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Thursday, July 30, 2009

We have been featured.

I know I haven't posted lately but I have been working my tail off in my real life job. You know the one that pays the bids.

Anyway, we have been featured on another blog. I am so excited, this was the first booboo pad that I ever made and this little one just LOVES it. Read the blog to find out more... WhyIheartHomeMade

And don't forget to stop by the shop and pick up your own therapy pads, if you would like your very own booboo pad feel free to send me a message and we can work out the details. MondrysYknotShop

We also now have a fan page on facebook so be sure to come over there and become a fan. I will be offering special discounts and giveaways exclusively to my facebook followers.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Darn it...

Well I missed going to the market on Sunday and I won't make it there again for another 2 weeks. Oh well, I still plan to make lots of stuff. lol I am coming up with a a new product special for the hot weather. I need to come up with a name for it though. I will certainly keep you updated.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Another week at FSAM

Well it is time to start thinking about getting ready to go to market again. I am only going every other Sunday this year and I pray that sales will stay up. I heard that over Father's day there were lots of customers there. I really do hope that the trend keeps up.

I would like to make up some REALLY long heat pads for the shoulders and neck. I have inserts cut, they just need to be sewn and filled. They take a lot longer to do because after I add some corn I have to stitch across the pad to make about 8 chambers. I can't wait to get more done up and get some covers made so I can sell them.

So in short if you have nothing to do on Sunday's stop on down to the Fulton Street ARTisan Market in Grand Rapids, MI It is at the corner of Fulton and Fuller.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


God how I hate the inevitable paperwork. So I will admit it, I get assistance with childcare so that I can work. Well recently the state of Michigan decided that they don't trust the daycare people and want the parents to verify hours. Whatever, why should they trust me? lol Anyway, to do this you need a pin number and you need to know when you worked and when your kid was at daycare and blah, blah, blah. So they never sent me my pin number thanks to my caseworker screwing up my approved dates for daycare. I have been fighting with this stupid government for ummmm a month at least to get a pin number because if I do not verify hours my daycare lady does not get paid. So basically the poor woman has not gotten paid for watching April in over a month. Poor lady, I am so glad that she is understanding. Well anyway, I got my pin number yesterday. Should be good to go right? Wrong, I now need to have the times when April was dropped off at daycare after school and when someone else like my boyfriend picked her up from daycare. Of course I have no clue of these times cause ummmmm, I am a bad mom and don't pay attention. lol So now I wait again to talk to the daycare lady and get these hours so we match up. Cause guess what if she reports different hours than I do ummmmm she doesn't get paid.

OK Off my soap box.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Summer Time

Well summer is upon us and it is HOT out there. My computer is even overheating, which means I need to spend money on one of those laptop fans.

I worked 10 hours today, which is nice for the paycheck. But I wasn't planning on it and I left the AC off and the poor puppy was home in his crate with no water or AC.

Oh yeah, I haven't introduced y'all to our new puppy. Please meet our Miniature Pinscher, ZEUS!!!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ugghhh Court

Well today was another Friend of the Court Hearing. I really hate going to those. Well today's was my own fault as I am ordered to pay m y ex-husband support and I didn't do it when I was off work. OOPS my bad. Not like he ever does anything to help me. Just causes me headaches, I asked him to switch vehicles with me cause he is a mechanic and is trying to sell his van. I was like ummmm lets just switch vehicles, you will have a newer one that with a little bit of work (that he keeps promising me he will do for me) will gain him more money than the one he is currently trying to sell. Seriously, I do not know what the deal is. OK So we are also going to court to get my support payments reduced to a more manageable amount and for whatever reason they hauled my butt in on a Show Cause warrant when we have yet to go back to court to determine the new payment amounts. Jerks anyways. The thing is that when the new amount is determined it is retro active to February. I tell ya Friend of the Court is STUPID.

OK Rant over, back to your regularly scheduled show.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Hey there everyone!!!

OK So I am a very bad girl. I haven't posted in a VERY long time. Please forgive me.

Yesterday, June 14th, 2009, was the first day of the Fulton Street ARTisan Market in Grand Rapids, MI and I JUST had to be there. Well here are some pics of what I was up to...

I actually made money this time and I am SOOOOOOOOOO excited about that. I will be there every other Sunday so if you are in the area please stop by and show your support for some local artists.

Monday, May 4, 2009

TIme to drum up business!!!!!

Time to drum up business.

Do you know of anyone in need of an All Natural Therapy Pad? Check out my shop at

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Email of the day : Facts on Honey and Cinnamon

Bet the drug companies won't like this one getting around.
Facts on Honey and Cinnamon:

It is found that a mixture of honey and Cinnamon cures most diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries Of the world. Scientists of today also accept honey as a 'Ram Ban' very effective) medicine or all kinds of diseases.

Honey can be used without any side effects for any kind of diseases.

Today's science says that even though honey is sweet, if taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm diabetic patients. Weekly World News, a magazine in Canada , in its issue dated 17 January,1995 has given the following list of diseases that can be cured by honey and cinnamon as researched by western scientists:

Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply on bread, instead of jelly and jam, and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and saves the patient from heart attack. Also those who have already had an attack, if they do this process daily, they are kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of the above process relieves loss Of breath and strengthens the heart beat.

