Saturday, December 27, 2008

A Great Finish!

So we had a great Christmas at Vilate's Nifty Nook. We sold a couple hats for gifts and a ton of soakers. In fact we sold so many that I was down to like one sweater. So I made a trip to the city to buy more sweaters. I have tons of cute sweaters now and I am so excited about all the cute woolies they will make. I have already made a few, but my lap top died. I can't edit the pictures on my mac small enough to post the pictures on etsy. I need to figure out somehting so I can list more woolies! Well, I'll try and get them up for the new year.

Happy New Year to all of you!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Sale!

I am having a Christmas Sale! I have dropped the price of everything about $2-$5 dollars! I hope that this helps someone get an awesome Christmas gift!

Merry Christmas all, and a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Projects in Progress. . .

I have a couple projects in progress. When I was taking pictures of the soakers and longies I had finished I snapped a few of some of my projects. I also have 5 or 6 soakers and longies cut out and started, that is a day long project though. Just gotta wait for a free day to pop into my schedule! Haha!

These are some cute legwarmers I started on. They are a bigger size, more for a preteen or teen. Just gotta get some crochet time in. But right now I am working on a soaker for a lady, so they sit and wait.

This is another of the
"Lewania's Purse". I think these are cute colors and I am excited to finish this. I think I need to come up with another name for it. I think that people think that it is a purse reserved for Lewania. So any suggestions?

Monday, November 24, 2008

Lots of good news!

So I have quite a few things I am excited about. I have a gal that wants my to make a soaker for her, and I sold my crocheted one. I also have a little bitty soaker done to post soon. I have a pretty large order for my diapers, so I have been sewing away at them, I am half way done. I will finish them Wed.

My etsy shop looks so cute since I had Mia, of Misa's Graphic Design, design me a banner, avatar, thankyou, and a business card. I really like what she came up with for me. She was really great to work with!

I picked up some more sweaters the other night and I am excited about the soakers and longies they will make! My friend that I went with to the city said that now she is always going to stop and look through the sweaters and blankets when she goes to thrift stores, she had fun looking with me.

I am excited about how my shop is growing, so far it has paid for itself, so that is good.

By the way Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! I have so much to be thankful for this season!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I had another sale!

Yeah, I sold my real "Green" soaker! This is very exciting to me, maybe I should explain that Lewania bought "Lewania's Purse", so this is my first official sale to someone I don't know!

I also got my banner and avatar, and business cards from Mia today! They are very cute and I am happy with them. I just have to post them up now. My internet is very slow tonight, so it might have to wait until tomorrow.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Any ideas?

So, I am trying to think of a little saying to go with the name of my shop. You know, like
The Hat Rack
"A hat for every occasion"

That sort of a thing. So if any of you have any ideas, I am open.

I also am putting up better pics today of some things I hope they look better.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Busy as a Bee!

So, yesterday I spent all day at the machine and this is the results. I also made a light box so I could get better pictures. I am excited about the results!

The flower makes this hat.

A hat I have been working on and recently finished!
This one is tiny, newborn to 4 months!

The cables on this one are fun.

I love the pocket on this one!

I love this one!

The beads on this one are adorable.

My Pocket diaper. My pattern, with resin snaps and a flannel/
microfiber insert!

Sunday, November 9, 2008


I am kinda excited but don't want to jinx it, I have something I am working on, and I think it will be a good thing. I am excited because I have sold 3 items from my shop already. What fun, hope fully I can get it all figured out and it will all fall into place. Wish me luck with my new venture into networking!

Off the Hook!

Lucy's sheek purse is "off the hook"! I love it, I hope Lucy likes it too. The pattern isn't too hard and I think she can whip one up without too much problem..

Saturday, November 8, 2008

"on the needles" - not quite "off the hook"

Not quite "off the hook" would be a purse that my sis Lucy asked me to make up a pattern for. She is just starting to crochet, so I have to keep it pretty easy, but she wants it to be cute too, so I'm trying it out.

"On the needles" is a purse that I am almost 1/2 way done with. I think it will be cute, and I am excited to get this one done and on my etsy!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

All DONE!!

I finished them! They are really cute and way soft, I love them. They look cute on my baby too. They are about a size 12-18 months. Made with 100% wool yarn. I need to lanolize them and then they will be posted for sale on my shop. I hope somebody else likes them as much as me.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Almost done!

I have some cute leg warmers that are popular with CDers they are acrylic, soft made in blue.

My soaker is done I just need to felt it now and make the cord for the waist. I am excited to get it finished and get it posted for sale.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Lewania's Purse

This is the purse I made for Lewania, the patter is simple and one of the first I made myself.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

My pattern-almost finished!

So here it is almost finished! I just need to finish the ribbing, then do the edging. Then I need to felt and lanolize it, then I can post it! I am so excited!

Isn't it cute?

Soakers - in progress!

I have soakers all cut out to sew, but my dial-up is prohibiting me from posting pics right now! Ahhhh! the frustration!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

My first pattern!

I am trying to make a soaker, and I haven't found a pattern that I love - so I am trying to make up my own. This is what I have so far. I am working on the back now and want there to be some room in the behind, so I am trying to figure that out now. I'll post more picks as I go!

Mission accomplished!

I did it, I got better pictures up. I also got some good advice from some friends and think that maybe I can do this, I guess we'll see huh.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Here we go. . .finally!

I realized that my pictures for the jewelry aren't very good, so I borrowed my mother in law's camera and now I am trying to get pics on to this computer via my laptop since the card isn't reading in my printer card slot, we'll see if we can get it to work on the lap top!. Wish me luck.
That was a way long run-on sentence! :)

I did it!

My first three things are up now! I am so excited. The pictures aren't very good though. I just used my scanner, so some color is distorted. My nice camera takes pictures that the quality is too high on and my little cameras battery is dead and my charger doesn't work anymore. I did order a new charger, just haven't gotten it yet. When I do I will take better pictures, but I thought I have an open shop I should have a few things for sale.

I have to go make lunch and get Hannah ready for school. After the little girls go down for a nap I will try to get my hats up, I got pictures of them before my battery died.

I'll be back!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The curse of Dail-up!

Sorry, I thought I was good to go, but my internet is too slow for my pictures to upload at etsy. I think that I can get on in the next day or two at my friends place, so we are on hold until further notice.

For Sale!

I am officially open! My Etsy shop is found at

I am also going to post here and this will be my journal for how things are going and current projects. My personal blog is

I am excited about this adventure. I love to make crafty stuff and have toyed with the idea of selling online. I decided to take the plunge! Wish me luck and come back to see what I am up to!