Wednesday, January 5, 2011

What I have been up to lately.....

crocheting, knitting, and sewing up a storm thats what I have been doing! Now that we have a functional craft/sewing room I love sewing in there!
 So bookmarks for my etsy store have been done with cotten yarns that are vintage.
                                     
 I also received an antique book from my parents for Christmas that is a book of biographies and quotes from women of the past. Its wonderful and I want to republish it someday. Its from 1856.
 You can see that the bookmarks work nicely in this little volume.

 Coasters will also be available in the etsy store soon.




 And there are more styles coming along that will be a suprise in the coasters. I have my own little inventory shelf in our craft room for all these items that will be for sale. :)
 What my family has been up to a lot lately! We are game people! We love playing games in the evenings and this one is a new favorite. Its called Qwircle and is for 4 players, so big families this may not be a favorite unless you do teams. We are a family of 4. Its so easy even your little ones who are 4 or 5 could play.
 I also made some cloth bins for all my new yarn that is for my shop to crochet and knit up some pretties.
 Josh Groban has been a big help to keep me on task and helped me to be calm while studying for my clep exam for US History 1 on thursday. Pray for me if you remember, its at 3pm eastern time I will be doing the exam. I am at peace because I passed my practice exam today though! Praise the Lord!
 I did little rose buds on this bin above with rick rack and love the result!
This one with vintage ribbons and rick rack as well.

Well God bless and more about the etsy store and the new to us craft/sewing room soon.

7 comments:

maria said...

Keeping you in prayer dear one.

CLEP exams are a bit daunting...but as long as you put your confidence in Our Lord...you will do fine :)

I really like those cloths bags...very ingenious ;)

In His Love,

Maria.

Lola said...

Those coasters are adorable! I can't wait to hear more about how your Etsy shop is doing :o)

Good luck on your exam!

OldFashionedCharm said...

Don't you just love Josh Groban's new CD? It's nice to listen to while you're reading or working!
The new items for your Etsy shop are delightful! You've been busy!
I'll keep your exam in my prayers!

~Miss Laurie
Old-Fashioned Charm

Miss Linda said...

You have certainly been busy, haven't you? I just love the vibrant bookmarks and the lovely coasters. You did a wonderful job!

The Grove Family said...

We just got Qwircle for Christmas! We love it. It seemed to work with 5 people, but probably just goes faster. We haven't all played it together though.
~Janelle

Nugget said...

What is the name of your etsy shop? I liked the coasters. I have been following your blog for a while and really enjoy it. Thank you.

My oldest son walked by while the picture of Qwirkle was up. He thinks it looked cool as we're game people too. :) I have 5 kids, but one is still only 17 mo. So the older ones would make 4.

Hope your exam went well.

SinginginHisName said...

thanks everyone for your kind compliments! I can't wait to have the etsy shop opened next week. It is going to be called Sing and Sew and its not opened yet. I will post about it when I have it opened. Yes I totally recommend Qwirkle for families, its so much fun!

In Christ,
Rebecca