In America and Canada , various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as you age, the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalize the arteries and veins.

Arthritis patients may take daily, morning, and night, one cup of hot water With two spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. If Taken regularly even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent research Conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors Treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half Teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week, Out of the 200 people so treated, practically 73 patients were totally Relieved of pain, and within a month, mostly all the patients who could not Walk or move around because of arthritis started walking without pain.

Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a Glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder.

Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water, given to a cholesterol patient, was found to reduce The level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours. As Mentioned for arthritic patients, if taken three times a day, any chronic Cholesterol is cured
. According to information received in the said Journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of cholesterol.

Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon Lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This Process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and clear the sinuses.

Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also clears Stomach ulcers from the root.

According to the studies done in India and Japa , it is revealed that if Honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.

Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and Protects the body from bacteria and viral attacks. Scientists have found That honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of Honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight bacteria and viral Diseases.

Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food Relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.

A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural ' Ingredient' Which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.

Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests the Ravages of old age. Take four spoons of honey, one spoon of cinnamon powder And three cups of water and boil to make like tea. Drink 1/4 cup, three to Four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Life spans also increases and even a 100 year old, starts performing the Chores of a 20-year-old.

Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with Warm water. If done daily for two weeks, it removes pimples from the root.

Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts Cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin infections.

Daily in the morning one half hour before breakfast on an empty stomach And at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one Cup of water. If taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie di et.

Recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed that advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured successfully. Patients suffering from these kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder for one month three time s a day.

Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens, who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts, are more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton, who has done research, says that a half Tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3:00 P.M. When the vitality of the body starts to decrease, increases the vitality of the body within a week.

People of South America , first thing in the morning, gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water, so their breath stays fresh throughout the day.

Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts restore hearing. Remember when we were kids? We had toast with real butter and cinnamon sprinkled on it!

Not for the faint of heart

OK so I just had to laugh so stinking hard about this.

I am on facebook and well, there is this application called food fling. Well one of the foods is called Spotted Dick

Here are some HILARIOUS reviews on Amazon... REVIEWS

Monday, April 6, 2009

I've been away AGAIN!!!!

Well now, aren't these spiffy digs. Welp, I went and got a new job. Been at it for 2 weeks now. So much fun, it is however a paycheck, which is really nice.

Got a new item going I just have to get it finished...

Need to work on my crocheters bag and my samples for the Etsy Friends team challenge/giveaway. I need to get more listed in my shop too. ;)

I need more hours in a day, but I think everyone does.

Friday, March 20, 2009


Sorry y'all. I have been MIA for almost a week. I lost my puter and had to get it back. lol I know that is no excuse but I was lost without. I have it back now and hope to get back into the swing of posting to my blog.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Well, apparently Project wonderful does not like it if you don't get bids on your ad spaces and they deactivate them. So to try to keep this from happening I am going to try to post daily on my blog.

Right now life is VERY hectic around here since hubby decided that trying to fix our life was not necessary. I have lots of sewing to do and stuff. But I promise to try to keep my blog going.

I had a job interview yesterday, this resulted in being scheduled for 2 more interviews on Saturday. YAY a job, yea whatever. I do however need to be able to get housing for my girl and I so a job it is.

Ok nuff talk for now, I have stuff to do.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness

I recently got this video in an email. It is about a type of cancer that is not well known. This cancer is called Inflammatory Breast Cancer. It is a killer cancer. Even the cancer help centers are unaware of this. PLEASE, PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO. I IMPLORE ALL OF YOU TO TAKE NOTICE OF THIS.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Well What Do Ya Know..

The EtsyFriends team is having a little treasure hunt with some awesome prizes.

Head on over to the blog for the hints and list of participating shops. Oh and the list of prizes. Over $15 worth of prizes... efpromotions

Thursday, February 26, 2009

And A Process Begins...

Well as many of you know I had a little contest here on my blog, for people to help me design bags for knitters and crocheters. Well, I had a HUGE response, I didn't realize that it was such an important thing and that there weren't many if any out there that meet specific needs.

Well I am starting the process of making the winners bag. Jen and I have been in contact and she has told me her needs for a knitting bag. Wow she knits on a loom and takes them with her. I would have never thought of making a bag for a loom knitter.

So the first step in creating the bag is designing the bag. I stayed up late last night drawing out my ideas and I think I have a plan.

In this blog, I will tell you about the process as I make the sample bag. Can't be wasting good fabric on the prototype now can we. Enjoy, and Jen if you are following this, let me know if you want something changed. Also any of you other yarnies see something that you would add or subtract in your own bag feel free to let me know.

Remember when I get bags made, they will be for sale in my etsy shop... MondrysYknotShop

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Well today is Ash Wednesday and I had to think of something for lent. I am a very weak person when it comes to sacrifice, so, I decided to go with something that I really CAN give up, Mt. Dew. I hope I don't fall off the wagon again like I normally do.

So what are you giving up for lent?

Smart Idea

"Hi friends,

This may seem like a funny email but I was so surprised by what I discovered I had to share it with you.

