Enjoy Some Handmade Love!

I love handmade!
I'm sorry but in the world today too many things are not made to last and end up in landfills.
There are so many reasons to buy handmade! The love and time alone that goes into each crafter's piece speaks for itself. Many handmade artists will never be paid for their time crafting the item but when you are passionate about what you do, it is worth every hour put into it.
Etsy is a "one stop shop" from crafters all over the world. Yes, I said WORLD. The talent displayed by these crafters is simply unbelievable to put it short and sweet.
One of the beauties of a handmade shop is that if you don't see exactly what you want, maybe style, size, or color, you can request what you have in mind. How neat is that?
I am going to be putting a few shops in on my sidebar so take a peek-see. You will become an instant fan, I guarantee it.
Have a blessed day!


Crochet Leaf Lovie

This is so cute that I couldn't resist sharing it with you.
When I saw the pattern for this adorable doll, I printed it and made it.
I am going to make several in different colors and also in a smaller version for gifts.
Notice the curly Q attached to the top...it's hard to see amongst the leaves.
Let me know what you think about my Leaf Lovie :)


Quick Coffee Cozy free pattern

Today I am working on a baby afghan for my great nephew who is due on May 10th in Anchorage, Alaska. I am approx 1/3 of the way done and hoping to finish by Wednesday so I can get it sent to my sister for baby moms baby shower. Here is a coffee cozy (with a little ruffle action) pattern I found that is really cute and easy to whip up if you are looking for something cute and simple. It looks better in person than on the screen, in case you are wondering.


Setting up my blog and Tweeting tonight

5 hours later, I can barely think straight, stay awake and am stiff as a board.
I need a massage and a foot rub...tomorrow is Sunday so I won't get a professional anything... Might as well do more yard work. Oh well, no rest for the .... "wicked" is it?
Anyway... kinda sorta got the blog set up for blogging. I haven't blogged on Blogger for 11 mos! Wow, time really DOES fly!
Off to bed I go. Maybe I will "officially" get this beast off the ground tomorrow. Maybe Monday. Hmmmm
Be blessed and thank you for stopping by to say "hey"!