in my Etsy shop.

Use the promo code THANKSGIVING at checkout.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Creativity Jar

I just put together a Creativity Jar.  It's a mason jar filled with small craft items: pipe cleaner, clothes pin, fabric squares, ribbon, puff balls, stickers, beads, craft sticks, rubber bands, etc.  It is meant to spark kids' imagination and encourage them to be inentive and create art or other things.  This one will be part of a Christmas present for an 8 year old girl.  Hummingbird designed the label; it might change.

I'm wondering if it's something people would buy something like this and if so how much one would be willing to pay.  I would love your input.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

New Liturgy Books

In addition to working on artsy craft projects with my kids, I been using my long hiatus to edit and format a full-length (or mostly so) Divine Liturgy prayer book for older kids.  Like the toddler one I put out in April, these can be personalized with photographs from your home parish (or other parishes if you like).  I've done one with a lilac cover because my girls really wanted lilac, and one that boys may prefer with dark blue.  The text is almost identical (I did use "handmaiden" in the girls' and "servant" in the boys' for the priest's part at communion.  Where the toddler book has outlines for placing photographs, I opted just to leave large chunks of space in this one.  I figured this allows more flexibility in choosing sizes or decorating around them for any particularly artistic kids.  

I've proofed this about a dozen times and followed along with it at mulitiple services, so I think it is typo and problem free.  If anyone orders a copy and finds a problem, though, please let me know so I can make corrections.  Also, this version uses traditional "Thee/Thou" language.  If there's interest in a "You Who" version, I'm up for some more editing.  So if that's something you'd like to see, leave a comment or email me.

Anyway, I'm really excited about these and my kids can't wait to get out copies.  You can order your own on Amazon or Createspace (girls, boys).