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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.