When I think of the job situation in this country, I can't help but think this helps in some small way.
I don't know how many households there are in the U.S. But if these were the only things we bought think of the impact....

(She wrote:)
This past weekend I was at Kroger. I needed 60 W light bulbs and Bounce dryer sheets. I was in the light bulb aisle and right next to the GE brand I normally buy was an off brand labeled "Everyday Value." I picked up both types of bulbs and compared the stats - they were the same except for the price. The GE bulbs were more money than the Everyday Value brand but the thing that surprised me the most was the fact that GE was made in MEXICO and the Everyday Value brand was made in - get ready for this - the USA .

So throw out the myth that you cannot find products you use every day that are made right here - from a company in Cleveland OH !

So on to another aisle - Bounce Dryer Sheets....yep you guessed it Bounce was more money and made in Canada, the Everyday Value brand was less money and MADE IN THE USA! I did laundry yesterday and the dryer sheets performed just like the Bounce Free I have been using for years and at almost half the price!

So my challenge to you is to start reading the labels when you shop for everyday things and see what you can find that is made in the USA - the job you save may be your own or your neighbors!

If you accept the challenge, pass this on to others in your address book so we can all start buying American, one light bulb at a time!

Besides, you might save a little green in the process.

Stop buying from China ..........

We should have awakened a decade ago......

Lets get with the program.... Help our fellow Americans keep their jobs ... And create more jobs here in the U.S.A.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

And The Winner Is........

OK so with the move, I sort of forgot about my contest for the yarn bag. I have drawn a winner though...


Jen will be emailed for further info on her winnings.

Thank you everyone for entering and remember to watch my shop for bags using ALL of the ideas given here. I hope to make a bag that we can ALL use.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Spelling is IMPORTANT


Sunday, February 1, 2009

We are moving AGAIN

Well, it is official. We plan to be out of this house on Tuesday the 3rd. That is if all goes well. =) We are having issues getting the water to run through the pipes which sucks, hopefully we will get that running tomorrow. When all is said and done, we will have 4 bedrooms, a craft room/laundry room, living room, dining room, kitchen and bath all in a mobile home. =) Here are some before pictures, as in before we cleaned it out from the previous owners. Why do people do this, seriously?

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Need a Little Help Here...

I am asking for help from all of my friendly neighborhood knitters and crocheters. I am planning to make a sturdy bag for knitters/crocheters to take with them with all of their supplies in it. My dilemma is this, when I crochet, I take 3 maybe 4 things with me, yarn, scissors, tape measure and hook. What all do you take with you when you knit or crochet on the run? What would you want to see in a craft bag as far as pockets and such? Let me know and be entered in a drawing for your own bag. (Once I get it made of course) ;)

If you want to be entered in the drawing, make sure to include a way for me to contact you.

The drawing will run until 2/13/09

If you are unable to leave a comment feel free to send me a convo through etsy at

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

He keeps me functioning each and every day. Without Him, I will be nothing. But, with Christ, HE strengthens me.. (Phil 4:13)

Winter Poem


It's Winter in MICHIGAN
And the gentle breezes blow
Seventy miles an hour
At thirty-five below.

Oh, how I love Michigan
When the snow's up to your butt
You take a breath of winter
And your nose gets frozen shut.

Yes, the weather here is wonderful
So I guess I'll hang around
I could never leave Michigan
I'm frozen to the friggin' ground!

Re-birth of a shop...

Re-introducing, the ever popular ReesasFavorites. I loved this shop before and I still love it. This time around Reesa has taken a slightly different turn, focusing on doll clothes for collector dolls. The main focus is on Blythe dolls at this time. Here is an example...

This shop has always been my go to shop for my daughter's doll clothing and I will continue to support this shop until she closes for ever. God I hope not. =)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I have been Featured

Well it is official, I am featured on The Feature Cafe.


For whatever reason that we may never know, Etsy has chosen to remove a couple of the CPSIA compliant listings. When this was brought up in the forums of course we got shut down and told that this was a personal matter between etsy and the seller. Whatever, I feel that they should have at least addressed the issue and told other sellers what to do to make it so that their listings do not get pulled. From what I have been told Etsy is all for these CPSIA compliant listings, so why pull 2 of them that I know of? Etsy, can we expect a comment from you soon? The listings which are no longer visible on the etsy site are these items...

Sunday, January 18, 2009

CPSIA Compliance Via Handmade Artisans

You will not believe what it is going to be costing for some very cute items. If you haven't emailed, called or snail mailed the powers that be I suggest you do it. Here are some great items that only the rich will be able to afford, that is if the individual crafter can afford to do the testing. Prices range from $23,027.00 to $509.99 this is after testing, most of these items are between $10 to $80 before testing. This is no joke, The CPSIA, is making EVERYONE test their items and these are the projected costs for these items. With the new law that will go into effect Feb. 10, 2009, the CPSIA will require that each store selling products for children under the age of 12 test each product in our shops for lead. Each component will cost $70 for the lead testing. Add in the additional $350 per component for phthalates testing and that adds up. Each image can be clicked on to take you to the crafters item.